So, how does live-in care work? By treating families and all those involved as individuals.
So that we can provide tailored, personal care in his or her own home.
Adapting to individual needs and wishes
Our live-in carers adapt to individual needs and wishes. Supporting with personal care and continence care, support with medication or with restricted mobility. Whether someone needs live-in care for a short while or indefinitely, we can help. It means peace of mind, round the clock.
It doesn’t have to be personal care; we understand the importance of maintaining a home. Our live-in carers can assist with domestic tasks; cleaning, keeping the home tidy, laundry and other similar light duties. Nutrition is also very important; our live-in carers can support to cook according to specific desires and tastes. They can also support to achieve a well balanced diet.
Commonly, of greatest importance, is the companionship our live-in carers can provide. The quality one to one time they spend, talking, sharing experiences, shopping and keeping the service user company.
Cover and changeovers
If a live-in carer becomes sick or needs to return home for any reason, we immediately provide another fully trained live-in carer, we will never leave the service user without care.
The day before a live-in carer is due to go on leave, another fully trained live-in carer will arrive at the home for a changeover and to be introduced to the service user.
The live-in carer will need their own room. They will require food and drink provisions following a ‘normal’ balanced diet. Any special dietary requirements are expected to be purchased by them. Given the level of attention provided, it is important the live-in carer takes regular breaks. If needed, we can provide a relief carer to cover these breaks.
Should you decide that live-in care is appropriate for you or someone you know, we can arrange an informal and free of charge meeting with an experienced assessor to discuss what type of care and support is required.
You may choose to have with you a family member or friend who knows you well, so to help you tell us what you need and would like us to do for you.
We will do a full assessment and create a live-in care plan for your approval. This plan will be unique to your requirements and will provide important direction to the live-in carer on a daily basis.
After the first few weeks, your local care manager from Athena Live-In Care will be in touch to ask to see you about how things are going, make sure you’re happy with our service and make any necessary changes to the live-in care plan. We’ll also suggest a time period for regular reviews so that we can constantly assess our levels of service and care, making adjustments as necessary.
All information gathered is treated confidentially.