What is live-in care?
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.
Why choose live-in care?
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 usual activities of living at home.
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.
It’s an ideal scenario: your loved one can stay in the home, where they would prefer to be and where memories are cherished, while family are reassured that someone is always there to help.
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’.
Why choose Home Instead? Our local caring team sits at the heart of your community – we’re here to offer you all the support you need. Our live-in CAREGivers are hand-picked for you and really are the next best thing to family, developing fantastic relationships with clients. They have at least 1+ years of experience and are trained in all aspects of care delivery, including specialist support. Feel free to tell us what’s really important to you, and we’ll go above and beyond to find a CAREGiver that ticks all the boxes to meet your exact needs.
Considering 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 a 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.
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.
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.
Chances are, live-in care 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 individual circumstances.