Frequently Asked Questions Live-in Care
Live In Care – Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing the right care provider is very important and very personal and often lots of questions arise. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we get asked about live-in care. If you still have questions please give us a call on 0845 862 1885.
Our Care Advisors are here to help you.
What is Live-in care?
Your professional live-in carer works with you to meet your personal needs and wishes and care is designed to meet your existing preferences for meal times and snacks, daytime naps, hobbies and bedtimes as well as any medication and care routines. If your needs change our one-to-one live-in care has the flexibility to evolve with you.
Who is Live-in care for?
Live-in care may be a natural progression for a person receiving hourly visiting care but who finds that more support is required.
Live-in Care can be very effective to allow a safe and prompt return home following a hospital discharge and a live-in carer can work alongside health professionals providing care during a recovery period.
Some individuals try residential care, feel it’s not for them and want to return home and receive live-in care.
Pulse8+ Care offer short term respite care to allow family carers to have a break.
Our live-in care is also an option for couples who need assistance but want to stay together and in their own homes.
How does live-in care work?
Your carer will need to have a room of their own and they will also be entitled to regular breaks and holidays. If appropriate we will arrange relief cover with you for these periods and ensure a smooth handover takes place.
All of our live-in carers are directly employed by Pulse8+ Care and we take a great deal of care to ensure we choose the carer we all feel can most meet your requirements and someone you can get along with.
Your care requirements and needs are discussed with you at length and a care plan is drawn up and reviewed frequently with you to ensure it’s working and continues to meet your needs.
How does live-in care compare to residential care? (Care homes)
Here are a few of the other key benefits of Live-in Care from Pulse8 + Care:
– Better care through one to one attention
– A care plan which is tailored to your needs rather than you fitting in with a care homes’ timetable
– Maintain your lifestyle and the freedom to make your own choices
– Continue to enjoy caring for and spending time with your pets
– Live-in care is often cheaper than the cost of a residential care home (particularly for couples)
Do I get any choice in the selection of my live-in carer?
We give a lot of consideration when selecting a live-in carer for you and you will always be consulted. Our carers come from a wide range of backgrounds and have different skills and experiences to offer as well as different personalities, hobbies and interests. All of our live-in carers are considerate and caring and are passionate about delivering quality care.
Here are some examples of some of the things we consider when selecting a carer:
Care, experience and any specialist skills required.
Someone who has similar interests or hobbies.
A male or female carer depending on support required for personal needs.
A carer who is able to look after any pets you may have.
Will my carer be able to support me in looking after my pets?
How How much does live in care cost?
Is there any funding available to meet some of the costs of care?
Are there any hidden costs?
Do I pay the carer directly?
What conditions do you support?
Please contact us to discuss your care needs.
I want my loved one to retain his/her dignity and independence. Can this be achieved?
With this in mind we will listen to what you have to say and speak with you respectfully. We’ll also maintain strict confidentially with your personal information and treat your home and property with respect and care.
We’ll respect your privacy when providing personal care.
We’ll prepare meals according to your wishes and provide you help with eating and drinking where required.
We’ll enable you to maintain your independence and let you carry out any practical activities you wish to.
Does Pulse8+ Care support young people as well as elderly people?
Why should I choose Pulse8+ Care?
Pulse8+ Care are a well established, experienced, local provider of home care across Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.
We directly employ all of our carers and we’re committed to providing them with high quality training and development.
Pulse8+ Care are a company you can trust. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We’re reliable and caring and always available to offer advice and support.
Our hard work, passion for caring and commitment to our customers means we have an excellent reputation. We’ve received countless letters of thanks and wonderful compliments from our customers which are shown on our Testimonials page.
What locations for you operate in?
Is care all year round?
Are you carers medically trained?
Do Pulse8+ Care provide respite care?
Respite care is available for a minimum of two weeks. One of our trained live-in carers will continue with the usual routines in place, care is not compromised in your absence, disruption is kept to a minimum and you can take a break knowing everything is in good hands.
Often respite care is planned for holidays well in advance however we recognise that sometimes it’s necessary to arrange respite care quickly to help in an emergency situation.
Please contact us to discuss respite care further.