How live-in care can make going to university a reality

Published: Thursday 13th August 2020

If I asked you how old you need to be to have live-in care at home, I’d wager you’d reply ‘older’, ‘elderly’, or ‘over 70’. But that’s actually pretty wide of the mark.

Live-in care can suit any adult who needs support, no matter how old (or young) they are. And at this time of year, thousands of young people across the country are making plans to leave home to go to university. If you’re thinking that needing extra support means university is off the cards, think again – live-in care could be your key to unlock student life.

The great thing about 24-hour care at home (or in university halls) for younger adults is that you get bespoke support to live life your way. With one or more live-in care workers to support you to make the most of your student days, attending lectures, getting involved in clubs and societies and going to the pub with friends are all achievable.

Suddenly shopping, the cinema and evenings at the student union come back into play, and getting out and about is less of a chore. Your live-in care worker is there to help you get the most out of life.

Graham came to us because he was determined to make the most of his time studying for his psychology degree at Brunel University. We matched Graham with a young live-in support worker who helped him with personal care, getting in and out of his wheelchair, attending lectures, the gym and lots of social events.

We match our live-in care support to you. You decide what kind of support you need, and we find someone who matches your situation, personality, likes and dislikes. Just like our clients, we have care workers of all ages and backgrounds.

Live-in care worker

And because they’ll spend so much time with you, we take our time to get the match right. We employ your care worker and fully manage the service, so you don’t have to worry about things like finding someone else when they are on a break – that’s our job. And we’re always on the end of the phone to offer advice or to help in any situation.

Even if you’re not planning three or four years away from home doing a degree, live-in care gives you more choice and more freedom, whatever your dreams.

Having a live-in care worker is more straightforward than employing a whole team of people. Because they live in your home with you and support you to have control of your own schedule, your live-in care worker could accompany you to work, the pub, the swimming pool, the Maldives – the list is potentially endless!

Live-in care could be the difference between you staying in (or moving into) your own place or needing to move back in with (or remaining with) parents or other family members.

In a nutshell, our live-in care workers can give you all sorts of support. This could include:

  • Doing the shopping and the cooking
  • Helping you get up and about in the morning
  • Supporting you to move from room to room
  • Helping you get washed and dressed
  • Making sure you take your medication at the right time
  • Walking the dog
  • Taking you to medical appointments

To find out more about live-in care for younger adults, call us on 01305443115.

Of course, if you did respond ‘over 70’ to our original live-in care question, you’re still correct. We do provide elderly live-in care to hundreds of people across the country – an affordable alternative to a care home that gives people control over their care.

Our dementia care at home is very popular too, as it helps people maintain their independence while offering families reassurance and peace of mind.

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