05 What conditions can be supported with live-in care?

The top concerns when thinking about parents or elderly relatives with ongoing health conditions are:

Live-in care could be your ideal solution to all of these concerns. The support of a live-in carer would mean you and your loved ones all receive emotional support to avoid any relationship problems and being better value for money than a care home, the bespoke care gives everyone peace of mind.

Dementia care

Live-in care can be an enriching option for people who are living with dementia. As dementia develops, many functions of the brain become affected such as the capacity to process thoughts, perceive surroundings, control emotions and remember details. The comfort of being surrounded by loved ones in your familiar home environment becomes more important, so the support of a live-in carer means you can maintain your lifestyle and routines. When matching a live-in carer to your needs, a reputable care agency will offer candidates who have received specialist training or have extensive experience in dementia care which will give you and your loved ones peace of mind.

Parkinson’s care

Living with Parkinson’s does not mean that you stop living an independent life. As Parkinson’s develops, different symptoms may affect different aspects of your everyday life, but one-to-one bespoke support from a live-in carer will enable you to continue living the life you know and love wherever possible. Given that everyone living with Parkinson’s will experience their own unique symptoms, the flexibility of live-in care means that your carer will be able to accommodate for changing needs and tailor a care plan that best suits you. A live-in carer is able to help people move safely (from as little as helping someone to stand up, to full assistance using a hoist), administer medication, provide personal care and above all, one-to-one heartfelt emotional support.

Stroke care

In the UK more than one in five stroke survivors are cared for by family or friends. This can be for many reasons. In some circumstances, the effects of a stroke are mild and simple care needs can be met by loved ones, but needs can change over time and particularly if further strokes, “mini-strokes” or TIA’s (Transient Ischaemic Attack) occur. Stroke recovery can be slow but steady, and having a one-to-one live-in carer who knows and understands your condition can help support this process. Whether you’re in need of respite care or long-term care, a live-in carer will not only provide the practical support but the emotional support for you and your loved ones too.

Multiple sclerosis care

Of over 100,000 people living with multiple sclerosis in the UK, no two people will experience symptoms in the same way. The physical challenges that multiple sclerosis brings should not stop anyone living an independent and active life, including continuing to live in the familiar comforts of your own home. The one-to-one care provided by a live-in carer means that they will be able to closely monitor any changes in health or wellbeing, and the flexibility of live-in care means that your live-in carer will be able to respond to any changing needs. A live-in carer is able to support independent living by helping people move safely (from as little as helping someone to stand up, to full assistance using a hoist), administer medication, provide personal care and heartfelt emotional support.

Cerebral palsy care

The bespoke support provided by a live-in carer means that it is absolutely possible to live independently, actively and safely with cerebral palsy. A care provider will match their client to a live-in carer who will support the person in their care to live their life they way they choose. This could be anything from practical experience, to sharing similar interests or matching a carer who can drive so they can share adventures! With many types of cerebral palsy meaning different people experience the condition differently, the full-time support of a live-in carer enables them to monitor any changes in health or wellbeing and respond quickly.