Supported Independent Living: The Benefits of Care at Home

29 April, 2022  ·  Less than a minute read

What are the benefits of supported independent living?


When you first find out your loved one needs additional support, it’s a good idea to start thinking about how you can better support their individual needs. You may decide, for example, that it’s in your loved one’s best interests to remain in their familiar surroundings.


In this blog, we’ll be exploring the many benefits of receiving care at home:

Supported independent living: Carer giving service user a cup of tea
Supported Independent Living

Retaining a Sense of Independence

Receiving care at home can help your loved one retain a sense of independence. They’ll be in a familiar environment and able to go about their daily routine as normal, with the support of a carer.


A carer might visit once a week to support domestic activities or they might live-in, assisting with medication and personal care.


Living at home, if possible, can help your loved one keep control of their schedules, sleep patterns and meal choices.
Senior man shaving
Retaining a sense of independence

Supported Independent Living: Familiarity in Their Own Living Space


Staying in their own home can have a plethora of benefits for your loved one when it comes to their wellbeing. Being in their own home can reduce the risk of stress and anxiety as they’ll feel comfortable in their surroundings.


Familiarity is important for those living with dementia; having their belongings around them can be a source of comfort and reassurance.

Supported independent living: Woman looking through old photos
Familiarity in their own home

Supported Independent Living: Flexibility to Recover at Their Own Pace

Living in their own home can help some people to recover more quickly from an illness, operation or accident. This is because being at home can enhance their feelings of happiness, which increases the production of endorphins. These are feel-good chemicals, which reduce the perception of pain, aiding in a more comfortable recovery process.

 

Care at Home Allows Your Loved One to Remain With Their Spouse


Whether your loved one moves into a care home or stays in their own home is very much dependent on the individual’s circumstances. If they’re able to safely remain at home, it may be more beneficial for them to do so, particularly if they live with their spouse.


Supported independent living allows your loved one to remain living with their partner in a comfortable environment, where they can help each other through the changes they’re facing in their health.


They’ll also enjoy having their neighbours, friends and family close by. This can provide them with companionship, reassurance and support as they remain in their own home.

Supported independent living: Senior woman hugging grandaughter
Maintaining close relationships

Supported Independent Living: One-to-One Care


Supported independent living allows your loved one to receive bespoke care in the comfort of their own home.


When a carer is visiting, they can spend their time solely assisting your loved one with their individual needs. This can guarantee your loved one high-quality and focused care.


One-to-one care is essential because it allows the caregiver to properly assess, support and get to know the individual. It also offers your loved one the opportunity to speak and act freely and build a meaningful connection with their caregiver.

Supported independent living: One-to-one care
One-to-one care

Supported Independent Living: Keeping Their Pets

Pet therapy can help people cope with stress and anxiety, as being around animals helps them to remain calm and improve their mood.


Supported independent living allows your loved one to remain at home with their pets, which can help them to feel at ease. Having their furry friend around can also give them a companion to reduce feelings of loneliness.
If you’d like to know more about supported independent living, please contact a member of our team.


Alternatively, why not read our previous blog to discover our new reablement package?

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