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How Live-in Carers Can Help Elderly Parents?


As we age, our needs change. We may need help with respite care, medication prompts, Elderly care after hospital or something as easy as transportation. We may also need companion care and support to continue living in our own home. Our Live-in carers can provide all these things, and more! Let’s take a deeper dive into the service of ‘live in care’.


Smiling elderly gentleman in pretty garden with his Live-in personal Carer in the background

What is live-in care?


‘Live-in care’ is a type of domiciliary home care where a qualified, trained, caregiver lives with the person they are caring for. This type of care can be arranged for short-term or long-term needs and a caregiver can reside in your home for any length of period that suits. Live-in carers can provide a wide range of services, including:


· Personal care: This includes help with bathing, dressing, grooming, and continence management.

· Medication management: Live-in carers can help to ensure that medications are taken on time and in the correct dosage.

· Transportation: Live-in carers can take the person they are caring for to doctor's appointments, grocery shopping, or other errands.

· Companionship: Live-in carers can provide companionship and support, helping the person they are caring for to stay connected with their social network.

How can live-in carers help elderly parents?

Live-in carers can provide many advantages for the elderly living at home. These benefits include:


· Peace of mind: Knowing that your elderly parent has 24/7 care can give you peace of mind, knowing that they are safe and well-cared for in their own home.

· Increased independence: Live-in carers can help elderly parents to stay independent in their own homes, even if they need some assistance with their daily activities.

· Improved quality of life: Live-in carers can help elderly parents to maintain their quality of life, by providing them with the support they need to stay active and engaged.

· Reduced stress: Caring for an elderly parent can be stressful, both for the parent and for the caregiver. Live-in carers can help to reduce stress by taking on some of the responsibilities of care.


How to choose a live-in carer?

When choosing a live-in carer, there are a few things to keep in mind:


· The caregiver's qualifications: At Access Care, we make sure the caregiver has the appropriate qualifications and experience to provide the care your elderly parent needs.

· The caregiver's personality: We provide a ‘match maker’ service to ensure the Live-in Carer is someone who is compatible with your elderly parent and who can provide them with the companionship and support they need.

· The caregiver's availability: We always make sure the Live-in Carer we provide is available to provide care during the hours that you need it. You can be rest assured that if an emergency arises we will always be able to provide you with a replacement Carer to start immediately.


Conclusion

Live-in Care can be a valuable option for elderly parents who need some assistance with their daily activities. Live-in Carers can provide peace of mind, increased independence, improved quality of life, and reduced stress for both the parent and the caregiver.


If you are considering Live-in Care for your elderly parent, there are a few things you need to do:


1. Do your research: Talk to other families who have used live-in care, and research different agencies and caregivers. Feel free to browse through our testimonial page to read what others say www.access-care.co.uk/testimonials

2. Meet with potential caregivers: Interview potential caregivers and get to know them before making a decision.

3. Set clear expectations: Discuss your expectations with the caregiver, including the level of care that is needed, the hours of care that are required, and the cost of care.

4. Or, let us do all of the hard work for you! We’ll listen to your wants and your needs then offer you a handpicked selection of our finest, private Carers for you to choose from. Simply speak to our friendly consultants on 01264 319 399 or visit our website www.access-care.co.uk so we can help you.


Access Care arranges Live in care meaning we know it can be a great way to help your elderly parent stay independent and safe in their own home. By doing your research and choosing the right live in carer agency, you can ensure that your parent receives the care they need and deserve.



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