Live-In Home Care in Berkshire
At Hometouch, we can provide personalised fully-managed live-in home care in Berkshire and the surrounding areas.
We can match you with carefully vetted and trained professional carers to empower your loved one to be able to live safely, with as much independence and autonomy as possible, in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.
Contact a Hometouch Care Advisor today and find out more about the care options and the funding options that are available to you.
How Can Live-In Home Care Help?
For people living with dementia, lack of mobility or other similar types of health concerns daily tasks, which otherwise would require minimum effort, become quite challenging - if not impossible. Not only does this create safety concerns, but it can adversely affect one’s spirits and lead to feelings of despair, hopelessness, and loneliness.
With a compassionate, trained professional carer we can mitigate these effects and empower every one to live fully and with dignity and as much independence as possible. Whether it’s companionship, support with mobility, medication, and hygiene, or all of the above, we can match you with a live-in carer to meet your specific needs.
Hometouch Stands Out From Other Care Agencies
Straight-forward and stress-free, Hometouch is fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), an independent regulator of health and social care in England. They routinely inspect, review and check up on the live-in home care we manage. You can read their inspection results here.
Hometouch was founded by Dr Jamie Wilson, a former NHS dementia specialist. He saw a broken system, where patients weren’t getting the care they needed or the dignity they deserved, and he decided to do something about it. Today, Hometouch helps people in Berkshire, the surrounding areas, and all throughout England, offering an unrivaled level of dementia care.
What Are the Signs That My Loved One May Need Care?
Oftentimes, when someone is struggling with cognitive decline, they will go to great lengths to try and conceal the problem from those around them. They may do this out of pride or from a desire to keep their friends and family members from worrying or from a combination of both.
However, there are signs that should alert you to the possibility that your loved one may need extra care and support.
- Falls or a decrease in mobility
- Poor eating habits - This can be due to forgetfulness or from the increased difficulty your loved one has in preparing meals
- Hygiene issues - This, also, can be due to forgetfulness or a decrease in mobility. It may also be a symptom of loneliness and depression
- Sleep disturbance
If you notice any one or more of these signs and feel your loved one may need care, a care home is an option, but it is not your only option. For residents of Berkshire and the surrounding areas, we can match you with a compassionate professional carer to empower your loved one to live safely and with dignity in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.
What is live-in care?
Live-in care is when a carer lives with the person receiving care in their home. From companionship care all the way to round-the-clock complex care, a live-in carer can provide one-to-one support in your loved one’s own home. This is especially important for people living with dementia, who may become increasingly confused or distressed in unfamiliar surroundings.
A dedicated live-in carer can provide your loved one with more individual care than they’d receive at a residential home. So whether it’s a day out on weekends, or fish and chips in front of the TV on a Friday evening, your loved one can carry on doing the things they enjoy. And because the carer is staying on-site, it’s often cheaper than a care home too. To find out more about the cost of care where you live, take a look at our page on understanding the cost of care.
At hometouch, we help people live happily, safely and with dignity in their own homes. If you think live-in care could be right for your loved one, contact a hometouch Care Advisor today.
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