What is live-in care?
Live-in care is an increasingly popular, yet affordable, alternative to residential care which provides you, or your loved one, with a friendly and professional carer who comes to stay with you in your home. It is a service which provides person-centred support uniquely tailored to your likes, dislikes, interests, hobbies and daily routines.
At Berkeley Home Health, the philosophy that sits at the heart of the live-in care we provide is based on three fundamental non-negotiables. It is to:
- Enable- allowing you to continue to do the things you love, whilst remaining safe and supported in a relaxed yet stable environment. Our friendly carers help you with your physical care needs, but most of all encourage you to have fun and continue to do all the things you love.
- Retain your Independence-unlike a residential home where the days are structured to cater for all residents, our live-in care is expertly tailored to you. You can continue with your normal daily routines - wake, eat sleep when you want - go out, or stay in when you want, and continue to make the life choices that make you happy.
- Empower-ultimately you remain in control of your life, your sense of identity and what makes you uniquely you.
Who is it for?
Our flexible live-in care service can be adapted to anyone, young or old, who wishes to remain at home. Along with your family and the other health professionals involved in your care, our expert management team are able to design a plan of care personalised to you and the level of support you require. Some examples of the different types of people we help include:
With advancing age comes the realisation that every-day tasks are not as easy as they once were. It can be a difficult time for families to accept that their loved ones can no longer live alone and that help is required.
Live-in care offers blanket of comfort and security for older people and their families. There is no upheaval of having to sell up and leave home – instead – our live-in carers come to them. They support choice and enable individuals to continue to remain safely at home whilst they continue to live their life, on their terms.
Live-in care for young adults
Many young adults that come to Berkeley Home Health do not want the restrictions of a residential setting, instead they wish to remain independent and live life to the full. Whether at home, in education or employment, our live-in carers can help with complex conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or brain injuries. Emotional support is just as important as the physical help for our young adults; carers accompany them to social functions, trips out, such as a visit to the cinema or local shopping centre. They become more than just a carer, but a confidant who champions their independence and makes them feel valued, confident and happy.
A number of our clients have specialist care requirements such as dementia; from short term memory loss to Alzheimer’s disease. Others may have complex conditions including Parkinson’s disease, cancer, Motor Neurone disease. Our live-in carers
At such an uncertain and daunting time in these people’s lives, our live-in care offers stability and comfort, with one-to-one support which enables them to remain in their own home for as long as they wish.
Short term care
Life after surgery can present new and unknown physical and mental challenges, that’s why our post-operative and convalescent live-in care is second to none. Our carers provide an extra pair of hands to help people recover so they can heal and recuperate in the relaxed surroundings of home without the stresses of every day life.
Our respite live-in care offers friends, family and relatives a short break from the responsibility of caring, along with the peace of mind that our carers are there to look after their loved ones.
Some individuals find themselves in the position where they or their loved ones need immediate help. They may be keen to return home from hospital or have unexpectedly found themselves unable to cope at home. At Berkeley Home Health, our live-in care team are always poised to help. Our local offices ensure a Nationwide coverage with teams providing a swift and responsive service. This means we can normally have care in place within 48 hours of initial enquiry.
Need help or advice?
Whatever your care requirements, we are able to tailor a plan of care that is suited to you, your health needs and lifestyle. For further advice please call our friendly team on 01252 852100. Alternatively, complete the callback form at the top of this page and a live-in care advisor will contact you as soon as possible.