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Home Help and Housekeeping


Home Help and Housekeeping

Living well usually begins with taking care of one’s home, and studies suggest that keeping one’s home clean and tidy may have a significant impact on one’s health and well-being.

This is why Living at Home offers a home help and housekeeping service.

 

Home help and housekeeping services explained

Home help is for anybody who needs additional assistance with a range of objectives at home but wants to maintain as much independence as possible.

These are some of the tasks we can help with:

  • Shopping
  • Washing and ironing
  • Feeding your pet
  • Housekeeping
  • Preparing light meals or delivering meals
  • Companionship
  • Running errands, e.g., prescription collection
A Carer Help a lady with house work

We’re here to talk about your home help and housekeeping needs and help you find the best home care services for you.

Please contact Joanne or the team to learn more about how we may assist you or a loved one.

You can contact us on 01792 588 111

Who is home help assistance intended for?

Living at Home’s home help services are available to everyone over the age of 18.

So, if you live with cerebral palsy and need help getting to and from college or work, if you’re in your twenties, or if you’re in your seventies and live with Parkinson’s disease and need help with personal care, home help may be an excellent option for you.

Home help isn’t just for the elderly or people who live alone.

We can assist couples when one needs extensive assistance and the other only requires assistance with household chores.

The best aspect of home help is that it is provided in the place you feel the most secure, protected, and comfortable: your home.

What kind of home help assistance is available to me?

Home help assistance can range from as little as 30 minutes per week with a visiting care professional to round-the-clock assistance with live-in care.

Care can be adapted and tailored to your specific needs.

With home help assistance, you may require a few visits one week to assist with cleaning and shopping, but the following week you may want assistance attending appointments and overnight support in addition to your regular visits.

And if you realise that you need extra help at home with personal care, mobility, and keeping up with cleaning on a daily basis, you may want to consider moving to live-in care.

This is when a care professional stays with you in your home and is available anytime you need them.

We can provide support for your specific health condition in addition to home help and live-in care.

Whether you’re living with dementia, multiple sclerosis, or recuperating from a stroke, we make sure that all our care professionals are trained to help with the symptoms of certain ailments, with some even becoming specialists in specific health fields such as dementia.

If your usual care professional takes a holiday, or if you need help at home after being discharged from the hospitalrespite care is a terrific way to get home help for a short period of time until you’re feeling more like yourself again or until your care professionals returns from their holiday.

We can even look after your loved one while you’re away on holiday  if you regularly look after them or if you’re concerned about leaving them alone.

We can provide a package of care for one to two weeks that ensures they have everything they need while you’re away, giving you and your family peace of mind.

 

Here are some of the ways that
Living at Home can help you:

help with cleaning

Household cleaning

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Personal hygiene

Emergency response

Help getting dressed

Help with food perpetration

Meal preparation

Help with pills

Medication prompting & support

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Shopping & errands

Support with mobility

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Companionship

To begin your journey of care and support…

home care swansea

Give the team a call

If you or a loved one think we can help, please contact Joanne and the team

home care swansea

Arrange a visit

We will visit you at your home to discuss the care and support needs.

home care swansea

Meet your new friend

We’ll arrange for home visits and reviews to ensure best care and support

Home help and housekeeping FAQ’s

Who provides home help in my home?
During the screening process, we look for people with similar interests to your own so that we can locate the ideal person to support you. Before the home help service begins, a care professional is always introduced to you to guarantee compatibility and a proper match for a pleasant home help experience. When you are paired with a care professional, they will take the time to learn how you prefer to keep your house and make it a joyful place for you to live.
Will I need an assessment for home help?

Yes, if we think that care at home add a link might be useful to you, we will carry out an assessment add a link of your requirements at your home and at a time suitable to you.

This will help us to work with you on what support requirements you need, as well as discuss suitable times for your home care professional to call.

