What is live-in care?
Live-in care means having a fully qualified and experienced carer living with you in your home 24/7 for as long as you need them. That person will support you physically and emotionally in line with your own specific needs, so that you can live comfortably and with dignity and independence in your own home.
What are the benefits of live-in care?
In terms of families who choose to access live-in care for their loved ones, a carer can become an essential part of the family, who indirectly supports the wellbeing of the wider family unit.
There are lots of reasons why people choose to welcome a live-in carer to their home:
What do live-in carers do?
Live-in carers can help with lots of everyday tasks to enable you or your loved one to continue living in your own home.
A live-in carer can make a life-changing difference to you or your loved one. Whilst the physical and medical support they offer really is important, live-in carers really can assist with so much more in terms of wellbeing and living a full life.
On a 24/7 basis, they can offer help including
- Mobility support and movement (with or without equipment)
- Help getting out and about in the community
- Shopping, preparing meals and washing up
- Running errands and helping with admin
- Help with bathing, dressing and using the toilet (if needed)
- Washing and ironing clothes
- Completing household chores
- Administering medication - or giving regular prompts for self/personal care tasks
- Companionship and emotional support
- Feeding, walking and caring for a beloved pet
Finding the right live-in carer for you
When you welcome one of our specially selected live-in carers to your home and family, your life can stay much the same as before. The biggest change is that you’ll now have the dedicated 24/7 support to help you live the most normal and fulfilled life possible. This new addition may seem a little daunting at first, but we’ll walk you through the introduction, and place key focus on matching you with someone you feel comfortable with, understands your routines and wishes, and shares your interests and likes.
Why choose live-in care?
If you know that you or your loved one would benefit from the support of tailored physical and emotional care, but you are worried about the distress, upheaval and clinical nature of moving to a specialist facility or care home, choosing a live-in carer should definitely be an option you explore. At Prema Care, we’ll make sure we match you to a carer who is both experienced in/compassionate towards your specific wants, needs and wishes.
Whilst the biggest benefit that people find with live-in care is the fact that you get to stay in your own home, the additional benefits to your ongoing quality of life - tailored provision, emotional support, companionship, independence, routine and dignity – is invaluable and unparalleled.