Care home launches new services to help people live independently

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A RESIDENTIAL home has launched a new care service designed to enable people to remain living independently in their own home.

The Langley Home Care service, which is being provided by Langley House Residential Care Home, in Sunderland Road, Horden, will provide a range of domiciliary care services to people living in the Horden, Easington, Blackhall and Peterlee areas of east Durham.

Services will include personal care, housekeeping, companionship and respite care.

Staff from Langley House, which is owned by Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association will provide the care, which could range from a brief house call each day through to a more comprehensive care package.

Chris Conway, manager of Langley House, said: “Most people want to remain independent and stay in their own home as long as possible.

“However, for those with disabilities and older people, even the simplest things such as walking, getting up the stairs and climbing in and out of the bathtub can become difficult.

“Through this new service we will be able to support people in their own homes, whether that is helping them out of bed, getting dressed and making them a meal, or something as simple as popping in for a cup of tea and a chat.

“We have very highly qualified staff working at our care home who will be able to provide the same high standard of care in peoples’ own homes.

“And because we have a residential home in the centre of Horden it also means that if someone’s care needs get to the point where living in their own house is no longer viable, then they have the option to come to Langley House where, by then, they will already know the staff and the ethos of care we have.”

For more info, call 586 1342.