How Does It Work | Dementia Live-in Care
At certain points in the lives of your loved ones, you may start considering getting them some extra assistance for their daily tasks. Families typically turn to live-in home care when their loved one(s) are in need of timely and around-the-clock attention to ensure that they are able to live to their fullest, no matter their condition or medical issues.
The days are gone where you had to settle for a care home in your later years. The home environment is often more suitable than a residential care home for a variety of reasons, with friends and family near, loneliness and vulnerability is less likely. Not only will your loved one will be looked after by someone with years of experience to their name, our carers can quickly establish a strong bond of companionship with the person they are caring for.
At Ashridge Home Care we understand how difficult it can be for families when a loved one is living with dementia. There are so many unanswered questions around this condition and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help and advice. We support many families across Buckinghamshire through their dementia journey and find ways to help them through what can sometimes be a challenging time.
Midge is 91 year old and has Dementia
Midge is a lovely lady living in Buckinghamshire with Tom her son, a retired RAF officer and his wife Carol who works in the NHS Safeguarding department. They decided that Midge should move in with them after she had a series of falls in her own home, she was getting in a muddle with her medication and started to neglect herself. It was clear that she needed around the clock supervision.
Since Midge moved in with her son she is enjoying good health and is being well looked after with her family around her. Tom and Carol have a busy and full life, they enjoy time out with friends and regular holidays. They had considered placing Midge in a care home for respite care while they were away on holiday but they were concerned that the upheaval of unfamiliar surroundings would be upsetting for her.
When they found out about live in home care as an alternative to residential care, particularly that the cost of live in care compared favourably to that of respite care in a home, they realised that it was the ideal solution. It allowed them to continue to enjoy life while having the peace of mind that Midge was well cared for in her own home.
Tom and Carol go on regular holidays and while they are away Ashridge Home Care have worked with the family to provide a fully managed live in care service. The carer provides all the care and assistance Midge needs, including preparing meals, housekeeping and very important companionship.
“Having a live in carer looking after Midge while we are away gives us so much reassurance, we know that she is being well looked after and she enjoys the company. It’s a brilliant service and something we didn’t even know existed until recently!” (Tom Kerr, Buckinghamshire)
Here to Help
Choosing live-in home care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly. Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible. We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.