Finding the Right Care at Home Service for You

Our care at home team want to make life as easy as possible for you in the comfort of your own home. Altogether Care’s care at home services include a range of specialist options to offer you more choice such as: Personal Care, Practical Support, Learning Disability Care, Respite Care and plenty more.

Take a look at our infographic below to find out more on our care at home options:

For questions about our care at home services contact us today on contact@altogethercare.co.uk call 01305 300 161 or visit altogethercare.co.uk/care-at-home for more information.

Moving On From Loneliness

Loneliness is definitely something that many people experience in later life. Perhaps a partner has passed away and other family members live too far away to visit often. Reduced mobility can also make it harder to get out and meet people and socialise.

One of the hardest things about loneliness can be talking about it. Loneliness Awareness Week aims to change that. In 2023 the week will run between June 12-18 and is being organised by the wonderful Marmalade Trust.

What is Loneliness?

The Marmalade Trust defines loneliness as a mismatch between the level of social contact we have and the level we’d like to have. There’s a strong personal element as some people need company more than others.

Acknowledging that you feel lonely is the first step towards doing something about it. This is actually true for a whole range of care and support needs. Removing the stigma is essential if we want people to open up about their feelings. Being lonely is often down to circumstances – and circumstances can be changed.

Explore Your Options

Loneliness isn’t inevitable in later life. 

There are many options that would allow you or someone you know to lead a more active social life.

When we talk about care needs it’s easy to assume that we mean someone who is struggling to look after themselves or has a medical condition. We define a care need as anything that stops you enjoying the most fulfilling life possible. Loneliness and lack of social contact definitely fall into this definition.

In the case of loneliness, a care at home service can offer daily conversation and companionship. Care at home can also help get you to social activities and identify groups you can join.

A simple conversation can lead to a big change and a more engaged life. Give Altogether Care a call on 01305 300 161, visit our website, or email contact@altogethercare.co.uk.

What Are Your Care Options if You Want to Stay in Your Own Home?

As you get older it’s likely that you’ll need
some kind of care or assistance with everyday life. This might be long-term or
for a brief period to help you recover from illness or a fall. For many people
it’s important to remain living in their own home for as long as possible while
they receive the care they need.

Home, or domiciliary care can be less
expensive than residential care. It also means you can stay in familiar
surroundings and remain connected to friends, family and social activities.

There are many options available for the care
you can receive in your own home. These range from simple tasks such as picking
up prescriptions, shopping and preparing meals, through to nursing care and
medication. Some people want help with getting out of bed, washing and dressing
and some just want help getting out of the house to meet friends.

Visits from your carer could be a few times a
week, once a day or several times a day depending on your needs. The Care at
Home service offered by Altogether Care is built entirely around the help you


It’s also possible to arrange around the clock
care in your own home by opting for live-in care.

This can be particularly helpful in the case
of Alzheimer’s and dementia care, where memory becomes an issue and having a
familiar carer on hand can be helpful. But many people just like the
reassurance and value the friendship and personal bond they form with a live-in

Live-in care helps people maintain a degree of independence. Staying in familiar surroundings can be particularly important for the wellbeing of some people. Keeping pets, for example, is often important and not usually possible in residential care. The live-in carer can make sure that both pet and owner are well looked after.

Depending on your needs and circumstances,
residential care could still be your best option. But it’s far from your only
choice if staying in your own home is important.

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