Why choose live-in care?

Live in care is a dedicated, full-time carer supporting you within your home. It’s a cost-effective alternative compared to traditional care options, plus it empowers a person’s independence by allowing them to live safely at home for as long as possible.

If you or your loved one are considering live in care in Christchurch or the surrounding area, read on. In this blog, we explore the benefits of live in care and why it might be the perfect solution for you. 

What’s live in care?

Live in care is round-the-clock companionship and comprehensive care for you or your loved one. 

This means your dedicated carer moves into your home with you so that they can look after your care needs and take care of domestic duties. 

Many people choose live-in care over care homes because not only is it a cost-effective alternative, but you also get to maintain your routine, retain your independence, and remain in the place you feel most comfortable for as long as possible. 

How does live in care work?

Live in care involves having a carer move into your home. This means they will need their own private room, complete with adequate heating, a bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, and, if possible a TV. 

While it’s not necessary for your carer to have a private bathroom, they will require access to functional bathing and toilet facilities. They will also need access to a kitchen and should be able to connect to reliable WiFi. 

In addition to looking after your medical needs and providing companionship, your carer can assist with other duties such as household cleaning, meal preparation, basic clinical services, support with mobility, and running errands. 

Benefits of live in care:

The beauty of live in care is that it provides practical and personalised support all within the comforts of home. 

This makes it a great option for people with dementia, illness or disability as it eliminates the emotional impact and physical upheaval of moving environments in order to receive the required care. 

It’s also an excellent choice for couples who want to remain living together, despite a change in care needs. Most of all, live in care ensures that those who require 24/7 care get to retain their independence and remain in the place they know and love best: home. 

Is live in care right for you? 

At the end of the day, it’s important to consider your own needs, desires, and preferences. For many people, live in care is the ideal solution as they get to receive the care they need surrounded by familiarity, pets, and all the comforts of home. 

In addition, family members can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their loved one is in good hands at all times. We believe that everyone deserves to receive care where they want it, no matter how complex their needs are. That’s why we offer comprehensive care in the comfort of home, sweet, home. 

Get in touch

If live in care is the solution for you and your family, we’d love to chat. Please feel free to contact us or phone us on 01202 800 494. Our friendly staff would love to answer any of your questions or provide more information.