Live in Care Services, a Good Option

There comes a point in many of our lives when we all may need outside help to carry out everyday tasks, we may also require help with our general well-being and health. It is important to recognise this point as soon as possible.

One solution to this issue is to consider live in care services, it is a concept that most may think to be a little strange. The norm would suggest at this point in our lives we head straight to a nursing home rather than residential care companies for this help. For care agencies London please click the link to find out more.

Before this occurs we should ask ourselves several questions:

Can I still manage around my current home?

Does my home have enough room to accommodate a live in carer?

Would a live in carer make my life more comfortable?

As our life expectancy grows with each passing generation it is only reasonable to assume that most of us will live longer, this is great news but with old age comes all of the pitfalls with it. As we get older, for the most of us our physical and mental capabilities will decline and become rather limited. While we can remain relatively independent and positive about it sometimes we just have to accept that support is needed.

When this time comes for most of the elderly leaving their life long home is often too much and can cause an immense amount of stress. Live in care is an excellent solution to this problem if circumstance dictates that it is feasible (i.e. mental and physical health is reasonably good). With a live in carer a person is able to remain in their home yet receive all of the support they need and could expect from a residential setting.

Does live in care mean living in?

The answer is no, not necessarily. Live in carers could just be there part time as and when required, for example visiting during the day at certain times and then sleeping over night to ensure the safety and comfort of the client.

If health is considered to be very good then a carer could simply remain on call at night just in case of any emergency. The advantages of having carers staying overnight also means that there may be several carers taking in turns on shift, this also helps promote social interaction and can lead to long lasting friendships.

In conclusion

Deciding if live in care services are the right choice for you is one that needs to be made with great thought. If it is deemed to deliver the best outcome for a person then there are many live in care services available locally.

Ensure references are attained and as the client you are completely comfortable with having that person in your home.

Locally Savvy can provide quotes from three agencies across the UK, for Oxford based care providers read more info here