Live-in care is a type of home care where a carer will live in the home of the person they are caring for. While this does mean that they are around 24 hours a day, they do not provide round-the-clock care. Instead, they provide care on a pre-approved schedule, helping with set tasks throughout the day. This helps to create a structured routine for the client.
Live-in carers can help with a wide range of tasks, in addition to helping with mobility and providing much-needed companionship and support. The role of the live-in carer is to help the client to live their life to the fullest, whatever that means for the individual. Some people need help staying connected with their community while others simply want to be able to remain independent for as long as possible.
Choosing live-in care is an excellent alternative to residential care or sheltered living as you don’t have to move house or move to a different area. This will ensure you stay connected with your friends, family and your wider community.