Elderly People Prefer Care at Home to Care Homes

Tuesday, 28th August 2012

Published 28 August 2012.

Partnership, a specialist provider of care annuities to elderly people in the UK, recently completed its annual care index survey which indicated that 60% of people aged 75 to 85 years would prefer to receive home care versus going into a care home.

The care index, launched earlier this year, backed-up the view that the benefits of maintaining independence are increasingly understood by elderly people resulting in a growing focus on remaining at home for as long as possible. Chris Horlick, Managing Director of Partnership, commented: “The attitudes of the older generations towards their own needs are changing and they are very keen to maintain their independence as they get older.”

The survey also indicated that 49% of over 75’s don’t want to have to rely on their children in the future. Chris added: “They do not wish to become a burden to their children if they stay at home. It is important that they and their children seek expert advice as to what funding options are available.”

High quality home care provided by well trained, professional home carers can enable elderly people to remain in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible. Individuals and couples are able to enjoy independence in the community for much longer with associated benefits such as retaining control over daily routines, being surrounded by the comforts of home, having friends and family to visit at any time and remaining close to other loves such as pets.

About Carefound:

Carefound is a provider of specialist home care and dementia care services to elderly people in North Yorkshire, enabling clients to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home whilst maintaining the highest quality of life achievable. Services provided include basic help in the home,companionship, personal care, medication help, post-operative rehabilitation, respite care and specialist help such as dementia care and palliative care. The flexible service ranges from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including bank holidays, and can also encompass 24-hour live in care services.

Source: Carefound, Partnership.