Unexpected benefits of live-in care
At The Good Care Group, we believe that live-in care is the best possible option for elderly people in need of support.
Live-in care is extremely beneficial for elderly people. It offers dedicated and consistent care on a one-to-one basis, giving peace of mind to both you and your loved one. A qualified live-in carer will have undergone specialist training in order to best support their elderly client in the comfortable environment of their own home.
Being cared for in the comfort and familiarity of their own home means your loved one is able to access many advantages not available in a residential care setting, such as:
- Pets – Live-in care gives the elderly an opportunity to keep their pet with them for as long as possible. This allows them to keep this aspect of their life the same, and doesn’t force them to go through saying goodbye to their beloved animal.
- Holidays – Carers often go on holiday with their companions to make sure they are safe and healthy whilst abroad.
- Quality time with friends and relatives – By staying in their own home, your loved ones can entertain guests whenever they want, without worrying about visiting hours or time-wasting administration. Live-in care removes the stress of visiting for both you and your loved one, enabling you both to have plenty of time for meaningful conversations that are in themselves beneficial for elderly health.
- Alleviating pressure on those around them – It is often the case that when a live-in carer moves in, they take responsibilities and pressures from someone else in the family, usually a spouse or partner but also children and friends. The presence of a live-in carer removes this pressure so that both people can enjoy and thrive in their relationship once more. Live-in care also helps elderly couples stay together, as they are sometimes separated in residential settings, especially if one or both of them have dementia or similar illnesses.
- Hobbies and interests – Live-in carers know exactly how beneficial hobbies, interests and keeping fit can be, so they work hard to encourage their companion to keep engaging with these interests.
As you can see, live-in care has many unexpected benefits. All of these are a valuable part of helping your loved one remain positive and active throughout their later years, and help you be sure that you are providing the best care for them.
The Good Care Group’s employees receive specialist training to make sure that they are the best possible companions, and aim to provide the highest quality care to make a positive difference to your loved one’s safety and wellbeing. Download a brochure to find out more about our award-winning live-in care services.