When frailty, advancing age and vulnerability start to become a part of everyday life, it can be a difficult time for families.
Most of us, given the choice, would prefer to see our elderly and frail relatives live out their days in their own home, surrounded by the things they hold dear, like a favourite chair, family photographs and a much-loved pet.
But often, someone who has been independent, strong and healthy discovers that living alone is increasingly challenging.
In such situations, it is not always possible for relatives to provide loved ones with the care and attention they need. And what they seek is a carer for their mum, dad or elderly relative who will live-in.
The nature of live-in care
Our live-in carers provide round-the-clock care for people who are frail and vulnerable at one of the most challenging times of their life.
We seek to provide to our clients someone who will:
- give support and gentle companionship;
- respect a client’s dignity, privacy and choice;
- assist with all personal care tasks;
- encourage and help their client to do as much for themselves as possible for as long as they wish, and
- undertake light housework, cooking and shopping duties if that’s what the client wishes.
Our live-in care clients
Many of our clients are elderly and want to maintain their independence for as long as possible. Some have varying degrees of dementia, from short-term memory loss to advanced Alzheimer’s. Others may have Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis. Some need respite care after a hospital stay, or may perhaps be recovering from a stroke. Many of our clients need palliative care.
For all our clients, choosing live-in care is all about providing the peace of mind which comes from one-to-one support, preserving a greater degree of independence, and enabling our clients to remain in their own home for as long as they wish.
If you’d like to talk to someone about the option of live-in care, please call 01453 839290 and one of our friendly head-office team will be happy to help.