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a person hired to help in another's home (especially one employed by a local authority to help the infirm with domestic work)

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When home help hours aren't provided it makes discharging older people from hospital more difficult, even-tually ending with more citizens lying on hospital trolleys as they wait to be admitted to a ward.
Victor Landry will have to pay Gwynedd County Council pounds 80 a week for a home help service Picture: GERALLT RADCLIFFE RAD100507VictorLandry2
The traditional approach, where a home help is expected to carry out a wide range of tasks including cooking, washing, ironing and shopping, is inevitably time-consuming and costly.
Now he has persuaded social workers to give him daily meals on wheels and a home help - a vital service, normally reserved for the elderly who are disabled or housebound.
Most of the organizations used volunteers, but these tended to provide assistance with transport and shopping and not be used for home help and personal care tasks.
Huddersfield home help Theresa Frost and her husband Paul have been found guilty of fleecing a pensioner.
THERE are fears that elderly people dependent on home help in the region could lose out as council leaders consider job cuts to vital care services.
Kim Beaton had been privately hired as a home help for the 82-year-old victim, who was in failing health and living alone on Tyneside.
But I also have a home help who comes round, but she caught me with one of my girlfriends.
The issue has emerged only a week after support agencies claimed that thousands of vulnerable elderly people who rely on home help could see the quality of their care plummet.
I would like to express my concern about Cardiff council's proposed cuts in the home help service.
GOVERNMENT plans to reduce home help services for 29,000 elderly people around the country have been attacked as heartless and ruthless.
AROUND 150 extra home help staff are to be taken on by Liverpool council in an attempt to avert a looming care crisis.
Home help Patricia added: "Kerry will have me in the shops from dawn to dusk.
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