Choosing 24 hour care at home provides a number of key benefits
- Stay in control of your life
- Have your routines and preferences listened to and respected.
- Keep up with hobbies and interests
- Maintain links with your local community, friends and social activities
- Family and friends can visit whenever suits you, no strict visiting hours.
- Consistent, one-to-one care with your usual carers.
- Round the clock managed service
- Cost effective – cheaper than a good care home, and with an added bonus of a bespoke service just for you.
We’re here to help with Live-in Care during COVID-19
Live-in care can be beneficial to those who are self-isolating. Particularly for those who are elderly or those with a pre-existing medical condition such as severe asthma, COPD or those with cancer who are receiving chemotherapy.
Live-in care ensures that you have everything you need at home without the need for visiting carers to be popping in and out. It can also mean that family and loved ones don’t have as much worry and can feel reassured that you have the right support both physically and emotionally during this difficult time.
As a direct alternative to residential care, you can stay living at home where you feel safe and comfortable, particularly during Covid-19. Although you will be spending lots of time cooped up indoors, your carer will help you to fill your days with activities – whether that’s cooking your favourite meal, completing a jigsaw puzzle or watering your plants.
LIVE-IN CARE WORK?
Live-in care offers a practical, personalised and cost-effective alternative to residential or nursing home care.
A team of two carers working in a pre-determined rota pattern will live in the home with you to provide a continuous and reliable service, thereby offering complete peace of mind.
Live-in care provides the highest level of one-to-one support and companionship that also allows you to remain in the comfortable, familiar and secure surroundings of home.
Live-in carers are normally expected to sleep at night and therefore need their own bedroom as they may live within the home from two to four weeks at a time.
The Care Worker is entitled to two hours’ time off each day which may be spent away from the home. These breaks can be arranged for a mutually convenient time and are to ensure that the carer gets enough rest.
Our carers are there to help facilitate day to day life, allowing you to live life the way you want to with support given as needed. They are always on hand to assist with domestic tasks and personal care, to provide companionship and share in hobbies and leisure activities, but will also recognise and respect a person’s wishes to be left undisturbed.
You can live as independently as you wish, whilst having the peace of mind of knowing that you are in the protective hands of a compassionate carer who will look after your health and safety at all times, and is available twenty-four hours a day to respond quickly and appropriately in the event of an emergency.
Our Care Manager will assess your care and support and will then choose a carer with the right experience and skills to ensure the best possible match.
If at any point you wish to change the chosen carer, let our Care Manager know and they will find a replacement immediately.
The cost of live-in care can be compared to that of a care home; however, with live-in care, the fee you pay is totally dedicated to actual one-to-one care provision and this means we can provide a service which is truly centred around your needs and wishes.
The exact cost of your care will depend on your individual needs. We will visit you at home to conduct a full assessment, after which we will have an idea of what you are looking for and the type of care needed to maintain your health and happiness.
A no obligation assessment with UK Care Team is the most accurate way to find out what your live-in care costs will be.
Our care assessments last for 30 days, giving you time to consider your options and make well thought out decisions about your care.