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Home care provides care and support to enable you to live safely and independently at home.
Home care is for people finding it difficult to manage at home because they are:
or have a
Home care offers personal and practical support to meet your needs. It may include help to:
You can get in touch with Bournemouth Care Direct or ask a friend or relative to contact us on your behalf. Contact details are on the back of this leaflet. A Care Manager or Social Worker visits you at home to talk about your needs and how they can be met. We call this an assessment of need.
There is no charge for the assessment. If home care can meet your needs, we visit you again to assess your finances to find out how much you need to pay towards the care. This is called a financial assessment. We also check you are receiving the benefits you are entitled to. The charges are reviewed each year.
An amount of money is set for the care you need. We call this a personal budget. You can:
you can arrange and fund your own care at home from an agency
You may choose to arrange your own care at home from a private provider, without involving us. When you contact a home care provider, make sure they offer a high standard of service, with trained staff who can provide the care you want. Be specific about the kind of help you need and don't hesitate to ask questions. Here are the sort of questions you could ask|.
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