Embracing Independence: The Benefits of Live-in Care Over Residential Solutions

Discover the advantages of live-in care for your loved ones with Home Instead Nottingham, offering personalised support in the comfort of one's own home.

Hi, my name is Debbie Hollis, the Registered Manager at Home Instead Nottingham, and I’d like to share how live-in care can be a viable alternative to residential care, bringing with it a wealth of benefits. Navigating the realm of elderly care can be a daunting process for both individuals and their families. Choosing between live-in care and residential care homes is one such challenging decision. 

Understanding Live-in Care

Live-in care is an increasingly popular choice for those wishing to maintain their independence as they age. This form of care allows older adults to remain in the sanctuary of their own home, something that’s particularly comforting. It involves a trained Care Professional living in the home to provide 24-hour support tailored to the individual’s unique needs.

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Understanding live-in care

Why Consider Live-in Care?

The ethos of the Home Instead Nottingham team is to promote a person-centred approach to care. Our live-in care option is distinct as it not only focuses on the practicalities of daily living but also enriches the life of the client by ensuring they can continue their beloved routines and social engagements, from attending local clubs to meeting friends for coffee.

One of the most significant benefits of live-in care is that it enables clients to be surrounded by their own treasures – photos, furniture, and even pets – creating a sense of comfort and familiarity that cannot be replicated in a residential care setting. Maintaining this personal environment helps in preserving memories and emotional well-being.

Moreover, the continuity of care which live-in support provides is unparalleled. Our Care Professionals become a trusted companion, understanding personal preferences, from how one likes their tea to their favourite television programmes.

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Peace of Mind for Families

For family members, live-in care offers the reassurance that their loved one is receiving dedicated, compassionate care. Unlike residential homes where staff may have numerous residents to look after, live-in Care Professionals can focus on the individual, ensuring all their needs are met, from medication management to attending GP appointments.

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Understanding Costs and Practicalities

People often inquire about the cost, which is an understandable concern. While the pricing of live-in care services can vary, it is competitive with residential care and includes full-time support. As for practicalities, we only require a suitable space for the Care Professional to rest and sleep, access to Wi-Fi, a television, and provisions for meals – all included in the overall cost.

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FAQs for live-in care Home Instead Nottingham

Q: How does live-in care work with clients’ regular appointments?

A: Our Care Professionals ensure clients attend all their healthcare appointments, whether it’s with local doctors, GPs or district nurses in Nottingham.

Q: Can live-in care be short-term, such as for respite care?

A: Yes, we can provide flexible care solutions, including live-in respite care, to support regular carers needing a break or after hospital discharge.

Q: How are carers matched with clients?

A: We consider the care needs, interests, and personalities to find the best suited Care Professional, ensuring a harmonious and supportive relationship.

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Questions about Live-in care

Get in touch

In essence, live-in care by Home Instead is about continuity and celebrating life as one wishes to live it. If you’re considering live-in care in Nottingham or seeking career opportunities in this rewarding field, please reach out. Learn more about our home care services by calling us on 0115 922 6116 or for job opportunities apply online. Choose Home Instead and support your loved one to thrive in the home they love.