Why choose Live-in Care:
Live-In Care is a 24-Hour Care Service that operates 7 days a week and is provided within the familiar and comfortable surrounding of your own home. Our fully managed services in Cambridge and nearby offer you a more affordable and attractive alternative to Residential, Nursing or Care Home allowing you to maintain your independence at home and avoiding the trauma of upheaval to a care home.
A Class Care Cambridge (based in Waterbeach) retains a dedicated and fully trained care team that provides a bespoke 1-2-1 service. All our carers are appointed for their caring, compassionate and altruistic nature. Our dedicated Recruitment Team will ensure that all our carers have proven, demonstrable care experience and are trained to will follow an agreed care & support plan that is specifically built around the individual.
Benefits of 24 Hour Live in Care in Cambridge
Leaving your home to unfamiliar surroundings can be quite distressing and often worrying. By selecting our 24 Hour Live-In Care Service at Home you can:
- Be in control of your own daily routine which is respected by all our carers
- Maintain relationships with your family, friends and seeing them within the relaxed surroundings of your home
- Maintain your sense of comfort, privacy, dignity and safety at home
- A dedicated Client Liaison Officer that would look after every aspect of your care need
By Choosing Live-In Care with A Class Care Cambridge you are choosing to continue living with choice and control, surrounded by your family and community.
Costs & Funding
Live-In Care Cambridge is quite often a cost-effective alternative to Residential Care and or Nursing Homes. For a similar price of a 1-bedroom Nursing or Residential Care Home you can receive a bespoke service, which not only caters for your health care needs but also your mental, social and emotional needs.
We also provide Live In Care to couples which is significantly cheaper than a 2 bedroom Nursing or Care Home. A Class Care Live In Care service will enable couples to continue living as partners, without the disruption of their normal routine. Giving the opportunity to enjoy meals, outings, and Social activities together, whilst receiving care tailored to each individual’s unique needs.
Funding can be provided in some cases through Government Benefits or often clients will consider Equity Release of a Lifetime Mortgage. In some cases, you may be eligible for funding through Cambridgeshire County Council. However, they would need to conduct a full financial assessment to determine your eligibility. To find out if you are eligible for funding please visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk
If you do not qualify for public funding and have to pay for care privately, we would advise that you speak to a Financial Advisor with ‘Care Fee Planning’ knowledge and experience.
We can provide basic general advice and if required put you in touch with specialist financial advisers. Why not Contact Us today to discuss your needs in more detail.
The Support Plan
All our support plans are put together with the input of the client, other agencies e.g. GP and/ or their next of kin. Each plan is devised solely around the client and includes medication management, meals, eating times, favorite activities, likes and dislikes. This is to ensure that client is receiving the best possible service which is individual to them. All our support plans are very flexible so if the need changes so do our plans.
Live in Care provides families with piece of mind that someone has been entrusted to provide support, companionship as well as taking care of the household chores.
The First Steps
We invite prospective clients or their families to an initial consultation contact us.
There are a number of things that need to be considered before making the decision to provide Live In care support, such as will this fully meet the needs of the client? Whilst this can be a daunting and challenging decision to make it’s not a decision that we expect our clients to make alone.
Our dedicated Liaison Team will ensure that a full client needs assessment is performed. This ensures that you make decisions based on sound advice resulting in a service package that exactly matches your care needs.
The Live In Care Service is very flexible in that it allows the client to take control of daily activities so that they still retain control over normal activities such as going to bed when they want, watching TV when they want etc but with the added support of companionship.
The value of elderly clients to keep a routine and remain in their own home is priceless, particularly in situations of dementia as the familiarity of their own surroundings and their routine can help with a family member and client’s piece of mind.
How Does it Work?
- A free Home Care assessment is completed by a dedicated Client Liaison Officer
- We will match the clients profile to our experienced Carer including personality match
- Once appointed the carer will sleep within their own room at the house
- The carer would be able to assist with additional night care
- They will follow a bespoke support plan designed around the client.
- The carer’s daily responsibilities will vary but will include, toileting, issuing medication, domestics, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and shopping.
- Our Client Liaison Officer will review your experience with A Class Care every 28 days.
Trial Live-In Care
We would highly recommend that you or your relative try the Live-In Care service first, before opting for a residential or nursing home, which is a big step to take and a decision which is difficult to reverse. We will be happy to explain how a trial period works when you contact us.