Live-In Home Care in West Midlands Wolverhampton
If you or your loved one is seeking an alternative to a care home in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas, consider live-in home care.
Whether it’s because of dementia, mobility issues, advanced age, or a need for companionship, special care and support, Hometouch can match you with a compassionate professional carer who can meet your specific needs.
Contact a Hometouch Care Advisor today. We can discuss your options together and even tell you about possible funding options that you may be entitled to.
Why Live-In Home Care Might Be Right for You
As people grow older, sometimes daily tasks can present a problem. This is especially true for people dealing with dementia or a lack of mobility, either due to injury or illness.
Simply preparing a meal or keeping the home or ourselves tidy can often be a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. This is when some elderly people fall into bad habits - neglecting their hygiene, skipping meals, neglecting social interactions. When this happens, the person enters into a problematic - sometimes dangerous - spiral of events.
- A poor diet can exacerbate already existing health concerns
- Neglecting social interactions can lead to increased feelings of loneliness and despair
- An untidy or unhygienic home can present fall hazards or other health concerns
- Poor hygiene can lead to feelings of low self-esteem and worthlessness
It’s important to be wary of these signs and take action before the problems become too grave.
For some, entering into a care home can be a good solution. However, for some, entering into a care home can make the problems worse as they may lose their sense of independence, they may lose contact with their neighbours and their social circle, they may be forced to give up their pets, or they may lose their sense of privacy and autonomy that they cherish.
Fortunately, there is an alternative to care homes - live-in care.
With live-in care, those that are in need of support - keeping their home and themselves safe and hygienic, maintaining their daily routines and a regular, healthy diet, ensuring they don’t forget to take their medication - they can keep living in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. A trained, compatible carer will live in the home with them and provide round-the-clock supervision, care, and companionship, as needed.
At Hometouch, the care we manage is regulated by the CQC (Care Quality Commission), an independent regulator of health and care services in England. They routinely inspect our staff, our carers, and the services we provide to ensure that we meet the high standards we set out to uphold.
The CQC’s inspection results show that our carers are well-trained in safeguarding people and mitigating identified risks; our clients are supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives; and that management is responsive and effective.
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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