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Live-in Care or Care Home?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019

There really is no place like home. So, just how do you decide when is the right time to move yours or your loved one’s care to a more permanent setting such as a care home?

Well, the truth is, you don’t have to move at all if it’s not right for you and your family. Live-in care ensures that you or your loved one remains within their own home whilst retaining as much normality and routine as possible.

Our carers are specially trained to exceptionally high standards meaning that we can provide the same standard of care as a care home, except in a one-to-one, round-the-clock capacity. Your home care is completely personalisable and dependent on your needs, so if you need to increase or decrease the level of care, if and when your needs change, we can tailor your support to suit your circumstances. For those requiring Alzheimer’s or Dementia support, the needs may be far greater as the level of independence slowly decreases and more support is required.

Moving home, whether it is into residential care or not, is a difficult and stressful experience for anyone, especially if routine is a big part of your lifestyle already. A change in lifestyle and routine could be incredibly disrupting. That’s why with the right support in place we can prevent massive changes in lifestyle and routine from affecting you.

What is ‘Live-in-Care’?

Live-in care is the service where a specialist carer will move into your spare room in your home to offer companionship, care and quality of life. Our carers won’t take over your lifestyle, they are simply there to step-in and give you the support that you need, as and when you need it. Depending on your situation, you may need more or less support.

Live-in care differs slightly from home care visits as different carers will be sent to provide care to people in their homes, whereas live-in care ensures that the same carer is providing consistent 24/7 one-to-one care.

The benefit of live-in care is that the care is on a focused one-to-one basis where perhaps in a care home, it may not be, with other residents’ needs prevalent too.

Personal Care

Our carers can assist with personal care such as washing, dressing, dealing with incontinence issues, applying makeup, shaving, and general care.

Daily Tasks

It’s a live-in carer’s job to take

care of tasks that you are unable to do such as cooking, shopping, cleaning, running errands, and general day-to-day tasks.

When should you choose live-in-care over a care home?

It’s not a one-size fits all approach and choosing the right level of care for you or your loved one must be approached with caution. Live-in care can help in many instances, as a relative or friend you’ll rest easy knowing that your loved one is in safe hands with a round the clock carer, with someone always at hand to assist whilst maintaining as much of the same lifestyle as possible.

If you need some more assistance on understanding the right level of support for you and your family or loved one, then please do request a call back or get in touch. Our team are waiting to talk and support you.

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