Live-in care lets people enjoy living better at home longer by offering expert, specialist care. This type of care provides services that are managed fully. With this care and service, you can stay in your home, maintain your independence and not have to endure the chaos of moving when your health is in need of full support.
Choice, Dignity and Independence
Many people can undergo serious trauma when entering their later years of life. Moving to new surroundings is something that causes anxiety. Even with excellent nursing care in a hospital or other institution, it requires that the person give up his or her independence. This takes a toll on the mental and physical well-being of the patient.
“Many people simply want to remain in their homes as long as they can,” says a senior carer at Gabriel’s Angels. Home is where familiar belongings, memories, pets and sentimental objects are. It is where the family is used to visiting you. It is where you can be supported by your community. Anyone living with dementia is in special need of familiarity because it is so important to their care.
A person may enjoy these comforts with live-in care. Below are more advantages
Commitment to Care
A live-in care worker that is employed or who is providing managed service is dedicated. Any agency that employs them ensures that they have a certain dedication to giving excellent one-on-one care.
With this type of care, your loved one stays home in a comfortable, familiar setting. Residential care does offer useful services, but letting a person stay in their home is to their advantage. Recently a poll done by One Poll showed that nearly 100 percent of respondents would want to avoid moving to a care facility.
If ever there is a problem, you can have peace of mind that your family member has someone to help them right away. Live-in care is a way for them to have a companion. It reduces the chance that they will feel lonely, depressed or isolated. Careworkers support your loved one regarding interests or hobbies.
They will make sure that they stay involved with activities that they enjoy. This impacts people in a positive way. They feel happier because their careworker can also take them on visits to see friends or do things they enjoy in the community.
As long as the careworker agrees, any pets in the home may be looked after. This is often preferred over putting the animal up for adoption or made to go to a new home when an owner is placed in a full-time care facility. Some care homes cannot allow pets for various reasons.
Reduced Pressure on Relationships
Loved ones can avoid the extreme pressures of being made to be full-time caregivers with live-in care. They may be able to continue relating to the person more meaningfully and avoid undue stress. This is emotionally beneficial and it is also quite practical. It allows the family to cope better and provide support.
Relatives who are capable of traveling can do so with the fulltime careworker. They can enjoy as much of their life as possible and share special days with loved ones with less restriction.
There are live-in careworkers with special training. They can handle patients with MS, dementia, stroke, and Parkinson’s. Specialists are available for palliative care as well and there are providers that offer live-in nurses.
Couples may spend more time together. If they are in a residential setting, they will spend less money on care and increase precious time with one another. There are some situations where separation may be necessary such as when a patient has severe dementia.