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What are the main benefits of having a live-in carer and who can benefit from having a live-in carer?

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What is live-in care?

Live-in care entails having a carer live in your home who is able to support you with any of your needs whenever you need. Depending on the level of assistance you require, you can hire a carer on a full-time live-in basis to work 12-hour shifts with 2-hour breaks or hire a 24-hour live-in care service. The latter consists of hiring 2 live-in carers to work on a rota. They can split the time and make sure they are available to help you at any time

However, if you don’t require a live-in carer to be with you all the time you can go with the part-time option and have them in your home only for a few days each week. As live-in carers sleep in your home, they are also able to support you during the night, shall you need it.

Live-in carers are there to look after you whenever you need them. If you are considering getting a live-in carer you have to bear in mind that they will need their own room. Live-in care is the ideal option if you can accommodate a live-in carer overnight.

Being First Aid trained, live-in carers will be there for you in case of emergency and able to react quickly. They can assure you are safe and secure in your home by keeping an eye on door locks and windows as well as ensuring that your environment is safe based on your needs.

What are the main benefits of having a live-in carer?

Live-in carers can support you with any needs and requirements you may have. The live-in care service we provide at Guardian Carers is tailor-made for you. No one is alike, which is why we cater to each individual client’s specifications.

The major benefit of live-in care is allowing you to maintain your independence for as long as possible. As we all know, home is the best place to be and you wish to spend as much time as possible in the home you love and cherish. Remaining in the same home environment, close to your friends, family and neighbours, as well as the places you love will enhance your independence and well-being as opposed to moving into a care facility, for instance.

The fact that you have a carer living in your home day and night is the utmost benefit in terms of safety and security. As stated above, live-in carers can be there for you in case of emergency and may be able to prevent slips and falls, for instance.

The main benefit of having a live-in carer and one of the main reasons why so many people are now choosing this option is that it enables you to be independent. At Guardian Carers we champion independence at home. The purpose of live-in care is to allow you to live as independently as possible, with the added support of a live-in carer to attend to your everyday needs.

Remaining at home gives you the freedom and independence to choose how you want to spend your time. In contrast, if you decided to move into a care home, you would need to adhere to a daily schedule.

Who can benefit from having a live-in carer?

The truth is that anyone can benefit from having a live-in carer. Here at Guardian Carers, we provide live-in care services to children, adults and elderly people. Children with learning disabilities, adults who have been discharged from hospital or elderly people with dementia have all benefitted from having a live-in carer.

It is true that for Guardian Carers, around half of our live-in care placements are for people who are suffering from dementia or any such cognitive conditions. In this particular case, live-in care is the most suitable indeed. People with dementia need to be constantly supervised and kept engaged.

With the help of a live-in carer ,a person with dementia will have someone with them at all hours of the day. More than this, all the attention will be on them, whereas in a care home, a carer’s focus will be distributed on more than one care recipient. Having one main carer at home will mean that the care receiver will be well looked after 24/7. They will be able to engage in the activities they love and receive a care plan tailor-made just for them.

People who have complex needs can also benefit from live-in care. Live-in care does not have age boundaries. Many young people who live with disabilities benefit from live-in care, which enables them to live their life as independently as possible.

Whether you need to follow a particular recovery programme that involves physiotherapy or following a prescribed nutrition plan, a live-in carer specifically chosen for you will be able to accommodate those needs. No matter your requirements, you will be offered to choose from a selection of live-in carers who are experienced in anything you need.

We work with the best of the best live-in carers in the UKWe pride ourselves on providing a premium level of service and care to all our clients, no matter what their needs are. This is proven by the fact that so far, 90% of the families we worked with have long-lasting live-in care placements.

If you need any further advice on live-in care and how it can be adjusted to meet your needs you can speak to any of our consultants who will be on hand to help you. You can make a no-obligation enquiry with Guardian Carers on 0207 183 1395.

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