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 CareVResidential Care Home
Familiar surrounding that can only be enjoyed by living at home, no upheaval and disturbance to your routineVMove from home to a new unfamiliar environment
One-to-one tailored care and control over the quality of care and support provided to youVMany different carers sharing responsibility for your care
You maintain your independence and routine which is important to ensure good health and well-beingVComplete change of lifestyle and routine
Choice of when and what you choose to eatVRegimented routine with set meal times and menus that you do not control
Cost savings for couples that wish to stay together living at homeVCouples 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 homeVLiving and sharing communal areas with many other residents who have differing ailments
Contact with family, friends and neighbours is maintained at times of your choosingVHaving 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 recoverVPrevention 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.