Live-in care, domiciliary care, and care homes are three common types of care that individuals may consider when seeking support for themselves or their loved ones. Here are the benefits of live-in care over domiciliary care and care homes:
- Personalised Care: Live-in care provides a more personalized approach to care compared to domiciliary care and care homes. A live-in carer is able to build a deeper relationship with the individual and provide dedicated, one-to-one care that is tailored to their specific needs and preferences. This is especially important for individuals with complex care needs, who may require more specialized care that is not always possible in a group setting.
- Familiarity and Comfort: Live-in care allows the individual to remain in the familiar environment of their own home. This can provide comfort, security, and a sense of control that is not always possible in a care home or with domiciliary care, which may require multiple carers visiting at different times throughout the day.
- Increased Independence: Live-in care enables individuals to maintain their independence and autonomy for as long as possible. It enables them to continue with their daily routines and activities in the comfort of their own home, which can help boost their overall wellbeing. This is in contrast to care homes, where there may be restrictions on certain activities or limitations on individual choice.
- Enhanced Quality of Life: Live-in care promotes social interaction, emotional support, and personal attention, which can enhance an individual’s quality of life. It can also help to prevent loneliness and social isolation, which can be a significant issue for many older adults. This is in contrast to domiciliary care, which may only provide short visits from a carer, or care homes, where there may be limited opportunities for social interaction.
- Greater Flexibility: Live-in care can be more flexible in terms of scheduling and timing of care. This can be particularly useful for individuals who require assistance with specific tasks or need care during specific times of the day. It also means that if an individual’s care needs change, their live-in carer can adapt to these changes and provide the necessary support, without the need for the individual to move to a different setting.
- Cost-Effective: Live-in care can be more cost-effective than care homes, especially for individuals who require high levels of care. It can also reduce the need for expensive hospital visits or readmissions. Domiciliary care can also be expensive if multiple carers are required to visit throughout the day, compared to the cost of a single live-in carer.
Live-in care provides a more person-centred familiar, independent, and cost-effective care experience compared to domiciliary care and care homes. It can enhance an individual’s quality of life and provide greater flexibility in terms of scheduling and care options. It also promotes social interaction, emotional support, and personal attention, which can be particularly beneficial for individuals with complex care needs or those who require high levels of support.
Live-in care is a cost-effective alternative to residential care that allows you to maintain independence and control at home. It offers people the opportunity to build a closer relationship with one carer and to receive around-the-clock support from a trained professional that knows your routines as well as you do.
Once you get in touch with us and tell us a little bit more about the level of care you or your loved one require, we’ll put together an initial assessment and give you some idea of what level of support we think you’ll need and how much it might cost. From there, we’ll sit down with you for a face-to-face chat and we’ll get to know you and your circumstances a little better. We’ll use these initial conversations with you to build a profile of the kind of live-in carer that suits you and your family. We’ll then present you with a few options and together we’ll choose a live-in carer based on their experience, qualifications, character, and skills.
We’ll then place the live-in carer in your home and the care service will begin. We’ll fully manage things after that, dealing with the carer’s pay and holiday and following up with spot-checks, performance reviews and any extra training that’s required.
All live-in care starts with a conversation so that we can get to know more about you and your unique circumstances. Get in touch now with a member of our live-in care team and let us help you with the planning and cost of live-in care at home.