Get a helping hand from live-in care
PUBLISHED: 14:24 14 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:46 22 May 2015
Home is not a place many of us would leave by choice but live-in care services provide the support and companionship you need, enabling you to stay in your own home and community as you get older.
As everyday tasks become more difficult, often the reality of living at home comes into question. Many people have lived in the same home for most of their adult life and the idea of having to move into residential care is a scary prospect, especially as it means moving away from the community they know and love.
Live-in care offers people the choice to retain a sense of independence as an alternative to moving into a care home. In lots of ways, it is like having a live-in housekeeper who also knows a good deal about health and well-being
Independence, comfort and familiar surroundings are all so important to people as they get older and it doesn’t have to be something you give up. With live-in care you can have a trained carer with you around the clock, but fitting into your life, allowing you to remain independent and comfortable.
There are usually different levels of support offered by live-in care providers, varying according to your needs. Live-in care can provide services such as:
• Help with day-to-day leisure activities
• Help getting around/visiting friends and family
• Working alongside District Nurses and other specialists
• Shopping and collecting prescriptions
• Help with cooking and cleaning/ Preparing specialist diets
• Help with personal care, getting washed and dressed
• Help and support with continence care
• Help and assistance at night
• Collecting prescription and providing verbal prompts to take medication
• Helping with mobility – provide assurance for a person to use a walking frame
• Providing support to a person with dementia who is prone to being confused, disorientated and would be unsafe to spend long periods of time alone, risk of leaving gas on
• Making appointments for GP, Optician, and Chiropodist
• Working under direction of the District Nurses to change simple dressing, apply creams
• Taking responsibility for the management of the person’s medication, ensuring medication is in date
• Rehabilitation following hospital admission following a fall or operation
Companies like Promedica24 are able to make live-in care a viable, positive and affordable alternative to residential care and offer much better value than most UK nursing and care homes.