Live-in care involves a person or a couple of people living with you in your home whose role it is to take care of you. A live-in carer resides in your home and looks after you and your needs 24-hours a day, seven days a week. This means you have someone with you at all times. but someone who also respects that it is your home and does not interfere or overwhelm you with their presence.
Most times you will have up to three regulars carers working with you on a rotational basis. Don't worry, this means that you will have one person at a time living with you, not three carers living with you at the once! Generally the carers will rotate on a week on, week off basis.
24-hour live-in care is most appropriate for individuals with moderate to mildly severe care needs who have some mobility need or who simply require some personal care.
Live-in home care is also perfect for people who live alone – as often carers provide much needed companionship too. The carer can also run errands and take you out to do shopping, have your hair done or attend doctors' appointments for example.
There are various clear advantages of live-in care which explain its increasing popularity. The first of these is the level and quality of care you’ll receive. With live-in home care you are guaranteed a dedicated, attentive carer who is always with you and who looks after only you, in the comfort of your own home.
Your are in control of how you wish your carers to work with you; your care plan is therefore not static, it is very flexible and focuses on your wishes and needs as they change.
This means that you’ll get a much higher quality of care compared with someone who pops in now and again at mealtimes and evenings. You can also develop a close bond with a live-in carer – something that is especially important if they will be helping you with personal care. You will still continue to do all the things you are able to do for yourself.
Live-in care option offers peace of mind for family members who live far and who may worry about your wellbeing, offering reassurance that there is someone with you at all times.
If you live with a spouse or partner, you can have one carer living with and looking after you both, making live-in care cost effective compared to a care home. This means that you can stay together to maintain your relationship, your pets can still be kept with you at home, both of which understandably improve your quality of life.
It’s also easier for you to keep in touch with friends and neighbours to maintain an active social life. If your carer is happy to drive and travel with you they can accompany you to shows, clubs and parties. You may even be able to travel abroad, taking your carer away on holiday with you.
Whatever your goals are our services will respond flexibly and try to help you do everything you want. So, get in touch today on 0800 002 9324 for a friendly chat or a free care assessment.