ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A LIVE-IN CARER
Our Live in Carers provide bespoke care in the comfort of your Home.
Dedicated care: the main advantage of engaging a live-in care worker is the dedicated one-to-one care you receive in the comfort of your home.
Your relative stays in their own home, surrounded by their possessions, in a completely familiar setting. While residential care can offer a valuable service, most people prefer to stay in their own home if they can.
Peace of mind: they, and you, live safe in the knowledge that someone is available to help if there is a problem. Indeed, live-in care also offers companionship, reducing the risk of your relative feeling isolated and lonely. A care worker will also support your relative in their interests and hobbies, encouraging them to continue with them wherever possible. This can have positive effects on people’s confidence, happiness and well-being. If the care worker is happy to drive your relative or accompany them on journeys, that makes keeping in contact with friends and the local community much easier.
Keeping pets: the care worker can (provided they agree) help to look after a pet that might otherwise be put up for adoption or sent to a new home if its owner moved into residential care. Many care homes and sheltered accommodation do not allow pets, for understandable reasons.
Less pressure on relationships: relatives are able to continue their relationship with someone as part of the family, rather than being drawn into being their full-time care worker, which can be stressful, time-consuming and frustrating. This practical and emotional benefit takes the pressure off the family feeling that they have to cope with their relative’s needs all the time.
Holidays and way of life: if your relative is still able to travel for holidays, this may only be possible if they are able to take a full-time care worker with them. This allows them to continue their way of life with as little restriction as possible.
Specialist training: many live-in care workers are specially trained to deal with such conditions as dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke, MS or palliative care. Some providers also offer live-in nursing staff.
Staying together: for couples, the cost of live-in care can be significantly less than a residential setting and loving partners are able to stay together. In some cases where one has dementia, they are separated in residential settings