Why choose Live in Care?
Let’s be honest, very few people actually want to receive care but we naturally reach a point at which we, or our loved ones, can no longer fully look after ourselves as well as we should without additional support. It might be the case that live-in care becomes a serious consideration. There are all sorts of services available to help you live the life you want - perhaps help with housekeeping, social outings or support with your pets. You may need additional support with personal care, meal preparation, or help with managing medication. Due to a health condition or injury you may have specialized or complex needs.
Live-in care can be a long term arrangement or a short term care solution following a stay in hospital, to assist you taking a holiday or to give friends, family or a regular carer a break or support.
So why choose live-in home care?
Live-in home care helps individuals or couples live well and safely at home for longer and is a realistic and cost effective alternative to residential care. It avoids the significant trauma, upheaval and cost of moving, allowing the person to remain independent, comfortable and secure within the familiar setting of their own home.
Choosing home care means the individual can maintain control over their life for longer as even the best residential care will inevitably result in the loss of some independence. For example; the choice of when you wake-up or when or what you eat. Hence one can be deprived of basic dignity and choice. A good provider should listen carefully, respect the person’s preferences, lifestyle and needs and tailor make the care plan for each individual.
The vast majority of people want to stay in their homes for as long as possible. The phrase “The home is where the heart is” is very true in this situation. It is where there are a lot of memories, and treasured possessions. It is your home and it’s where the family is used to coming to visit you and from where you keep up with hobbies, interests and clubs in your local community. It is especially significant for people with dementia, who can become confused and distressed if suddenly placed in an unknown environment. This familiarity is hugely important to their overall health and well-being.
Generally, live-in care is provided by a team of two who alternate on a regular basis to provide care on a 24 hour basis 365 days a year. Hence, the customer receives care on a one to one basis as opposed to a much higher ratio in a residential setting.
Peace of mind
Family and friends can have peace of mind knowing that their loved one is being supported in the comfort of familiar surroundings.
What a quality care company should be able to provide:-
A local office in your community ensuring the management team are close at hand to provide on-going support and to react swiftly in case of emergencies.
Cost Effective Care so that you get value for money. This is particularly relevant when a couple both need care as the charge is often only marginally higher than supporting just one person.
A person centred support plan – tailor made for the individual that puts the person at the centre of their care
Consistency of care and emergency cover if the regular carer is ill or has an accident and is unable to work.
Professional caring staff who are robustly recruited, highly trained, police checked and well supported by the local office team. Personal Assistants should be trained to be active when required but also to be as unobtrusive and retiring when their presence is not needed. In that way, people can relax and enjoy the comforts of their own home, knowing that their personal space is respected.
Regulated by the Care Quality Commission and membership of a respected sector body such as the United Kingdom Home Care association (UKHCA) so as to ensure standards.
- Public Liability Insurance.
To find our more about the service that Bluebird Care Leeds North provides, please visit our Live In Care Servicepage, or give us a call on 0113 2589677 for a free consultation.
How to find the right care assistant 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 assistant chosen & care starts
You’ll be cared for by one of our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.