Approaching the decision to change you or a loved one’s living arrangements can be difficult – the main question will revolve around whether it will safeguard quality of life. Whether it’s concerns about the care itself, independence or lifestyle (and of course, finances), moving to a residential care home may not be right. This is where live-in care in Berkshire can help.
Live-in care is when a carer goes to live with the resident in their home and be on hand to offer support when required. They offer the perfect balance of being there when needed while keeping a person in familiar surroundings – giving them all the opportunity to maintain their usual way of life and independence.
While we won’t suggest that you should always choose live-in care over residential care (every person has unique circumstances and requirements), we are going to outline why people we work with choose live-in care over care homes for their loved ones.
Why Do People Choose Live-In Care In Berkshire?
Live-in care allows people to stay in familiar surroundings.
With constant care available, there is no need for the resident to move out of their home, allowing them to remain safe and secure in familiar surroundings. The assigned carer will be there to provide help when needed, meaning that you or your loved one can continue to live their life on their own terms.
Independence is better maintained with live-in care.
While the word ‘constant care’ may conjure up images of the resident being told what to do and when – this is the opposite of what live-in care is about. They can not only stay in their familiar surroundings, but they can go where they want, do what they want and see who they want, whenever they want. The only difference is having that extra support available when needed.
Families can stay involved with their relative’s care.
As the resident will be at their home and have the freedom to do what they please, the family of the homeowner can stay involved in their ongoing care – no set visit times, etc. Families will be able to monitor the level of care their loved one is receiving, and they will also be able to build up a close relationship with the carer, further allowing them to be part of their relative’s care.
Dedicated round-the-clock care is there whenever needed.
Live-in care in Berkshire offers a dedicated, one-to-one care service – which is often difficult to come by, even in residential care homes where carers are responsible for several people. While home care offers similar benefits, it doesn’t have the constant dedication required if say, the resident suffers from a particular condition that needs round-the-clock care. Having a live-in carer means that the resident will be able to get care whenever they need it, 24/7.
As mentioned, the decision whether to choose Berkshire live-in care, home care or a residential care home will depend on your or a loved one’s circumstances. If you feel that live-in care could be beneficial (or simply aren’t sure which service to choose), the team here at Gabriel’s Angels would be happy to offer all the advice you need.
Dedicated Live-In Care In Berkshire
At Gabriel’s Angels, we are on hand to make the transition into everyday care easy and seamless – being a guardian when needed. Whether it’s companionship, administration of medication or care for more complex conditions, we are here to offer the right level of support for you or your loved one.
As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of having familiarity to call upon when needed. This is why we are so passionate about all our home care services and we seek to instil the same family ethos amongst our dedicated staff – because ultimately, it will be reflected in the care they provide.
Please take the time to browse our website to learn more about our services, and if you do indeed have any questions you’d like to ask about live-in care in Berkshire, we are only too happy to help.
You can contact us by calling 01183 320 099 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org