Support Where You Need It
INDEPENDENT LIVING IN YOUR OWN HOME
At Nexus Care Services we understand the importance of care and support for you in your own home, enabling independent living.
We offer a “Live In” Care Packages offering 24/7 around the clock care from £1,000 per week.
Why live in care?
Sometimes, there are those who need care or assistance 24 hours a day in order to remain in their own homes. This can and often improves their physical and mental health considerably, knowing that there is always someone with them when they have a need, and it can provide considerable peace of mind for family and loved ones.
How does it work?
We provide a small team of two carers. This enables them to work one week on and one week off. The continuity is important because it helps to build a bond between the carer and the person they are caring for. It helps them to establish a routine that will focus entirely on the needs of the client and ensure that each carer gets time off (they will often have family of their own). Even so, when a carer is on duty they are with the client, 24 hours a day, each day of the week and weekend.
Do you need to provide facilities for the carer?
When we provide care on a “live in” basis, it is expected that the client will provide facilities for the carer to sleep at night and the means for them to prepare food for both the client and themselves. If the client attends any hospital visits with the carer or social activities, then the client is expected to cover the cost of any transport for both.
The company holds insurance that provides cover for the client and the carer while they are on duty.
How can we provide 24/7 care for such reasonable price?
The way we cost live in care is quite different to our normal methods of a simple hourly rate. Government guidelines permit us to pay our carers a “block amount” for live in care. It is a single amount for the entire week, and we charge the client in the same way. Because of this we can proudly pay our carers above the average rate for the work they do and keep our client charges low.
Care Homes will often charge a weekly rate in excess of our live-in care rate but that simply gives you another choice if your preference is to be cared for in your own home.