After decades of being together couples come to complement and care for each other in many different ways. It is therefore no surprise that for many elderly couples the thought of being apart for even a few days is a traumatic one. The support of a professionally trained home carer is a cost effective way of helping couples remain together in their own home for as long as possible.

There may come a time for some couples when the physical aspects of daily housekeeping becomes too much, for others it may be that they are struggling to support each other with personal care. This does not always have to be driven by the main carer needing help following a deterioration in health of a husband or wife, it may simply be that a couple requires additional support with the tasks of daily living.
Whatever the situation, elderly people almost always prefer to remain alongside their loved one in the comfort of their own home and continue to enjoy a loving relationship. Not only does this help individuals retain the emotional support of a husband or wife that we all grow to rely on, but importantly it also helps couples maintain their independence and sense of control to the greatest extent possible.

Often therefore, when elderly couples are seeking to remain together, a preferred option is receiving help at home from a high quality care provider such as Carefound. Support can be provided on a long-term basis or for shorter respite periods, depending on the needs of each couple. It is also often the case that a couple can be supported by a single home carer, both enabling a trusted relationship to form and ensuring that the home care service is more cost efficient than the alternative of residential care where the cost of two beds may be applicable.

Author's Bio: 

Oliver Stirk is a Director at Carefound, a provider of high quality specialist home care services to elderly people in North Yorkshire, enabling clients to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home whilst maintaining the highest quality of life achievable. Its professional team of home carers provides a wide range of home care services including basic help in the home, companionship, personal care, medication help, post-operative rehabilitation, respite care and specialist help such as dementia care and palliative care. The flexible service ranges from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, including bank holidays, and can also encompass 24-hour live-in care services.