Live-in care is just one of the many services we offer. It’s a great alternative to care homes and service users can receive personal support in the comfort of their own home.
It is ideal for people, particularly those with dementia, who like to see a familiar face. Having a different carer coming to you can cause distress and uncertainty but having someone live in your home gives comfort.
It’s also great for companionship if people don’t have friends or family close by. They always have someone near that they can talk to and that they trust and can build a friendship with.
By remaining in their own home, elderly and vulnerable people with a live-in carer can maintain a level of independence. They can continue doing activities they enjoy such as cooking or visiting social groups or shopping and if they need assistance, it’s there for them.
The main reason for a live-in carer is for them to provide one-to-one support around the clock. This not only reassures the person they’re living with, but also their family know they are safe and well looked after.
What can a live-in care workers help with?
Depending on the client’s needs, a live-in carer can:
- Assist with getting in and out of bed
- Help with dressing/undressing
- Assist with washing and all personal care
- Make breakfast, lunch or evening meals
- Manage nutritional care
- Support clients to be as independent as possible
- Make and change beds
- Do general light housework and laundry
- Prompt medication
- Monitor and report on health and care changes.
If you think live-in care might be right for you or your loved-one, you can find out more about our services here.