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Home Care Providers In Chorley & Leyland
The leading provider of bespoke private care

The Expanding Role Of Care Companies

If asked to describe the role of a care company like Independent Living, most people will think of tasks such as:

  • Helping someone wash or shower
  • Assisting with household tasks such as the washing up
  • Making meals in and around local communities like Chorley, Leyland and Standish.

Whilst this is still the case, we are seeing a rising demand for more “social” and “companionship” services.

Our society is changing, we are an aging population, more of us live alone, older people may have a large disposable income, and our families are often dispersed around the country.  In addition, when someone reaches their 70’s, they often give up driving.  All this can lead to spending more time at home, social isolation, difficulty getting to appointments and this in turn can affect a person’ health and wellbeing.

This is leading to a demand for a new range of services from home care companies – companionship, transport and travel.  We are taking more people out and about in the Chorley or Leyland area – it may be a visit to Heskin Hall or, if in Standish, to Golden Days Garden Centre.  Many people in rural areas cannot rely on a bus service, people feel uncomfortable using taxis and family members or friends may not be available in the daytime when these services are most needed.

Independent Living owner, Mark Booker, states, “The role of a care company is changing, many of our customers have retired from busy jobs but they still have general good health, the desire and financial means to get out and about. We have had to adjust our offer and all our care staff have fully insured vehicles so we can take people out and about.  I believe the next change could be to take people further afield, certainly throughout the UK but I think increasingly abroad. We will have to ensure our carers have passports!”

By |2016-06-28T11:07:35+00:00June 28, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The Expanding Role Of Care Companies

Is there a Man on the Moon living near you?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Loneliness is one of the biggest issues reported by elderly people living alone, and particularly so at Christmas, but simply by being a good neighbour, you can help address this and improve your own health at the same time.

Taking the time to call on someone elderly or care-dependent can have a number of unlikely benefits; even more so if you take children with you.

Young people benefit from improved personal and social development when they are given the chance to interact with older generations; something which happens less these days as far fewer of us now live with our grandparents. And while it’s fun to message and post away online, a smile, a chat and a couple of
laughs with another human – in person – will do far more to improve your mental well-being, reduce stress and improve self-esteem.

It could also make the day of the person you choose to spend some time with. It doesn’t need to be long – a quick cup of tea or an offer to pick up some shopping
while you visit the supermarket are not that difficult to squeeze into the daily routine.

“The Christmas holiday period is a particularly difficult time for people on their own, and an ideal time to be a good neighbour and help conquer social isolation in our communities,” said Mark Booker from Right at Home Chorley, Leyland, Parbold & Standish. “We put companionship at the heart of our care services but there are too many older people going for days without any proper company and that is just fundamentally wrong.”

If you are interested in joining the Independent Living care team to provide care and companionship, please visit our Careers page for further info and to apply.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

By |2015-12-17T11:02:52+00:00December 17, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Is there a Man on the Moon living near you?
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