When your loved one has reached a point of needing ‘round-the-clock’ attention, a lot of families turn to residential care, however there are a number of benefits why you should potentially consider live-in care.
Having live-in care is exactly as it sounds; you have a professional carer who comes to live with you and looks after you around the clock; you and your family will have the peace of mind that you are being well looked after.
Staying in your own home
You are able to stay in the comfort of your own home where all your belongings and memories are. You are also able to stay in your local community and have friends and family to visit.
If a person is suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, remaining in recognised surroundings has major benefits.
A dedicated carer
By choosing live-in care, you will have a dedicated carer and team who will be committed to supporting your needs 24/7. They will also be highly trained and experienced and you will receive a tailor-made care plan that they will work towards.
Better value for money
By having a live-in carer you will be supported round the clock, therefore your level of attention and companionship would be a lot greater than being in a residential home, This can therefore end up being much better ‘value’ in terms of ‘well being’ as well as cost.