What alternative is there to a care home in County Durham?Live-in care can offer many advantages over a residential facility. Many people prefer to spend their later years living in their own homes. The familiar environment, proximity to family and friends, and sense of independence can help maintain function and improve quality of life. The advantages of live-in care include:
Familiar environment: Staying somewhere that is well known to the individual can help maintain independence and improve function, especially in people affected by dementia.
Living with a partner: Live-in care can help a couple spend the rest of their lives together.
Maintaining routines: After a lifetime of following a routine, it can be distressing and confusing to change. Living at home allows your loved one to live their life to their rhythm, not follow a schedule imposed by a care home. This is particularly important for people with dementia, where keeping to a routine helps people live independently for longer.
Staying social: People with an active social life tend to be less depressed and more mentally alert. At home, your loved one can remain in the heart of their community with friends, family, and neighbours close at hand. A Hometouch live-in carer can help them go to clubs, to the bingo hall, bridge, out for lunch with friends. Hometouch carers can help maintain your loved one’s social life and may even broaden their horizons.
Peace and privacy: At home, even with a live-in carer, there is always somewhere to get away and have peace and quiet. Care homes can be hectic, bustling places, which can be challenging, especially for introverts.
Relearning skills: Specialist support can help people with dementia relearn skills like brushing their teeth. Hometouch carers can support relearning by building on an individual’s abilities and strengths.
Pet-friendly: Pets can provide love, companionship, and a reason to get up and out in the morning. Research shows that pets can improve health in the elderly. Live-in care can ensure your loved one stays with their four-legged friend.
Help your loved one find exceptional live-in care in County Durham – contact a Hometouch Care Advisor today.
Nursing homes in County Durham: Is Live in Care an Option?
Our nurse led service can assist with nursing and medical needs such as medication administration, liaison with clinical teams and specialist care such as PEG feeds.
In many instances well trained live in carers can be supervised to perform these duties with the assistance of our nursing team or by district nurses. Nursing homes can be expensive and where there are very complex needs such as challenging behaviour and persistent wandering, a nursing home may be the best option.
Top questions about care homes in County Durham and Live in Care
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Hometouch was founded by Dr Jamie Wilson, a former NHS dementia specialist, to help people live happily, safely and with dignity in their own homes. As well as dementia care, we offer respite care, post-operative care, palliative care and end-of-life care
An affordable alternative to residential care in County Durham
Our prices start from £850 a week for live-in companionship care in County Durham, and we also offer packages for more complex medical needs. Whatever your loved one’s care needs, companionship or clinical support, we’ll find out their interests, preferences and requirements and match them with an exceptional carer. Get in touch with a Hometouch Care Advisor to find out how we can help.