Live in Care for Couples
Live in Care for a couple is one of the most popular services that we offer. It’s a sad fact that many nursing homes cannot provide accommodation for couples: often leaving people who have lived together for many years to face life without their partner at just the time when they need them the most.
We strongly believe that older people should be assisted by whatever means possible to continue living together in familiar surroundings regardless of the conditions that affect them. That’s why we work hard with the couple and their family to put together a plan of care and support that takes into account all of their medical and social needs.
Caring for couples
Our friendly, professional homecare assistants can support couples in their own home with help around the home, personal care and medical assistance. The assistant is also there to provide companionship, if needed – they’re very aware, however, that companionship for a couple should always be provided discreetly with respect for the special nature of the relationship between the people involved.
We believe that the bond between the assistant and the couple is very special too. It’s not just a question of the homecare assistant helping around the house, with medication and with and personal care that is needed – the assistant also provides emotional support when required. We see everyone that we deal with as real people with their own wants and needs – when you do this, it’s easy to get to know each other well and use this knowledge as a foundation for a healthy respectful relationship.
Benefits of Live in Care for couples
The benefits of live in care are multiplied when the care is provided for a couple. These benefits are both emotional and financial.
In most cases, staying at home in well-loved surroundings, without the upheaval of a major move, provides a stress free, seamless move into assisted living. When there is no need to adjust to new surroundings and familiar people, places and things are close at hand, all of your energies can be applied to enjoying your quality of life rather than worrying about new situations.
Financially, it is generally less expensive to have a live in assistant at home for two people than to be faced with two sets of fees for separate care of each partner.
Sometimes one partner in the relationship is more able than the other and so the care of the less able person falls to them. We can offer support when the main carer needs a break or some extra support at home for a short time.
Whatever your needs, call us on 01202 859440 to discuss live in care options with one of our friendly support staff.