Choosing a park home is a brilliant way to live the kind of lifestyle that you want – independent and part of a close community.
It’s never too soon to start thinking about the future, however, and to consider the kind of help that you might need when the time comes. Getting the right support means that you can continue to live independently, in your own home, as long as you like. You’re the Boss is a free website (www.youretheboss.org.uk) that offers information, advice and resources to help you to explore all of your options and find exactly the care and support that you need, as and when your situation changes.
When it comes to receiving care and support in your park home, there are a lot of options to consider. You might need a paid carer or personal assistant to come in and help you with day-to-day tasks, such as cleaning, shopping, personal care and so on, on a weekly or daily basis. Finding a paid carer means recruiting and employing one for yourself, or using a dedicated homecare agency.
While becoming an employer can seem overwhelming at first, You’re the Boss has plenty of information on the website that breaks it down into manageable steps, as well as providing sample contracts and other essential documents so that you don’t have to source these yourself. If you’d rather use an agency, or hire a self-employed paid carer, then we can also guide you through the process of finding the right person to suit your needs. We can also advise you on things like insurance you might need and what to do if you have a grievance with your chosen paid carer.
It’s worth taking the time now to consider your finances and what your budget will be for care and support in the future. As you’re in control of your own care and support, you can shop around to find a blend of people and services that match your expectations and budget, which gives you great flexibility. We believe in personalisation, and that the power of choice when it comes to care and support should lie with you and your family.
Until you need to start the search for care and support, take a look at the advice we have on the You’re the Boss website on staying independent in later life. We have a collection of articles to guide you through nutrition, great ideas for being active, staying safe around the home and much more. We also share the latest news that could affect your future, as well as daily top tips, on our popular Twitter feed (@YtBoss_uk) and via Facebook (/YtB.uk).
Article written and supplied by You’re the Boss.