What if I only need a little help?
Home help isn't simply for individuals who require assistance with getting dressed in the morning, going to the bathroom, and getting in and out of bed – it can provide as little or as much support as you need and desire. Many of our clients require assistance with minor duties, such as cleaning, changing mattresses, collecting groceries, and cooking meals, but little or no assistance with personal care. Home help is exactly what you want it to be, with equal emphasis on practical and emotional assistance. So, even if you only want someone to sit in the back garden with you or accompany you to a nearby café, we'll be pleased to assist.
What exactly does a home care professional do?

A home care professional provides flexible care at home to an individual or couple for varied lengths of time.

This will include, assisting with everyday housekeeping activities as well as providing personal assistance for independent living, food preparation, and errand running.

What home help services are available in the home?

House cleaning, meal preparation, laundry, food shopping, personal care services, and accompaniment to appointments are some of the many home help services available.

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Specialist Care


Specialist Care

Our purpose at Living at Home is to improve your life by assisting you to remain at home for as long as you like by offering our specialist care services.

We collaborate with community health professionals such as:

  • Hospital discharge teams
  • General practitioners
  • District nurses
  • Psychiatric nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists

This is to reduce the burden on already overstretched NHS services by avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions, preventing falls, and maintaining nutrition and hydration.

If hospitalization is required, we will continue our visits as much as possible to ensure that you heal fast and maintain your nutrition and mobility.

This will allow you to return home sooner and lower the risk of readmission.

The high standard of training and support we provide to our staff demonstrates an exceptional level of trustworthiness to other health care professionals.

What is the meaning of ‘specialist care’?

At Living At Home, we provide specialized care to those with illnesses or conditions that require it. Our staff are highly trained and use specialized equipment. We offer assistance to those with neuromuscular problems, spinal injuries, cancer, and a plethora of other health challenges.

We understand the importance of family, which is why we provide a range of services from respite care to 24-hour home care. Our mission is to allow people to stay in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by those they love, while we help them with their special care needs.

To find out more about our specialist home care services, feel free to give Joanne or Rhian a call on 01792 588 111.

What are the ways in which our specialist care services may assist you?

  • We deal with people who have long-term illnesses or impairments on a regular basis at Living at Home.
  • Our clients may have a variety of problems, but they all want to live a self-sufficient and meaningful life.
  • The best way to live is to choose care options that are tailored to your needs.
  • Our care professionals receive special training so that they can focus on your specific needs.
  • They are comfortable using a variety of specialist equipment and adopt the safest techniques when providing physical assistance.
  • In addition, our care professionals provide emotional and practical support.
  • This might range from a friendly chat or a helping hand to working with various mobility aids throughout the day.

Support for a number of health issues is available in a variety of ways.

We have many years of expertise helping people of all ages live independently in their homes, regardless of their health conditions or particular care needs.

Call Joanne or the team to find out how we can help you or a loved one.

We’re here to discuss your needs and help you find the best care services for you.

You can contact us on 01792 588 111

Some of the specialist care services Living at Home provide include:

Alzheimer’s disease care

Arthritis

care

COPD

care

Dementia

care

Diabetes
care
Heart disease
care
Motor neurone
care
Multiple sclerosis
care
Osteoporosis
care
Stroke
care
Physical disabilities
care
Learning disabilities support
End-of-life
care
Reablement
services
Acquired brain
injury
Joint replacement
care
Huntington’s disease care
Bariatric
care
Hypertension (high blood pressure) care
Palliative
care
Spinal injury
care
Neurological conditions care
Support for younger
people
Cancer
care

To begin your journey of care and support…

home care swansea

Give the team a call

If you or a loved one think we can help, please contact Joanne and the team

home care swansea

Arrange a visit

We will visit you at your home to discuss the care and support needs.

home care swansea

Meet your new friend

We’ll arrange for home visits and reviews to ensure best care and support

Making plans for the future

It’s critical to start arrangements as soon as possible so that you and your loved one have a plan of action and are aware of your options.

