Live-in care is a deeply personalised approach to care, offering uniquely-tailored care for your needs. You stay in your home sweet home, with continuity of care from your live-in carer surrounded by a lifetime of memories and with peace of mind around the clock.
Costs are comparable to residential care and often more cost-effective for couples.
This special kind of care enables independent-minded individuals to enjoy the comfort of their own homes. The completion of household tasks, medication management and companionship are just three elements of care provided by the constant and stabilising presence of a live-in carer.
Benefit 1: Your loved one is able to continue to enjoy the comforts of home.
A home is full of memories and leaving one’s home, at any stage in life, can cause significant distress. Live-in care ensures that loved ones are able to continue enjoying their valuable personal memorabilia, and even their pets. Maintaining a sense of ownership can be just as important as privacy and established daily routines can be accommodated.
Benefit 2: Your loved one is able to maintain his, her or their independence.
Feeling heard and respected is important to everyone. Live-in care makes certain that loved ones are able to state preferences and essential concerns like the timing of meals, food preparation and menu items and daily routines will continue to be guided by the preferences of loved ones.
Benefit 3: The disruption your loved one must sustain is minimal.
Disruption can be stressful for anyone whose health is compromised for any reason. Live-in care minimises disruption so your loved one’s precious energy can be focused on positive experiences. As well, with live-in care, couples can stay together in a familiar environment. At a time of life when continuity and familiarity are of particular importance, live-in care minimises any kind of emotional or mental upheaval.
Benefit 4: Your loved one can enjoy a relationship of trust and friendship with individual carers.
Starting a new relationship takes time and effort. When a carer arrives at home, a new relationship is built, based on important values like trust and respect. The continuity of care that is provided means that your loved one will receive consistent and reliable care which makes the experience much more of a relationship than a service. Family input will be valued as they develop their own relationship with the live-in carers and isolation can be avoided thanks to the constant companionship provided.
Benefit 5: Care for your loved one that is cost-effective.
Among all the options of round-the-clock care that are available, live-in care is often the most economical choice, especially if specialist and/or long-term care is needed. Live-in carers will ensure health needs are met by taking charge of medication administration and transport to medical appointments and, if circumstances change, a live-in carer can adapt to these changes quickly and efficiently.
The advantages of live-in care are numerous and multi-faceted. Live-in care does bring a measure of change to a household, but it also brings the potential for enduring and meaningful relationships as well as peace of mind for all family members.
Live-in carer Marilou says: ‘I’ve now worked with Guardian Angel Carers for nearly three years. It’s a joy to work for the company, they’ve provided all the PPE and support to ensure my client and I kept safe during lockdown.
‘All the team in the office are very supportive and easy to talk to. The ongoing training is excellent and I proudly and highly recommend Guardian Angel Carers to anyone that has a passion for live-in and social health care.'
Please call 01243 216416 option 1 for a friendly chat, or visit the Guardian Angel Carers website at www.gacarers.co.uk