Live-in care in Hampshire

Looking for live-in carers in Hampshire? Welcome to Hometouch. We have carers in Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton, and across Hampshire and the South Coast of England.

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At Hometouch, it is our mission to help people live happily, safely, and with dignity in the comfort of their own homes. We can help your loved one carry on doing what they love – whether that's watching the hovercraft at Southsea seafront or getting some fresh air in the New Forest. We offer an unparalleled level of care for your loved one and peace of mind for you.

Choose Hometouch for the quality care services

At Hometouch, we believe that every person deserves personalised and quality care. Based on this principle, we've created a unique home carer matching system where you can learn everything about our handpicked carers and choose the perfect one for your loved one. We'll be with you throughout the entire process, discussing your loved one's requirements, preferences, and other needs. Based on that, we'll provide you with a list of Hampshire live-in carers for you to speak to and choose from so that you find the ideal match. For more information regarding our carers and services, get in touch with a Hometouch care advisor. They will answer all the questions you may have.

And if you're still wondering whether Hometouch is your best choice. Let us allay your possible doubts. First of all, Hometouch was founded by a former NHS dementia specialist, and slowing the progress of dementia is something we specialise in. Secondly, all our live-in carers are handpicked for experience and empathy. They need to go through a scrutinised background check and have proof they've undergone professional training.

And last but not least, we're rated five stars on Trustpilot and have a rating of 9.8/10 on homecare.co.uk. We've helped thousands of UK families who have praised us for our professional and empathetic approach to live-in care. Our reviews speak for themselves, so be sure to go through them if you still have some doubts regarding Hometouch.

Hampshire live-in care explained

Live-in care, which can also be referred to as home care or personal care, refers to a care service where a carer lives with the person receiving support in their own home. In other words, a home carer provides top-quality one-to-one support to your loved one 24/7, ensuring they get all the help they need, matter the circumstances. In-home care is especially vital for individuals with dementia, as they might become confused or distressed in unfamiliar surroundings of a residential care home.

What's more, a live-in carer can provide much more individual support so that your loved one can carry on doing the things they love and continue with their regular routines as the carer is watching over them. On top of that, with the carer staying at your loved one's home, live-in care is often a much cheaper option than a stay in a care home.

Various types of home care in Hampshire

As mentioned, Hometouch provides numerous home care services in Hampshire. Besides standard 24-hour live-in care, we also provide end-of-life care, disability care, elderly care, companionship, overnight care, and more. All the above services are provided by professional and trained home carers, who have dedicated their lives to providing the best possible care to people who require it.

However, from all the services Hometouch provides, we specialise in dementia care. And with various forms of dementia becoming a growing issue among the UK society, our services have proven their value more than once. The thing about dementia care is that it requires special skills and training due to the effects of the disease, including agitation, confusion, and wandering.

Hometouch dementia carers are all experienced professionals who have undergone special training and background check, which make them eligible to provide care to people with dementia. What's also vital is that our live-in dementia care implies home care. This means your loved one will receive 24/7 in-home help in the familiar surroundings, so essential when slowing the progress of dementia.

And if your loved ones don't require full-time help, you can opt for the Hometouch domiciliary care. In this option, carer's visits are shorter, with their goal being to provide aid with basic needs, for instance, home chores (washing, cleaning, etc.), dressing, food preparation, or assistance with personal care.

How much does home care in Hampshire cost?

The cost of live-in care in Hampshire will mostly depend on the type of care service. Usually, for standard 24-hour home care, you should expect a daily cost of between £120 and £150. However, these costs can get higher if a person requires more advanced help with their health issues. To get a better idea about the price of live-in care, get in touch with a Hometouch Care Advisor. They will provide you with all the information regarding the costs of the care service that interests you.

What is respite care?

The case may be that your loved one's live-in carer isn't available for some reason. It can be a family emergency or well-deserved rest. In such a case, your best option is Hometouch Hampshire respite care, where we'll help you find a short-term replacement carer, typically for a minimum of one week.

Residential care vs live-in care

In essence, when looking for 24-hour care in Hampshire, you have to options. You can either arrange live-in care for your family members or send them to a residential care home. The primary difference here is that the first option means a personal carer will stay with your loved one in their own home, whereas the second implies sending them to a facility to live with other patients and get help from a qualified care team.

Both options come with their distinct pros and cons, so it's vital to go through them before deciding on the solution that will provide the best help and support to your loved one. Please refer to our more in-depth article for more details on Hampshire care homes and live-in care as an alternative.

Becoming a Hometouch personal carer

Private carers in Hampshire are usually self-employed and work independently or via an introductory agency. All our Hometouch home personal carers are top-quality and reliable professionals who need to undergo a scrutinised background check before we even consider their application.

If you are thinking about joining our ranks and starting a live-in care job in Hampshire, the best place to start is our dedicated page, where you'll find all the information regarding a career in live-in care and get help with your application.

"The Hometouch carers were very well qualified and diligent with the help and assistance they provided. Their help was warm and comforting in a difficult time of transition. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hometouch and their people in the future."

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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Contact Hometouch today for the best live-in care service

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.

We've already helped thousands of families throughout the UK. Get in touch with us today and see how we can help make your and your loved ones' lives more comfortable!

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