Live In Care Hub – Residential Care Homes Are Not The Only Option!
The more people know about live-in care, the better lives our loved one’s will enjoy.
Trudi Scrivener , Managing Director at Ashridge Home Care and Founding Member at the Live-in Care Hub says: “We are committed to raising awareness of live in care as a better alternative to residential care. Through our work with the Live-in Care Hub, the message is starting to spread, and people are taking more time to consider their options. Our national involvement in raising awareness of live-in home care is having a positive effect on the industry, as we are dedicated to raising the standards of care provided to people in their own homes.”
So, what is the alternative to care homes and how do we know if it’s better?
A “Better at Home Study” demonstrated why live in care is a real alternative to residential or nursing home care. The study shares findings from research commissioned by the live in home care hub showing that people living in their own homes with live in care are happier and safer than those living in residential care.
Someone who has a live-in carer enjoy greater independence, despite the fact that people receiving live-in home care have similar levels of disability to those in residential and nursing homes. In fact a shocking 37 per cent of people in residential and nursing care don’t ever leave their homes, compared with just 21 per cent of people with a live-in carer. A full 16 percentage points difference.
“Some of the most eye-catching examples of this include one 108 year old gentleman who still actively tends his garden and goes for walks –and another, a retired architect who’d suffered a stroke. He’d lost the use of his right side, but has now taken up painting – with his left hand, something that would never have been achieved without the care he’s received at home.” Better at home report – 2019
AHC is working closely with all Live-In Care Hub members – a group of 21 high quality live-in care providers spanning a huge network across the country – who share the same vision and are willing and able to help raise awareness of live in care.
The hub’s members have the capacity to help vulnerable people across the UK and are working tirelessly to stay on top of Covid-19 by embarking on a massive nationwide recruitment campaign to ensure there are live-in carers for everyone that needs one. This increased drive includes a robust training programme ensuring that every new applicant can be trained and ready to work with clients within a matter of days.
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The Live-in Care Hub’ is an impartial information resource and a friendly point of contact where you can learn all you need to help make a decision about arranging live in home help for yourself or a relative.
Ashridge Home Care is a multi award winning, family owned, specialist home care provider. Based in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire providing services across the South East of England.