Types of Care
What is Live in care?
Live-in care for older people is not a new concept, it’s been preserving people’s dignity and independence for years in the UK. A live-in carer lives with you in your own home as your companion and supporter. They assist with everyday tasks like cooking, cleaning and personal care which may be washing, dressing and grooming. With this help, you and your loved ones can continue to live exactly how you choose to keeping the hobbies and interests you love. 24/7 Live-in care can also supports those with more advanced care needs like alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, general frailty and stroke. By providing a 1-2-1 person centred approach at home it is possible to prevent falls and identify infections early to prevent hospital admission. Families can rest assure their loved ones are safe, comfortable and getting the most out of life with quality live-in care at home.
What is visiting care?
If you feel you are not yet ready for a live-in carer, or you would prefer the flexibility that visiting care can give you, we can introduce carers who will visit you in your home as often or as little as you like. This is a great way to introduce care as having someone else to help can seem strange at first, no one wants to give up their independence but remember a carer is not there to take over. They can help with the same tasks as the live-in carers from as little as 1 hour to 12 hours per day, whatever routine suits you. Or if you live alone and require reassurance at night you can have a carer to sleep over or stay awake by your bedside. This can be very comforting for those who may be suffering from disturbed nights.
It might be that you will need 1 or 2 carers visiting you during the day and another for the night; they can stay awake by your bedside helping you as you require or sleep in a room near to you so you can call upon them up to three times per night, for 30 minutes each time.
Having a visiting carer can provide you with the flexibility you need during, what can be, a very difficult time.
Both a visiting carer and a live in carer can provide support at home through friendly companionship and perso
nal care allowing one to keep their dignity and independence at home.
What is Respite Care?
Respite care can be a great way to ensure a family member or loved one receives a high quality level of care and support at home. This could be a chance for yourself or family to have a break from being the primary carer, allowing you to have perhaps some well anticipated and deserved me time. Respite care is also commonly used after hospital admission, live-in care at home can be a great way to build both strength and confidence again in a comfortable well known environment. Available for 1-6 weeks at a time, respite care offers full-time care to those who need it, allowing to take some time out. Whether you’ve planned a holiday or you’re needed elsewhere at short notice, respite care offers help in both emergency and pre-planned situations. This care option is also a good way to introduce care at home and gives choice and flexibility to consider 24/7 live-in care if it ever be required.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care also referred to commonly as End of life care is a specialized form of care for a person with a terminal illness. As the illness cannot be cured, palliative care’s focus is on making a patient as comfortable as possible during their final days. Things like pain management and the alleviation of distressing symptoms are paramount. A live-in carer will support following a well planed care package, this is certainly a difficult time for family and its understandable that there may or may not be a prognosis.
It’s not only practical management of an illness that palliative care is concerned with. It also encompasses emotional, psychological and spiritual support. That’s both for the patient and for their family, friends and loved ones. Again palliative care is closely associated with end of life care. It is not, however, only provided toward the end of a patient’s illness. It can also be offered in the earlier stages, alongside other therapies to treat their condition.