Domestic Home Help

Time for care

We understand all too well that you may not wish to lean on friends and family for home help.

Family members may live too far away or perhaps they
have other commitments that make it difficult to just pop by.
That’s where Nayland Care can help.

Our home help domestic service makes lighter work of keeping on top of everyday household tasks that perhaps you find more difficult or simply don’t wish to spend your time on.

Unlike conventional domestic services, our home help service is built into your agreed individual home care plan. There may be some activities you like to do and bring a sense of routine to your day, but there may be others that you find a bind or even tricky.

Guided by how you like to live

Whilst our carers are visiting you, they can also make your bed, run the hoover round, give your bathroom a clean or dust those hard to reach places.

In the same way, as our care plans are tailored to your personal care needs, so too is the home help services element of our support. The beauty of our home help service is that we can provide intermittent support, from once or twice a week to every day.

We’re guided by how you like to run your home and we’ll take care of your belongings as if they were our own.

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What our home care clients say

Testimonials

A big thank you to everyone who cared for our husband and dad, Patrick. We appreciate everything you did to make his life easier and to help him stay in his home. A special thanks goes to Pauline who made him smile every morning when she visited.

Barbara & Daughter -

Please give me thanks to all the team at Nayland Care in supporting Vera to live well at home – in particular, Shannon and Chris for their kind attention to Vera.

Pat - Husband of Vera

Many thanks for your kindness and patience during the care assessment for my dad, Geoffrey. All is going well, and he is responding positively to your great caring staff.

Thirza - Daughter of Geoffrey

Bob has been my carer for some time now. He is kind and considerate. When he arrives, he has always got a smile for you. Nothing is too much trouble. He has listened to my problems. The day would not be the same without him.

Dotty, a Nayland Care client -

Enabling Florrie to celebrate turning 100 at home

After years of looking after other people, Florrie never thought she would one day need help, but she is glad she has the support of Nayland Care to help her live independently.

View Florrie's Story
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Your home help options

For many people, home help forms part of their overall care plan. Most often, it makes sense that if we are there helping you get dressed or washed that we change your bedding or wash your towels.

Although not an exhaustive list, our home help usually involve some or all the following domestic services:

  • Making, changing and washing bedding
  • Washing and ironing clothes
  • Dusting
  • Hoovering
  • Cleaning kitchens and bathrooms
  • Help tidying and ordering items
  • Changing and taking out bins

We provide home help in the same manner as we do all our care services – with a smile on our face and time for you.

Home Care in Ipswich & Suffolk
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Your care at home funding options

Whether you receive care funding from your local authority, the NHS or are completely self-funding us as a private healthcare service, you’ll receive the same level of care.

Our highly experienced home care team will carry out a full care needs assessment to create an agreed care at home plan. As part of this process, you will also be assessed to see how much you can afford to pay towards the cost of services and whether your care needs could be met by the local authority.

If you have eligible needs, the local authority has a duty of care to meet those needs, but it can charge for services. Alternatively, you may be eligible for NHS funding (if your care needs meet specific criteria) or choose to privately fund your care. Either way, we will create a support plan that carefully takes your finances into account.

Please click on the buttons to find out more:

NHS Continuing Healthcare

For clients with complex or palliative healthcare needs who meet specific criteria, the NHS can fund the support of Nayland Care as part of a continuing healthcare package of care.

Financial help from social services

If the council has assessed you, and agreed you need care and support, you will then be means-tested to see how much you need to contribute, if anything, and how much the council will pay.

Personal Budgets

Depending on where you live, you might be able to use a personal budget; another way in which your local council may pay towards any social care and support you need. It is designed to give you more choice.

Allocated Allowances

If you’re 65 or over and need help with personal care tasks, you may be able to claim Attendance Allowance (AA). If you’re under 65 and need care and support, you may be eligible for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Privately funded care

If you’re not eligible for local authority financial support, you’ll have to fund your own home care. Of course, we’ll always look for the most cost-effective way to meet your care needs.

Next steps

Reach out

Whilst our head office is based in Ipswich, we offer home help services in Tiptree, Nayland, Stowmarket, Bacton, Needham Market, Claydon, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Framlingham, Saxmundham, Aldeburgh, Leiston and neighbouring villages.

Please reach out to us on 01473 550481 or email admin@naylandcare.com

We’ll happily provide you with full details on our domestic services and the help that we’re able to help you or a loved one to lessen the load.

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Domestic Home Help FAQs

What is home help?

Home help can mean many things to people. In terms of home care though, home help involves a carer visiting to help with everyday household chores. Chores you may find difficult or simply don’t want to spend your precious time doing.

Home help makes lighter work of keeping on top of everyday household tasks and is usually one aspect of your individual care plan.

Typical household tasks a carer can help with, include:

• Making, changing, and washing bedding
• Washing and ironing clothes
• Dusting
• Hoovering
• Cleaning kitchens and bathrooms
• Help tidying and ordering items
• Changing and taking out bins

How is home help different to housekeeping?

A domestic service usually involves a cleaner visiting you once or twice a week to take care of specified household tasks.

Home help as part of a care plan is different, in the sense that it is designed to support you to live well at home. Whilst a carer is visiting you to help you get dressed and have breakfast, they might also change and wash your bedding or clean whilst they are there.

What are the benefits of home help?

There are many benefits to having home help as part of your care plan. The main one is that it enables you to keep on top of things, when perhaps, you may have struggled.

Certainly, as we age, it can take a little longer to do household chores and so having someone else take care of the trickier tasks is of benefit.

Your care plan will detail your preferences on frequency of tasks and your carer will treat your home with great care. It can be amazing how just having the ironing taken away or the bathroom cleaning removed from your list, can have an impact.

When would you need home help?

A person could need home help for several reasons. It might be that you live alone and find keeping on top of the house tricky, or maybe you’re not as agile as you once were.

As part of your assessment of need, Nayland Care, will consider all aspects of your life and the challenges you face in being able to live well at home. This includes whether you may benefit from having regular home help.

Our aim is to help you live independently at home rather than stepping in to take away all your chores. That’s why we work with you and your family, to create a plan that offers you just the right amount of home help.

How much home help will I need?

This is a good question and one that we are asked quite a lot. The answer is determined by an assessment of need. Talking with you and your family, and visiting you at your home, we work out what you are able and comfortable doing and what housework you struggle with. We also consider what household tasks are a priority to you and whether there are any health and safety concerns. From there, a care plan is created that takes into consideration any home help you may need, with recommendations for visits.