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Finding Comfort and Care: A Look at ‘Live in’ care with The Live In Care Company

Sue’s life took an unexpected turn when her father, George, was diagnosed with vascular dementia. The vibrant man who loved gardening and tinkering in his workshop began to struggle with memory loss and confusion. Daily tasks became a challenge, and Sue started to worry about his safety living alone.

Sue’s life took an unexpected turn when her father, George, was diagnosed with vascular dementia. The vibrant man who loved gardening and tinkering in his workshop began to struggle with memory loss and confusion. Daily tasks became a challenge, and Sue started to worry about his safety living alone.

Determined to provide her father with the best possible care, Sue embarked on a research journey. Domiciliary care seemed like a good starting point. Carers would visit George throughout the day, assisting him with meals, medication, and personal care. While this provided some support, it wasn’t enough. George was disoriented when left alone, and Sue worried about him falling or wandering.

To address the night-time needs, Sue hired a night carer. This arrangement offered some peace of mind, but it also came with challenges. The frequent changeover of carers meant George never built a rapport with anyone. Sue felt anxious, unsure about the quality of care he was receiving during the night.

Desperate for a more sustainable solution, Sue decided to try a live in care service from another company. Live in care promised a dedicated carer who would live in the home, providing continuous support. However, the experience turned out to be a disappointment. The personalities of the carers didn’t mesh well with George, leading to friction and tension. Furthermore, Sue felt the company wasn’t responsive to her concerns about compatibility.

Exhausted and discouraged, Sue almost gave up on the idea of live in care. But then, a friend recommended The Live In Care Company. From the very first contact, Sue felt a sense of relief. The company’s staff were professional, patient, and listened attentively to her concerns. They took the time to understand George’s individual needs and personality.

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A Personalised Approach: Matching Carers with Clients

The Live In Care Company’s commitment to personalised care became evident during the carer matching process. Sue met several potential carers, all of whom were highly qualified and experienced. The company listened to Sue’s preferences and ultimately paired George with a carer named David.

David: A Perfect Match for George

David turned out to be a godsend. He was kind, patient, and possessed a genuine interest in getting to know George. He could anticipate George’s needs and adapt his approach accordingly. Importantly, David had a calming presence that helped to ease George’s anxieties.

More Than Just Care: Building a Bond

While David provided excellent care for George’s physical needs – preparing meals, managing medication, and assisting him with daily tasks – it went beyond that. They developed a genuine rapport. David would play George’s favourite music, chat with him about his life, and even accompany him on short walks in the garden. George, who had become withdrawn in recent months, began to come alive again.

Open Communication: A Collaborative Approach

Sue particularly appreciated The Live In Care Company’s emphasis on open communication. David kept her updated on George’s well-being and any changes in his condition. Sue felt empowered to ask questions and voice any concerns. The company staff were always available to listen and offer support.

The Benefits of Live-in Care: A Different Way of Living

Live in care, as Sue experienced it with The Live In Care Company, offered a multitude of benefits for both George and her:

  • Familiarity and Comfort: George could remain in his own home, surrounded by his cherished belongings and memories. This sense of familiarity played a crucial role in reducing his anxiety and promoting a sense of well-being.
  • Continuity of Care: Having one dedicated carer provided invaluable consistency. David learned George’s routines, preferences, and triggers, allowing him to anticipate and address his needs effectively.
  • Companionship: Live-in care combated the loneliness that often accompanies dementia. David’s presence offered companionship and prevented George from feeling isolated.
  • Dignity and Respect: The personalised care ensured that George’s dignity was always respected. David treated him with kindness and patience, making him feel valued and understood.

Beyond the Practical: Peace of Mind

For Sue, the most significant benefit of live in care was the peace of mind it provided. Knowing that her Father was receiving high-quality, compassionate care in the comfort of his own home allowed Sue to focus on her own well-being. She could finally rest assured that her father was safe and happy.

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