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Why Live in care is the most comprehensive care

Live in Care is when the carer will live with you in your home and provide care whenever you require. This is what makes it the most comprehensive care. Live-in care gives our clients the advantage of full-time care and companionship within their home 24 hours a day. Our live-in carers will work with our clients, and if necessary, their families, to support them in their daily routines. Private live in care, as any care enables you to stay in your home for as long as possible. As live in care is the most comprehensive care option, many of our clients build up to it and live in care tends to be the step before going to a care residence. That being said, our live in carers are able to come with you to a retirement residence if you wish!

Our live in carers are the very best at what they do. They are friendly, enthusiastic and highly trained to help our clients continue to live independently in the comfort and security of their own home. Dealing with an illness or change in lifestyle can be very challenging, and we truly believe there's no place like home when recovering or going through changes life throws at us.

Live in carers can assist with a wide range of duties but mostly focus on your health and wellbeing. So, while they will help with household chores their main duties will include things like medication management, assisting with physiotherapy exercises, taking you to appointments and liaising with doctors, mobility support, grooming and personal care. Live in carers are also a source of emotional support and friendship so no matter what you’re going through, you’ll have someone standing by your side.

By having a live-in carer, you will have one on one care that is completely focused on you and malleable as your needs change.

You live in care will require their own bedroom within your home and while they are available to assist you 24 hours a day, it is recommended they have at least 2 hours to themselves within this period, perfect for you to take a nap!

If you have more complex care needs, such as Alzheimer’s, familiar surroundings will be of great benefit, so staying in your home for as long as possible is a necessity. Live in carers are able to provide you or your loved one with specialised care as many private live in carers have been specially trained and will have a deeper understanding of the issues involved and will support you or your loved one through the condition.

What does live in care comprise of?

Live in care is the perfect option for you if do require daily care and assistance but you’re not quite ready to make the move to a care residence. Live in care also takes the pressure off your loved ones, who while they are happy to help when and where they can, are most likely not equipped with the skills and experience that a live-in carer will offer.

One on one care so your focus can be elsewhere

Live in care provides you with personalised, one on one care that is flexible to your everyday requirements. Live in care ensures you can remain within your home, your community and maintain your schedule for as long as you wish. Living an independent life throughout your golden years.

Your live-in carer can assist you with almost everything such as:

  • making your favourite meals
  • organising and taking you to appointments
  • medication management
  • liaising with your doctors
  • personal care
  • mobility support
  • organising your laundry
  • helping with the hoovering
  • changing bed linen
  • ensuring your home is kept clean and organised

Live in care in London frees your focus from being on making it through the day to focusing on things that truly matter to you, this can include spending time with your loved ones, going to local events and enjoying a hobby.

Live in care provides you with the freedom to take your time researching different care residences if that is a move that you are considering. You will have the luxury of finding the perfect place without the pressure of moving when you’re not quite ready. Your live-in carer can even come with you if you so wish!

Peace of mind for your security

Live in care in London also gives your loved one's peace of mind knowing that you are in safe, capable and experienced care. Having someone on hand 24 hours a day to ensure your security, safety and care will allow them to breathe easier. Also having an extra able-bodied adult within the home adds another level of security. Live in care in London assures that there is someone on hand if you should have a fall at any point of the day or night and it also deters any uninvited visitors. Ensuring you feel safe and secure within your own home is a core aspect of live in care.

It is not just physical support, but emotional too

Live in care is an excellent source of emotional support. While staying in your home for as long as possible is the goal, this can come with feelings of loneliness. Private live in care services keep you in your home, in a familiar environment and surrounded by the things you love most but with the added benefit of companionship.

Live in care agencies will make it a core requirement that you have hobbies and interests that align with your live-in carer so that you two get along like a house on fire! You’ll have someone by your side, who really understands you and whatever it is you’re going through.

Expert and specialised live in care

Live in care is a great option for you if you are dealing with some more serious health issues, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. Live in carers are specially trained and have hands on experience in these areas. Live in carers have a deeper understanding of the issues involved in conditions like these and will know how best to respond to any challenging situations that may arise. They are also able to guide you through the changes that happen within yourself, provide you with reassurance and an understanding shoulder to lean on.

How do I find a live-in care agency?

Knowing where to start your live-in care search can be overwhelming. This is where consulting an experienced private live in care agency is a good point to go from. With an agency, you have access to expert, experienced advice. Agencies also take the hassle of finding someone out of your hands and make the process a seamless experience. With Guardian Carers, we interview and screen all our candidates and we are able to provide sample contracts and a payroll service once you have made your decision on your live in care.

Flawless from the first call

Private live in care services such as Guardian Carers take the hassle of resourcing potential live in carers from you, we bring them into the office for a face to face interview where their experience and qualifications are discussed at length and we are able to obtain verbal references which we then personally check.

All of our carers will have the following:

  • First Aid and Safeguarding qualification
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • At least 3 years of experience
  • Any language requirements can be accommodated

Our consultants are also on hand to help and answer any questions you might have along the way, using a live in care agency in London like Guardian Carers means you have a direct line to the experts.

Experts working with experts

Our years of experience within the private live in care industry means we know what it takes to be a phenomenal carer, which is why all the live in carers we work with are the best in the industry. We pride ourselves on providing a premium level of service and care for our clients. We maintain the highest standards and expect the best from our carers.

So much so that 90% of the families we work with result in a happy, lasting placement. Using a private live in care agency like Guardian Carers means you can be sure you will receive support from all sides, we will take the stress of finding a carer from you and present you with a private live in carer that perfectly aligns with your care needs.

We work with your family to find solutions, whatever your needs. To make perfect and seamless placements is Guardian Carers ethos. With Guardian Carers it's your care, your home, your way.

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