Live-in care is when a careworker lives in their client’s home to enable their needs to be met. This means they are available to help your relative throughout the day and at night, if necessary – although they are obviously entitled to breaks by law. Some careworkers live in all the time, others work a rota pattern of, say, two weeks on, two weeks off.Live-in care is an increasingly popular alternative to an elderly relative moving into a care home. It enables them to stay in their own home and meet their changing needs. For some people it offers a way of continuing to live as independently as possible at home in their local community.
‘Mum liked the fact that someone would bring her a cup of tea in the morning, check she was all right and ask if she wanted any breakfast.’ Elizabeth’s story
For more information on live in care and it’s advantages visit the Which website