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Should You Consider Live-In Care?

November 27, 2018 8:30 am Published by

Many people, as they grow older, dread the prospect of having to move into a Residential Care Home. At Home Care Preferred we provide home care for a wide range of clients, ensuring that they can remain at home in an environment that is comfortable and familiar while receiving the highest standards of care

Many clients manage with hourly visits from our team at Home Care Preferred, however, Live-in care has become a successful and popular service.

How does live-in care work?

A carefully matched Support Assistant lives at the home of the client. Typically, they stay for 6-8 weeks and then have a one week break, at which time a second relief person steps in.

Why should I consider live-in care?

Usually, families consider residential care for their loved ones, since moving into a Residential Care Home can often cause upset and distress. Live-in care allows the individual to continue to live in their own home, be surrounded by their comforts and keep their daily routine. A live-in Support Assistant will be responsible for the care of your loved one whilst helping to maintain their independence and stability.

What help can the live-in Support Assistant provide?

A wide range of assistance including help with housework and domestic tasks, personal care, food preparation, shopping, escorting on outings and of course companionship.

Is live-in care expensive?

Often live-in care is a cheaper alternative to a care home. There are also more cost-effective options for a couple who need live-in care.

How do people fund live-in care?

There are various ways of funding live-in care options and often it is through a combination of savings, investment income and pensions. If people do not have this option, they can consider equity release from their property.

What does the client need to provide for the live-in Support Assistant?

The Support Assistant will need their own private bedroom with some space for clothes and personal belongings.

Do people find it difficult having a Support Assistant living in their home?

In our experience there can be some anxiety at the start, however, in nearly all cases our clients soon enjoy having a person living with them. We have seen many success stories.

Will I lose my independence by having live-in care?

Absolutely not! Part of our service is to encourage independence balanced with providing the help that is needed.

What else do I need to know about live-in care?

At Home Care Preferred we pride ourselves on providing the very best possible care solutions to all of our clients. Each and every member of our team is equipped with high levels of support to ensure they are confident providing the best possible care to our clients.

We are committed to our values and have achieved award-winning status in the care industry for our services and excellence.

If you feel live-in care would benefit your loved one, a member of our team will be able to answer any questions you might have by phone. Alternatively, we can also arrange a meeting at your home or office. Contact us here to discuss.