Home Care Funding Options
When it comes to paying for your homecare solution, there are several options.
At Miracle Agency we understand the raft of payment options available to you and we will work with you to help identify the best options available to you.
You can choose to pay for the care privately or you may be entitled to supplementary funding from the local council, such as an ‘attendance allowance’ or ‘independent living allowance’.
Social care is not free to everyone, but you can apply via your local social services, who will undertake care and financial assessments to verify that you are eligible for additional support.
You may also be entitled to funding through what is commonly called ‘Direct Payment’. Social services will give you an agreed amount which you can then use to organise the care services of your choice, rather than settling for the service they may wish to provide.
In certain circumstances the NHS may also provide funding for care packages.
If you have complex health requirements or have received treatment under the Mental Health Act you may be eligible for further help with your payments. Likewise, you may be able to claim benefits.
If you would like to discuss funding options for your bespoke personal care plan, simply contact us. A member of our team will be happy to help.
Miracle Agency recommends all clients and potential clients seek additional advice from an independent financial adviser to help make these important decisions.
mind they deserve from knowing everyone will be safe through the long night. All thanks to the care givers who work at Miracle Agency.
Night Care Service
Care giving is a demanding job. It can be rewarding but it can also be taxing. This is true both emotionally and physically. If you are a friend or family member who is helping out you may well be able to be there during the days but what about the nights? When this becomes an issue, it is best to consider professional night care service.
Why Night Care Service?
For some individuals, it is not only during the day that they need help. Sometimes, certain people require a little extra help at night. They need skilled and professional night care service. This allows the day care provider - friend, family or partner, to go “off duty.” This supportive individual can then have a good night’s sleep knowing the elderly loved on is getting the attention they need.
Types of Night Care Service
Not everyone requires the same type of night care service. People are different. Their age does not change that. Professional care givers recognize that. They know this is true. Daytime or at night, some people need more attention than others.
Night care service is adapted to address these differences. One simple way of attending to this is to provide two formats. At Miracle Agency we refer to the two types as Waking Service and Sitting Service.
If you, or the person you care for in so many ways, require constant service during the night, waking service is the answer. A professional caregiver form Kentish Homecare will provide the right kind of care during the night time. He or she will be there to assist the elderly client when it is requested and/or required. If this means staying wake the entire night, this is what is done. In fact, during waking service, the professional care giver stays awake to monitor the client while the rest of the household gets some well needed sleep.
Night care service may not be as trying as that demanded by waking service clients. If the night time is one of only periodic issues requiring minimal help, then consider sitting service. At Miracle Agency one of our professional care givers can nap, but they are always there for whenever the client needs them. Indeed, our care giver remains “on call” for the entire night. This is ideal for elderly clients who need some help but do not require significant and/or total night attention.