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For many of us our home is a treasure trove of memories, where we watched our children grow up, where we laughed and where we cried.
Home to so many precious memories, the thought of ever leaving can be worrying, particularly when faced with reduced independence and the belief that nursing or residential home admission is your only viable option to remain safe.
With Blessing Agencies care service, Healthcare Assistant, Support Worker or Nurse can move in to your home with you to provide a bespoke care service, supporting you to remain independent in the comfort of your own home.
Whether you have complex nursing care needs or just require some support in doing everyday tasks, we can provide a service tailored to your needs. Our live-in care service affords your family and friends peace of mind, knowing that you are benefiting from the expert care of highly skilled healthcare professionals, in the place where you are most comfortable.
Unlike a care home where many individuals have to be considered, live-in care is a personal one-to-one service that is tailored to the needs of each individual. A flexible care service is provided, accommodating your regular routine and specific needs, as well as adapting to your changing circumstances.
We understand that having someone share your home can be a very personal matter. For this reason, we take extra care to match our staff sympathetically with your situation and personality, as well as your clinical needs. We also ensure that all of our live-in care staff is fully briefed on your expectations and personal preferences.
To find out more about our live-in care service, please call our dedicated Blessing Agencies Home care Team on 02075619340 or 07975911795.
Live-in Care FAQs
What safeguards do you put in place to ensure my safety and well-being?
Because dementia is a degenerative condition we take the greatest possible care over your treatment plan, who delivers it and your feelings about it, from start to finish.
How soon can my care service start?
Our service can often commence within 48 hours of your initial enquiry. Upon receiving your enquiry we will arrange for Blessing Agencies Homecare service Assessor to visit you in your home and carry out a full assessment of your care requirements and a risk assessment to ensure your safety. A personalised care plan will be produced for you, which we will finalise with you and your family, making sure that you are happy with every aspect. We will select Carers to provide your care based on your needs, personality and preferences.
We understand that in a crisis situation you need us to react quickly to allow a care package to start immediately. In such circumstances we will simplify our service delivery process and carry out an immediate assessment in order to facilitate a faster response.
Do I need a Nurse, Healthcare Assistant or Support Worker to support me?
To determine whether you will require the support of a Nurse, Healthcare Assistant or Support Worker we will carry out a full care assessment, identifying exactly what your care requirements are. Carers are able to support you with everyday activities such as meal preparation and getting in and out of bed, however, a Nurse will support you with more complex requirements such as dressing wounds, administering complex medication, or making clinical judgements with regards to your pain relief. Should you wish to have support from a Nurse, Healthcare Assistant and Support Worker at varying times, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you.
I don’t have a spare bedroom; can my Sleeping Night Carer sleep on the sofa?
When providing a Sleeping Night service, our Carers require a private room to sleep in. Should this not be available in your home it is negotiable with individual carers if they would be happy to have a portable bed in another room. They are not able to share a room with another person.
How will my Sleeping Night Carer hear me when I wake?
Although our Carers are in your home on a sleeping basis, they are aware of listening out for you should you need support. Our past experience has shown that audio monitors from your room to theirs have worked very well in ensuring you are heard and responded to quickly.
If I am receiving a Sleeping Night service, how long can my Carer stay awake with me if I need them in the night?
If we are providing a Sleeping Night service, we have a duty to ensure that our Carers receive an adequate level of sleep to ensure they can perform their duties throughout the day. As a result it is not safe for our Carers to be awake for extended periods of time throughout the night. An extended period of time is classed as anything more than 15 minutes at a time.
Should you feel that you require assistance for longer than this at any point throughout the night, your care package will be reviewed and it may be more suitable for you to be offered a Waking Night service
What if I wake my sleeping night Carer more than three times?
If you require attention more than three times per night our Carer will continue to support you, however the service provided will need to be reviewed in order to ensure safety levels are maintained. Should you require assistance more than 3 times a night on a regular basis, we will look to implement a Waking Night care package until you are feeling more settled. Our services can be reviewed and changed at short notice, ensuring you always receive the correct levels of care.
What will my Waking Night Carer do whilst I am asleep?
Your Carer will be able to support you with any care that you require through the night and complete tasks that you request to be completed whilst you are asleep.
Whilst you are sleeping your carer are able to complete tasks such as washing, cleaning and tidying. Our Carers will keep a daily record on any care they attend to in your home and this is available for you and any requested member of your family to see.
Can my Live-in Carer help me with my pets?
Whilst your Carer will do everything they can to support you, we can guarantee support with your pets as we provide the pet care services at Blessing Agencies. If you do require help with looking after your pets, we will do our utmost to match you with a Carer who feels comfortable doing so.
What if I require the support of my Live-in Carer during the night?
Your Carer can be called upon up to three times during the night. Should you feel you need more assistance during the night, your care service will be adapted to accommodate this. In such cases, it may be necessary for you to receive a 24 hour care service where you will have two different Carers, one providing support during the day and another caring for you through the night. Your care package will be regularly reviewed to ensure you continue to receive the level of support that you need.
Why Choose Live-In Care?
Our live-in care service offers you a high level of flexibility, from simple things such as choosing your meals and watching your favourite programmes on television, through to having the freedom to be active each day knowing there is someone there to support your care requirements.
These may seem simple requests, but such things can have a profound effect on an individual’s well-being. The benefits of allowing someone to retain their individuality and independence throughout illness should not be overlooked; this is particularly true for dementia conditions where maintaining continuity and familiarity of routine is especially important.
There are many ways in which our live-in care service can benefit you:
- Enables you to remain living in your own home
- Allows you to continue living your chosen lifestyle
- Comparable cost to many care homes
- One-to-one care, providing you with greater flexibility and personalisation
- Continuity of care from a small number of Carers, selected to match your requirements
- Available on a short or long-term basis, often at very short notice
Our live-in care service is based on you and your Carer being able to have a good night sleep. Should you need support throughout the night, your Carer can be called upon up to three times. For those whose needs during the night are more complex, we offer a 24 hour care service; this is explained in more detail below.
Continuity of care is one of the key strengths of our homecare service. This is achieved by minimising the number of Carers assigned to each care package. As part of our live-in care service, we will provide you with two, and in some cases three, suitable Carers to work on a rota basis. Whilst our rotas are tailored to suit your requirements, many timetables follow a fortnightly rotation, an example of which is seen below.
|Week One||Carer A||Week Five||Carer A|
|Week Two||Carer A||Week Six||Carer A|
|Week Three||Carer B||Week Seven||Carer B|
|Week Four||Carer B||Week Eight||Carer B|
We believe that limiting the number of Carers within a care package helps you and your Carer to develop stronger relationships, therefore resulting in a higher quality of care.
To find out more about our Live in Care service, please Contact our office
24 Hour Care
Our 24 hour care service supports individuals who require a significant level of support throughout the day and night.
This option is also suited to those who do not have the room available for an additional person to sleep overnight and still require care, or those who would prefer not to have a Carer move in with them.
We can arrange for a Carer to look after your care needs during the day, and another Carer to be with you throughout the night. Carers will handover at a time suitable to you. Both Carers will be able to support you with any personal care requirements that you may have, as well as lending a helping hand with household chores.
To find out more about our 24hr Live in Care service, please contact our office number on 02075619340