What Is Home Care

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Home care sometimes called home help or home support is care provided in your own home to help you keep your independence.

It may involve regular visits from a home care worker and social care, health and housing services like:

  • general cleaning, heavy housework and gardening
  • personal care
  • shopping
  • meals on wheels or frozen meals delivery
  • collecting pensions and prescriptions
  • paying bills
  • laundry, like washing and ironing in your home or a laundrette
  • equipment and adaptions, like telehealthcare and home improvements
  • reablement - this usually lasts up to 6 weeks and means you'll get personal care to help you live independently at home after leaving hospital

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