With live-in care you receive 24-7 support with a care plan that is tailored to you. Even if you have complex healthcare needs, staying at home in the comfort of your own home, with your own routine and preferences can help maintain independence for as long as possible.

Live-in care is beneficial for dementia care and a popular choice for people in the early to middle stages of dementia to remain in familiar surroundings and keep continuity in their day to day lives. A live-in carer can promote independence whilst supporting you or your loved one. Our carers understand the importance of offering support when it is needed, enabling people to make their own decisions and continuing to do activities they enjoy.

Dementia Why Live-in Care staying at home

Some symptoms of dementia can be worrying to family members, especially if you live far away from your loved one. With a live-in carer you can rest assured that the bath hasn’t been left running, the pot on the stove isn’t bubbling over and if your loved one manages to leave the house, they won’t be alone.

How Live in Care Supports Dementia Care

> Personal Care.
> Prompt and supervise medication.
> Cook or support making nutritious meals/snacks depending on personal preferences and needs.
> Support with housework/laundry/shopping.
> Round the clock companionship.
> Attend social clubs/activities.
> Attend dementia support classes.
> Provide behavioural care when dementia symptoms are heightened.
> Provide emergency care like alerting the emergency services or getting medical attention.
> Provide regular updates and peace of mind to family members or friends.

Facts about dementia sourced from The Live In Care Hub

> 61% of people would like to stay in their own home if they reached a point where they could no longer live independently.
> It is estimated that 700,000 family carers are supporting a loved one with dementia.
> Dementia can increase the risk of falls and fractures. Those living in care homes are three times more likely to fracture a hip, than those living at home.
> It’s estimated that 60% of live-in care provided, is dementia care.

Not only is Live-in care beneficial for dementia care but for:

> Someone being discharged from hospital.
> Someone with progressive conditions such as MS or Parkinsons.
> Someone who has had a stroke.
> Someone with a physical or mental health condition.
> Someone who struggles with day-to-day living.
> Someone at risk of trips and falls.

If you are thinking about or need live in care, please contact the office. We will come to yourhome to have a chat and assess your needs and the house. We then develop your personal care plan from the answers you gave and your preferences. Next step is to match with a live-in carer. Sometimes it is a perfect fit, but we all have different personalities, so please don’t worry if something doesn’t quite feel right with your live-in carer, we can match you again.

We are flexible and evolving so we can update and change your care plan to suit your changing needs. We are always at the end of the phone to chat and support and have an active involvement in your care. If you have questions or are looking for support speak to the team today, call us on 01564 784598.