Care for some is incredibly important and a necessity. One of the main complication when choosing care is finding the right type of care for you. Live-in care is one of the most popular types of care out there.
There are loads of advantages to receiving care at home. Approximately 418,000 people live in care homes according to stats from MHA. This is 4% of the total population of UK residents aged 65 years and over, rising to 15% of those aged 85 or more. This shows just how popular this type of care is to the elderly community.
According to the Better at Home Report, people who have live-in care are less likely to fall, and, in turn, are less likely to have a hip fracture than people in residential and nursing homes.
It’s not just physical health that benefits from live-in care. The study found people with live-in care have higher levels of happiness with ‘softer’ positive outcomes. This includes receiving home-cooked meals and the sense of freedom and independence that’s maintained from live-in care.
In this guide we are going to take you through some of the advantages of receiving live-in care at home. We are also going to show you some of the considerations that you need to take into account before making your decision, to ensure you truly get the most out of your live-in carer.
Live-in care is the most popular alternative to care homes. It allows the elderly and disabled to be cared for from the comfort of their own home as opposed to living in a care home with a number of other people. This allows them to stay in their own surroundings and this brings with it a number of benefits.
You can keep to your own routine, maintain your independence & privacy and even have the company of a pet if wanted. These are just some of the benefits of live-in care.
There are loads of benefits of live-in care for those with disabilities or the elderly who struggle to maintain day to day tasks. We spoke to live-in care experts Country Cousins and these are some of their top benefits of live-in care:
There are multiple types of live-in care available, dependent on your needs. These are some of the types of live-in care you could take advantage of:
As you can see, there are different types of care for each and every need. There is always something in place to ensure that you are fully cared for.
Live-in care costs start at around £798 a week or £3,192 a month. This is in comparison to the average cost of a care home which is around £846 a week, or £3,384 a month. Live-in care is generally considered to be a cheaper alternative to living in a care home.
Despite being cheaper, you get the same level of care as well as being able to maintain your independence from the comfort of remaining at home.
You also need to consider that, with all forms of home care, you will need to take into account any additional costs associated such as home equipment needed or ongoing bills. You will also need to consider weekly food budgets and general bills such as electricity, gas and water that you’ll also need to pay in your home.
So as you can see, there are a number of benefits to live-in care. We are here to answer all the questions that you have about live-in care and all forms of care.
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