What Help & Support is Available for the Elderly & Disabled?

Although there are many residential homes in the UK, it’s perfectly natural that the elderly and/or disabled would prefer to stay in their own home for as long as possible.  Living independently with their own things around them gives them a better quality of life, however well-equipped and well-run a residential home may be.

The problem, however, can be that they might need some additional assistance in carrying out everyday household tasks.

How can home support help? 

Also known as domiciliary or home care, an assessment is carried out by a representative of your local council to see how much help you require, and what services are necessary to meet your requirements.  This support  includes regular visits from a home help, meals-on-wheels, etc.

It’s possible that you might need assistive technology, which consists of  especially adapted electronic devices.  Depending on your local authority, the Social Services might be able … Read the rest