Live-in care is probably the least well understood aspect of care. It’s certainly less common than residential or nursing care, or care at home. But there are many people for whom it could be the right choice.
It’s particularly suited to individuals with age-related support needs, physical disabilities, sensory loss (including dual sensory impairment), mental health problems, and learning disabilities. Live-in care also provides support for personal or family carers.
The important difference between live-in care and other types of care is that your carer lives with you in your own home. They are there to help with personal or medical care as well as tasks such as shopping and outings. They are also there to offer companionship.
What to Expect
As will all of the services we deliver at Altogether Care, everything is based on our core values. These are:
- People focus
- Delivering care excellence
- Personal welfare
- Flexible care
- Quality services
- Quality people
The care received is based on a personalised care plan. Care needs are broadly categorized as Standard, Premium, Diamond, and Night Cover. In every case, the precise care plan is driven by your individual needs.
Level 1 would apply if your main requirement is for companionship and general support to live independently.
Level 2 offers greater assistance with daily living such as bathing, dressing, or help with mild physical disability or dementia.
Level 3 provides support for people suffering from a significant physical disability, dementia or other medical conditions that require sensitive and more intensive life care.
Night Cover provides sleeping and waking care or night cover care depending on your needs.
Your personalised plan is based on your care assessment set out by your local council. It will also include any other services you wish to have to help you live as independently as possible in your own home.