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Choosing the right home care – a guide

When it comes to finding the right home care for you, it is important to choose a care provider that understands your requirements. As a leading provider of care in the South of England, our team at Burley’s have created a simple guide to help you choose. 

Establish what level of support you need

Knowing how much support you need is an important first step to getting the right level of help – can you carry out most daily tasks or would a live-in carer be more appropriate? At Burley’s Home Care we don’t believe in generic care packages. Instead, we sit down with our clients to create a bespoke care plan tailored to their lifestyle, needs and wishes. 

Can you trust your carers?

Possibly the most important question you can ask yourself when choosing home care providers is ‘can I trust them?’. You need to know your carers are qualified to understand your individual needs and can provide you with excellent care. Our wonderful carers at Burley’s are all fully referenced, DBS checked and undergo comprehensive training. We are also regulated by the Care Quality Commission and are proud of our Good rating in all areas. 

Research care benefit entitlements

There are a number of care benefits available to help with the cost of home care, such as Personal Independence Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Supplementary Welfare Allowance, and are often unaffected by income or savings. The experienced team at Burley’s are happy to help find out what benefits you might be entitled to. 

Ask to see testimonials 

To ensure the home care provider you’re considering really is as good as they say they are, ask to see testimonials from their current or previous clients. For further reassurance, ask if they have been recognised for their care. You can see reviews from Burley’s clients here and our associations and awards here

Will the same carer visit each time?

Establishing a bond with your carer and looking forward to their visits should be at the heart of every home care provider. That’s why we make every effort to ensure you see the same carer or carers as often as possible.   

Burley’s Home Care are a leading provider of home care in the South and our care packages are tailored to every individual. To discuss your requirements or ask any questions you may have about round the clock care, please contact us today.