25 Jan 2015
97 per cent prefer to stay in their home
A One Poll survey* in July 2014 found that that 97 per cent of adults would prefer to stay in their home rather than move into residential care.
Live-in care offers many advantages over residential care homes. It enables you to continue to live in your own home in familiar and relaxed surroundings, avoiding the physical and emotional upheaval of moving and adapting to the new and unfamiliar surroundings of a residential care home.
A Trinity Carer provides a personal service tailored exactly to your needs. Within a residential care home the low staff to resident ratios means that the care staff are under pressure and unable to spend much time with residents compared to live-in care.
For people who want to retain an independent lifestyle, live-in care can provide a better solution and better value than a care home.
Remain in the comfort of your own home vs Move to a new unfamiliar environment
Costs from £650 per week vs Costs up to £975 per week*
One to one care at home vs Average staff to resident ration of 1:4**
Continuity of customer’s life style is maintained vs Change of lifestyle
Live-in carers can take you on outings and accompany you to appointments vs Staff do not support you outside the residential home
Choice of what you eat and when you eat vs Set menu and regimented meal times
Pets can remain at home vs Rules vary
Significant cost savings for couples vs You pay for two beds
*Based on a search of dementia care homes on www.bettercaring.com. The average weekly care home fees with nursing in Northern Home Counties was reported as £867 in the Laing & Buisson, Care of Elderly People Report 2011.
**Source: The Joseph Rowntree Foundation concluded that the staff to resident ratios in care homes averaged 1:4 based on a sample of seven specialist homes for dementia. The report also concluded that the poorer the staff to resident ratio, the more pressure care staff were under and the less time they were able to spend with residents.
Contact us today for an information pack and an informal discussion to see how our unique live-in care service could provide you with a better and more cost effective alternative to a residential care home.