Live-In Home Care in Havant
At Hometouch, we can match you with a compassionate, highly-trained live-in care for your loved one living in Havant and the surrounding areas.
Because of illness, injury, or advanced age, your loved one may need personalised care and support. Sending them to a care home is an option, but it is not your only option.
Your loved one can receive the companionship, supervision, and attention they need without having to leave the comfort and familiarity of their own home.
Contact a Hometouch Care Advisor today and find out more about the live-in care options that are available in Havant.
What Is Live-In Care?
Many people, whether they are struggling with dementia, a lack of mobility, or loneliness - possibly all three - are in need of personalised care and attention. However, going to a care home can be destabilising and even embarrassing to some.
For some people, staying in the environment that is familiar and comfortable for them is the better option. With live-in care, a professional carer lives with the client at their home. They ensure the home is kept tidy and hygienic. They assist with personal hygiene, too - bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, as needed.
The live-in carer also provides a friendly presence in the home to stave off feelings of despair and loneliness that often accompany dementia or physical frailty. Live-in carers are compassionate, trained professionals that empower their clients to live safely and as independently as possible, all while giving them the privacy they need and the dignity they deserve.
When Is Live-In Care Appropriate?
The kind of care one receives is a personal choice made by the client often in conjunction with the wishes and advice of a spouse or family member.
The subject of specialised professional care is not always an easy one to broach. If you are struggling with how to speak to your loved one about receiving professional care and support, we’d invite you to download our free guide that can provide valuable information on the matter.
Some signs that live-in care may be needed include:
- Falls, decreased mobility, or an inability or unwillingness to remain active
- Irregular or poor eating habits, often as a result of forgetfulness or from the increased difficulty in preparing meals
- Irregular or poor hygiene practices
- Irregular or disturbed sleep
- Wandering or forgetfulness
If you have noticed any one or a combination of these signs, it may be time to explore the care options available to you. A care home is an option, but it is not your only option. You should also consider the benefits of live-in care.
Contact a Hometouch Care Advisor today - call us at 020 3870 4220 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can help you broach the difficult subject with your loved one, and we can give you the information you need to make the best decision for you and your loved one.
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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