Live-in care means having a fully trained carer/s living with you in your own home. Your live-in carer will support you with your specific needs to keep you comfortable and independent at home.
A live-in carer is able to look after you 24 hours a day and assist with your specific needs to help you to live as independently as possible, whether it is helping with daily tasks, personal care or specialist medical care.
Some people choose live-in care as an alternative to moving into a nursing home or care home, which enables them to stay in the comfort of their own homes.
The benefits of live-in care include the ability to maintain hobbies and interests, staying close to friends and family and otherwise allow people to live the life they want. It allows you to maintain ownership of your home and stay in a familiar environment avoiding the disruption and stress of moving out of your home and into a care home, which can have a big impact. It enables you to retain your lifestyle, as well as keeping your beloved pets.
Using a live-in carer as opposed to residential care means that you have more control over your daily routines while having care and support on hand whenever you need it.
It is important to remember that 24-hour care is a one-to-one service, which means that you will have a very intimate and personal relationship with the carers looking after you.