Residential care homes? – there is an alternative.
Residential care home alternatives
Live-in care in your own home offers a real alternative to care in a residential or nursing home.
The vast majority of older people in the UK (97 per cent, according to a recent national survey*) don’t want to move into residential care with what can often be an institutional and regimented way of life, away from familiar surroundings, friends, family and pets.
24 hour live-in homecare provides an affordable alternative to residential care with personal carers that live in their client’s home, 24 hours a day. This allows people to stay in their own familiar surroundings with the very highest standards of personally tailored care. And it’s not just about giving essential support such as washing, dressing, preparing meals and help with medication, live-in homecare also provides housekeeping and companionship. Many of Everycare’s live in carers are specially trained to cope with particular conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke, MS or palliative care. Importantly they can help their clients enjoy some of the things in life they once did, for example inviting friends over for lunch or tea – or baking a cake perhaps.
Residential care homes – the difference.
With no rigid rules or set timetables that would be experienced by those in residential care settings, each day can be planned around the clients needs, giving them a sense of independence and dignity and providing peace of mind for their family.
There is overwhelming evidence that this kind of considered one-to-one care produces a far better experience for the vast majority of people. Moving into the unsettling surroundings of a residential care or nursing home can be upsetting, especially for those with conditions such as dementia or depression. This can be especially true where people have to move away from friends, a partner or even give up a beloved pet.
How much better it would be if you can ask for your favourite meals when you want them, be taken out for a countryside potter on a sunny day or to the shops? Your friends or relatives can drop in anytime because you now have someone there 24/7.
An affordable alternative to a residential care home
Although full-time care can be seen to represent a significant financial outlay, live-in fees can prove to be an affordable alternative to residential or nursing homes, especially where the care is for a couple.
If you are looking for an alternative to a residential care home call us today to find out how Everycare live in care service can benefit you.
*Nationally representative sample of 2,000 adults (aged 18-75) surveyed by One Poll in July 2014