Live-in Care in Bedford and Surrounding Areas
We provide live-in care to help people remain living in the comfort of their home. Our Live-in carers are available around Bedford, Cranfield, Bromham, Elstow, Wootton and surrounding areas.
Here at Home Instead Bedford, we understand that it can be challenging to balance the demands of everyday life and look out for your ageing family and friends. Yet more of us are trying to do just that.
We have a team of wonderful local CAREGivers who are able to support you and your loved one with day-to-day activities while remaining in the comfort of their home. Our Live-in home care is person-centred meaning that the care we provide is based on the needs of the individual and their condition and circumstances.
What is live-in care?
Live-in Care is a safe and affordable alternative to a residential care home that gives you control over your care, bringing you consistent, one-to-one support in the comfort of your home.
At Home Instead Bedford, we provide one-to-one care and support in your home that ranges from companionship care to complex care for health issues such as dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy.
A professional live-in care worker called a CAREGiver is matched to you, your care needs and your situation. They will come and live with you, giving you one-to-one support as and when required, in the comfort of your own home.
With Home Instead live-in care, a CAREGiver is chosen to be a companion to your loved one to live in their home and support with daily activities. It’s all down to you and your loved one to decide how many hours of care you require each day.
A live-in CAREGiver is available not only as a companion but as a source of comfort and care, day and night. You can be confident that help is at hand for your loved one, in the event that any unforeseen circumstances occur.
For people who need round-the-clock care and want to remain in their own home, we can usually arrange a team of CAREGivers to ensure that your relative is receiving attentive care 24 hours a day.
A CAREGiver will be matched to your loved one, based on their shared interests and personalities. We only employ kind, caring people with a huge heart and this means a strong bond of trust is formed. The client’s needs always come first.
You and your loved one will decide the CAREGiver’s usual hours of work which will be when you believe you will need the most assistance. When not working their agreed hours, your CAREGiver will be able to rest, sleep, and enjoy the usual activities of living at home.
Live-in care is one of the safest care at home options available and allows individuals to enjoy life in their home surrounded by memories and collectables instead of living in a residential care home setting.
Our Live-in Care service is fully managed and before anything happens, we work through a process of creating care plans that are entirely personalised around the needs of care. We agree on how many days a week the CAREGiver will be with you, whether you need full-time care, what type of care is needed, this could be anything from personal care to specialised care such as dementia care.
Benefits of Choosing Home Instead Live-in Care
- Highly personalised, one-to-one care and support
- You can stay in the comfort of your own home surrounded by memories, your items, family or pets
- Remain independent and stay in your local community
- Reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation with the companionship of your live-in CAREGiver
- Your Live-in CAREGiver will assist you with medication management, nutrition and hydration
- Live-in CAREGivers can help with household chores such as laundry, cooking and cleaning
- Create a safe and familiar environment to prevent falls or accidents
- Live-in Care provides peace of mind that someone is there to help when it’s needed most
Home Instead Bedford Can Help With:
- Assisting vulnerable adults to safely self-isolate.
- Provide flexible, high-quality care, all in the comfort of your own home.
- Match a highly skilled, compassionate CAREGiver to your specific needs.
- Reduce contact from other care professionals coming in and out of the home.
- Provide you with a highly trained CAREGiver in infection control, outstanding hygiene practices and shielding the vulnerable.
- Collect medication, groceries and supplies or arrange contactless deliveries to you as safely as possible.
- Help reduce the feeling of loneliness by having a loyal, compassionate companion by their side.
- Provide you with your own trustworthy, exclusive, bespoke support.
Is Live-in Care Safe?
Live-in care is one of the safest care options available.
The risk of infection from outside your home is reduced when you have a CAREGiver reside with you. Other care options typically have multiple healthcare professionals coming in and out of the house.
What Do You Need To Provide Your CAREGiver?
To receive live-in care, you will need to provide your CAREGiver with the following;
- Their own bedroom and somewhere for them to store their clothes.
- The CAREGiver will also require access to a bathroom and kitchen.
- They will also need access to WiFi and a television in their room.
Highly Trained & Trustworthy CAREGivers Matched To Your Needs
We understand that having someone to come and live in your home is a significant change for everyone and can feel quite unsettling, to begin with.
Our CAREGivers go through a process of comprehensive background checks and thorough training before meeting any of our clients.
We ensure that all of our CAREGivers are highly trained and fully equipped for any situation.
Get back to spending quality time with loved ones
Being with your loved ones should be quality time. That’s why it’s okay to accept that families often need help to carry some of the responsibility of ensuring your loved one stays safe and well. In fact, introducing care early in the ageing process can prevent the speed of health deterioration.
What do live-in CAREGivers do?
They will be your companion and reside in your home, helping you to carry out those tasks you need them to. More importantly, they will become a familiar face and a source of company whether it’s cooking a memorable meal, watching a favourite TV programme or reminiscing about the ‘good old days'.
Our live-in CAREGivers are hand-picked for you and really are the next best thing to family, developing fantastic relationships with clients.
Choosing Live-in Care?
There are common situations, conditions and events where live-in care offers the solution to challenges you might face moving forward:
Long-term conditions: Diseases like Parkinson’s require close and careful monitoring. Our CAREGivers are trained to observe any changes to a client’s health, wellbeing and behaviour, ready to take action if there is ever a cause for concern.
Dementia care: Living at home means staying in familiar surroundings and maintaining those daily routines that might not be possible in residential care. Home care suits somebody living with dementia, where continuity of life in the home they have grown to love is proven to be beneficial.
Losing a spouse: When a spouse dies, it takes some time to adjust, not just emotionally but practically too. A CAREGiver can be a much-needed companion and fulfil the support role that was recently lost.
Frailty: Getting older for many means not being able to do the simplest of things, even lifting the kettle to make a cup of tea. Live-in care can support someone who is becoming frail to maintain their independence and quality of life.
What comes next?
The first step towards live-in care is arranging a care consultation with us. This is where we learn about your situation and discuss options for you that might best suit your loved one’s needs.
Enter your details in the form below, and we’ll send one of our qualified care managers to your loved one’s home to have a chat with you, and any other relatives about what you believe you need from a care service.