Posted by Declan Davey
Given the choice, most prefer to remain in familiar surroundings. But what types of home care services are available? And when does hiring a full-time, live-in caregiver make sense?
In today’s blog, we’ll examine the pros and cons of regular home care services, live-in care, and care homes, so that you can get a better idea of which option might be best for you.
Recent surveys suggest that over 75% would be happy to access care in their own homes.
It makes sense, then, that more seniors are exploring the option of hiring live-in caregivers, so that they can remain at home.
In this type of care, a 24/7 caregiver lives in a room of your home. It can serve as a fantastic alternative to regular home care, particularly for those with more significant health needs.
Regular home care services are usually provided on an hourly or half-hourly basis, either daily or several times a week. This is sufficient for some but others may need a more comprehensive, live-in level of support.
Aside from functional tasks like meal preparation and cleaning, a live-in caregiver also offers companionship...
Having a companion around can be very helpful to maintain wellbeing, as loneliness becomes more of a risk in older age.
A live-in caregiver’s role will vary depending on who you hire, but here is a general list of services you can expect:
There are different advantages of choosing a regular home care service, a live-in caregiver, or a care home, depending on the level of help you need.
And when in doubt, it’s always smart to make a pros and cons list…
We promise to not make the lists too long!
Pros and Cons of Regular Home Care Services
Care homes have long been viewed as the go-to for those needing support after a dementia diagnosis.
But the number of home care services and agencies that are specialised in dementia continues to grow.
There’s now a greater amount of flexibility in how you can access care...
Having a carer from an agency pop round once or twice a day to help with bathing or meals may be enough to keep you independent.
If you want to stay at home but need extra support, opting for a live-in caregiver is a great option to go ahead with.
Autumna has over 11,500 home care and live-in care providers listed on its site.
For further information on live-in care or other home care services, you can give our friendly team a call on 01892 335 330.
If you prefer email, you’re welcome to send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks go to Declan Davey (Health Copywriter) for co-authoring this article.
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