What alternative is there to a care home in Holyhead?

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 Holyhead – contact a Hometouch Care Advisor today.

Nursing homes in Holyhead: 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 Holyhead and Live in Care

What are the main differences between a care home in Holyhead and Live in care?

The big benefit of live-in care is that it allows someone to remain in the home they love, in a place that is familiar, close to friends and filled with their favoured things. Our lives follow patterns that have been honed over time. A routine can be comforting and reassuring. It’s not just about being stuck in our ways; there’s evidence that keeping to a familiar place, and following a regular pattern of activity can help maintain function and independence, especially in people with dementia..

Can I choose a live in carer?

Yes, Hometouch works with the family and care recipient to match the best carer according to needs, personality, interests, skills and experience. This helps to ensure continuity as well as companionship.

What home modifications are needed for live in care?

A live in carer requires their own private room with access to washing facilities. Some modifications to the home may be needed, for example removal of trip hazards if there is a risk of falls.

How regularly do Live in carers change over?

This depends on the needs of the care recipient and the intensity of the care. Where the needs are mainly companionship, the carer can stay for a number of months, where the needs are more challenging, the live in carer may need to rotate fortnightly with another live in carer. In both instances continuity is key.

Do live in carers need breaks and do they work at night?

All live in carers are entitled to 2 hours break per day and some night time support (for example, toileting) is acceptable providing there are not multiple night time wakings. In the latter case where full time night care is required as well, an overnight carer may be required as well.

Our live in carers offer an alternative to a care home in Holyhead

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