What is Live In Care?
Live in care ensures you or a loved one is cared for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a specially selected carer who lives with you in your own home. This type of care ensures that our carers can care for you and accustom to your needs immediately. Our team guarantees that all live-in carers are matched to you and are suitable to meet your necessities. This assures you that your carefully selected live in carer will be able to give the best and most useful care to you by considering your home environment.
Along with this, live in care is a good option for those with limited mobility or those with more specific needs such as people living with Dementia or Alzheimers which might not be aided by a care home or private residential home. Additionally, if your needs change, your live in care can change their care accordingly.
With live in care, you have the freedom and autonomy to live in the comfort of your own home whilst having your needs met by a trained carer, which also allows you to maintain relationships with family members or friends. A live in carer can also help with a range of tasks, from medication and health related issues to light housework and companionship which is why you might prefer it to a care home, as all of the things you require will be provided in your home by your live in carer.
Along with this, if you require more care throughout the night, Medistaff24 provides Overnight care to meet your needs 24 hours a day. Ultimately, our staff is fully trained accordingly to ensure you, as a service user, receive all the appropriate care tailored to you with live in care.
How does live-in care help?
Live in care provides person specific care which makes sure that everything you need is in the comfort of your home. For individuals with mobility issues, live-in care would be appropriate as carers can aid in daily tasks such as cleaning, washing, cooking and even companionship.
Other individuals such as those living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s can also benefit from live in care as their home environment would be familiar, unlike in a care homes, meaning they will have a better quality of life. Collectively these show the benefits for specific individuals of live in care. Other advantages include:
- Help with medication
- Meet dietary requirements
- Assistance with shopping
- Companionship – your live-in carer will not only support your care needs but they will be there for you when you need them
- Somebody to bring to hobbies e.g. exercising
- Taking care of pets
- Cleaning around the house- maintaining the home environment to be safe and as comfortable as possible for you
At Medistaff24 we also provide live-in care for couples which is a very cost effective way of ensuring you and your partner remain together at home. This is particularly beneficial if one or both of your care needs changes; the partner that is in better health can rest assured that their other half is looked after at home. The live-in carer will accommodate any changes in needs straight away, providing the most reliable and compassionate care whilst keeping you and your partner’s best interest paramount.
Costs of live-in care
How much live in care costs depends on the complexity of care and if it is for individuals or couples. Medistaff24’s live in care can cater for a range of conditions such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Palliative care. As a guide, our starting prices are:
£1,280 per week for individual live in care and £1,580 per week for couples live in care
Why choose Medistaff24?
We have in-depth knowledge of providing the best possible care to our clients. By choosing us, we’ll look after you as if you were a part of our family, getting to know you, your routines and needs so our support is right for you. Your care doesn’t stop with the live-in care at home, if needed our clinical manager who oversees your care can communicate to your GP for any special requirement you may have such as a change or review of medications, order hospital equipment, catheter care.