In a nutshell live in care is for anyone who wants to remain as independent as their situation allows them to but who is unable to stay alone by themselves.
We have many years experience and we like to use our knowledge to provide realistic solutions for our clients.
For the person who is considering being admitted to a care home
In most situations we can avoid people admitted to a care home and can demonstrate support packages that are more suitable and beneficial. Trying live-in support at your own home is far less of an upheaval than going into a care home and often less expensive.
For the person being discharged from Hospital
The urgent need for support is often put upon families when hospital discharge is reliant on having the appropriate level of care and support in place.
We can assist in most scenarios. We work with the discharge team and other professionals involved to assist with a safe and timely return home. We help to ensure that the proper support and where necessary equipment is in place.
A live in support assistant can help with convalescence, recuperation and rehabilitation. On occasions we work alongside Community Nurses and we are there when health can be at its lowest. Once home we usually see clients building their confidence and strength, on a daily basis.
Often our support assistants can give assistance with, convene, PEG, suppositories and tracheotomy care.
For the person that has been in a care home and wants to return home
Some people have a trial period in a residential care home but have found they just cannot settle and want to return home.
Providing this is the right decision for the person we will visit the care home and work with everyone to make sure a smooth transition back home can be made. We find even complex care needs can usually be managed at the person’s home.
When hourly support is no longer sufficient
Quite often clients will start hourly services with Home Care Preferred or another care agency but in time find that this service no longer fills their needs. This can be because of deterioration in health or a change in personal circumstances. At the point of receiving numerous calls per day as well as having night care the costs can become significant and prohibitive.
A more cost effective solution is to have a dedicated support assistant. This offers continuity that a team of carers cannot always provide when there are several calls a day and night visits too. Having just one live in support assistant will mean that the client will benefit from continuity and of course peace of mind for families. There is real comfort knowing that a trusted person is on hand, no matter what the time of day
When a person is not happy with their current care agency
Sadly we hear from a lot of families who are not happy with their current care providers and they want to make a change.
In these circumstances we work towards a professional handover from the existing agency. We also seek to find where the agency was failing to ensure that your expectations are met. We are confident that you will not want to change providers once you use Home Care Preferred.
Live-in Care for Couples
We see so many people who have lived an incredible number of years together and the prospect of one of the partners being admitted to a care home whilst the other stays at home is a daunting one. This can have a devastating effect on both partners and the wider family.
Live in care for couples removes the need for people to be separated, enabling them to remain together in their home and to continue to enjoy their daily lives whilst receiving the level of support they need.
Our live in support assistants are discreet and unobtrusive, however they are on hand when needed whether to provide care support or all the duties associated with running a home and of course companionship. This provides peace of mind both for the couple and their family.
We hear time and time again from families the sense of relief knowing that loved ones are in the safe hands of a responsible and kind person. Live in care for couples enables a good level of independence, choice and the ability to continue sharing a quality life together.