Live-in care is a cost effective alternative to residential care and can be significantly cheaper than both residential care and residential nursing homes. As the carer lives in with the client, the carer receives a necessary benefit which helps keep costs down.
Clearly, with no need to move, clients can continue to live in their own home close to their friends and family and in familiar surroundings. It is easier to maintain interests and hobbies and they can also keep much loved pets. Many of our carers are animal lovers who thoroughly enjoy helping to look after household pets.
Live-in care gives clients the option to live life their own way, independently and in the comfort of their own homes. It brings an added sense of security to clients, an added level of assurance for families living further apart and can be potentially available around the clock.
For persons suffering from dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, the added benefit of Live-in Care is to establish routines in a familiar environment – essential factors in ensuring maximum stability for sufferers.
Heritage live-in care helps you and your loved ones maintain independence, while providing bespoke one to one care. Our processes are designed to give you peace of mind and help ensure a better quality of life.
Professional one to one bespoke care
We take an in depth profile of all our clients so we are able to closely match carers to clients ensuring they have a similar outlook, hobbies and interests. We assess clients’ daily and weekly routines, interests and goals are determined to ensure that care is truly tailored to individual requirements. This enables them to develop a relationship with their clients and provide a holistic approach to their care.
This bespoke care is either not possible or prohibitively expensive within a residential care setting.
The service is flexible and changes can be made as and when circumstances dictate. At Heritage Independent Living, we are there for you for the long term and for the ‘care journey’ of varying needs of companionship, domestic duties and specific personal duties.
Better quality of life
Our aim is to facilitate a much higher quality of life, helping to minimise chores (such as housekeeping) and encourage more mental and physical activity.
Much has been written about elderly residents becoming lonely (yet not alone). With that in mind, a live-in carer can be as much a companion as an individual to provide round-the-clock re-assurance and support.
Our live-in carers will be a helping hand in organising appointments and will invariably take clients out on drives and excursions, eg garden centres, National Trust properties and shops.
Security and peace of mind
A live-in carer not only gives clients an added sense of security but also gives an assurance to the wider family network of someone to contact in case of emergencies. This is particularly true for families living in different countries.
Heritage also provides carers throughout Continental Europe.
A live-in or daily carer provided by Heritage is a high quality, cost alternative to residential care.
The cost of residential care can vary greatly depending on quality and location in the UK. In 2011, average residential care costs were over £27,000 (source: Laing & Buisson) with only a fraction of this being spent on care.
As the residential care cost for couples is twice as much for couples, there are even greater cost benefits for couples to engage their own Heritage carer.
To find out how live-in care could benefit you, contact us today for an informal chat with one of our live-in care managers.