We firmly believe that people should stay together. There are some situations where couples are separated because one of them needs the higher level of care than the other one. Separating couples and isolating them from their families and friends can be a hard and traumatic experience for them. We adapt to changes better when we are young, but not necessarily in older age. If you are a full-time carer for your spouse, mum or a close relative, you may need live-in support. Caring for someone with dementia at home can be a challenging task, especially when you have no help.
How does live-in support can be beneficial to you
What is live in care and who is live in care for? Live-in support is a great option when you are a full-time carer but can no longer provide ongoing support for your loved one. Carers usually assist with personal care such as bathing and getting dressed. They also make sure that you move safely around the home, you eat nutritious and healthy meals and that the house is neat and tidy. Live-in support allows you to stay safe in your own home. What is the most important thing is that you retain your dignity and independence and receive the amount of care you require.
What live-in services are available to you
Live-in support can be offered to anyone who struggles to handle daily tasks well. It is suitable for people who have Parkinson’s disease, dementia, or Alzheimer’s. Live-in support is also an alternative to residential homes. There are different types of live-in care available to you. These are elderly care, companion care, disability care, respite care and care for young adults with disabilities.
Being a live-in carer
The role of the live-in care worker is not for everyone. You need the right skill set to become a live-in carer. First of all, you should naturally be emphatic and caring plus you need formal qualifications and experience. Care industry requires ongoing training and support. You should be willing to help others, support them both physically and emotionally and continuously raise your qualifications.