Live-in care is becoming an increasingly popular and viable alternative to moving into a residential home. One of the main benefits of live-in care is that it allows a person to stay in their own home. However, there are many further advantages to live-in care. In this blog, we will outline the advantages as well as the many different people who can benefit from live-in care.

What are the main advantages of live-in care?

Here are some of the advantages of live-in care

  • Care can be tailored to each person’s needs
  • The cared-for person can remain as independent as possible
  • The person being cared for can choose their own routines and activities
  • A couple can stay together
  • The person needing care can keep a pet
  • There are proven health and wellbeing benefits to live-in care

Who would benefit from live-in care?

Live-in care can be tailored to a wide range of needs, from providing companionship to caring for someone with a serious health condition such as dementia or Parkinson’s.

Here are some of the people who may benefit from live-in care.

People in need of companionship

An estimated 9 million older people in the UK experience loneliness. As well as being unpleasant, loneliness can have an impact on health and wellbeing.

When you choose live-in care, you will always have a companion in your home. Your carer will be able to spend time with you in activities you enjoy as well as taking you out and about to social groups or to visit friends and relatives. Of course, your live-in carer will also value your need for personal space so you can be alone when you choose.

People who need a little extra support

Many people require some additional support to live at home. Whether this is because of an illness, disability or just being elderly and frail, live-in care can be the ideal solution.

A live-in carer can provide the right level of support, keeping you safe and secure but allowing you to retain your independence. They will provide peace of mind to you and your family because there will always be someone available when you need them.

Couples

Live-in care can be the perfect option for couples. It works well because the couple stay together, and the care can be tailored to each person’s needs. A carer can ensure that both parties are safe and supported while also able to stay as independent as possible. Live-in care for couples also ensures that the most physically able partner is not left shouldering the responsibility of caring and chores and can enjoy life.

Younger people

Live-in care isn’t just suitable for elderly people. It can be a great option for younger people and families. Live-in carers can support people with a range of needs including disabilities such as learning disabilities and MS, medical conditions and post-operative care.

Carers build a relationship with the whole family. They adapt to changing needs and requirements to ensure the whole family is supported to live well.

People living with dementia and Alzheimer’s

Live-in care is a particularly suitable type of care for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. This is because moving home and dealing with strangers can be very upsetting for those living with dementia. When you choose live-in care for a loved one, they will have a regular team of carers who they will get to know. The carers will be able to follow your loved one’s usual routines and reduce the amount of upheaval to a minimum.

By choosing live-in care for a loved one with dementia you are reassured that someone is always there to keep them safe and happy.

People with pets

If you have pets or a garden, these may be very important aspects of your life. The thought of giving up a beautiful garden or a special furry friend can be very upsetting.

Happily, many care providers can offer a carer who is happy to help look after a pet or take care of a garden. The live-in carer will care for a pet and ensure they are happy so that your loved one can enjoy their companionship without worry.

People in need of long-term specialist care

Many people think that live-in care is not a viable option when diagnosed with a long term condition. However, live-in care can provide the same care as a residential or nursing home while also being more versatile and adaptable.

Trained carers can support those living with medical conditions helping to keep them safe and comfortable. Carers can work alongside nurses and other health professionals to provide a full package of care. Some care companies can also provide nursing care.

The versatility of live-in care means that a person can continue to engage in activities that are meaningful to them and enjoy a good quality of life.

People in need of palliative care

End of life care is difficult to think about, but it is an important subject. Palliative and cancer care can be provided in a person’s own home. This can be a preferable option to going into a hospital or a hospice for many. It also makes it easier for friends and family to visit their loved one at this difficult time.

Many care providers can provide specialist carers and nurses to take care of your loved one during this time.

Mumby’s award-winning outstanding live-in care

You can rely on Mumby’s to provide outstanding care for your loved one. Our warm and kind carers offer tailored 24-hour care for your loved one. They keep your loved one safe, keep on top of the household chores and provide companionship by treating them as family members.

Why not call our friendly team on 0800 505 3511 to find out more about how we can help your loved one to live independently at home, as they wish.

Useful links

Preventing loneliness in the elderly

Living with MS

Tips for Parkinson’s Care

Best practice in Dementia care at home

How to Promote the Wellbeing of Elderly through Live-in Care