8 Apr 2020
COVID-19 and Dementia Advice
COVID-19 and Dementia Advice With the government advising anyone over 70 or pre-existing medical conditions to isolate completely, it is proving very difficult for those who have dementia, and their
Recent news has highlighted the risks of COVID-19 spreading within a care home setting, despite the very best efforts of their care staff working tirelessly to keep them safe and well.
Public Health England (PHE) data have revealed more than 9,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in care homes across the UK. The fear that the actual number could be far higher still remains.
The latest figures show COVID-19 deaths have exceeded 30,000 across the UK, which was described as a “massive tragedy” by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. This means 1/4 of COVID-19 deaths have supposedly taken place in care homes.
Find out how live-in care at Trinity Homecare could support you and your loved ones, whilst relieving the burden on the NHS.
There is a solution: live-in care.
Live-in care provides one on one support, around the clock within the comfort of your own home. It significantly reduces interactions between people compared to care homes and effectively enables self-isolation and shielding. Live-in care enables the most vulnerable to be safe in their own home throughout this crisis.
The Live-in Care Hub’s most recent research across 21 live-in care providers shows that live-in care is the safest way to prevent infection as it effectively shields the vulnerable adult with a single or rotating live-in care worker.
As of the 28th April, 2020, the Live-in Care Hub has only two client cases of COVID-19 across 2,600 service users and 22 providers.
In order to support those urgently needing care during this growing crisis, Live-in care is very often a preferred alternative to care home.
With the opportunity to receive like-for-like round the clock care from the comfort of your own home, Trinity Homecare is able to provide you with a high standard of care that is rated as “outstanding” by the CQC.
At Trinity Homecare, we can provide both visiting homecare or live-in care at a comparable cost to that of a care home.
Live-in care – also called 24hr home care – is an alternative to a care home, enabling elderly people to stay in their own home but with the same professional, round the clock care you would expect from a care home.
Live-in care means having a fully trained carer living with you in your own home to meet all your needs: help with washing, dressing, medication, preparing and eating food; help with chores, gardening and pet care. Perhaps most importantly a live-in carer provides physical and emotional support that allows you to remain in your own home, in familiar surroundings and continuing with hobbies just like you always have done.
Quite simply, live-in care helps elderly people remain independent, in their own home, with all the security of professional help close at hand 24/7.
We can respond quickly and effectively to any of the following scenarios:
Whether respite care for a couple of weeks is required or a more long term solution, these are the benefits of Trinity Homecare’s live-in care service:
Trinity Homecare is rated as “Outstanding” by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and provides round the clock care to many vulnerable adults around the Home Counties, right from the comfort of their own home. With multiple awards and accreditations, you will have peace of mind knowing that the safest of care will be provided.
If you are considering live-in care as an option, then book a call with a member of the team today. We understand that COVID-19 is rapidly changing and so we have a dedicated page that can provide you with regular updates and advice. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch by booking a call or calling us directly on 0207 183 4884.