If you would like to continue living independently in your own home there is help available to make this possible.
Personal Home Care
Personal Home Care providers and Personal Assistants offer a wide range of services such as assistance to get washed or dressed, help with eating or help with cleaning your home.
If you choose to employ a Personal Assistant with your Personal Budget, you and the Personal Assistant will agree the support you need.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) website also provides inspection reports about services and a star rating system for performance.
Personal Nursing Care
You may need more specialised help in your home from a qualified nurse. If you need someone to help with medication, dressings or similar tasks, personal nursing care can help you to stay at home and still receive the care you need.
The CQC website also provides details of agencies that can offer nursing care but please remember that any inspection reports and star ratings are now three years old. The costs of nursing care will depend on which agency you use and what services you receive.