How can a live-in carer support you and your relative?31st March 2020
The best way for an elderly loved one to keep their freedom and comfort is by living at home. That’s the beauty of a live-in carer!
Our friendly carers lend a helping hand so your loved one can live in their house and focus on doing what they love.
Live-in care offers round-the-clock, 24-hour support. You and your elderly relative can be rest assured knowing that someone’s always around to help them however they need, from cooking and cleaning to a simple conversation.
The role of a live-in carer
Live-in carers help with anything and everything. Their job is to make your relative feel comfortable in their own home so they have nothing to worry about. They take away all the little worries so your loved one can relax and enjoy their day.
Main live-in carer responsibilities
The main responsibility of a live-in carer is simple: to take care of your relative. There are many ways they do this, from daily chores to having a chat. All of our live-in carers are specially-trained in everything they do, taking on any task with confidence and enthusiasm.
Live-in carers handle all chores, from dusting and polishing to vacuum cleaning and washing clothes. Our carers work hard to finish your loved one’s housework, putting in the elbow grease so they can relax in a clean and tidy space. They’ll never run out of clean clothes or find they’re out of dishes. Ticking these physically-demanding tasks off the list is always a relief, especially for the elderly.
It’s important that your elderly relative keeps their dignity, so live-in carers do what they can to help with personal care. We deal with this on a daily basis so it’s no big deal. We have no problem with helping your elderly relative with bathing, dressing or even continence support. We take care of these sensitive tasks professionally and with compassion.
Live-in carers also take care of meals, being as hands-on as needed. If your loved one is an avid cook, they can work side-by-side in the kitchen to create a tasty dish, or our live-in carer can prepare the meal from start to finish. Either way, our carers are confident cooks!
If your loved one needs support moving around their home, our carers are more than happy to help. They’re there to be leaned on, to help up out of bed, to reach things, to guide up the stairs, to dress. The list goes on. Live-in carers are almost like another mobility aid! And they’re always eager to help, with no task too big or too small.
Medication and medical support
All of our live-in care services are fully bespoke to match the medical needs of your loved one. We work with them to create a custom care plan with their medical needs in mind. Live-in carers are trained to give medication as well as other medical support, including first aid. They’re also trained to deal with complex medical issues, so you can rest assured they’re in capable hands. Instead of helping with medication, you can spend more one-on-one time with your loved one.
Whether your loved one just doesn’t have the time or can’t get out of the house, our live-in carers are always happy to run errands. Running low on supplies? They’ll head to the shops and pick up essentials. Have an appointment across town? They’ll drop your loved one off and wait for them. Got a prescription that needs collecting? No bother. There’s no task too small for our live-in carers.
Each member of the Abbots Care team is passionate about their work. Their job may involve cooking, cleaning, running errands and offering personal support, but they’re also a true friend to your loved one. One of the most important things they do is offer companionship. If your loved one fancies a chat or just wants to spend some time with someone, our carers are always up for it. We create a real lasting bond with your elderly loved one. They’re not seen as a client but as a friend.
How live-in carers support those in need
All the responsibilities of a live-in carer take the stress out of your loved one’s day. They no longer have to worry about the little things, like dusting and sweeping, as well as more important things taking medication. Instead, they get to enjoy their home and retain their freedom. And they get a new friend to chat to!
How live-in carers make your life easier
Live-in carers don’t just make your loved one’s life easier. They take some of the stress off of you too! Instead of spending your time cooking and cleaning, you can sit down and have a chat. Instead of worrying about picking up shopping and giving medication, you can watch their favourite film together. Instead of doing all the washing up, you can focus on doing what matters most – spending time with your loved one.
Get in touch with us today, or call us on 0330 094 5511, to learn more about Abbots Care live-in care services.
“I have had personal experience of the standard of care and humanity Abbots carers demonstrate. Last Friday I tripped and fell, hitting my head on the pavement. An Abbots Care worker saw me on the ground and came over to assist me and was then followed by another care worker. They were both very kind and reassuring and carried out First Aid before calling an ambulance crew to check me out as I had a large graze to my head, and the bridge of my nose was cut from my glasses, and was obviously shaken. Another care worker assisted me up and I was taken to their office to wait for the Paramedics. It is so important to mark when you find kindness in people and I know that the tenants at Chilton Green are in very good hands. The lady I visited today told me ‘the girls are my life’.”
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