What is Live-In Care?
Live-In Care is a comforting alternative option to residential care homes for those in later life. This is where a professional care giver moves into a spare bedroom in your home on a 2-3 week rota for 24 hour care support.
Live-In Care ensures your loved one receives high quality care at their disposal 24 hours of the day. The carer will be available to them throughout the day/night as required, whilst they remain in the comfort of their own home.
This option of care is becoming more popular with the elderly in the UK as live in care gives a more comforting option to the elderly and vulnerable by allowing them to remain in the comfort of their own home surrounded by their personal items, loved ones, and pets. It also allows your loved one to remain as independent as they are able to be but also eases the minds of families to know their loved ones are safe and cared for at home by a 24 hour care professional.
HOW IS LIVE-IN CARE DIFFERENT?
Live in care offers the same dedicated care and support as a residential home but it allows the individual to remain in the comfort of their own home.
24 hour care includes a personalised care plan, based on the individuals needs and requirements. The carer will have unlimited time and support for the client, so it allows the individual to remain as independent as they wish whilst still having the dedicated support when required. It allows a person to keep their natural routine as the carers work around you and your livelihood. This type of one to one care and dedication is not possible in a care home setting where there are many residents to care for.
There are many benefits to the elderly remaining in their own home, especially those diagnosed with dementia. It allows the person to stay within a familiar setting around their own personal belongings, furniture, and memories. It can also be recurring to both families and their loves ones knowing they are around a familiar setting and people they know, such as neighbours, partners, and pets.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Prevent loneliness and isolation
- Tailored care plan
- Comfort of knowing your carer well
- One-to-one support 24/7
- Care exactly for your needs
- Consistent care
Value for money
- More economical than care homes
- Service for couples
- Service can be financially supported by your local authority
Stay in control over your life
- Couple can remain living together
- Maintain relationships as visitors can stay at any time
- Families are better included
- Keep your routines and hobbies
- Stay in the comfort and privacy of your own home
- Pets can remain with you
- Respect and listened to
- Choose what you eat and when
HOW DO I ARRANGE THIS CARE?
We offer a free and independent service that can help you find the right Live-In Care package for you and we are one of the UK’s leading specialists in helping people to find the right care. For the last 20 years we have helped people find the right care for them and last year we helped over 20,000 people find the right care for them. Our service is provided at no charge to patients and families and we provide independent advice from our network of over 3,000 care homes and providers across England.
If you would like us to find suitable care options in your area now, we need to ask you a few questions about the person requiring care
CHS was very helpful in finding the right services for our Dad. It is difficult to know where to start finding help, CHS was wonderful and took all our stress away finding carers. Our Dad is happy and settled even after a few days which proves it was the right decision
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