What Kind of Help is Available?
Social Services may provide a range of support for people over the age of 65 and their carers. The help available includes:
- Help & Advice with Practical Tasks - This includes personal care, eg. help in getting up and dressed, and help with meals, laundry etc.
- Equipment to Make Life Easier - Occupational Therapists can advise on organising your daily activities to make it easier for you to manage. We may be able to provide disability equipment too.
- Adaptations to your Home - We may be able to arrange for alterations to your home or put you in touch with someone else who can help. Or, we may be able to support you in looking for somewhere more suitable to live.
- Help with Vision or Hearing Problems - Social Workers can advise if you are deaf or hard of hearing or if you are blind or partially sighted.
- A Break or Time Away from Home - There is a variety of care that we may be able to offer you either at home or away from home so that you or your carer can have a break for a day or longer. Day care is one example. A short stay in a care home is another.
- Residential or Nursing Home Care - You may feel you cannot manage at home and would like to live permanently in a care home. If so, you are strongly advised to contact Social Services who will provide you with information and, if appropriate, assess your needs and discuss your wishes with you.
Denbighshire County Council and the Denbighshire Local Health Board have drafted a Joint Commissioning Strategy for Older People, which outlines plans on how both organisations could work together for the benefit of the county's older people population. This document was open for public consultation.You can still view it by clicking below.