Live-in care can include 24-hour care if you require round-the-clock support for more advanced clinical needs.
There could be a variety of different reasons why someone may need 24-hour care; for example, if they have advanced dementia and are unable to be left alone, if someone has severe physical needs and requires constant aid or if an individual is in their final days and are receiving palliative care. With 24-hour care, there will usually be one main live-in carer who lives with you full-time and other carers who may support you overnight or during the day when your regular carer is taking a break or needs assistance with moving and handling duties.
Companionship through live in care
However, you may have a live-in carer if you have some ailments but don’t need constant care. Many people who have some minor issues, such as being unable to wash themselves or who require the use of a mobility aid, my opt for a live-in carer. Not only does having someone who is fully trained to look after you provide yourself and your loved ones with reassurance, it can give you much-needed companionship, too.