When you have come to a time in your lives, where the need for care is being discussed, or the signs of needing a more dedicated level of care for you or your loved one have been noticed, deciding which method of care is best for you or your loved one in later years is a decision that should be thoroughly considered.
You may want to consider home care for shorter visits, where help is given with everyday tasks at assigned times/days of the week. For those that need more round the clock the care, using Live in Care providers allows you or your loved one to stay at home with the carer with you at all times, allowing you retain your independence and at an affordable price.
Live-in carers not only help clients in the home but where possible take clients out to activities in the community that clients may wish to be involved in. This allows people to live happy with an active and healthy lifestyle.
The care provided, affords peace of mind as fully trained live-in carer’s are carefully chosen to ensure the highest level of service is provided. Live-in Care services are not just suitable for individuals. Care can also be provided to couples and the necessary assistance to enable them to live together for longer without the challenge of caring for each other.
The benefits of using Live-In Care agencies include:
– You can stay in your own home and retain your independence
Keeping familiar and comfortable surroundings can be a great help to the wellbeing of elderly residents. They say heart is where the home is, and this is especially true of some elderly residents.
– You can continue living in your own community
Not every elderly client will be able to move into a residential home within their current community, meaning they may feel more isolated having to move to care home outside of their network of friends and family.
– You receive one to one tailored care 24 hours a day
A dedicated carer who knows the little nuances that help make your loved one’s day that bit better.
– The cost is less than many care homes
With the rising cost of care and the level of care that might be required, live-in care can actually be cheaper.
Live in carers are an option for individuals who need on call care at all times and who need extra support until they regain independency. In this setting, carers usually work with another live-in carer to split the load. This way each carer gets time off and has hours scheduled for personal business, vacation time, and days off throughout the week.
Carers can be the lifeline for a patient. The carer is expected to be responsible for the majority of at home, routine medical care. Carers are sometimes untrained family members who have devoted their time to a relative or friend. Utilising live-in carers can help lighten the burden of family members giving 1-2-1 focussed care.