We are proud to be a founder member of The Live-in Homecare Information Hub which has been developed by a coalition of 13 leading live-in care companies who provide 24 hour care at home for the elderly and frail. The website, www.stayinmyhome.co.uk, is a valuable resource for the general public and healthcare professionals alike. All Live-In Homecare Information Hub partners belong to the United Kingdom Homecare Association, and are united in the goal of raising awareness about the extremely high quality of care provided by this unique and life-enhancing alternative to care homes. This innovative information bureau will also be publishing reports and raising awareness of live-in homecare.
About the Hub – Helping People Stay in Their Home
Live-in care in your home offers a real alternative to care in a residential home. The Live-In Homecare Information Hub has been developed by a partnership of the UK’s leading live-in care at home companies, all of whom are experts in this specialist field. The vast majority of older people in the UK (97 per cent, according to a recent national survey by One Poll*) don’t want to move into residential care with what is often an institutional and regimented way of life.
Dr. Glen Mason, Director of People, Communities and Local Government, Department of Health comments: "Live-in care is a long established but relatively unknown, growing alternative to residential and nursing care that substantially extends the care choice available to the individual. I expect live-in care to continue to grow in popularity and to become the high quality first care choice of many people."
Arranging suitable care for the elderly can be a very emotional and difficult decision for families, but the website provides essential facts to provide support and help families make informed decisions. Information includes: the physical and emotional benefits, how it works, the practicalities, fees and funding (including state funding), to the care and nursing providers to contact for further information.