Better health with live in care
Live in care provides round-the-clock companionship and professional care to you or your loved one. With both long and short-term options, it’s designed to make sure you feel safe and happy at home, even when you need extra support.
In this blog post, we explore the benefits of live-in care in Christchurch. We hope that the information in this post shows you or your loved one that an alternative to residential care is possible.
What is Live-in Care?
Live in care enables you or your loved one to continue living in the comfort of your home despite injuries, mobility issues or chronic illnesses. Our professional carers perform a variety of duties depending on your unique needs. Some common examples of daily tasks include personal care such as washing and dressing, arranging social outings, administering basic clinical services and preparing meals. The beauty of live-in care is that it allows a person who needs extra support to continue living in the place they feel most comfortable in rather than move into a care home.
Benefits of live in care
There are many benefits of live-in care. To start with, live in care provides a degree of safety that care homes simply can’t compete with, no matter how good their hygiene is. With the risk of infection spreading quickly in care homes, it’s no wonder that statistics show the death rate of people in care homes was three times higher in the over-80s population during the Covid crisis.
In addition, live-in care makes one-on-one care possible. Compared to a nursing home where staff are responsible for multiple people, your live-in carer is 100% dedicated to your needs. Your live in carer also provides committed companionship and support. Whether you simply want to chat over a cup of tea or enjoy a day out, your live-in carer is there for you. With loneliness and isolation often affecting ageing adults, having a constant companion does wonders for mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The opportunity to remain at home is another benefit of live-in care. Home is the place where people feel safe and comfortable. Plus, staying in a familiar environment is particularly beneficial to those with dementia for whom a change can be overwhelming and distressing.
Finally, there are also physical benefits. For example, compared to residential and nursing homes, those accessing ive-in care experience half as many hip fractures. This is particularly important as a fall can drastically affect a person’s confidence, as well as reduce their mobility and hinder their independence.
Live-in care vs residential care
At the end of the day, the decision to choose live-in or residential care is personal. Many people prefer to live in care as it removes the physical and emotional upheaval of moving to a new environment. Others appreciate the continuity of care or enjoy the personalised support it provides. For family members, live-in care provides unrivalled peace of mind – live in care is rather like having an extra family member around 24/7. With the help of our live-in carers, you can rest assured your loved one is safe and supported – always.
Get in touch
Are you or your loved one interested in benefiting from live-in care? Please do not hesitate to get in touch or phone us on 01202 800 494. Our wonderful staff looks forward to answering any of your questions or providing more information about our services.