Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are questioning what is the best option when it comes to providing care for our loved ones.
During such unprecedented and worrying times, this decision has grown even more challenging. Especially with care homes being pushed into the spotlight after data was released from the Office for National Statistics. The data shows that the deaths in care homes are more than double the average from previous years.
However, Live-in care offers an alternative method of full-time care. Live-in care is a great alternative to ensure your loved ones stay safe, and remain comfortable during these difficult times.
Keeping things familiar in uncertain times
Live-in care enables your loved ones to stay in their own home without them having to move into unfamiliar surroundings; which can cause unnecessary stress. Keeping environments consistent can also be very beneficial to those who have conditions such as Dementia. Maintaining regular routines in familiar settings is vital to overall health and wellbeing.
This care option also means that individuals can stay living with any pets they may have. Another great benefit as pets promote activity and have been shown to decrease feelings of loneliness and anxiety, which is crucial in current times.
Constant and Controlled
One of the main concerns when it comes to care during a pandemic is making sure that contact with others is limited. In care homes, you are sharing space with other residents and multiple carers; meaning there is lots of contact and many touchpoints enabling a virus such as COVID-19 to spread easily.
With Live-in care, it’s not only more personal; providing you with full-time support and companionship, but you are better able to control your environment. With more space to be in, with fewer people but the same level of support, Live-in care could be one of the best options when it comes to ensuring the best and safest care. Enabling you to take comfort in knowing that someone will always be with the ones you care about, even if you can’t be.