Live-In Care in Hitchin
More often than not, finding the right caretakers for your ageing loved ones is a difficult, daunting task. There are many things to take into account, such as opinions of previous clients, the pricing, as well as the range of services these live-in caregivers provide.
Then, there is also the issue of deciding what type of elderly care will be the best for your relative. Some people choose to send their parents or grandparents to a facility devoted to caring for the elderly, but that’s not always the right choice. Your family member may feel anxious about moving away from home, or simply not accept the idea of being taken care of by strangers in a new environment.
Hometouch provides top-quality live-in care in Hitchin and the surrounding area. We only employ thoroughly vetted and trained caregivers who have years of experience in the field and know how to support your loved one. Get in touch with us to discuss the details at 020 3870 4220 or fill out the Hometouch Care Advisory contact form.
Care Adapted to Your Needs
We understand that every single individual requires a different approach. Certain ageing patients are bedridden and need aid with everything, from using the bathroom to bathing. Others require a carer to only perform household tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping, and simply be present to provide support whenever the need arises.
Hometouch has been in the live-in care business for years now, and within that time, our caretakers have worked with all sorts of elderly patients. From people with dementia and Alzheimer’s, to ones with various physical disabilities, you can be certain that at Hometouch, you’ll find the right person for the job.
Once you get in touch with our representatives, they’ll get familiar with your situation and propose a consistent Hitchin live-in care plan, adjusted to the needs of your family member, as well as your own.
Care Models at Hometouch
Our offer includes two basic live-in care packages, and you can switch them up whenever you feel the need to. The first one is introductory care, where you retain full control over the care your loved ones receive. The role of Hometouch in this instance is simply connecting you with a professional, qualified live-in caregiver that we believe is the best person for the job. We’ll also provide you with a secure messaging system, which will allow you to remain in constant touch with the carer.
The second option is regulated care, and it’s the perfect option if you feel like you won’t have enough time to oversee and manage the live-in care. On top of connecting you with a live-in care professional in Hitchin, the regulated care package also includes oversight by the Care Quality Commission, as well as home visits from Hometouch professionals to carry out a thorough, unbiased assessment of the caregiver. We’ll also create a care plan that your loved one’s caregiver will have to stick to in order to ensure high quality live-in care at all times.
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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