If your loved one does not want to go into a care home, there are other options
Trudi Scrivener, owner of Ashridge Home Care is passionate about enabling people to stay in their own homes for as long as they wish. She asks families to consider alternate options for their loved ones by exploring the potential of live-in care as an alternative to moving into a residential care home.
According to a report published by Age UK, nearly 1.2 million older people don’t receive the help they need with essential activities in later life, such as self-care, daily housework and leisure activities.
Live-in care is perfectly suited to individuals who want to remain in their own home, but who require the extra assistance or companionship of a professional carer.
Trudi Scrivener explains: “Unlike other care options, a live-in carer will stay with your relative and provide care and support to them whenever they need it. With live-in care, your loved one will experience one to one care in the comfort of their own home, from a fully qualified carer who is able to assist with everything from daily needs to companionship, personal care, cooking and other domestic housekeeping chores that need to be completed.’’
Ashridge Home Care believes that staying within the familiarity of our own homes is integral to our wellbeing. It’s not just the comfort and convenience that are benefits, live-in care can also help to ensure your loved one’s safety and personal wellbeing are being prioritised. Having a carer on hand can help reduce falls and it also means the client will have a companion so the person won’t feel isolated and lonely.
Trudi continues, ‘’By keeping your loved one at home with a carer you’re allowing them to keep a sense of individuality, as well as retaining their current lifestyle and access to absolutely all of their belongs and treasured memories.”
Live-in carers take a person-centred approach which can help your loved one retain their sense of dignity and independence, and even push them in the right direction to keep them happy and healthy. Individuals can build personal relationships with their live-in carer, helping to fight loneliness and ensuring that they get the best care available to them.
What is surprising to many people is that the price of live in care is compares favourably to that of a care home, it’s especially cost effective for couples where the cost of residential care would be double.
To find out about the services that Ashridge Home Care offers or for an informal chat for care advice and options available, you can contact Trudi on: 01494 917344
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Research from Age UK: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/globalassets/age-uk/documents/reports-and-publications/later_life_uk_factsheet.pdf