Finding Suitable Support
Live in care suits all kinds of people, and can be tailored to fit the unique needs and wishes of each individual.
No one likes to think about getting older, but it happens to all of us. As we age, our needs change – and sometimes we need a hand keeping on top of everyday tasks. Now, that doesn’t mean that a person needs to surrender their independence completely and move into a residential care facility. After all, no one wants to leave their home when they reach a certain age – and if by hiring an Independent People live in carer that can be avoided. A person can stay in their home with all of its familiarity and memories, but have someone on hand to support them when they need it. So, who is live in care suitable for?
Those who value their independence
Live in care is ideal for those who want to remain as independent as possible in their old age. As we get older, just keeping on top of household chores and maintaining a good appearance can become all-consuming, leaving little time for any social activities or hobbies. Well, a live in carer will help to lighten that load. A person will be able to take pride in their appearance and home once more, and will be free to do the things they love. Whether that’s having friends over to try some of their culinary creations or doing a spot of gardening, a carer will provide all the support someone needs.
Those dealing with the loss of their partner
If they have been together for many years, a couple can often be very dependent on each other. When they are then left on their own following the death of a partner, an elderly person can feel very vulnerable and low on confidence – especially if they relied on their partner to do, say, the shopping or housework. A live in carer will be able to easy that loneliness and worry, and will help them to adjust to a life without their partner. They won’t replace them, but they’ll help a person to regain their independence and self-confidence.
Those with health issues
For someone with health concerns, a live in carer really is invaluable. Elderly people can sometimes forget to take their medication, which could of course leave them in need of serious medical attention. Having someone there to remind them to take their medicines will ensure that that doesn’t happen. For those who are prone to falls, a carer will help to keep them mobile safely, and will be able to plan an exercise routine that will keep them fit and active for as long as possible.
A tailored care plan
As you can see, live in care is suited to all kinds of people. No one likes to admit that they need help, but by acting now problems can be avoided in the future. While live in care is comparable in price to a residential care home, it offers people much more flexibility and the chance to stay in familiar, comforting surroundings. It’s important to get in touch with a care provider who specialise in live in care, so that they can match you with a carer who is experienced when it comes to your particular needs. No person is the same – and no live in care package is either. That’s why it is the right move for so many to make.