The benefits of Live-in Care
If your loved one requires regular or 24 hour care, it might be time to look into a live-in care option. Which can avoid the upheaval that comes with having to leave your home.
It means your family member will be able to stay in the comfort of their own home, having their normal belongings around them and remain with their beloved pets.
A live-in carer will move into your loved one’s home for a minimum of one week up to six weeks at a time. They then take a one week’s break. However during this break, they will be replaced with another regular carer for one week. So your loved one gets used to having the same live-in carers.
The live-in carer can help support all their care needs. From personal care, prompting medicine, cleaning and cooking to taking the person to appointments and much more. They are on hand 24/7, providing security, peace of mind for loved ones and most of all, companionship.
We’ve put together a list of some of the benefits of live-in care;
Being able to stay at home allows your loved-one to retain their independence and remain in their own familiar surroundings. It is especially beneficial if they are suffering with Dementia or Alzheimer’s, because it allows them to remain in recognisable surroundings, reducing any confusion.
It also means they can continue with their daily routines and go about their usual hobbies as normal.
Keep beloved pets
Staying at home means your loved-one can keep their beloved pets. Pets play a huge role in a person’s health and quality of life as they get older. They can help to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and are great for increasing social and physical activity. Pets also help reduce depression and can help prevent loneliness.
Continuity of care
Having a different carer coming in on a regular basis can be difficult for some people to get used to. So having the same friendly face providing care daily is much more reassuring. The carer will also get to know your loved-one’s needs and can tailor their care plan to suit.
It is also reassuring for you as you can get to know the carers, making it much easier for you when discussing any issues or changes to the care plan.
Having a live-in carer is ideal if your loved one often feels lonely or isolated due to not being able to get out often or if you live too far away to pop in on them on a regular basis. They will be able to build trust and confidence with their carer and ultimately have a companion they can share any concerns with or just have a chat and a cup of tea whilst watching their favourite programme.