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How can getting home care early increase quality of life?

Taking the step to look at getting home care for yourself or your loved one can feel like a big responsibility. Especially if yourself or your loved one is very independent – but the truth is that getting home care in good time can actually enhance quality of life and mean that you or your loved one can thrive at home independently for longer.

What factors improve quality of life?

There are a huge number of factors that contribute to a good quality of life, some of these are: good living conditions, good health and care, access to good nutrition and hydration, good connection to friends, family and society, autonomy and basic rights, a natural environment and access to nature.

How does quality of care effect quality of life?

Quality of care is hugely important. The more comfortable and happier a person is with their care, the better they will feel. They will be empowered to continue to do the things they love, without worry, and they will be able to live life to the fullest without having to worry about things like the laundry piling up or how they will get to a doctor’s appointment. It’s very simple – good care is vital – that’s why it is at the heart of everything we do at Good Oaks Home Care.

How does health impact quality of life?

Poor physical health can sometimes lead to poor mental health. Poor physical health has a knock-on effect across someone’s life. If you or a loved one cannot get out and dressed without pain, then they can’t do their cleaning or look after themselves or make food. This all affects a person’s quality of life and how they feel about themselves. But conversely, if someone has help early from home care, they can be more independent and do more of the things they love. This increases confidence and happiness and impacts positively on quality of life.

What is visiting and live-in care and how can that improve quality of life?

At Good Oaks Home Care, we can provide live-in or visiting care, both enable you to stay in the comfort of your own home and completely centred around you. Live-in care is where a carer will live with you or your loved one to provide round-the-clock care. This can be especially important when coming home after a hospital admission – a carer can help make that rehabilitation process easier and help you, or your loved one, transition back into their routine easier. Visiting care is when a carer comes to visit you in your home and helps with household or personal tasks. This could be helping you to get up in the morning, get breakfast, do the laundry and cleaning, or help you with a night-time routine. Carers can also help to take you or your loved one to appointments and social events – helping them to stay connected to friends and family.

The Good Oaks Home Care difference

We believe that good care can change someone’s life, enabling them to live more independently and comfortably for longer. If you would like help or support for you or your loved one, please feel free to get in touch for a free consultation about the care we could provide. You can find our contact details online here: goodoakshomecare.co.uk/our-offices/

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