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How Does Live-in Care Help?

The Benefits Of Hiring A Live-In Carer

At some point in our life, many of us will need some form of additional care and support due to illness, disability or old age. When this becomes a necessity, most of us would prefer to stay in our own homes, surrounded by familiar memories – and Live-in Care from Independent People makes this a viable option.

Maintaining Independence

Independent People Live-in Care provides you with an around-the-clock care worker, enabling you to receive the support you require in the comfort and familiarity of your own home.

When moving to a residential care home, some people feel a loss of control over their daily lives. With a support plan catered to your needs and wishes, hiring a Live-in Carer can help you to retain those feelings of control and independence. In your own home you can decide where you want to go, who visits you and when, when mealtimes are and what you would like to eat.

These may sound like small things, but having the freedom to continue your chosen lifestyle can have a big impact on quality of life.

Flexibility and Personalisation

Another advantage of Live-in Care is that its one-to-one nature offers a greater level of flexibility and personalisation than you would necessarily receive in a residential setting.

Your carer will work with you and your family to develop a personalised care plan that is centred around your individual needs. Our carers are happy to provide a wide range of support services depending on your requirements, including personal care, support with housekeeping, trips out and help with restricted mobility.

You can also choose the length of service, whether you’re looking for Live-in Care on a shorter, respite basis, or something more longer term.

Continuity of Care

In residential care homes, staff usually revolve in shift patterns and so residents are not always cared for by the same staff member. This is sometimes disorientating, particularly for people with Alzheimer’s or Dementia who can become very distressed by any changes to routine.

In contrast, Live-in Care provides continuity of care, which helps to create familiarity and enables the customer and carer to build a mutually trusting, comfortable relationship. In fact, we often find that the companionship provided by our carers is one of the most valued aspects of our service.

Peace of Mind

One of the main benefits of Live-in Care with Independent People is the peace of mind it offers to the family of the person being cared for. With Live-in Care you can be assured that your family member has constant support and companionship, and is being cared for by a qualified professional 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We know that safety and security is a key concern, so our registered care managers carry out regular checks to make sure that our clients are receiving the best possible service. We also undergo inspections by an external regulatory body, and our reassuring CQC inspection report can give you full peace of mind that your loved one is in safe hands.

If you’d like to find out more about Live-in Care and whether it is the right option for you or your family, please get in touch today.