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Live-in Care For Companionship

Companionship and emotional support are very important elements of life, especially as we get older.

Companionship Live-in Care is a great care option for elderly people or someone of any age. It means your loved ones can stay in the comfort of their own home with support to do daily tasks but importantly not be alone.

Loneliness – the facts

Loneliness and isolation can lead to problems in both mental and physical health. Research shows that loneliness is likely to increase your risk of death by 26% (Holt-Lunstad, 2015), and is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day (Holt-Lunstad, 2010). It also puts individuals at a greater risk of illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer's and increases blood pressure.

 

Half a million older people go at least five or even six days a week without seeing or speaking to anyone - to us, that's a shocking statistic. And 2/5 of older people (about 3.9 million) say that their television is their main company. The number of people over 50 years of age experiencing loneliness is set to reach two million by 2025 - that's a growth of 49% in 10 years.

 

Arranging a Live-in Care will obviously eliminate loneliness for at least one person – imagine if we could arrange one for everyone!

Benefits of a Live-in Companion

There are many benefits to arranging a live-in companionship

  • Your loved one remains independent

  • They stay living in their home which holds many precious memories and is comfortable

  • Friends and family can pop over any time

  • They get to keep their beloved pets

 

Some of the things a Live-in Companion can help with:

  • Housekeeping - Dusting, Vacuuming, Cobwebs, Bathrooms & Kitchens

  • Home-Cooked Meals, Meal Planning & Preparation, Nutrition & Hydration Monitoring 

  • Laundry - Washing, Ironing, Bed Linen changes, trips to the Dry Cleaners

  • Gardening - hobby gardening 

  • Looking after pets

  • Outings - to clubs, shops, to see friends & families

  • Hosting friends and family

  • Going to appointments

  • Cleaning nutritious meals

  • Washing and dressing

  • Keeping in touch with family on Facetime, Facebook, or Zoom

  • Appointments - Booking & Accompanying to Doctors, Dentist, Optician, Hairdressers 

  • Correspondence - Mail, Computer

  • Social & Emotional support - a friendly face and Companion so no worry of Loneliness

 

Having a live-in companion means your loved ones are never lonely. Many benefits to both mental and physical health come from having someone to share your experiences. Someone to talk to and go through cherished photo albums.

 

Someone to watch a film with or listen to your favourite radio programme. A Live-in Companion will help with fun and mentally stimulating activities such as baking, crafts, and gardening. Your loved one truly has the choice to live their life, their way.

 

Many of our Live-in Carers become friends and can spot any changes in a person’s health or behaviour, meaning illnesses can be diagnosed and treated/relieved early. A Live-in Companion provides the ultimate peace of mind for the whole family - your loved one is well looked after and will never be left without a helping hand.

For people who require someone to be in their home for companionship, security, and in case of emergency and to help with the day-to-day running of a home Companionship Care is the perfect solution.

 

The vast majority of Companions/Carers we introduce at this level are fully qualified to deliver personal care and this is deliberate on our part - our reason being that when the time comes, should our client require additional help in this area, they are already very familiar with the Companion/Carer and the transition to care will be easy and seamless.

 

Rest assured your live-in carer worker is not there to take over, to order you about, to do things his / her way - in fact, they are trained to do the opposite; they are there to support you to continue living your life your way and to help you as much or as little as you need. 

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