This is where live-in care can be a real advantage. Keeping you safe and secure in your own home. It’s always reassuring to know you are in familiar surroundings and able to maintain your daily routines. This removes the stress of moving to a new environment with people you don’t know and coping with a new routine that is for everyone.
If you are able to continue living in your own home there are many advantages. Not least because you remain part of your local community with friends and family close by. If you have pets like a cat or dog that is not a problem for us. They can continue to give you comfort and enjoyment because we consider their needs as part of your care package.
“Having that someone to talk to has made my life that much more enjoyable”
— Kristen Molloy – Bedfordshire
What you can expect with live-in care
Our live-in carers are specifically selected and trained to ensure your care is consistent and tailored to your needs. The most important aspect is to find the right person for you. We understand that asking someone to share your home is a big step which is why compatibility is a crucial factor.
It will depend on your needs and how involved you want to be with daily tasks. Mobility might be an issue for you or remembering to carry out basic household tasks. All of this is part of the assessment and will ultimately determine your Care Plan.
Overall responsibility for medication including dispensing, managing repeat prescriptions and pick up from the doctors or pharmacy
Help with personal hygiene in the morning and evenings including support for baths and showers
General housekeeping to ensure everything is kept clean and tidy, this will include regular laundry, ironing and cleaning
Meal selection, shopping and preparation depending on your tastes and dietary needs
General care for your pets including access to your garden and walks
Companionship is a given for all our carers. When you have someone living in your home there needs to be a connection. The enjoyment of sharing meals or simply just chatting and watching TV, perhaps going out on day trips.
Because you have a carer with you all the time it’s relatively straightforward to identify when your needs change. We carry out regular assessments to ensure you are getting the care you want and need. Which means your Care Plan can be adjusted at any stage to maintain your welfare and safety at home.
Arranging live-in care
The first step is to get in touch by either sending us an email or speaking to us on the telephone. We will have an initial conversation and then put you in touch with your local manager. They will want to arrange a home visit to talk to you in detail about your needs, the sort of person you are looking for and how we can help.
As with any of our carers, it’s important to match the personality to the individual. This is even more important for live-in care as we are looking for a companion as much as a carer with the necessary skills to deliver your Care Plan.
Once a carer has been found, we will arrange for a settling in period. To ensure you are happy with the individual and that all your needs are being met. After this, your local manager will work with you to agree on a series of regular visits as well as carer supervisions. We will also assess if your needs are changing and arrange extra support or amend your Care Plan if required.