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What type of live-in care is best for you?
Live-in care packages need to fit the individual, as we’re all unique and require different levels of care and support.
There are lots of options available to you or your loved ones when you work with Country Cousins. We can adapt to short-term needs, provide urgent care or develop something long-term that adapts as your circumstances change. Our aim is to give you the opportunity to choose the living situation you want based on your requirements as we strongly believe that people are happiest when they’re at home.
Our live-in care services ranges from standard live-in care to advanced live-in care care for those with specialist conditions and disabilities that require more care. We also offer emergency care, night time support, short-term or long-term care as well as care for couples.
This should be the first question you ask yourself when deciding on your care provision. Home care is the perfect option for couples who need a bit of extra support. Moving into a care home may not be possible, desirable or cost effective for both partners. Maintaining relationships and the degree of privacy you get at home is essential for an improved quality of life.
Being honest about the degree of care needed for the individual or individuals is the next step on your care journey. For example, are there complex requirements, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s? In which case, an advanced level of live-in care will likely be required. The same can be said when considering care options for disabled adults.
Now you are confident in who the care is for, the level of care, and how long it will be needed, you can weigh up the costs of the different care packages available. Visit our cost of care page for more information on budgeting and planning for all forms of care.
We pride ourselves on offering bespoke live-in care packages tailored to our clients’ needs, we’ve been matching perfectly suited carers to our clients for over 60 years after all. Get in touch with a member of our helpful team today to talk through your care needs.
Advanced Live-in Care
Our advanced live-in care and support caters to those who need full support and assistance in their home primarily during the day, across a wide range of needs:
- Requires supervision when moving around the house
- Full assistance with showering, bathing, shaving and oral hygiene
- Full assistance with dressing
- Bowel incontinence and requires full assistance with toilet hygiene
- Needs a commode, bottle or catheter bag emptied
- Forgetfulness or repetitive (advanced) and requires full supervision
- Cannot be left alone
- May need assistance to eat and drink
- Will need prompting to take medication or re-order prescriptions
- May have dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS or require hoisting
With advanced live-in care and support, the carer will also provide: companionship, meal preparation, light housework, domestic administration, recreational support and support with daily errands.
Three simple steps to receiving live-in care
1. Call Us
Call us and have a no obligation, confidential, conversation with one of our team to discuss your care needs.
You will go into more detail with a member of our expert care team who will take the time to really understand your requirements.
3. Begin Care
Our highly skilled team of Customer Relationship Executives will then identify and match you with the perfect live-in carer.
When matching client’s to potential carers, we consider:
- Your care needs, do you need someone with more experience in manual handling for example
- Location, where possible, we will always send you a carer local to you
- Interests, do you both love cooking, gardening, and pets?
- Other requirements, such as do you have a busy social calendar and need someone who can get you to your appointments on time?
- We pay attention to the smallest of details because often, these will make the biggest difference.
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As an introductory agency we will interview any potential carers on your behalf and carry out any relevant checks such as DBS, right to work in the UK and professional references. We also ensure they have completed any training that is required. Our carers then work on a self-employed basis and handle all their own tax. As an introductory agency we do not direct the care, giving the client the freedom to direct care as they wish.
A live-in carer would need to have their own bedroom with space to store their belongings. The carers would also need to be provided with food, often they will eat the same food as the client cooking a little extra and join them at mealtimes, unless the client prefers to eat alone.
We are able to accommodate any length of time you may require a carer. Many of our home carers will work on a 2 – 6 weeks rotation so if someone is required on a long term basis we will endeavour to get a rota of regular carers who will work in this pattern. However, due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we are also offering assignments of 12 weeks where available to limit contact with multiple individuals.
Live-in carers are in the house overnight should there be an emergency. Occasionally, when someone is unwell, they may need extra attention at night. Our carers are happy to help in these situations but may request some extra time off during the day to get some sleep.
There is an extra charge for the carer if they are called overnight of £11 per call. The carer should not be getting up more than twice a night. If the client gets up regularly overnight then extra night care may need to be organised as a live-in carer will not be able to sustain the level of care required if they are not getting enough sleep.
We are able to provide live-in carers who will provide night support specifically. They would need the same accommodation as a day time live-in carer and should be able to sleep during the day without being disturbed. They will then be awake with the client all night to provide them with the care that they need.
Many of our carers hold a valid UK drivers licence and would be able to drive the clients’ car if appropriate car insurance is arranged. We are unable to guarantee a car driver but will always do our best to provide this if it has been requested. However, the majority of our carers do not have access to their own cars.
Our live-in home carers are happy to travel anywhere in the UK. Depending on their visa status, many of them are also happy to travel outside of the UK to accompany clients on trips if this is desired.
Talk to our team today
We are the UK’s longest-serving introductory live-in care agency and have been providing compassion care to those who need it in their own homes since 1959.
Call our experienced team today on 01293 224706 to discuss your live-in home care needs and receive a free no obligation quotation.