How can a live-in care worker help you?

Published: Monday 1st June 2020

Have you reached a point in your life where living independently is a struggle? It’s important to know that you have options. Moving into a residential care home doesn’t have to be your first port of call.

Live-in care gives you the help and support you need to live life independently and importantly, brings the care you need into your own home so you needn’t leave it behind.

But what exactly can a live-in care worker do for you? What should you expect from your worker? What happens if your needs change or you develop an illness such as dementia? Here we’ll answer all of these questions and explore the different kinds of live-in home care available.

Female care worker with client

What services does live-in care include?

As a trusted independent live-in care provider, we’ve seen first-hand the transformative effect our carers can have. With a live-in care worker staying in your home, you can receive one-to-one care on your own schedule.

Services include:

  • Housework, such as cleaning and laundry
  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Administering medications
  • Help with personal hygiene, such as using the toilet, having a bath, getting dressed and combing your hair
  • Accompanying you on trips out, to the shops or to visit friends and family.

This is just the practical side of what a live-in care worker can do for you. Here at Agincare, 24 hour live-in care is about much more than managing daily tasks.

Our live-in care workers provide companionship and friendship. They’re here to help you live your life to the fullest, whether that’s as simple as having someone to talk to and share a joke with or helping you get out and about to enjoy the community.

Male live in care worker

What will my live-in care worker be like?

Welcoming a relative stranger to live in your home with you can be daunting. That’s why at Agincare, we carefully match each of our clients with a live-in care worker based on personality, background, and likes and dislikes.

This matching process isn’t done by a computer, it’s done by our highly-trained team of support staff. We’ll visit you at your home to discuss your needs and get to know you better. This makes sure we can find you the best possible match for you and your care worker.

All of our hardworking staff have a special blend of compassion, common sense and good humour. They are respectful and have a genuine passion for helping people enjoy a better quality of life.

Not only will you receive daily support and care, you’ll also have the peace of mind that should you suddenly fall ill or have an accident, there is help right at hand.

Should your needs change, our live-in care workers are trained to adapt to your new care needs. If required, they can also liaise with healthcare professionals to better support you.

Live in care worker and client

Are there different types of live-in care?

Care is tailored to your needs. Be it elderly live-in care or care for young adults with disabilities, our different types of care include:

  • Long-term live-in care – helping you transition into the next phase of life with dignity by providing you with the care you need exactly when you need it
  • Short-term live-in care –  providing you with intensive support and assistance, for example, if you’re recovering from a trip or fall, surgery or recent illness
  • End-of-life live-in care – providing reassuring and sensitive palliative care
  • Live-in care for complex conditions – we have experienced care workers who have been specially trained to provide care and support to those with conditions such as dementia, MS, Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy

Whatever your needs, live-in care is designed to provide you with a flexible, personalised solution that helps you retain your independence at home and continue to enjoy life on your own terms.

Find out more about how Agincare can help you – call Agincare today 01305443115.

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