The carers are fully trained, with several years’ experience, they can deal with many conditions, including:
- Alzheimer’s, as well as Dementia
- Domiciliary Care
- Palliative Care
There are more, and they are also trained in dealing with nursing and complex care.
Live-in care vs care Homes:
The first advantage of live-in care in comparison to a residential home, is that with live-in care you can remain in the comfort of your own home, which can help to reduce any nerves or anxiety about moving out and having to live with strangers. Your family will still be able to visit you in the same place and there won’t be any need for them to travel any further or to any different places.
The second advantage is that your mealtimes, diet and any other requirements you have will all remain the same as before. In a residential or care home, there are often specific mealtimes and a set menu to choose from. Staying at home means that you remain in charge, and you won’t have to adapt to eating at different times or eating different food. You will still be able to eat your favourite meals as often as you like.
One of the main advantages of live-in care, is that you will have personalized support from the same carer, who will be specially trained for your needs. This differs from a residential home because they would likely provide you with a set of different carers, who would visit at different times. These carers would also have multiple customers to interact with and so it might be a slower process. Whereas in the comfort of your own home, with a carer that you have chosen, you are in full control.
Another area where you will remain in control is your routine. Your daily life will still be up to you. You can work on your preferred daily schedule and your carer will work to accommodate it, and it will be their job to ensure that all your requests are met. The difference with a care home would be that they often require their customers to adapt to a different lifestyle, for example you might be having breakfast or washing at different times.
As mentioned earlier, family and friends can visit as often as they want. Your family won’t need to worry about visiting times, signing in, or interacting with numerous carers. With live-in care, your family will have the chance to interact with the same carer each time they visit, giving them consistent feedback and information on how their loved one is getting on.