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Step-by-Step Guide to Live-in Care

Live-in care is an alternative solution to living in a care home and enables those in need of care to continue to live in a familiar and comfortable environment for as long as possible

A caregiver will live in your home and provide support with all aspects of care and household needs. It is the perfect choice for those looking for fully personalised care while continuing to enjoy relative independence and their preferred lifestyle which still allows you to retain relative independence and your preferred lifestyle. Surprisingly, it is also relatively affordable and compares favourably to the cost of moving into a care home

The benefits of choosing live-in care

Live-in care is the most personalised style of care that you can receive. At Cera, after conducting our initial care assessment, we will match your loved one with a caregiver based on their personality and needs. If for any reason they are unhappy, we will not hesitate to find them an alternative caregiver who they feel more comfortable with. It’s so important to be able to build a bond with your caregiver and grow to feel at ease around them. Yet, in a care home, caregivers often look after multiple clients and have little time to spend in creating bonds with residents or providing anything beyond basic care.

Live-in care allows you to remain independent, as you can come and go as you please and, of course, the company of family and friends is always welcome. You can choose what you eat, what you need assistance with and keep pursuing your hobbies and interests without seeking the consent of your caregivers.

Live-in care is fully comprehensive: caregivers can help run your errands, cook meals, walk your dog and aid you with anything else you require help for. They also provide emotional support and companionship through eating a meal together, watching TV with you and helping you to pursue your hobbies.

Live-in care requirements

It is important to keep in mind that a live-in caregiver will require their own bedroom. Alternatively, if you need 24-hour care, but do not have a room for the caregiver, you can arrange overnight and hourly care in your home. Although live-in caregivers are available all day, they should have a 2 hour break in any period of 24 hours.

Live-in care doesn’t have to be for the long term. You can arrange short-term live-in care for when you or your loved one requires extra care after being discharged from hospital or, if you’re in need of round-the-clock care, a professional, full-time caregiver can provide a regular carer with respite breaks.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 020 3034 4500 to arrange your free care assessment, with no obligation, to find out how you could benefit from live-in home care.

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