Three easy steps to live-in care
1. Get in Touch
Contact our expert care team today and we will be very happy to discuss your requirements with you.
2. Arrange a Home Visit
One of our qualified Care Managers will arrange a home visit. This is so we can conduct a full and thorough assessment in order to create a carefully personalised care plan.
3. Commence Care
Your Care Manager will then work with our experienced bookings team to match the best possible live-in carer. Often, the next day.
Why choose live-in care during the COVID-19 pandemic?
A live-in care service provides the emotional and physical support that a vulnerable adult may need during self-isolation or a life with less contact than normal for their own safety. Whether it be care support or simply company and companionship, live-in care continues to provide help and support. It is our belief, that a live-in carer is the very best option for practical and emotional help and support during this time.
At Corinium Care we provide a bespoke, fully managed, premium live-in care service across the UK. Providing care for over 25 years, our team are dedicated to helping individuals remain safely at home, particularly following the outbreak of COVID-19.
Benefits of live-in care during the coronavirus outbreak
- Our carers live in the home 24 hours a day, 7-days a week. This reduces unnecessary contact from multiple healthcare professionals during the coronavirus outbreak
- Fully trained in the importance of good hygiene practice and infection control, our live-in carers can help clients to stay safe at home
- From collecting your medication or groceries to accepting contactless shopping, our carers can ensure all external activity is in line with rigorous infection control procedures to help keep you as safe as possible
- Live-in care can help with reducing loneliness during time of self-isolation. We expertly match each client with the right Corinium Carer who will not only look after care needs but become a loyal and sympathetic companion
- Care exclusively tailored to you with round-the-clock support from our fully managed service. Your dedicated Care Manager will keep in regular contact and fully informed about the latest government guidelines relating to the coronavirus outbreak. They are committed to ensuring that they exceed your expectations throughout your care journey
Are care homes a dangerous option?
- With residential homes reliant on a volume of carers to support their residents, providers are also having to make the very difficult decision to severely limit the visits of friends, family and general visitors. Live-in care reduces contact to one care worker who lives in the home for a minimum of 7-days. This limited contact could reduce the risk, and providing loved ones with peace of mind.
- Self-isolation in a care home could be a lonely experience, particularly if friends and family are not able to visit. With live-in home care during self-isolation, clients can continue to take comfort in being in their own home and choose who they safely welcome to visit.
- You will not only receive a carer chosen for their care skills, but someone who is carefully matched for sharing similar interests and outlook on life. This compatibility makes a true difference to the quality of life, particularly when external hobbies and interests are limited.
With comparable costs to residential care, live-in care provides an affordable solution. This is particularly evident when considering care options during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Minimising the risk of infection
Wash your hands
Wash your hands regularly, for at least 40 seconds. Be sure to also carry a pocket-sized hand sanitiser with you.
Wear a face covering
Ensure you have a clean mask with you when you're out and about to cover your face with. Especially when indoors.
Follow the guidance
Be sure to regularly check the government websites to ensure you are up to date with any changes in guidance.
Avoid crowded spaces
Make sure to avoid public spaces unless absolutely necessary. This will minimise your interaction with other people.
Avoid touching your face or other shared objects with your hands.
Catch it and bin it
Carry a small packet of tissues with you at all times so you can catch any coughs or sneezes to then throw in the bin.
We have introduced special measures to ensure we keep our clients and carers as safe and protected as possible:
- We have asked our live-in carers to extend their availability and remain in their bookings where possible. This reduces the number of changeovers and travelling between bookings.
- We have reduced unnecessary contact. Instead of face to face reviews and reassessment, clients have been offered telephone contact to ensure continuity of care and the support offered remains of the highest standard.
- Before new carers are introduced into a new package, they must all provide written confirmation of where they have travelled in the last 14 days and confirm that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms and disclose whether they have been in contact with anyone else who has presented symptoms.
- We have a secure supply of Personal Protective Equipment (face masks, aprons and gloves) and our carers are all trained in how and when to use them.
- At every opportunity we are reminding carers of the importance of hand-washing upon arrival and when leaving a clients’ home.
Looking after our carers’ wellbeing is crucial at this time, particularly for those extending their bookings for longer than expected. In response, we are providing additional support calls and sending regular communication out to all of our carers to ensure they are fully aware of the latest government guidelines including the importance of good hygiene.
We are also regularly reaching out to our clients and their families so they are aware of this guidance, any important updates and provide reassurance that as a business we are keeping a close eye on the situation as it develops.
Yes, both our induction and refresher training courses have been adapted to include extra sessions around COVID-19, infection control and personal hygiene. Our carers must complete the training programme to a high standard in order to successfully register with the company.
If any carer or client displays the symptoms they need to follow the latest government guidelines regarding self isolation. They have been instructed to notify us immediately on 01453 839290.
Yes, more than ever we recognise the importance of home care in alleviating pressure on hospitals and family members. Live-in care ensures that individuals can continue to receive the care they need in the comfort of home.
With our dedicated matching service, we not only ensure carers have the right skills to care, but also share similar interests and outlook on life to the client they are placed with. This can help reduce loneliness during times of self-isolation where external activities are limited.
If you require additional care and support during the coronavirus outbreak, rest assured we can help. Please do not hesitate to give our team a call on 01453 839290 or submit and enquiry via our online form.