Live-in care – as the name might indicate – is when a carer (or small group of carers) comes into a patient’s home and provide care, in-situ. This differs from a care home, for instance, in which patients/residents leave their home to visit or live in the care home for their care; and from visiting carers, who don’t live in the home with the person for whom they’re providing care. Live-in care has many benefits and is becoming an increasingly attractive option for many people. Here’s why…
Unlike visiting carers, who will work set hours, live-in carers will be able to help out at any hours of the day, making them ideal for those people with more challenging, or demanding needs, whether that be from a mobility perspective, physical or mental health. This can prove a great relief for family members, knowing that somebody is there in case of an emergency. At its heart, care is clearly about the person receiving it, but good care also positively impacts other family members and friends, too.
Live-in carers will help in a wide variety of ways, these include:
• Personal care and hygiene
• Assistance with medication
• Caring for animals
• Certain specialist care
• And, not to forget, of course, the social side, too – companionship!
Alongside this, many live-in carers will also offer services like respite breaks and waking nights assistance.
Live-in carers are picked based on their suitability to a home and a client; just as in life some personalities and circumstances gel whilst others clash, the same can be said for caring. At KD Care, for instance, we’ll always put a huge amount of time and thought into which carer we elect for a prospective client because we know just how important these relationships can prove to be.
So, if you’d like to find out more about our live-in care services, then get in touch! Contact KD Care today on 01795 844814, by filling out one of our online enquiry forms, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a range of services on offer, all from our exceptionally well-qualified carers. Whenever you’re ready, we’re ready to help you with all your live-in care needs.