What Is Live In Care?
Live in care is a full-time home care service that allows you, or your loved one, to stay at home in familiar and relaxed surroundings with an incomparable level of one-to-one support.
Embracing personal care, housekeeping and companionship it is a direct alternative to residential care that empowers you to retain control and independence. Your professional live-in carer works with you to meet your personal needs and wishes, following an individually designed support plan that is put together by one of our local assessors in conjunction with those that are familiar with existing routines and needs. Your care is arranged on your terms and is designed to meet existing preferences for meals and eating times, naps and hobbies as well as established medication and care routines. And as your needs change, our one-to-one care has the flexibility to evolve with you.
Experience has shown us that finding the right person to support you is the single most important factor in getting it right. Great care is taken in providing you with the most appropriate carer to meet your requirements. It may be that you require :-
- a carer with a certain level of experience and/or specialist training
- a carer who can drive
- a choice of male or female carers to support your personal care needs
- somebody who shares a hobby or interest
- a carer who is comfortable looking after your animals
The flexibility of live-in care
“Care for my mother just like a daughter would…
I have an amazing mother, always wonderfully resourceful, always totally unselfish. She is now 93 and during the last few months she has become frail. She surely deserves the very best care and love. With no experience of selecting carers I used my hunch and selected Helping Hands to find someone suitable.
From the first interview with the area manager I was impressed – they were so determined to find someone who would fit with my mother’s personality and needs. My expectations were exceeded and my mother is now cared for by a member of staff who behaves in every sense like a loving daughter. She also has the benefit of having the training and support of the organisation behind her.
I run several companies and I am in awe of the culture of this organisation and can only assume that the love and care that they show has started from the founders and permeated throughout right to the carers. I know that my mothers last days are being spent being cared for in a way that she thoroughly deserves – and I’m sure you can imagine how relieved I am.
My sincere thanks to them.” Winfred Dore, 2015.
Whilst most of our customers are elderly, we also support a growing number of younger people, aged from 18 – 65, enabling them to live full and independent lives. This varies from supporting students with physical disabilities at university through to progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis. See for yourself how our live in service truly empowers independent living.
Having consistently received the top rating from The Care Quality Commission and its predecessors for our last 3 inspections we are proud to have improved the lives of so many families over the last 25 years, right the way across the country.
To read more about whether it is time to consider Live-in care, click here
Call our Customer Advice Team to find out more on 0808 180 9455.