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What is Live in Care ? Live in care in Oxford.

Live in care services in Oxford

Live-in care is when a careworker lives in their client’s home to enable their needs to be met. This means they are available to help your relative throughout the day and at night, if necessary – although they are obviously entitled to breaks by law. Some careworkers live in all the time, others work a rota pattern of, say, two weeks on, two weeks off.Live-in care is an increasingly popular alternative to an elderly relative moving into a care home. It enables them to stay in their own home and meet their changing needs. For some people it offers a way of continuing to live as independently as possible at home in their local community.

‘Mum liked the fact that someone would bring her a cup of tea in the morning, check she was all right and ask if she wanted any breakfast.’ Elizabeth’s story

For more information on live in care and it’s advantages visit the Which website

Can ‘at-home’ care be cheaper than a care home? Even 24 Hour live in care?

Home care and live in care in Oxford – cheaper than a residential home?

Britain’s creaking residential care home industry is facing a number of financial challenges, forcing homes to increase fees for those who pay them.

Residential care homes face the same costs as every household in terms of fuel and food bills and the costs of cleaning and maintenance. But they have additional difficulties in the form of rising wage bills and rents.

Some groups also have high borrowings.

However, one of the biggest factors driving up care home fees is the fact that those who pay their own way – because they failed the means-test – end up subsidising those who are paid for by local councils.

Care homes say that local authorities don’t pay them enough to fund the places, which forces them to squeeze the cash out of “self-funders”.

A care home is ‘a last resort for dad’ – it would also cost considerably more

Nick Kounoupias, 54, a lawyer, has found that 24-hour, seven-day a week care for his father Mikis, 93, is significantly cheaper than finding a good-quality care home.

The family found a carer through one of a growing number of agencies that do not employ carers directly but instead put them in touch with suitable clients via an app.

Two carers live with Mr Kounoupias for a fortnight at a time, looking after him for 24 hours a day, before taking the following fortnight off.

He is in generally sound health, but is growing more frail. His sight and hearing is also deteriorating.

The family wanted him to remain independent for as long as possible, and say he has benefited from being in familiar surroundings and eating home-cooked food.

Mr Kounoupias said: “If I did put him in a care home, I’d only do as a last resort. I wouldn’t want to put him into some of the places I’ve seen.

“The only one that we liked cost £5,500 a month. Using the carers comes out at £2,200 a month.”

For more on this story visit the Telegraph website.

If you would like to find out more about home care and 24 hour live in care as an alternative to a residential home please contact us today.

Care jobs consultation closes soon – Send your views today

Caroline Dineage the Government’s Care Minister has encouraged care workers to take part in a major consultation with rgeard to jobs in the care sector.

The consultation closes on 9 April 2018. If you are a care worker, nurse, occupational therapist, social worker, registered manager or otherwise employed or involved in the care and support sector, please take the time to submit your views.

She is quoted as saying “As care minister, I am already humbled and inspired by the empathy, compassion and dedication you demonstrate every day. We need you now more than ever, and our support for you remains unwavering. Help us make that support as effective, inclusive and rewarding as it can be. Because good care is more than just a job, it’s a vocation”.

For more information on this stiory visit the Guardian website

Dementia researchers to share findings with public in Oxford

Scientists in Oxford are inviting members of the public to a free event on Saturday 17 March to hear more about current progress in dementia research.