Supported living services are a good option in some circumstances. They offer flexibility and are less expensive than care homes or domiciliary care. Continue reading to find out how it works.
What is supported living?
If you do not like the idea of living in the residential house, but still struggle to live at home, then we recommend living independently in the community. These services can be provided in your own home too. (they usually require suitable or adapted accommodation)
What type of support does it require?
Supported living means that people are independent, but they still need some encouragement or motivation. It applies to searching for a job or maintaining it, taking care of personal hygiene, shopping, housework repairs, and other administrative tasks. Supported living is different than residential homes. Residential homes cover the costs of food and other. Supported living means that people take responsibility for their bills.
How does it start?
The social worker or care manager complete the assessment of your care needs, and they can introduce you to the idea of supported living. It usually depends on the level of your care needs. Carers come to assist you with your daily personal needs and give you plenty of motivation and support.
If you have dementia, Alzheimer’s or other illness, then live-in care option may be a better choice for you. Live-in care is an alternative to a care home. You may also be eligible for funding. Find out more about care funding with your local authorities.