What is short-term live-in care?

What is short-term live-in care?

Contrary to popular belief, care and support don’t necessarily need to be long-term. In many cases, short-term care is an appropriate and desirable solution. For this reason, short-term care is becoming increasingly more common. If you’re wondering, ‘what is short-term live-in care?’, then read on. This blog post explores live-in care in Christchurch and provides information on some of the benefits.

Understanding short-term live-in care

Unlike long-term live-in care, short-term care can be provided for as little as a few weeks. It allows a person recovering from an illness, recently discharged from a hospital stay or in need of extra support to continue living in their home while their regular carer is away. 

Short-term live-in care can be provided for an individual or a couple. Because we believe there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to caring, your compassionate live-in carer will provide assistance tailored to your loved one’s specific needs. This can mean anything from accompanying them to medical appointments, helping with bathing and dressing, administering medication and more. Our carers are also happy to provide companionship and participate in social activities with them inside and outside their home. 

When is short-term care needed?

The beauty of short-term live-in care is that it’s incredibly flexible and perfect for a variety of situations and circumstances. There are a few reasons why short-term care may be required.

For example, many people benefit from short-term live-in care when their primary caregiver is a family member or loved one. Respite care ensures they receive the care and support they require while you take a much-needed break or are unable to provide your regular care due to an illness or work commitment. As you can imagine, short-term live-in care is often a much more desirable solution than moving into a care home for a short period. 

Short-term care may also be needed following a hospital stay or when recovering from an illness or injury. Having someone assist with everyday tasks, personal care or errands reduces the chances of readmission and

provides support so that recovery is not compromised. This not only helps them get back on their feet, but it also provides peace of mind to family members who can rest assured they are being well looked after during this time. 

Finally, short-term care can support end-of-life care at home. It allows the person dealing with a serious illness or approaching the end of their life to receive the care they need in the familiarity of their own home, ensuring that they spend their last days as comfortably as possible. 

The benefits of short term care

One of the main benefits of short-term live-in care is that it allows your loved one to remain at home. This choice is preferred by many when it comes to short-term care as it eliminates the stress and logistical challenges of moving into a hospital or care home. It also ensures you can recharge your batteries without the stress and strain of worrying about your loved one’s well being while you are away. You can come back feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to once again provide high-quality care. 

Contact us 

If you’re interested in short-term live-in care, we’d love to chat with you. Feel free to get in touch, or phone us on 01202 800 494 with any of your questions or concerns.