Why choose Live In Care:
Finding a solution for keeping your loved one in their home can be a daunting process, especially when it comes to having total confidence in a company to provide you with the right team. A Class Care are capable of providing professional and personalised 24 hour care and support.
Our Live In Care Services are offered Nationwide, to not only support our clients but to allow families total peace of mind that their loved ones will receive first rate care within familiar and secure surroundings.
Our service promotes independence and choice whilst providing comfort, companionship and support.
Why not Contact Us today to discuss your needs in more detail.
What is Live In Care?
Live-in care is a full time care solution that allows you or your loved one to remain at home receiving care in a familiar and relaxed environment. It is the ideal solution for those that want to retain their independence, the service often being an alternative to moving to a residential or nursing home. There are none of the usual disruptions associated with being in a care home and the level of support received is unremarkable and incomparable.
A Class Care retains dedicated and fully trained care employees to provide bespoke 1-2-1 full time care and companionship. The fully trained and qualified carers will follow an agreed care & support plan that is specifically built around the individual.
The Support Plan
All our support plans are put together with the input of the client or that of the next of kin. Each plan is devised solely around the client and includes medication management, meals, eating times, favourite 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 does 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 contact us in the first instance for an initial consultation. If all parties are happy with the initial contact then we will organise a more in-depth discussion or meeting with our Liaison Team.
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?
The carer will sleep within their own room at the house and will follow a bespoke support plan designed around the client. The hours and days of work will depend on the needs of the client.
The carer’s daily responsibilities will vary but will include, toileting, issuing medication, domestics, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry and shopping. In addition to this our carers spend quality time with the client providing a priceless companionship service.
To ensure that all the client’s needs are met our Human Resources Team only assigns employees that closely match the personality of the client. This helps us to maximise the chances that they will foster an harmonious relationship.
Costs & Funding
Of course any decision about care will need to factor in the costs. It may be a surprise to hear that Live-In Care compares very favourably with the cost of most Care Homes, often it can be the least expensive option.
Funding can be provided in some cases through Government Benefits or often clients will consider Equity Release of a Lifetime Mortgage. 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.
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.