What do live-in elderly housekeeping services include?
At Country Cousins, our standard live-in care service is designed for those who need extra help around the home primarily during the day and covers a broad range of client needs, such as:
- Mobility support and steadying (e.g. a walking stick or frame)
- Assistance with showering, bathing, shaving and oral hygiene
- Support with dressing, styling hair or applying makeup
- Assisting getting to and from the toilet or commode or bottle emptying
- Household tasks such as cleaning, tidying, and laundry
- Grocery shopping and meal preparation
- Medication reminders and administration, ordering and collecting prescriptions
- Taking care of a pet, such as feeding and walking a dog
- Running errands such as paying bills
- Companionship and emotional support
- Support with social activities and outings
What are the benefits of live-in care with housekeeping services?
There are numerous and wide-reaching benefits to receiving live-in care in the comfort of your own home. Here are just some of the key benefits of live-in care with elderly housekeeping services:
Remaining at home means you stay in control of your life. Keeping the routine and lifestyle you love, instead of having routines imposed on you. From choosing what and when you eat to maintaining your hobbies and interests, staying at home means that you decide.
The cost of live-in care is often similar to residential care but with the additional benefit of personalised one-to-one care from a carer whom you develop a close bond with. The costs are usually significantly cheaper for couples, and live-in care allows them to remain living together, which is often not possible in a care home setting.
Live-in care allows you to maintain your relationships with friends, family, neighbours and pets. Maintaining a connection in the community we know and love is vital for mental well-being and quality of life. It also fosters peace of mind, both for the care recipient and their family.
Carers provide practical and domestic help on a daily basis, from cleaning and laundry to walking the dog and collecting prescriptions. Most daily tasks, errands and chores can be carried out by your carer if you wish.
Live-in carers are professionally trained to a high standard. At Country Cousins, carers are matched to clients based on specific health needs, lifestyles and preferences. You will receive support from someone who is trained and experienced in the specific health condition that affects you.
Research from the Live-In Care Hub shows people who enjoy live-in care at home suffer nearly 30% fewer falls than their care and nursing home counterparts, and 50% fewer hip fractures. It has also been shown that live-in care also reduces the risk of infections, compared to a residential care home.
Live-in care gives you one-to-one personalised care, suited to your specific needs and wishes, something that cannot be matched by residential care. Getting continuity of care, 24 hours a day, from a dedicated carer means they get to know what you need and when.
Having a dedicated carer means that you get to develop a close bond. Many clients comment that their carer becomes like one of the family – a trusted person they can rely on and confide in. The elimination of stress, vulnerability and loneliness cannot be underestimated in its ability to improve quality of life and overall happiness.
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.
Why choose housekeeping services with Country Cousins?
At Country Cousins, we have been providing live-in elderly housekeeping services throughout the UK for over 60 years and are the longest-serving live-in care agency in the UK. Our experience shows in the services we deliver and the reviews we receive from our clients. Live-in care with Country Cousins gives you and all the family total peace of mind.
We offer a no-obligation enquiry service and will be happy to provide you with all the information you need and any advice regarding which services are most suitable for you.
Talk to our team today
If you or a loved one could benefit from live-in care with elderly housekeeping services, get in touch with us today to find out how we can help.
Call our experienced team on 0808 196 6095 to discuss your live-in care needs and receive a free, no-obligation quotation. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form.