What is Live-In Care?
Seeing your loved one struggle to support themselves in old age is distressing. We all understand that as we get older our health can deteriorate, or we may need additional help with everyday tasks. This is a natural part of ageing. But, discussing care options with a parent or elderly relative is not a conversation anybody wants to have.
Regardless of ability and illness, it is likely your loved one will want to maintain as much independence and freedom as possible. With many assuming that residential care is the only feasible option available, our elderly parents and relatives can often end up settling in nursing homes despite desperately wanting to stay at home. As a leading home care agency, we can help.
Domiciliary Care: A Real Alternative to Residential Care
If your loved one wants to stay in their home, live-in care could be the solution. Although it may sound cliché, there truly is no place like home, and retaining privacy and comfort is paramount for elderly parents and relatives. Utilising the skills of one of trusted carers will mean your loved one will have a companion and helper with them 24 hours a day. This one-to-one support can be scaled up or down depending on your loved ones needs and we will always make sure they retain as much independence as they desire.
Our live-in carers fit in seamlessly around their client’s day to day activities and can help with cooking, personal care, social activities and mobility. Whatever your loved one needs, our carer will be able to help. If you are concerned that live-in care is not an option due to a complex need, you will be pleased to learn that our carers are trained to support those with all types of illnesses, both physical and psychological. Leave it to us to find the perfect match for your loved one.
Live-in care information pack
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Types of Live-in Care
At Care at Home, we are blessed with an array of carers. Many have specialised expertise which means we can offer a variety of different live-in care options to suit those with different needs. Regardless of which type of live-in care is best for your loved one, you can always rest assured they will be in safe and caring hands.
Respite Care in Your Home
Throughout the UK, there are millions of individuals caring for an elderly parent or relative in their own home. For many, the care is a round the clock, seven days a week. It is understandable that you will go above and beyond to look after your love one, but those who assume the role deserve a break too.
We have been specialists in respite care since 1990 so allow one of our trained and experience carers to take over your role whilst you enjoy a holiday. They will stay in your home for however long you are away and abide by a detailed care plan set by you and your loved one.
Live-In Dementia Care
All our carers are dementia qualified and receive regular training to keep improving on their skills. Having well educated carers is key when it comes to live-in dementia care as it is our task to ensure your loved ones live happy and fulfilled lives. Our compassionate and dedicated carers will also deliver unparalleled emotional and physical care to your loved one which will help keep them active and alert.
Palliative Care at Home
For individuals living with complex medical conditions, a special kind of carers is needed. Palliative care is put in place to ensure that those living with serious medical conditions such as cancer or motor neuron disease are free of pain and living the best quality of life possible.
Our palliative live-in carers are trained to deal with end of life care and not only provide 24-hour personal care to your loved one, but can also guide the entire family with emotional and spiritual support.
If your mother or father has spent time in hospital you may be looking for live-in care once they are discharged. Convalescent homes can be a great option, but many of our elderly relatives would much prefer to recuperate in the comfort of their own home.
At Care at Home, we provide live-in carers to meet the needs of those who have received all types of treatment in hospital. Post-operative care allows your love one to receive the care they need from a dedicated carer until they are back on their feet again.
How Much Does Live-In Care Cost?
In the past many people have been put-off from finding out more about live-in care as it was assumed to be expensive. Would you believe us if we said live-in care can often cost less than residential care? With us, our prices reflect our commitment to employing the best staff and continuing their support and development. Our investment in our carers and office staff mean you and your elderly loved one receive unmatched care. Visit our cost of live-in care page to find out more information.
Is Domiciliary Care Right for My Relative?
We know that choosing live-in care as an option for your mother or father is a big decision, particularly for those who are new to the concept. Choosing the company you would like to go with is a bigger decision still. We know you will have lots of questions about live-in care which we will sit down and answer when we meet with you and your relative. However, we would really like your loved one to see exactly what their life would be like with a live-in carer before making any decisions and this is why we offer a one week live-in care trial. There is no better way for a potential client to determine if domiciliary care is the best option for their needs.
Live-In Care Information Pack
If you would live to receive our detailed Care at Home brochure please give us a call on 08000 807 891. Alternatively, you can request a live-in care brochure online.