Most of us want to live independently in our own homes for as long as possible, but as we get older we may need some support and assistance.
You may need help with personal care, such as getting in and out of bed, washing and bathing, preparing meals, shopping or cleaning.
What kind of support is available?
There’s a wide range of help available and you may be legally entitled to services to meet your needs, although many of these are means-tested. You may also be eligible for home carers or a personal assistant to help you. The kinds of services available to help you stay in your own home include:
- Getting in and out of bed
- Bathing and washing
- Preparing meals
- Fitting equipment and adaptations to your home, such as stairlifts and bath seats