How elderly people can stay busy at home

It can be difficult enough to for the elderly when children move on, some will move too far away to make regular visits, and for others who maybe do not have children, life can be very lonely.

With the present Coronavirus lock down, the opportunity to get out and about is vastly reduced and this will have a huge impact on social interaction for elderly who live alone.

One option is to go into a care home, and whilst for some this can be the only option, for many others who are used to their independence a care home can be a daunting prospect.

There is another option, live-in carers can provide a substantial comprehensive package of support for the elderly. This can provide company and every day living support from the comfort of the person’s home.

One such company is Country Cousins. Operating since 1959, Country Cousins is the longest established introductory live-in care agency in the UK. What began as ‘Country Cousins and Emergency Mothers’ in the spare room of Josephine McGregor’s house in 1959, has grown from a modest local enterprise into one of the nation’s leading introductory live-in care agencies

Today, they supply self-employed, live-in carers nationwide to more than 500 clients every week, offering compassionate and professional companion care for the elderly, those convalescing in their own home, and disabled adults who need extra support to live independently.

Country Cousins promise to provide dignity and independence, with competent, caring and compatible supporters. They provide clients with viable choices – the choice to remain in their own home; and the choice to continue to live their life in the company of a carefully selected Country Cousin.

Country Cousins is a member of the United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA), the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sector and is a member of the Live-in Care Hub, a not-for-profit organisation committed to raising the quality of care in the UK by giving people the opportunity to be cared for at home, where they can still feel part of everyday life.

All listed care providers are members of the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) and guarantee the very highest standards of care.

It is an alternative option to life in a care home and can help bring independence to those who are in need.