Types of care
Country Cousins provide many types of live-in care services including short term and long term home care for the elderly, respite care, and care for dementia.
We’re constantly evolving to better meet the needs of our clients and their families. A Country Cousin, as our live-in carers are known, can accompany your loved ones to family weddings, or take them away for a weekend break.
They can be a friend and companion to the able bodied, or provide quality home care for those with Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.
No matter your requirements, you can rest assured that each and every live-in carer is appropriately skilled and experienced and will fit in effortlessly with your home life and situation.
Country Cousins carers can provide timely and appropriate support in a range of home care services.
Short term care
Short-term home care for the elderly is available whether it’s for a few days or a few weeks. This may be necessary to provide 24-hour live-in care for a loved one who needs more support, or if you are planning a holiday and require care cover while you are away.
Convalescence care, or family carer replacement is sometimes necessary following surgery, or for older adults with an illness that requires more time to recover before returning to independence. We take great care in providing home care assistance that is tailored to individual needs and adapted as your loved one returns to health.
Respite care is usually short term, and provides a much-needed break for many family carers. We understand how important it is that your loved one receives the best possible in-home care while you are away. We take the time to tailor a personalised care plan for each of our clients, taking into account specific needs, daily routines, and preferences.
Long term care
Home care for the elderly in their own home is a popular long-term alternative to residential care homes. The cost of care at home may also be less than you think, comparing favourably with care home fees.
Our live-in care services include
Companionship and escorting to social activities/trips to friends.
Freshly cooked meals – Cousins pride themselves on their cooking skills.
Providing prompts and reminders around medication and appointments.
In home care and assistance.
Laundry, shopping and light housework.
Support with hobbies.
Social care support and encouragement.
Making appointments, maintaining records, keeping diaries.
Driving – Cousins who hold driving licences can drive with suitable insurance (insurance can be arranged by the client).
Doing what we can to ensure clients maintain a healthy, happy life with choice and independence.
Care for elderly couples
Live-in care for elderly couples is necessary to enable couples to stay together in the comfort of their own homes. It is often a less costly option than joint residential care, and is a popular service for clients who do not wish to be separated when further support is needed.
Care for disabled adults
Live-in care for disabled adults enables them to focus on their abilities and on living a full and independent life. We pride ourselves on being able to offer private home care for a range of illnesses and disabilities, investing significant time into developing a personalised care plan on a case-by-case basis.
Here is just a small sample of our client and carer feedback:
The best cook ever
[our current carer] is the best and most friendly and the best cook that we have ever had and the most modest! We are very grateful for all that you help us with.
Anonymous - client rep, 2020