Live-in care enables anyone with care needs to stay living in their own home with an around the-clock, 24/7 living in carer
Whether you just need some companionship or you have some specific health issues that mean you require extra support, live-in care provides a full-time solution and is a realistic and affordable alternative to moving into a care home. By living in your home, our care workers can help you to live independently.
Choosing a care package for a loved one is not an easy decision, as every family situation is different. To make an informed choice you need to know your options and the difference between the care services available.
Call us to talk through your options and find out why so many people would recommend us.
Why live in care?
Care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• Care is tailored around your specific requirements.
• The service is available on a long term or short term (respite) basis.
• Regular checks are made by registered care managers, ensuring quality of service and your safety and security.
• You’ll receive ongoing companionship and support from a friendly care worker.
• The cost is comparable to many care homes.
• You can stay in your own home with your own care worker.
• With one to one care, you have greater flexibility and personalisation.
• You can continue your chosen lifestyle.
We have a really reassuring CQC inspection report – great for your peace of mind.
The overall judgement was that we were providing a good service. It is a real testament to our services and our staff to see so many nice comments from those we have looked after too. In fact, we have never had a bad or poor inspection report and we intend to keep it this way by ensuring high standards at all times
“People receive a quality service” - Care Quality Commission.
Live in care compared to residential facilities
Live in care is very different to the care provided in residential care homes, where the staff revolve in shift patterns and there is not a single person who is looking after a service user. Some people can find the fact they have little control over the events that happen around them disorientating; it is easy to become institutionalised, unstimulated and completely lose all independence.
Live in care compares well to the price of a care home but you do not have to sell your belongings and share a support worker with up to 20 others at night. You do not have to eat from a limited menu or wait until a disruptive resident calms down. Instead of becoming institutionalised, you’ll still feel like a valued individual whilst receiving our support. Our carers will stimulate you in the day and make sure all is well at night.
The many benefits of live in care
Before considering residential placements, we strongly urge families to try live in care. If it does not work out then it is easy to escalate to a residential facility, but it is sometimes hard to come back out of a care institution into your own home as the concept of independence moves further out of reach.
If you are unsure of which path to take, please consider live in care very seriously first. Our own homes have familiar and warm memories, and neighbours friends and family can come for a visit anytime you want. You can travel to your favourite places quickly and easily; and importantly, you have full control over what to cook and eat, and when your meal times are.
The person being cared for will also benefit from knowing that there’s someone else in the house in the event of an emergency.
We have many satisfied clients who really appreciate being family members again and not just carers. Live in care offers the best solution for many people. We would be delighted to speak to you more about your situation and suggest some ideas that might help. We do not charge for this and it will give you more information that you can use to make the decision that feels right.
The assessment process and getting started
Using our service is simple. On your initial contact with the office, we will ask you for some basic details and arrange a visit by a senior member of staff, or one of our professionally trained regional representatives. During the visit you and/or your representative will be asked questions about the service you want and need.
Following this assessment meeting, a personalised live in care plan will be developed with you in order to clearly set out which duties our care workers will need to undertake. Your needs and dependency levels will be carefully considered before an appropriate live-in care worker is placed with you.
Once a care worker is placed with you, regular contact with both of you will take place to ensure that all is going well. Review meetings will be held to ensure that your needs and expectations are still being met, or, in case of changed circumstances, the care plan can be updated.