Live in carer
For when you’d rather be at home
Who uses live-in care?
- Those who need a bit of support and want to stay at home and enjoy their own garden, pets and with regular visits from family, friends and neighbours
- Older couples who want to stay together at home but need a little help
- Clients who have had a stroke, or suffer from disability diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s or others
Live in care is useful when you …
- need a travelling companion
- return home from respite care in a Nursing Home
- after hospitalisation for a medical procedure
- during rehabilitation following joint replacement
- want to remain at home when you are ill
How long is live-in care possible?
You can have live-in home care for as long as you like – a few weeks, a few months, or more. We have cared for some clients for years. It’s up to you.
Benefits of live-in care
Comforts of home
You sleep in your own bed, go out where and when you want, and eat the meals you choose. If you are housebound, you have a cheerful person to keep you company. Your family and friends can visit anytime.
Quality of Life
You have an experienced carer living with you 24 hours a day to help you to live life as you choose, in your own home.
A live in carer offers you one-on-one help, giving you the flexibility to do simple things like eating what you want, going to bed when you want, and watching what you like on television.
These may seem straight forward requests but the importance cannot be underestimated when considering the mental well-being of your loved one. Beloved pets get to stay home too!
Your Carer can act as your personal assistant and support you with all your needs.
Feeling safe and secure
Live-in Care is the ideal solution if you, or your parents, need support to remain in your own home and retain your independence without being a burden.
You know someone is there to look after you, cooking regular, nutritious meals and ensuring you take your medication on time. For many, having company at night offers great peace of mind.
Continuity and familiarity
The benefits of allowing the elderly to retain their individuality and independence in their later years cannot be overlooked. This may be particularly true for dementia conditions where maintaining continuity and familiarity of routine is especially important.
Family and friends can visit on their own schedule and can have more hands-on involvement if they choose to. A tailored care plan, delivered on a one-to-one basis, is a level of personal care that an Aged Care Facility cannot compete with and the level of personalised care certainly isn’t.
Live in care clients are able to maintain the relationships with health care professional they choose and who have been with for years and also with their personal services like your hairdresser, manicurist, podiatrist, physio etc.
At a daily rate, it is worth considering as an alternative to a Nursing Home or other care arrangements.
You don’t need to make a long-term commitment. In fact, we encourage you to trial our services.
What about a trial?
When it comes time to consider full-time care, making the right decision has long-term impact. It’s worth considering whether you move to a care facility or stay at home with a live-in carer.
We encourage you to trial live in care. There are no commitments and no long-term contracts. You may find that live-in care is an excellent alternative to a care facility.
Live in care is not appropriate if you:
• You have Complex care needs that may require a registered nurse
• You wake several times a night and require assistance and/or medication.
• The carer needs to be ‘on duty’ throughout the night and cannot sleep through the night
In these situations, we can provide around the clock care.