The case for live-in 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 having to adapt to the new and unfamiliar surroundings of a residential care home.
A TrinityCarer provides a personal service that’s entirely tailored to your needs. Within a residential care home, the low staff-to-resident ratios mean that the care staff are under pressure and unable to spend as much time with residents, whereas live-in carers support you with full-time one-to-one care. The full-time support of live-in care enables care assistants to provide companionship as well as care, and living in the home means live-in carers are able to respond to changing needs at any time.
A live-in carer offers the support you and your loved ones need to continue living the life you know and love. For people who want to retain an independent lifestyle, live-in care can provide a better solution and better value than a care home.
Live-in care compared to a residential 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**
Maintain your lifestyle and routines vs Regimented routine and drastic 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 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.
There is an alternative to a care home
Contact us today to speak with a member of our friendly team who will offer their expert advice and guidance about your options. Our unique live-in care service could provide you with a better and more cost-effective alternative to a residential care home!