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Live-in homecare: what options are available?

Following on from Andy Taylor's introductory blog on The Live-in Homecare Information Hub, Mike Smith provides a breakdown on the two different models available

6 October 2015

As clients and/or their parents age and become less able to look after themselves, minds naturally turn to arranging the right kind of care to suit their needs, and the needs of the immediate family. Live-in homecare is a little-known but long-established alternative to residential care, enabling people to stay in their own home and community by having a carer who lives in their home, and provides round the clock support.

Carers provide essential assistance with washing, dressing, preparing meals, medication and housekeeping, as well as providing vital companionship; having someone to talk to and laugh with can make a world of difference. Some carers or nurses are also trained to cope with particular conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's, stroke, MS or palliative care.

These are often delicate and worrying situations and what works best depends on the individual circumstan...

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