Live-In Care for Couples with Helping Hands
Live-in care for couples is one of the most popular care services. It’s understandable that elderly couples, some of whom who have shared decades of their lives together, do not want to be separated from each other when they need further medical support. They want to receive the care and support they need around the people they love most, in the comfort of the family home they know so well.
Here, at Helping Hands, we believe that elderly couples shouldn’t be separated unless absolutely necessary – regardless of the conditions they’re affected by. That’s why we provide care for couples that’s tailored to meet their exact medical requirements.
Helping Hands Home Care for Couples
Our friendly live-in carers can support couples in their own homes with personal care and medical assistance, as well as help around the home.
They’re trained to deliver care for people affected by a range of conditions, including Parkinson’s, strokes and Dementia. We also employ carers who’re able to deliver specialist continence care, assist with PEG tube feeding and provide care for a ventilated patient.
We recognise that there are certain aspects of caring for a loved one that couples may find difficult.
A Helping Hands carer can provide assistance with everyday tasks around the home that couples may find themselves struggling to complete. Our carers can help to prepare meals, vacuum and collect prescriptions from the pharmacy amongst other things.
Our carers will provide assistance when required, but they’ll never exclude or take away their involvement from a task.
We see all of our customers as what they are – real people.
Although important, our carers aren’t just there to provide medical support – they’re there to provide companionship and emotional support. They love nothing more than really getting to know the people they look after.
Whereas many home care agencies rotate their live-in carers, we don’t. This enables both the carer and the couple they’re looking after to build up a strong bond.
It’s also our motivation to ensure that all the time the couples we care for spend together is true quality time.
The Benefits of Live-in Care for Couples
There are many benefits to choosing home-based live-in care for couples.
First and foremost, it allows couples to receive the care they need in their own home. This means that there isn’t the disruption to lifestyles or routines. And they don’t have to adapt to being away from each other or their families – which can be incredibly distressing.
It’s also advantageous from a cost perspective when compared to care homes for couples. This type of service presents a significant saving over the option of two beds in a residential care home.
Live-in care for older couples doesn’t have to be a long-term option. For example, it can be used in periods of convalescence, or at least until one member of the couple feels comfortable enough to provide care for their loved one without the support of a carer.
Find out more about the comparable value of live-in care for elderly couples, click here.
Or if you want to find out more information about home care for couples, contact our live-in care team today. Whether you’re looking for home care for mum and dad, or yourself, our team are always happy to help with any queries you might have
Home Care for Couples – Case Studies
Sheila Pickworth has MSA (Multiple System Atropthy). A progressive neurological disorder, MSA severely impacts Sheila’s mobility. Both Sheila and her husband John had received hourly care, but decided to opt for residential respite care when John needed to recuperate after an operation. Though the care was competently provided and comfortable, Sheila and John decided they wanted to return to their family home. That’s when they contacted Helping Hands to find out about our service.
When Bob Cherry’s wife, Betty, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he took on the responsibility for providing her full-time care. However, as her condition progressed, Bob, 92, found it difficult to manage providing his wife’s care whilst running the family home. Concerned for his father’s wellbeing, Bob’s son contacted Helping Hands live-in care team.