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Need help with the different types of care services available?

31 October 2022

Local News

Written byLisa Cable

Need help with the different types of care services available?

There are many different options when it comes to care services. So we thought it would be helpful to outline some of the services and benefits they can have for you and your loved ones.

Care home versus home care?

Research shows that most older people would prefer to receive care services at home as this is an environment in which they feel safe and comfortable and have many memories. Of course, both options have pros and cons, but having this conversation first will help you know what type of care services to look into further.

Types of home care

Private home care services are tailored to a person’s specific needs and can be changed to ensure they provide the best support possible. Sometimes care can be in place for a short time, but it can also help people with longer-term needs.

Care services can start from as little as an hour a week to having a carer live with a client to support their needs day and night.

  • Companionship services – usually start once or twice per week where a Care Professional will visit to have a chat, perhaps over a cuppa with your loved one. Companionship services can be about something other than staying in. We loved getting our clients out and about and being active community members.
  • Shopping & domestic services – like companionship services, these are usually once or twice a week to help support your loved one and keep on top of the housework and shopping.
  • Daily care service – these are more regular care visits that help your loved one remain living at home. These visits are for people who need regular support with things such as getting up and dressed (which can include personal care), medication, food and hydration, housework and washing, ensuring safety during the day and night, and supporting going to bed.
  • Overnight services – if you are concerned about a loved one overnight, then a Care Professional can stay overnight in a spare room to ensure someone is at hand if they need help.
  • Live-in care services – if your loved one needs support more continuously, then a live-in carer can stay with them to ensure their needs are met day or night.
  • Adult day centre – not exactly home care, but it can be an excellent addition to home care services as your loved one can get out and about in a safe environment, providing peace of mind.

At Radfield Home Care Havering and Brentwood, we place communication and relationships at the heart of the care we deliver, so whatever your loved one needs from home care services, we are here to listen and provide support.

We are a family-orientated business focused on providing the best care possible for our clients. If you’re interested in looking at the home care services we provide then you can read more here. Alternatively, you can contact our office directly.


Lisa Cable

Lisa Cable

Director & Owner

An experienced business manager, Lisa oversees the operations and direction of Radfield Home Care Havering and Romford.

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