When asked about their preferences, 70% of elderly people surveyed stated that they did not want to leave their homes and move into a care home. With a clear desire to remain in their own home and maintain as much independence as possible, live-in care can be the perfect meeting point between requiring additional care and having to give up an independent lifestyle.
Whilst most of us would much prefer to take care of our parents ourselves, the logistics of juggling work, children and caring for our parents would be far too much to handle for even the most organised individual. Taking responsibility of 24-hour care can change the dynamic of your relationship, sometimes negatively, which in turn increases stress and potentially damages relationships.
With the increase in available care at home services nationwide, you can expect full support in daily-assistance as well as more specialised care for life-altering conditions such as Dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and more.
Most frequently asked questions about live-in care
- How does live-in care differ from residential care?
The ultimate difference between live-in care and residential care is that your parents are able to live in their own home for as long as they wish. Another importance difference between the two care options is the level of independence your parents have. With live-in care, your carer will take control over household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and gardening as well as helping your parents maintain their social life. Your assigned carer will take your loved one out and about as often as they wish, wherever they would like to go; offering a level of freedom that you may not get from residential care homes.
- Is there any financial assistance for live-in care?
Some local authorities do offer financial assistance towards home care. If you are unsure as to whether or not your local authority will be able to help with care costs, our regional care partners will be able to offer help and advice.
- What happens if my parent’s health deteriorates?
Whether you are investing in care at home to help a parent recover from a stroke or some other temporary debilitating illness, or your parent has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Cancer and you know that their care needs will change as time goes by; the level of care should change alongside this. At Promedica24, we carry out personalised care reviews every three months (which is twice as regularly as required by the CQC). However, if you feel that your parents care needs to be reviewed before this time, we are always happy to do so.
The needs and care of your parents are of the utmost importance, so it is vital that you find a form of care that can be extremely flexible.
For more information visit www.Promedica24.co.uk