The desire to remain in your own home as long as possible is only natural, however maintaining your independence can sometimes be a challenge and at some point you might need some assistance from time to time. Live-in care is an individualised service for those wishing to stay in their own homes, where you are most comfortable.
Live-in care is a very realistic alternative to a Residential Care setting and enables you to continue living in your own home surrounded by your belongings and the memories that go with them.
A Live-in Carer is someone who will not intrude on your life, but be there to assist you with day to day tasks that you may now be finding a little difficult. You and your family will be provided with reassurance and peace of mind that you will be safe and cared for by our staff. The reassurance and absence of worry will only enhance your health and wellbeing; and improve your independence within your local community.
We put the individual at the centre of everything to ensure that they are able to continue with life in their own home, surrounded by their friends and family. All care and support packages are flexible and can be adjusted to suit your requirements or changing needs. Learn more about funding options for home care services.
Live-in care is the answer you are seeking to enable you to remain in your own home. Your Carer would live alongside you, available to you for both specific tasks and as you need them – day or night. With Live-in care there is no need to leave the comfort of your own home, no need to worry about coping alone and no need to leave behind all that is dear to you.
How can Live-in Care help you?
We understand the decision to accept additional support is a hard one. We will help you in developing a care package that embodies all that it is important to you. We would want to get to know you. Learn about your likes and dislikes, your present or former interests that maybe with the support from a Live-in carer you could persue again. By getting to know you better our Assessment staff can work with you, your family and those you trust in creating your bespoke Care Plan. Based on your Care Plan we will match you with a Carer with similar interests and values to create a comfortable relationship.
Your Live-In Carer can deliver a diverse and flexible package bespoke to you. This could include:
- Washing, bathing or showering
- Grooming (hair washing, shaving)
- Oral hygiene
- Medication management and administration
- Continence support and catheter care
- Skin care integrity management
- Liaising with GPs, District Nurses and other care professionals
- Cooking a balanced diet and meal planning
- Domestic duties and laundry
- Accompanying you to appointments
- Shopping – both groceries and pleasure
- Assisting with looking after your pets
- Day trips, or longer excursions
Of course these are just examples, we would be happy to discuss other requirements or needs you might have.
Why Live-In Care?
Live-in Care is a very practical and often a more cost effective alternative to residential or nursing care. Individuals and couples can benefit from a personalised service, in your own surroundings and without the distress of upheaval and relocation.
As a result Live-in Care provides you with dedicated care and support and enables you to retain your independence and lifestyle in your own environment. Your family and friends also have peace of mind in the reassurance that you are in the safe hands of a carer 24hrs a day who can respond quickly and appropriately in the event they are needed.
Live-in Care will provide you with:
- Companionship, peace of mind and reassurance
- Couples can stay together
- Support to stay in touch with family and friends
- Retain your social connections within the community
- Help and advice about living well and staying positive
- A dedicated one to one service
- Continuity of care and support
The common misconception is that a Live-in carer will intrude on your life however this is not the case. We carefully choose the carers that deliver Live-in care services in consultation with you and your family to ensure we get the perfect match.
If you think that Live-In Care is right for you then we would be very pleased to hear from you. We can arrange for one of our representatives to visit you at home to discuss the next steps. We would recommend that you also have a family member, or someone that knows you well, also attend so they can assist us in finding out more about what we can do for you.
See our Frequently Asked Questions for more…