Live-in care support – What do you need to know?

As we age, the daily tasks we previously performed with ease can become increasingly difficult, and at times, downright impossible.

For many elderly individuals and their families, this can lead to a daunting question, what are the best options to maintain quality of life and independence?

One solution that has gained popularity is live-in care. This support system allows elderly or disabled individuals to live comfortably and safely in their homes while receiving the assistance they need.

What is live-in care?

Live-in care involves a professional carer coming to the home of the person requiring care. This could involve short visits or providing around-the-clock support.

At Nexus Care, our services are tailored to the client’s specific needs. Our care packages are available from 30 minutes to 24 hours a day, depending on the level of support needed.

This can be a flexible approach, with the amount of care provided varying over time changing to ensure all care needs are met.

During the initial assessment at your home, we consider which of our carers would be most compatible with you, and who will best understand your needs.

All our carers are fully qualified and trained, and have experience in the care industry.

Our carers help with a variety of tasks, including personal care (like bathing and dressing), meal preparation, medication management, mobility assistance, companionship and more.

Live-in care provides a personalised service that can be tailored to the individual needs of the client, which may change over time.

Live-in care versus care homes

Often, the alternative to live-in care is moving to a residential care home. While homes can provide a certain level of support and companionship, they do involve a significant shift from one’s familiar surroundings and often result in a loss of independence.

In contrast, live-in care allows individuals to stay in the comfort of their homes, surrounded by their possessions, neighbours, friends and family.

Live-in care offers a higher degree of personalised attention, as there is often a 1:1 carer to client ratio, compared to the more limited staffing ratios in care homes.

This not only allows the carer to fully focus on their client’s needs but also enables them to form a meaningful relationship, which can have a significant positive impact on the individual’s well-being.

The benefits of live-in care

The personalisation of care not only ensures that physical needs are met but also allows for greater emotional and social well-being.

Our carers can help to facilitate social activities and hobbies, enhancing the quality of life for the client. This includes assistance with hospital appointments, shopping, social activities and more.

The continuation of living at home allows individuals to maintain a sense of familiarity, comfort and independence, which can significantly contribute to overall happiness and mental health.

There is also the benefit of companionship, a vital aspect of elder care often overlooked but essential in reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Live-in care is an increasingly popular option that provides a viable alternative to care homes and can provide considerable peace of mind for you, your family and your loved ones.

As our population continues to age, the demand for such person-centric, homely and flexible care solutions will continue to grow.

In our next blog, we will explore what home care entails for our clients.

At Nexus Care Services, we provide tailored care plans to support your individual needs. If you or a loved one needs support, contact us today at 0121 308 2906.


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