Home care for the elderly Supporting independent living with home care for the elderly 10 million people in the UK are over 65 years old, and our life expectancy is increasing, so the demand for home care for the elderly is increasing, as families realise this is a viable and affordable alternative to residential care, or nursing homes. We understand that these days, it is harder for the adult children of an elderly person to care for their parent themselves. With demanding jobs, kids, or having moved far away or often to another country, you need a home care service that you can trust and rely on to be there for you. Find out how our care at home can help you or your relative How can our home care for the elderly service help you? Carewatch provides care and support in the community with a view to preventing or delaying the need for more costly care, or nursing homes. Our home care workers are highly trained, compassionate people who are proud to deliver a high quality home care service for the elderly. You can trust that you, or your elderly relative will be in safe hands, receiving the support that is wanted, needed, and deserved. Supporting independence We support independent living which means we will do things 'with' those we support, rather than 'for' them, wherever we can. It is important to remain independent for as long as possible, as this helps to keep a sense of wellbeing. In our experience, most of our elderly customers are highly independent people who appreciate our approach to their home care service. Person centred care planning Our person centred approach to elderly home care means we plan around the individual's wishes, ensuring that they get the best out of life. Visits can be as little as a ten minute 'safe and well' check, regular home help with domestic tasks, daily personal care for support with washing and dressing, or more specialist care and support for stroke rehabilitaiton or dementia care. Find out how we can help you today... If you would like a chat, or more information about our home care for the elderly, you can contact your local Carewatch team by using our branch finder, or call us on 0800 270 7000, to discuss your requirements at a time that suits you.