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Why choose Live-in Care rather than a Care Home?

PUBLISHED: 15:38 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:38 12 June 2017

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There comes a point when we feel that we can no longer manage on our own, and believe that moving into a Care Home or other institution is unavoidable. Shipston Care talk us through the other option: Live-in Care

As we get older, daily routines that many of us take for granted can become difficult or restrictive. There comes a point when we feel that we can no longer manage on our own, and believe that moving into a Care Home or other institution is unavoidable. It can also be difficult for family members to see a loved one struggling, and even more difficult if they are faced with the burden of having to make this decision for them.

The thought of leaving the comfort and safety of your own home can be daunting, not to mention the stress that a person feels, at any age, when they move to a new house. It can be a heart-breaking experience too, leaving behind many fond memories of your home. If you are moving into smaller accommodation, it is unlikely that you will be able to take all of your possessions with you, and this will include your beloved pets.

However, many people are not aware that there is another option: Live-in Care.

(c) Highwaystarz-Photography / Thinkstock(c) Highwaystarz-Photography / Thinkstock

What is Live-in Care?

Live-in Care is a service which allows anyone with care needs, whatever their age, to remain in the comfort of their own home, with familiar surroundings. You will have the benefit of 24-hour, one-to-one support from a personal Carer. By living in your home, they can support you to continue living independently, helping to enhance your life and improve your wellbeing.

Why choose Live-in Care rather than a Care Home?

Live-in Care offers a great alternative to a Care or Nursing Home, and the benefits to an individual are numerous. You have one-to-one support 24/7 from your own Carer, which you would not receive in a Care Home. There is no requirement for you to sell your home to fund Live-In Care, therefore you do not suffer the huge emotional strain of leaving the comfort and safety of your own home to move to new, unfamiliar surroundings.

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What services are provided by a Live-in Carer?

Every client’s needs are different; therefore, the care package is tailored to you and your requirements, and can be available for an individual or couple. Basically, whatever your personal or companionship needs are, your Live-in Carer can assist. The service can cater for a wide range of conditions including Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Stroke, as well as end-of-life palliative care.

Does this have to be a long-term arrangement?

No, Live-in Care can also be arranged on a short-term basis. This can benefit a friend or family member who needs some respite for a week or two, or if you just require some assistance whilst you recover from surgery.

Will I have lots of different carers?

Normally, a Live-in Carer remains in place for a period of time, usually a matter of weeks, before they need to take a break for a week or two. At this point you have the added benefit of a temporary Carer being put in place, as your Care Provider will fully manage your care package to ensure your needs continue to be met.

How can Live-in Care improve my life?

Many people with care needs often feel isolated and alone. Having someone who has the time to sit and chat, play cards or watch TV with can be an immense relief and give a person a real ‘lift’. Depending on your condition, it may even be possible for you to go on holiday, with the peace of mind that goes with having your personal carer at your side.

How much does Live-in Care cost?

The cost of Live-in Care varies from company to company, and will often be subject to your level of dependency, but it can be a very cost-effective option. Generally, the fee compares favourably to that of moving into a Care Home, with many extra benefits.

A Live-in Carer is there to offer you real quality of life and to enable you to live it to the fullest. The importance is that you have the opportunity to continue living in the comfort of your own home with independence and dignity for as long as possible.

To find out more visit the Shipston Care website

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