What is Live-in-care?

Some people require around the clock care. The families of these people are usually aware of only the residential care homes but on the other hand, many are experiencing the benefits of live-in-care at home with affordable and quality care. There is a trend, these days, for families to turn their loved ones who have reached the point of round-the-clock care, to a residential care home. But, due to the emotional distress, it’s possible that it can cause the person receiving care and their families its negative effects.

Fortunately, there is an option to avoid the upheaval connected with moving away from home by choosing live-in-care. Literally, ‘live-in-care’ means having a caring professional who lives at your home. They are available at all times, except with some breaks in between. Many live-in caregivers work with and live full-time with people for two weeks at a time, sharing the workload with another Care professional.

There are many benefits obtained through live-in-care, but we are mentioning only a few reasons below:

  • Get to stay at own home:

Almost all people are sentimentally and emotionally attached to their own little patch of the world which is their home. This makes it very difficult to give up or relocate. The familiarity of home is a major benefit for people who are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. For someone who is prone to becoming confused in simple things as navigating; staying at one’s own home makes all the difference.

  • Dedicated Care at the comfort of home:

Live-in-care professionals would be able to provide a high level of dedicated care which no other care homes would do for your loved one. With live-in care, the professionals taking care of your loved one’s care are fully committed to your service and are available when their service is needed.

  • Valuable care:

Comparing to other residential homes, the live-in care has much better value as the level of attention and companionship you and your loved one receives from the professional is greater.

  • Continual Care:

Your loved ones may get uncomfortable at daycare centers where they receive care from a revolving cast of carers. That’s the reason why the stability that live-in care offers in this matter with only one/at the most two carers provide their service. The continuity of service given by the same people each and every time creates a bond and a sense of companionship between the person receiving care and the care professionals.

  • Peace of mind:

Having someone to stay throughout the night eases the mind of the person receiving care and their family members too.

  • Good lifestyle:

Usually, people who go into residential care feel isolated from their community, which can lead to feeling as though they’ve lost their independence, but by remaining at home it is easier for them to maintain their lifestyle in the usual way by keeping their pets and attending their usual social activities.

  • Family inclusion:

It is far easier for members of the family to feel included in a person’s care plan with a few dedicated carers. It’s easy to stay updated and in touch when you are familiar with people providing care.

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