What is Live-in Care?

If you're new to considering care options, you may not be aware of the idea of live-in care.

As the name suggests, live-in care is provided in the comfort and familiar surroundings of your own home by a Care Pro who lives with you around the clock – or for a number of hours per day – and is directly on hand to support and look after you each day. This means that someone is always available to assist you with your daily living activities and ensure that your care needs are addressed.

As a real alternative to an assisted living facility, live-in care allows you to remain as independent as possible without the need for a move away from the comfort of your known home environment.

It's a type of care that allows you to create a care plan that suits the specific needs of your daily life, to cater not only for your care needs but also your individual preferences for how you wish to live your life.

Live-in care is a form of domiciliary care that offers an affordable alternative to a residential care home setting and can drastically improve someone's quality of life.

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What Does Live-in Care Look Like?

As with all Home Instead Bournemouth & Christchurch home care services, your live-in care needs are tailored to your unique requirements to ensure you receive the best possible care.

We provide varying levels of live-in care, from essential day to day support and companionship to looking after more complex individual healthcare needs.

Examples of typical live-in care might include:

  • Everyday home help – such as personal care, assistance with everyday tasks, preparing nutritious meals and essential medical care
  • Companionship and support – a friendly face to chat with, a Care Pro who can become a trusted extension of your family
  • Specialist, individual care for a particular health condition – for example, dementia care or palliative care

With Home Instead Bournemouth & Christchurch Live-in care, all of your needs are taken care of. You’ll have all the peace of mind you need concerning the quality of care and level of service you’ll get, making life better for everyone in the family.

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Who Is Live-In Care Suitable For?

This service is appropriate for people from all walks of life. Many things could affect a person’s life that may mean that they could benefit from live-in care. One prime example is people with all forms of Dementia, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Dementia With Lewy Bodies (DLB)
  • Parkinson’s Disease Dementia
  • Mixed Dementia
  • Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Seeing a familiar face daily or weekly provides comfort, a sense of security, and camaraderie – and, as with care for older adults, this type of social care promotes mental health by providing much-needed companionship.

Our friendly team of Care Pros are available to provide one-on-one care so that your loved one may continue to live a secure, safe, comfortable, and independent life at home.

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Why Choose Live-in Care?

The Future of Care

For the future of care in the United Kingdom, live-in care is a critical alternative to residential care homes, which are not always the desired option or even available in some situations.

We believe that the best place to provide care is in the care recipient’s home. While this can take the strain off of care homes, it also provides the care recipient with familiar surroundings and prevents them from having to move into a care facility.

What does Live-in care cost?

The cost of care is a critical factor to consider when planning care for anyone.

The entire expense of providing hourly care to someone with certain requirements is likely to exceed the cost of all-inclusive live-in care services.

Live-in care Costs are quoted weekly and are based on an individual’s evaluated needs. This means there are no additional fees.

Home Instead Bournemouth & Christchurch makes it extremely simple for families to budget for their loved ones’ annual live-in care costs.

Can we receive Live-in care as a couple?

The average cost of two packages of care for couples can differ when looking at live-in care services vs care home costs. 

When a couple moves into a nursing home, the cost of care is usually double that of obtaining high-quality, live-in care at home, making Live-in domiciliary care for couples not only an affordable alternative but an attractive one.

For couples, live-in care allows you to remain together as a loving pair while receiving the care and support you require, which is not assured if both of you move into a residential care facility.

With Home Instead Bournemouth & Christchurch, a specialist carer can provide dementia care, personal care and companionship care to couples while living in their home. Live-in care is a very cost-effective choice; there is just a minimal additional fee for providing care to a couple.

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Live-in Respite Care

Family carers can get a much-needed break from caring for a loved one with Respite care. You can also use it to see how live-in care works and if it’s right for you and your family.

A professional carer or Home Instead Care Pro will come and live with the care recipient and take over for the allotted time providing high-quality care.

As with all of our services, we will match a respite carer to you or your loved one based on their needs and personal interests. We have a person-centred approach that helps ensure continuity of care and allows you the freedom to choose the live-in care packages knowing you’ll have a Care Pro that you can personally relate to and that best meets your needs. 

Peace of mind without the need for a home move

Fundamentally, live-in care is about providing you and your family with complete confidence and reassurance to know that you are receiving high-quality care in the safety and security of your own home. 

How do we guarantee this assurance?

Our Home Instead Bournemouth & Christchurch approach provides:

  • Award-winning quality of care by professional Care Pros, fully trained in care delivery and specialist care support
  • Our care has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission CQC in all categories. 
  • Relationship-led care through a personally matched Care Pro, helping to establish and encourage a positive and friendly one-to-one relationship
  • A family-first focus from a business founded on first-hand experience, with locally accessible Care Pros, living within your community

With all the benefits of Live-in care, you receive a better consistency of care with smaller costs. Choosing Live-in care with Home Instead Bournemouth & Christchurch means you and your family can concentrate on what matters most: spending quality time together.

Talk to us about your live-in care needs

Contact us for more information about live-in care, or book a care consultation with our team to discuss your specific needs. We are fully CQC & CIW regulated, giving you the protection and peace of mind that you need to feel confident in your decision to choose us.

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