Almost a quarter of the UK population (15.5m) is over the age of 60, with over 3.2 million people aged 80 or over*.
As we get older, deteriorating health often means that we need more assistance in our daily lives than we used to. Often a family will reach a point where a decision needs to be made over whether to move into a care home or not, but there’s another alternative; live-in care.
Live-in care enables older people who require additional support, to remain living independently in their own home. It’s an ideal alternative for those who’d feel more comfortable in familiar surroundings, and provides companionship and daily living assistance.
Live-in care vs care homes
Below are a few reasons why live-in care might be a great option for you or your family member:
|Live-in Care from Fambridge Care||V||Residential Care Home|
|Familiar surrounding that can only be enjoyed by living at home, no upheaval and disturbance to your routine||V||Move from home to a new unfamiliar environment|
|One-to-one tailored care and control over the quality of care and support provided to you||V||Many different carers sharing responsibility for your care|
|You maintain your independence and routine which is important to ensure good health and well-being||V||Complete change of lifestyle and routine|
|Choice of when and what you choose to eat||V||Regimented routine with set meal times and menus that you do not control|
|Cost savings for couples that wish to stay together living at home||V||Couples will need to pay for two beds and staying together can only be guaranteed subject to availability of space|
|It can often be safer – Many risks such as infection are eliminated or minimised when care is provided in a controlled environment at home||V||Living and sharing communal areas with many other residents who have differing ailments|
|Contact with family, friends and neighbours is maintained at times of your choosing||V||Having to make new friends and arrange for you family to visit at scheduled times|
|Can be offered as a short-term care solution or following a period in hospital whilst you recover||V||Prevention of unnecessary and costly nursing home admissions|
Fambridge Care offers a flexible alternative
Fambridge Care offer a consistent, fully-managed home care service on either an ongoing or short-term basis, so whether you require visiting home care or more intensive live-in care, we are ready and waiting to assist.
The costs of home care and live-in care can be surprisingly affordable, offering significant savings on the average costs for a good care home.
For a free, no-obligation consultation and to find out more about how we could help you, please give us a call on 01245 356592.