26 Jan 2015
Why live-in care is a great alternative to a care home
Live-in care offers many advantages over residential care homes.
Live-in care is a type of home care which is becoming more popular by the day and our new Live-in Care Guide contains all the information you need to understand all aspects of live-in care and make an informed decision about your care options.
Historically, the types of care available were domiciliary care where a care assistant would visit you in your own home, or care homes which would involve disrupting all aspects of your lifestyle. But the upheaval and distress of moving to the unfamiliar surroundings of a care home is not the only option available for full-time care.
Live-in care is a perfect way to remain living in your own home, surrounded by your familiar comforts and routines whilst receiving bespoke one-to-one care from a carer who lives in the home to provide care around the clock.
With our Live-in Care Guide, you and your loved ones can find guidance, support, advice and the answers you need.
The guide is structured around the key topics and questions that we encounter most often when discussing live-in care:
What is live-in care? Did you know that live-in carers provide full-time care?
Types of live-in care Did you know that live-in care is available for respite care or temporarily to help you recover after a stay in hospital?
Who needs live-in care? Did you know that live-in carers can be specially trained to care for medical conditions?
Who will be my live-in carer? Did you know that you can choose who you’d like to be your carer?
What’s it like to live with a carer? Did you know that many people describe live-in care as ‘like living with a family’?
Benefits of live-in care Did you know that live-in care means you can keep your pets and maintain your routines?
Cost of live-in care Did you know that live-in care is better value for money than a care home, particularly for couples?
Live-in care vs a care home Did you know that the average ratio of carer to resident in a care home is 1:4, whereas live-in care is 1:1?
Although the guide itself is rich in information, the resource can be separated out into sections so you can read different topics at your leisure.
Trinity Homecare is proud to be a founder member of the Live-in Care Hub, a coalition of 13 leading live-in care companies, all providing 24-hour care at home for anyone requiring bespoke full-time care. All Live-in Care Hub partners belong to the United Kingdom Homecare Association, and we’re united in the goal of raising awareness about the high quality of care provided by this unique and very positive alternative to care homes.