“You can live independently without sacrificing your safety and have the assurance that you will get appropriate assistance from a fully managed service. You will not need to subject yourself to the stress of leaving your home just to get support full-time,” says an advocate for live-in care Wokingham.
Retain your dignity, independence, and freedom to choose
As a person ages, moving to a whole new environment becomes increasingly more stressful.
Although nursing care in an institution might be good, this also means you will lose your independence, which can adversely affect your physical and mental well-being.
Your home is where you are the most comfortable. You have built timeless memories there. Your favourite things, your pets, and other keepsakes are there. Friends and family visit and offer support. It is not a surprise that most people prefer to remain at home for as long as they can. This is particularly vital to those who suffer from cognitive issues like dementia because being around things that are familiar is very important to their health.
Live-in care allows you to get the help that you need while still living at home. Here are some of the benefits of using live-in care.
Care that is dedicated
The biggest advantage to using live-in care is that you will get personalized attention usually from a team of two care providers. They can be people whom you employ or staff from the managed care agency who employs them.
An environment that is familiar
Your loved-one remains in his or her own home where the environment is familiar and comfortable. Although residential care provides excellent service, most people still choose to remain at home if they are able. In 2014, One Poll conducted a survey for Consultus Care, a live-in care provider, which revealed that 97% of the people surveyed chose not to live in a care home.
Enjoy peace of mind
You and your loved ones feel more secure knowing that help is close by when needed. Live-in care also saves your loved one from loneliness and isolation by providing companionship. The care provider will encourage your loved one in engaging in hobbies and will offer support. This is crucial to a person’s psychological well-being as it will promote happiness and confidence. The care provider can help your loved one stay in touch with friends and be involved in the community by driving him or her for visits.
Taking care of pets
People who move to residential care facilities often must give up their pets for adoption because many places do not allow the keeping of animals. However, if a live-in care worker agrees to it, the care of the pet can be included in the service.
Less pressure on family and friends
Friends and family will not need to worry about being enlisted to provide full-time care which can be time-demanding and stressful. They can enjoy visits with their loved one and maintain a good relationship without feeling that they need to be there to provide care all the time. This has huge emotional benefits for everyone involved.
Enjoy holidays and lifestyle
If your loved one can still travel for holidays, taking a full-time care provider along will make that possible. This enables your loved one to maintain his or her current lifestyle in the least restrictive way.
Careworkers with specialized training
A good number of live-in careworkers have specialized training in handling conditions like strokes, Parkinson’s, dementia, and multiple sclerosis. They can provide palliative care. Live-in nursing staff is also available.
For those with a partner, live-in care is a better choice because the couple can remain together. A residential setting costs a lot more than using live-in care, and if a person has dementia, the couple usually cannot stay together.