What is Live-in Care?
Live-in Care involves around the clock care, with one of our highly trained care professionals becoming a companion and residing with you or your loved one in your own home, full time. A benefit of this is that the evolving needs of your loved ones are met to allow them to live as independently and comfortably as possible – there is always care on hand when you need it. It’s a great alternative to residential care and allows you to stay connected with family, community, and pets, whilst maintaining interests, routines, and hobbies.
How will it work?
We allow you to have full control to decide the level of care required each day, and the tasks your Live-in Carer assist with. You will be invited to choose from a selection of our handpicked Carers for you or your loved one, to ensure you are comfortable and well suited.
We believe in involving family, and we will work with you to create a bespoke care plan, to ensure all your loved one’s needs are accommodated, but also to ensure dignity, privacy, and boundaries are always understood and respected. We listen to every detail and wish you and your loved one may have, such as: if your Carer wears their care uniform, or normal clothes when out in the community with you, as you may be concerned that this draws attention. We’re here to make you as comfortable as possible.
Who is Live-in Care for?
Live-in Care is for adults and couples of all ages with varying health conditions and care needs who wish to remain in the comfort of their own home, whilst receiving the support and care they need. The companionship element of live-in care can also be beneficial and can help with things such as loneliness. You may have noticed your loved-one’s health has deteriorated or that their dependency is increasing beyond the existing levels of care provided. Below are examples of circumstances that would be appropriate for live-in care.
Examples of who may require Live-in Care:
Long-term conditions: Diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s require observant and careful monitoring. Our care professionals are trained and experienced to detect changes to an individual’s physical health, behaviour, and wellbeing.
Losing a spouse: Losing a spouse understandably takes time to adjust emotionally and practically. A Live-in Carer may be a needed companion and fulfil the support role that was sadly lost.
Dementia care: Living at home enables your loved one to remain in familiar surroundings and maintain daily routines and habits that may not be possible in residential care. Continuity Home care suits somebody living with a dementia, where continuity of life in the home they have grown to love is proven to be beneficial.
Frailty: For many people, getting older means not being able to do the simplest of tasks like you used to, even getting in the bath, or making a cup of tea can be difficult. Live-in Care can enable someone to remain independent and maintain their quality of life.
What do Live-in Carers do?
We understand that everybody is different and has different needs, and that’s why we work with you to create a bespoke care plan tailored to your loved ones needs to ensure not only the support meets they needs, but they are happy too. We handpick a Carer for your loved one to be a companion and support with all daily activities. They will understand your loved ones wishes, likes, and dislikes to become the next best thing to family.
Example of duties our Carers assist with:
- Support with personal care – bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting
- Meal preparation and washing the dishes
- Housekeeping – cleaning, laundry, ironing,
- Mobility support around the home and when out and about
- Administering or prompting medication, ointments, and treatments
- Emotional support and companionship
- Help with shopping and general errands
- Accompanying to appointments and social events
- Helping look after pets
Benefits of Live-in Care?
Live-in Care provides many proven benefits and can make a real difference to not only your loved one’s life, but yours too, providing you peace of mind that that your loved one is in safe hands. Live-in Care enables your loved one to live life to the full, their way. They can decide anything from their night routines to what they want to eat for their tea.
- Maintaining routines, hobbies, and interests in a familiar environment
- Staying close with family, pets, and friends in the community
- Emotional support – many carers become more like companions to care recipients
- Avoiding change – daily life can often continue as normal with our carers extra support
- Companionship – having someone to enjoy daily life experiences with such as walks, sharing meals and good old conversation.
- Continued involvement of family and friends if wished
- Peace of mind that your loved one is receiving attentive, personal care around the clock
- Couples/family can remain living together
- Risk aversion, for incidents such as falls or accidents
Matching the right Carer to you
We will invite you to meet a team of experienced care professionals who will be mindfully matched to your loved one to ensure we find a perfectly suited Carer to meet your exact needs. We carefully handpick our care team on their compassion, warmth, and enthusiasm, resulting in a trusting bond being formed and peace of mind provided for you.
Together, we will work with you to identify a main Carer and additional members to provide around the clock care with your own bespoke care plan. You and your loved one will decide on the care professionals’ usual hours of work and requirements.