Live-in home care – care in your own home
In can be an emotional time when the conversation arises about needing more support to live at home or if you have the overwhelming feeling that you or a loved one might have to move into a care home.
In can be an emotional time when the conversation arises about needing more support to live at home, or if you have the overwhelming feeling that you or a loved one might have to move into a care home.
A whole mix of emotions rise to the service and this can be a very stressful time.
The good news is that you are not alone in this feeling, here at Bluebird Care Darlington, South Durham and Yarm we are here to take that stress away and give peace of mind. We are often approached by prospective customers, or their loved ones, who just feel overwhelmed.
A lot of the information out there points towards task-based home care and a loss of independence, but that doesn’t have to be the case.
Our Premium Live-in Care Service, we can tailored around your needs, wishes and lifestyle.
With live-in care, you have the power to stay in your own home
Home sweet home, there’s nowhere like it. Surrounded by happy memories, it’s probably the place where we all feel most relaxed.
So why throw it all away just because they need a little help here and there? Help them to remain happy and as independent as possible in their own home while you feel comfortable that they’re safe.
At Bluebird Care Darlington, South Durham and Yarm , we passionately believe in helping people who want to stay in their own homes for as long as possible.
Our award-winning care package makes it possible to continue to enjoy the comfort and familiarity of home while receiving the very highest standards of live-in help.
The quality Home Care and 24-hour live-in care we offer is a viable, affordable and preferred alternative to residential care for many people who wish to stay in their own home, while maintaining their independence and enjoying the freedom to continue their current lifestyle.
Above all else, our outstanding-rated and highly-skilled live-in carers give those they look after, and their families and loved ones, security and peace of mind.
Our experience makes us the best at offering the very highest standards of live-in care in Newcastle.
Companionship and support
One of the most important and valued aspects of a live-in carer’s role is the provision of companionship and support. For many people with live-in carers, simply having someone friendly on hand to chat with about their opinions and experiences can improve their happiness and quality of life immeasurably.
In cases where friends or family are able to visit only intermittently, or are absent altogether, a live-in carer can be a best friend to the person receiving care. Sharing quality time with an understanding and caring friend is both comforting and therapeutic.
In this capacity, a live-in carer can become a trusted companion with whom to enjoy recreational activities such as trips to the cinema, theatre or social club; take short breaks with; play cards or games or share a hobby with. They may simply be someone that the person receiving care may relax and chat with over a cup of tea.
Live-in carers provide security and peace of mind
Above all else, live-in carers give those they care for, and their families and loved ones, security and peace of mind.
Knowing that a fully trained, compassionate and trustworthy live-in carer is always around to ensure continued wellbeing and safety, and who can respond quickly and appropriately in the event of an emergency, is immensely reassuring.
We arranged Care for our Great Aunt, all her family live away, and we knew that she never wanted to go into a Care Home. She was a very private person but loved her daily and weekly routine. Both us as her family, as well as Kathleen, knew she needs more support, what we didn’t know until we spoke with Bluebird is what that support could look like. They were fantastic from the start, getting to understand Kathleen and her routine and what she loved to do. We thought she would have to give up a lot, but Bluebird just made it happen, whether that be supporting Kathleen to see her friends, and host a coffee morning, or pop out along the coast for Fish and Chips, this is something that we know she lived for and we were fearful that she would lose this if she went into a care home. Bluebird Care even arranged for Kathleen to come and visit family in York, they planned the whole trip. We are forever grateful for Lynn and the team at Bluebird, they have gone above and beyond in the care for Kathleen, we are so glad we opted for live-in care with Bluebird, as I know any other option such as a care home would have been disastrous for Kathleen wellbeing and mental health. We also as a family had peace of mind that she was getting the very best care, as well as living her life the best way she could
Sarah, Bluebird Care Newcastle Customer
We engaged Bluebird Care as our Mum needed extra support around the house, she had been diagnosed with Dementia, and although not advanced, we knew she would struggle to live independently living on her own. We were resigned to the fact that we were going to have to up-root our Mum into a care facility, and that just didn’t sit comfortably with us. We felt that if that happened, our Mum would deteriorate rapidly, we had seen it with other relatives. We had not heard of live-in care until we spoke with Bluebird, it was exactly what we were looking for, and we had comfort straight away that it was what Mum wanted. What was even better, we had more contact with her through Video messaging which was great for mum and our children. Every day is different, and what is so refreshing is The Bluebird team cook up a lot of home-cooked food and Mums favourite meals. Nothing is too much trouble for Bluebird, and they sit down and plan out activities that Mum loves to do, they have even got her back into doing gardening. Big thank you from all of us
Harry, Bluebird Care Darlington, South Durham and Yarm Customer
Why live in care at home?
Live-in care helps people live well at home for longer by providing specialist care in the comfort of the home. Our fully managed service provides you with the assistance you require to safely maintain your independence, avoiding the trauma of upheaval for those in need of full time support.
Independence, dignity and choice
For many, moving in the later years of life to unfamiliar surroundings can cause significant trauma. However good residential or nursing care is, the institutional nature of it means losing one's independence is almost always inevitable, this can have grave effects on your mental and physical health.
Choosing 24-hour care at home provides a number of key benefits:
- Stay in control over life for longer
- Benefit from having your routines, privacy and preferences respected and listened to
- Keep up with hobbies, interests and clubs in your local community
- Maintain relationships and family life - seeing friends and family in a relaxed and familiar environment for everyone
- Use home surroundings to stimulate care - such as the ground-breaking SPECAL method for dementia
- Keeping the Same GP
- Keeping your pets
Familiar and safe surroundings
We passionately believe that most people want to stay in their homes for as long as possible. Home is where your belongings, treasures, pets and memories are. Where the family is used to coming to visit and where your community can support you. This is especially important for people living with dementia, as familiarity is hugely important to overall health and well-being.
Live in care makes it possible to continue enjoying these comforts, whilst receiving the support you require.
By choosing live-in care with Bluebird Care Darlington, South Durham and Yarm, you are choosing to continue living with choice and control, surrounded by your families and communities.
Ensuring that dietary and nutritional needs are met
A balanced diet and the intake of adequate nutrition and hydration are essential for the maintenance of health and wellbeing. As a result of a medical condition, you or your loved one may experience a reduced appetite, a loss of interest in eating or may need assistance with eating.
A live-in carer can help by shopping for groceries, preparing favourite meals which are healthy and nutritious yet respect your food preferences and by making sure that you or your loved one are getting enough to eat and drink.
Understanding nutrition is an essential part of being a live-in carer – some medical conditions require particular diets, or special ways of preparing foods. People with dementia often require diets which are highly colourful, or which they can eat with their fingers ‘on the hoof’. Texture modified diets for people with swallowing difficulties must be prepared to exact specifications, too little or too much pureeing can pose more risks. People living with conditions like MS or cancer may have extremely specific nutritional diets that live-in carers will understand and be able to deliver.
But the most important aspect of dietary needs is the enjoyment of food. A home cooked meal, prepared to your specifications, served in your home, in good company, can do wonders for our sense of wellbeing.
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How to find the right care for you or your relative
1. Find your local office
Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.
2. Get in touch with us
Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.
We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.
4. Care team chosen & care starts
You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.