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A Guide to Live-In Care

A Guide to Live-In Care

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As people age, they often require increased support to maintain their quality of life. While some may opt for residential care homes, an increasing number of individuals and families are choosing live-in care as a preferred alternative.

Live-in care offers a unique, personalised approach that allows individuals to remain in the comfort of their own homes while receiving the support they need. In this blog we will explore what live-in care is, the services it covers, the different types of live-in care, and the numerous benefits this type of care provides.

 

What is Live-In Care?

Live-in care is a service where a professional carer moves into the home of the person requiring assistance to provide 24 hour round-the-clock support. This arrangement ensures that the individual receives consistent, one-to-one care in the familiar and comfortable surroundings of their own home. Live-in care is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual, promoting independence and improving their overall quality of life.

 

Services Covered by Live-In Care

Live-in care encompasses a wide range of services designed to meet the diverse needs of individuals. Some of the key services include:

Personal Care: This includes assistance with daily activities such as washing, dressing, grooming, and toileting. Carers are trained to provide respectful and sensitive support to ensure the individual’s dignity and comfort.

Medication Management: Care professionals can help manage and administer medication, ensuring that individuals take the correct dosage at the appropriate times. They can also liaise with healthcare professionals to monitor and adjust medications as needed.

Mobility Support: For those with mobility issues, carers provide assistance with moving around the home, getting in and out of bed, and using mobility aids. This support helps prevent falls and injuries.

Household Tasks: Care professionals assist with everyday household chores such as cleaning, laundry, cooking, and shopping. This support ensures that the home environment remains safe and comfortable.

Companionship: Social interaction is crucial for mental and emotional well-being. Live-in carers provide companionship, engage in conversations, and participate in activities that the individual enjoys.

Specialised Care: For individuals with specific health conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or post-stroke care, specialised support is available. Carers receive training to manage these conditions effectively, providing tailored care to meet unique needs.

 

Types of Live-In Care

Live-in care is not a one-size-fits-all solution; it is adaptable to suit various circumstances. Here are some of the different types of live-in care:

Dementia Care: Specialised care for individuals living with dementia. Carers are trained to handle the complexities of dementia, offering a structured routine, cognitive stimulation, and emotional support.

Respite Care: Temporary live-in care provided to give regular carers or family members a break. This can be for a few days or several weeks, ensuring continuity of care while the primary caregiver rests.

Post-Operative Care: Support for individuals recovering from surgery or illness. Care professionals assist with rehabilitation exercises, medication management, and daily activities to facilitate a smooth recovery.

Palliative Care: End-of-life care focused on providing comfort and support to individuals with terminal illnesses. Carers work closely with healthcare professionals to manage pain and symptoms, ensuring a dignified and peaceful experience.

Care for People with Disabilities: Support for those needing assistance with daily activities while promoting independence and quality of life.

 

Who Can Benefit from Live-in Care?

The Benefits of Live-In Care

Live-in care offers numerous benefits that significantly enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families:

Personalised Care: Live-in care is tailored to the individual’s specific needs and preferences, providing a personalised approach that is often lacking in residential care settings.

Comfort of Home: Being able to stay in one’s own home surrounded by familiar belongings and memories can have a positive impact on emotional well-being and mental health.

Continuity and Consistency: Having a single carer or a small team of carers ensures continuity and consistency in care, fostering a strong, trusting relationship between the care professional and the individual.

Independence and Autonomy: Live-in care supports individuals in maintaining their independence and control over their lives, enabling them to make choices about their daily routines and activities.

Improved Health Outcomes: Personalised, one-to-one care can lead to better health outcomes by ensuring that medical needs are promptly addressed, and any changes in condition are quickly noticed and acted upon.

Cost-Effective: For families considering long-term care options, live-in care can be a cost-effective alternative to residential care homes, particularly when the individual requires extensive support.

Peace of Mind: Families can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one is receiving high-quality, compassionate care in a safe environment.

 

Nationwide Live-In Care with New Age Care

New Age Care provides live-in care nationwide. Our management team have many years of experience in the care industry and live-in care. We tailor our services to our clients’ wishes and needs which allows our customers to live independently in the comfort of their own home. We pride ourselves on forming meaningful and respectful relationships with people and are flexible and adaptable when a customer’s situation and circumstances change.

We believe that great care begins with great people, which is why we invest so much time recruiting the right carers, paying them above the industry average, providing ongoing training and continually supporting them in their job.

 

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Here are a few more reasons you should choose New Age Care:

Safeguarding – We protect our client’s health, wellbeing and human rights.

Professionalism – We have exceptionally high standards and are always professional in our interactions.

Compassionate – Our Care Professionals are trained to show empathy, respect and most importantly, listen!

Care Tailoring – We work with you and your family to create a care package that is tailored to an individual’s needs and wants. 

Carer Matching – We spend time getting to know our client’s and their personalities and match you with the best carer, so a strong relationship is built right from the start. 

To find out how we can help with your care needs, give us a call on 0808 808 5000 or visit our Live in Care Page 

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