Caring for someone yourself provides:
- Practical, emotional and personal support
- It gives more control over the scheduling of care
- It is suitable only for someone with low-level care needs.
When caring for your loved one, you take personal responsibility for their care needs.
This is commonly done in two ways. Firstly, you can visit them in their own home and provide care as when it suits. Secondly, you can invite them to love you and then care for them as and when they need it.
When visiting someone in their own home, it gives you the flexibility to offer just as much care as they require, when it suits you. Your loved one, meanwhile can stay in the comfortable surroundings of their own home and keep their existing support structure. In brief, this way means that neither of you needs to significantly change the way you live.
In the UK, many Carers and care recipients prefer this method, unsurprisingly, but it’s not always a viable option. After all, your loved one may require more care than you can provide and distance between properties could cause a stumbling block if you are not in the same area.
If this is the case, you may prefer to care for your loved one by moving them into your home. Meaning you are on hand to offer medical, emotional or physical support when they need it.