If your loved one requires dedicated care and wishes to remain in their own home then our live in care services could be just what you are looking for.
Living at home in later life can help people to maintain their independence and sense of wellbeing, but it may not be possible without the help of an expert live in care agency, such as Burley’s.
We pride ourselves on providing a truly individual service for each person we see, no matter their circumstances. Our fully trained and compassionate live in carers provide support with a range of activities; managing medication, helping with personal care, taking on domestic duties and assisting with day-to-day routines, as well as providing vital companionship. This means you can have complete peace of mind.
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Our years of knowledge and experience are what makes the difference for our clients. Sometimes daily visits from carers are simply not enough, and you need extra service from people you can trust to ensure your loved one is safe and well looked after.
We know that thinking about live in care for your loved one is a big decision that can be stressful, and you may have lots of questions that need answering. Our knowledgeable staff are always on hand to provide you with as much information as possible so that you can make an informed decision. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the live in care services we provide.
FAQs relating to live in care services
For answers to questions we are most commonly asked about live in care, please click on the link below. Alternatively speak to a member of our friendly team on: 0345 512 0022
- What does live in care include?
- Who is live in care suitable for?
- What are the benefits of live in care?
- How much does live in care cost?
What does live in care include?
We understand that each individual’s live in care needs will be different. Some of our patients require live in care for security and companionship, some require personal assistance, and others have more complex medical needs. Our dedicated team of carers are fully trained and experienced and led by Registered Care Manager Natasha Choto, who has worked in the care industry for 18 years.
Natasha’s passion for delivering high quality care is clear to see, and she works directly with every client and their family to create a live in care plan perfectly suited to each person’s unique requirements, which is reviewed and adapted over time to ensure flexibility.
The services that may be included as part of a live in care package vary between care providers, however our live in care service can help with any and all of the following:
- Mental stimulation
- Keeping up with hobbies and trips out
- Confidence building
- Maintaining independence
- Preparing meals and eating
- Accompanying them to medical or other appointments
- Reminders to take medication, or helping to administer medication
- Full time support for those with conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, MS and more
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Who is live in care suitable for?
One of the main reasons we hear for live in care is that many people want to remain independent for as long as possible, in an environment that they’re happy and comfortable in. It’s a simple wish but one that isn’t always easy to achieve, and that’s where our live in carers can help.
Live in care is suitable for a wide range of people, including:
As our loved ones get older, every day tasks can become more of a challenge. This is where live in care is ideal. Depression and loneliness can also be a major concern if your loved one has lost a long-term partner, relation or friend to old age or illness, and as much as you or your family members might wish to, it’s often not feasible for you to be able to visit every day even if you do live locally. Live in care for elderly individuals provides much needed companionship and assistance with daily tasks, if required.
We are more than happy to provide live in care services for couples who wish to remain together in their own home, rather than making the move to an assisted living facility. Even with two people in the home, keeping up with housework and maintaining a garden can be tricky for the elderly or people living with illness or mobility issues. Our live in carers work with couples to help keep them comfortable in their home for as long as possible, offering as much or as little support as each member of the couple needs.
Those with mental or physical impairments
The vast majority of our clients are living with mental or physical conditions and we pride ourselves on having a team of highly trained, caring staff who provide excellent care no matter what a person needs. Every one of our carers has skills and experience in providing high quality dementia care and understand the need for a specific approach for people living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or conditions that affect mobility such as Parkinson’s Disease. Our live in carers will help with the everyday tasks that these conditions make challenging, as well as monitoring medication.
What are the benefits of live in care?
There are a number of benefits for choosing a live in care service from Burley's. Living at home with a compassionate live in carer means your loved ones are able to stay in control of their life for much longer than if they were to move into a residential home.
Live in care also means a lack of restriction on the support you receive. There are no short term visits, timed processes or limits to the care we can provide. By investing in live in care services from us you are choosing much more than a care plan, you are buying expertise from a team who will care for your loved one as if they were a member of the family. Someone who will make a cup of tea just the way they like it, watch their favourite shows and talk about their memories as well as monitor medication and help them to wash and dress each day.
Existing routines, privacy and lifestyle preferences will be listened to and respected by our friendly team. More benefits of live in care can include:
- Maintaining relationships with family and friends
- Keeping up with existing hobbies
- Stay surrounded by familiar and sentimental surroundings
- Keep living with much-loved pets
- Prolong independence
- Peace of mind that your loved one is in safe hands
- One to one support
- We will match the carer to the individual based on their skills, life experiences, hobbies and more
- Help from completely committed, compassionate and experienced carers
How much does live in care cost?
Live in care is a cost-effective, personalised alternative to moving into a residential care home. Home is where the heart is, and receiving live in care in the comfort of their own home is the preferred option for many elderly people. As leading providers of live in care services in the South, we meet even the most complex care requirements at affordable prices.
Naturally, every client will have different care requirements, which can have an effect on the overall cost of the live in care service provided so we tailor your package to fit you perfectly. Our experienced team will undertake a free consultation with you and your loved one in order to determine the right level of care and any associated live in care costs.
The greatest different between live in care and a residential home is the service. We are able to provide focused one on one care that is simply not possible in a care home, which ensures that anytime you or your loved one needs assistance, they aren’t left waiting. They are tended to day and night, choosing their meals and their routines in exactly the way they want to, and you can have confidence in knowing they are cared for and supported in the best way possible.
Is live in care more affordable than a residential care home?
There are numerous factors to take into consideration when it comes to estimating the potential costs of live in care vs residential care. However, typically, live in care almost always ends up being more cost-effective.
The average cost of residential care rose by 5% in the 2018-19 period when compared to the previous year. With the number of people over 65 requiring 24 hour-care expected to increase by a third over the next 20 years, there’s a high likelihood that residential care home prices will only continue to rise as demands for a space increase.
Live in care costs are unaffected by many of the overhead factors that determine the price of residential care, making it more affordable overall. Our live in care service enables you or your loved one to remain in the comfort of their own home and receive the best possible care from a team of award winning experts who love what they do and care for each client as if for their own family.