Mrs. A was living alone with daily home care visits to support and assist her. However, her needs increased, she suffered occasional falls and became lonely and in need of more frequent visits. She wanted reassurance during the day and night, whilst often not needing actual physical assistance.
Live In Care has meant a more cost effective way of receiving this increased care, whilst also having assistance with bathing, managing her medication and shopping/meal preparation. She also enjoys having someone there to help her go out more and to help maintain her independence. Mrs. A may well have ended up choosing premature admission to a residential care home if she had not had the option of Live In Care as an alternative.
Mr. G was living with his daughter who worked full-time and also had social commitments on several evenings a week.
He was receiving care from her and additional home care visits, but was needing more care and support with tasks such as washing, dressing and assistance in the night when unwell or in need of the toilet. His daughter and social worker talked about him moving into residential care, but decided that Live In Care would be a preferable option to try.
Live In Care provides Mr. G with all of the assistance he requires in order to be safe and happy when his daughter is not there, and to support her in the care of him.
Mrs. C was admitted to hospital for some weeks after suffering chronic illness for several months. Her needs were such that intensive care and support was required with medication, washing, dressing, care of pressure areas and ensuring that food and drink was regularly taken.
Live In Care was arranged for her which meant that she could return home and maintain the independence that she wanted, whilst also being close to her family and friends. Because of her 24-hour care needs and the moving and handling issues, two carers were assessed as being required. The necessary equipment and medication arrangements were put in place to ensure that health needs were met.
The Live In Care workers liaise closely with the community nursing service, her GP and social worker ensuring that the care being provided is sufficient to prevent any need for readmission to hospital.
NB: all the case examples given are based on current or past people using our services, though we have taken steps to avoid identification.