Transitioning Into Live-In Care With The Support Of A Live-In Care Agency
There are all sorts of reasons why someone might require the support of a live-in carer. And while the decision can feel like a life-changing one for everyone involved, our team are here to help, advise, and support the transition for you and your family.
This article has been created to ease some of the most common concerns that we hear, to answer some of the most pressing questions you might have, and to encourage you to embrace live-in care as a flexible and accessible option for long term care.
What Is Live-In Care?
When you contact a live-in care agency , the first thing to do is advise the agency on the type of care you are looking for, whether it’s for someone living with dementia, a young adult who needs support, an elderly family member who can no longer look after themselves, or something else.
From there, your live-in care agency will help you find the best round the clock support depending on the individual needing support and what exactly they need from their carer. We understand that every situation is different and so will work with you to identify the best routine for your loved one – whether that’s full time live-in care support or more of a respite arrangement to ease your loved one in slowly.
The Benefits Of Live-In Care
One of the most common misconceptions in the care industry is that engaging live-in care services will somehow limit the lifestyle of the loved one seeking care. Family members come to us with concerns about visiting their loved ones, while the individual requiring care is often concerned about losing their freedom.
In fact, the reality of live-in care is that it provides more flexibility and greater freedom to the individual than living alone – with our care team dedicated to supporting them in whatever they want to do. Families who already use our live-in care services herald the support as it enables them to keep their pets, to enjoy day trips and visits out, and to live freely and safe in the knowledge that theirs / their loved ones’ best interests are being taken care of.
And that’s without mentioning the number one benefit of live-in care – that the individual requiring care can access all these benefits from the comfort of their own home.
The Transition Process – And How To Find The Right Live-In Care Agency
Selecting the right live-in care agency and team for you or your family member can feel like an overwhelming and often daunting process. We understand that the process of moving a carer into your loved one’s home is challenging both for them and for you – which is why the transition process is so important to us, and why we offer a range of services in the lead up to fulltime care support.
Our respite care is one service that can enable individuals who require care to get used to the support of our carers and get to know the people who will be helping and looking after them.
Alternatively, for those who want to transition straight into fulltime care we will work with you to select the right carer based on your profile and requirements and will monitor the process to ensure that all parties are happy with the arrangement.
Whatever your needs, our live-in carers are here to help. Get in touch with us today to discuss the process and to start your search for the right care support for you.