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24-hour care means round the clock care. This is divided into several shifts to suit your needs and requirements.
10 Hours of waking night care
Waking night care is when a Care Pro provides care throughout the night. Learn more about overnight care here.
12 hours of hourly care
This is where you would have a Care Pro support you in your home throughout the day for 14 hours before a night carer would take over. Hourly care is divided into 3-4 shifts and covered by different Care Pros.
The team & involvement with a 24-hour care package is quite large, but they work on rotation, and there are usually 6 Day Carers and 2 – 3 night Carers working on rotation. An alternative to 24 hours around clock care is Live-in Care.
At Home Instead Bournemouth & Christchurch, our 24-hour care packages involve one-on-one help, including companionship and befriending to sophisticated health care for health concerns such as dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy and other health conditions.
A Care Pro is a highly-trained, skilled carer who is matched to you, your specialist care needs, and your situation. They will support you and provide you with one-on-one help as needed in the comfort of your own home.
The number of hours of care you require each day is entirely up to you and your loved one to decide.
The best way to find out your exact needs and requirements is by booking a care consultation with one of our care managers. They will guide you through your options and assess what is best for you.
Home care & live-in care are two of the safest options available.
The risk of infection from outside your home is reduced when you have a Care Pro residing with you or a team of trusted Care Pros dedicated to visiting your home.
Our most important priority is to keep you as safe and shielded as possible while enjoying a higher quality of life from being in the comfort of your home.
Three to Four Care Pros are scheduled every day for 14 hours divided between them, and one for 10 hours during the night.
A care recipient may wish to schedule three 4-5 hour visits to guarantee Care Pros are at their most alert.
A single Care Pro can only work a total of four nights per week. As a result, several 24-hour carers will be scheduled to cover all visits and provide enough cover should someone go off sick or be on holiday.
We charge an hourly rate for 24-hour care. For nights, the fee is billed at a fixed rate; Day hours are billed at an hourly rate.
Choosing live-in care or a 24-hour care program to maintain your independence in familiar surroundings while also having the security of a live-in Care Pro on hand to assist you at all hours of the day and night. Live-in care enriches your life by providing company from your devoted live-in carer, in addition to assisting you with your medical and health needs.
It is also essential to state that this service is not just for the elderly.
There are everyday 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 Care Pros 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 Tasks that might not be possible in residential care. 24-hour 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, both emotionally and practically. A Care Pro can be a much-needed companion and fulfil the support role that you’ve 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.
Unexpected illness and events: Whether it’s a fall or a sudden illness, your loved one could be susceptible to events that may quickly have a need for care. Professional help will relieve the pressure from you and your family.
Suppose you struggle with daily life because of a medical or health condition and want to live more independently. In that case, a Professional carer offering one-to-one care can be the help you need to get back to your social life and family.
Live-in care is a real alternative for vulnerable people who don’t like the idea of nursing homes and care homes. Our type of care offers gentle encouragement where required to get you back doing the things you love.
We work with vulnerable people to give the best quality of care available. We’ll take the time to find out what you need to get back to living independently and formulate a 24-hour care plan that encapsulates everything you need.
Situations may vary, and no one client care plan fits all, but one thing is sure: our priority is to provide care and support for your loved one with the highest level of care.
Everyone’s situation may be different. However, our priority will always remain the same: providing support to vulnerable or older adults with the highest level of care we can provide.
Arranging a meeting with us is the first step toward getting the right care for you. This is where we learn about your circumstance and explore choices with you that may best meet the needs of your loved one. Remember, we support anyone who requires assistance with everyday duties, personal hygiene, or 24-hour care.
Contact us, 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.
Most likely, a live-in carer is a new concept to you. That’s why we want to talk you through the different options available and make the best recommendation for your circumstances.
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 Care Pros go through comprehensive background checks and thorough training before meeting any of our clients.
We ensure that all of our Care Pros are highly trained and fully equipped for any situation.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates all of our home care.