‘Supported living’ essentially means separate personal care or support, so it’s support that doesn’t occur in a care home. Many elderly people like the comfort of their own home, and today you can get personal care arranged separately, and this could include ‘meals on wheels’, security, home adaptations, mobility equipment and an emergency call centre.

This is classed as an independent form of care, but there is help on hand whenever the individual needs it, and that’s where the 24 hour telephone line comes in handy. There are so many different types of care available, and more  people are opting for a high level of service in their own home, rather than moving into an unfamiliar care home.

It must be said that some care homes have private apartments, allowing the individual to get the care they need quickly, whilst also getting comfort and privacy in their own apartment when they need it.