As you or your loved one gets older, long-term health problems, disabilities and illness may start to become unmanageable without assistance. So what is live in care? Live in care or 24 hour care at home is were by a trained care worker moves in client’s house and stay there for couple of weeks or days, helping with day to day care needs companionship and support.
Our bodies are made up of cells. The cells multiply to create new ones. Each cell reproduces a certain number of times before it dies. The fewer skin cells you have, the thinner your skin becomes. When we age, we may find daily routines challenging. Our bones and muscles become weaker. The memory deteriorates, and the immune system cannot fight diseases as easily as it did when we were younger.
Care homes are usually expensive, and not everyone is willing to go for this option. People prefer to stay in the comfort of their own homes. When you separate from your family, you may become depressed, and your self-esteem decreases. It can negatively impact health. What is live in care? Is it a good choice for your care needs? Live in care is an alternative for care home. Our live in carer comes to live with a customer 24/7. They offer round-the-clock physical and emotional support. Carers are individuals who have high qualifications in care services. They possess a range of professional and interpersonal skills. Therefore, you stay reassured that your relative is well cared for.
At Safehands, we make sure all our carers have up to date qualifications and a professional attitude. We only take on board candidates that are passionate about their job. Compassion, excellent communication skills, patience and caring manner, are essential for this job. A carer shall respect customers’ choices, support their independence and promote their dignity at all times.
What is a role of a live in carer?
What is live in care and how the role of a live in carer looks like? A care coordinator comes to assess your care needs. They gather information about your health, wishes, and daily routines. Then, the care coordinator prepares an individual care plan. Next, we choose the professional and highly qualified carer who is a good match for your personality.
Duties of a live in carer:
- Day-to-day cleaning and laundry activities
- Shopping and fresh meals preparation
- Giving out prescribed medications on time
- Assisting in medical appointments
- Helping in daily routines
- Helping with personal hygiene and toileting; continence care
- Planning social events if required
- Driving a car and caring for pets if a customer owns any
Who is live in care suitable for?
Live in carers bring an ongoing support for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, individuals with mental impairments or physical disabilities, someone who suffered an accident and those who are approaching the end of life. We also help young adults with learning disabilities and elderly who look for a companion care. You may read more about our individual services here.
At Safehands, we are here to help you to maintain your independence and sense of dignity for as long as possible. Contact us if you wish to book an appointment or if you want to speak to one of our care coordinators.
Please call us on 0203 417 0090. Our team is happy to answer your questions.
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