5 best reasons to employ a live-in carer
The top 5 reasons why live-in care is a great way to receive care:
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Affordable alternative to residential care
If you need 1 to 1 care around the clock, but you are not prepared to move to a care home, then having a live-in carer is a great option for you. It can be more cost-effective than many care homes. You will get the one-on-one care you need 24/7 retaining your independence while combating loneliness. Having a live-in carer means staying in your own home while building a meaningful relationship with your carer based on trust and mutual respect.
- Enjoy and maintain social life and hobbies
One of the most daunting aspects of going into residential care is leaving your social life behind. Having a live-in carer enables you to continue these activities where you live and explore new activities that you could not do without regular help. Your trusted live-in carer can support you to get out and about and perhaps visit a theatre or plan a day trip to your favourite seaside town.
- Ensure your health and well-being needs are catered for 24/7
People with conditions like dementia, MS, stroke or a disability can get person-centred care while enjoying living in their own home. Research shows that people with live-in carers have fewer falls and fractures than in residential settings. The benefits of having a live-in carer are beyond the physical, people are happier with a sense of freedom and better quality of life.
- Get more than just care
Live-in care is about addressing whole-life quality, rather than just the basic everyday needs. Having a live-in carer can provide more than just help with your everyday needs such as help with dressing, washing, or cooking. People report that having a live-in carer has enabled them to live a fulfilling life.
- A sense of control and belonging
Unlike in most care homes, there are no fixed schedules and rules that you have to obey if you have a live-in carer. You are in control of your routine whether it is the time that you choose to have a breakfast or get ready for bed. Staying in a familiar environment can empower you to make the most of your days. A home is full of memories and possessions that make it that special place, and having a live-in carer as opposed to going into residential care will allow you to stay close to all that is dear to you. Live-in care helps partners to stay together for many more years and of course you can stay close to your beloved pets.