Why live in care?
If you are reading this, chances are you’ve heard of ‘live in care’, or at least the concept of it. There is a good reason it is one of the fastest growing care services offered in the UK. In this post, we will look into why many more people are choosing ‘live in care’ services as an alternative to care homes and other traditional care services for their loved ones.
Live In Care Offers A More Personal Touch
Choosing someone to take care of your loved ones is never going to be an easy decision. In more traditional care services (e.g. care homes), you can get passed around. The idea behind live in care is that you get one person over an extended period of time, helping take care of you or your loved one.
Moving to a care home or community, at such a vulnerable time in life, has been known to cause trauma. Making sure our loved ones don’t experience this is something we all want.
Having the option to select the person that will be taking care of your loved one in the privacy of their own home should not be rushed. Once you find the right person or organisation, however, you then get a more personal touch as the care provided is meant to ensure your loved one’s routine is not interrupted.
Other care services do not provide the personal touch ‘live in care’ naturally does.
Live in Care offers Independence
Being able to keep the same routine, including hobbies, interests and meeting with family and friends in a relaxed environment means the world for the elderly and those with a disability.
For those with dementia, using the home surroundings to stimulate care is another added advantage. The SPECAL method has been known to help with dementia for example.
Think down the line. Would you prefer to have live in care if you ever reach the age where you are vulnerable? Of course, you would. It’s a big reason for the surge in growth in this kind of service.
Live In Care Service Providers Are Tightly Regulated
Because of the persona nature of the service being offered with live in care, it is a service that is tightly regulated. We say rightly so. As a CQC qualified live in care service provider, Ashridge Home Care welcomes any questions you may have about us as a business, as well as any of our live-in carers.
Whoever you may be considering using, it is important that you do your own checks. Meet with the carers and get an idea if they’re the kind of person you want looking after your loved one.
Live In Care Saves Money for Couples
A more surprising reason as to why live in care is growing, actually comes to economies of scale. If you are looking for a live-in carer to take care of your parents, this is much cheaper than traditional care services and can provide a real financial alternative to care homes.
The relationship and trust built with a live-in care provider can rarely be matched with any other type of service. This combined with the fact that it is a similar price to one bed within a care home, even for an individual, means more people are turning to ‘live in care’ services.
The value you get from this, alongside all of the pre-mentioned benefits, such as being in the comfort of one’s own home and actually being able to keep the routine you’ve built, means that live in care is definitely an option you should be considering.
If you are considering ‘live in care’ for someone you love, and are based in the UK, give us a call so we can discuss your needs.
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