Living Well At Home For Longer
Continuing to live at home is arguably one of the most important challenges people face as they grow older. For many remaining at home enables a sense of independence and freedom, self-worth and identity, comfort, and an ongoing active role in the community. This holds important implications for supporting older people to both sustain living at home and to adjust to changing circumstances.
Older people tend to spend up to 72% of their time inside their homes making the decision about where to live a crucial one. Being able to continue living at home assists older people by providing a familiar environment within which to contend with the challenges and changes to lifestyle that occur due to the ageing process.
Home also often remains the one stable entity in the lives of an older person when everything else is changing. Living at home supports older people to retain some control over their daily lives and to maintain some independence and autonomy.
Relationships & Community
Research has found that personal belongings that hold memories and bring comfort connect older people to the physical space of their home. For some, a house itself can be a place of familial heritage and allows the individual to remain connected to the generations of family members who once lived within their walls.
Relationships and roles in the community are also an integral part of the meaning of home and can provide security and comfort. A sense of identity in the community can result from friendly neighbours and nearby friends. Being forced to leave your home as you grow older can sever important community connections and remove the intergenerational aspect of community living.
Remaining At Home Factors To consider :
- Specialist advice provision
- Accessing the correct level of care and support
- Aids and adaptations for the home
- Remaining fit and active
- Remaining connected to friends, neighbours and the community
EveryDay Living can help you or your loved one to remain independent at home for longer.
We provide services which enable our customers to remain as independent as possible and remain in their own homes for as long as they are able. All EveryDay Living staff are trained, insured and DBS (Police) checked for your complete peace of mind.
Who is EveryDay Living for?
People of 18 plus years living in North Tyneside postcode areas who need support to remain in their own homes for whatever reason.
What services does EveryDay Living offer?
- Domestic support such as shopping, ironing, cleaning and light de-cluttering
- Garden maintenance such as mowing grass, pruning, weeding and planting
- Companionship and the ability to visit locally
- Other help such as accompanying to appointments and social activities
- Meal preparation
- Pet sitting and walking
What is the cost?
All services are charged at £15.95 per hour and can be arranged weekly or fortnightly Minimum 1hr per session.
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Find out more
For more information send us an email, or give us a call. We can even access a free benefit check for you from Age UK North Tyneside to ensure that you are in receipt of any and all benefits which you may be entitled to which could enable you to access services to help you to remain living well at home for longer.
Phone: 0191 2877028 Option 2
Visit our website: https://www.everydayuk.org/living/
Useful contacts in North Tyneside
Age UK North Tyneside offers impartial and confidential information and advice on all aspects of care provision in North Tyneside https://www.ageuk.org.uk/northtyneside/our-services/information-and-advice/
Healthwatch North Tyneside offers advice and information to carers https://healthwatchnorthtyneside.co.uk/ourwork/carers/