As more elderly care options become available, it is now possible for people to stay in their own homes instead of going to a nursing home.

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Companionship

Companionship

What is Living at Home’s companionship care?

Living at Home’s companionship care service is dedicated assistance from a reliable companion

We offer companionship care services to fit your every need, from day-to-day assistance – whether at home or out and about – to having a useful confidant on business trips or travel.

It’s not always about a difficult medical requirement or important personal care tasks when people need help and support.

Living the life you desire, doing the things you enjoy and feeling as human as possible is frequently more essential.

We can assist with hobbies and interests, going to events and exhibitions, concierge services, doing errands or simply stopping by for a cup of tea and a nice chat.

Living at Home offers its companionship assurances

Living at Home provides you with the assurance of a fully regulated service that includes stringent background checks of all its staff, extensive training and continuing support for the companion assistants who join our team. Living at Home provides skilled companion care services, allowing older people to remain in their own homes and continue to enjoy a happy life. Simply give Joanne or the team a call to set up a companionship home care service. We’re available to discuss your companionship home care requirements and locate the ideal care services for you. You can contact us on 01792 588 111.

Someone to have a conversation with

Many of the individuals we help simply want companionship and conversation.

Whether they live alone and don’t get to see their family and friends as frequently as they’d like, or they’ve recently lost a loved one and are struggling to cope.

Loneliness has negative health consequences, and Living at Home strives to reduce loneliness by providing companionship care services.

 

Simply give Joanne or the team a call to set up a companionship home care service. We’re available to discuss your companionship home care requirements and locate the ideal care services for you. You can contact us on 01792 588 111.

Living at Home allows you to live comfortably

We think that age isn’t a barrier to experiencing new things.

We’ve had a lot of success in assisting elderly adults in beginning new endeavours.

Many of our clients have developed new interests, such as dancing, painting, playing musical instruments, crocheting and preparing gourmet cuisine.

If you want to start a new project or get back into an old one, we can help you find the right person to help you. 

Companionship care services

Running errands and shopping

Things you used to take for granted can become difficult to accomplish as you age.

With our helpful companion assisting you with shopping, dropping items off at the post office or collecting your pension, you can rest assured that your duties will be completed when you need them to be.

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Giving rides and escorting on journeys

Getting from point A to point B isn’t always straightforward. To get you to your appointment, day out or social event, our companion assistant may drive you or go with you on public transportation.

Giving a ride or escorting on a journey for our clients

Young people’s companionship services

There are several life-changing events or everyday adjustments that can occur – going to college or university, finding a job or moving out of the house for the first time, to mention a few. We provide a familiar companion assistant to help you with these adjustments, making them as simple and painless as possible for you.

A disability or medical condition is not a barrier to Living at Home.

As a result, we may assist you with personal care, transportation and attendance at social events to offer you the degree of assistance you require.

It doesn’t matter if you’re at home, at work, at university or in your dorms. Going through personal or physical changes may be difficult, but our companionship care services can help by providing physical assistance and being a friend when needed.

Companion assisting young client by pushing wheel chair

Help at home

Our companion assistant can assist you with housework, meal preparation, and entertaining visitors. We understand that some individuals prefer to stay at home, so our companion assistant can offer the assistance you require while also providing a pleasant face and someone to talk to.

helping with home chores.

Hobbies and vacations

There are many activities that make us feel human and allow us to enjoy our lives, and we know that an accident or illness should not prevent us from doing them. Your companion assistant can assist with physical activities such as swimming or going for a stroll. They can accompany you to social groups, classes or a day centre and provide assistance while you are there. They can even help you get the most out of your vacation, whether it’s in the UK or overseas.

assiting with escorting client to singing quire

To begin your journey of care and support…

home care swansea

Give the team a call

If you or a loved one think we can help, please contact Joanne and the team

home care swansea

Arrange a visit

We will visit you at your home to discuss the care and support needs.

home care swansea

Meet your new friend

We’ll arrange for home visits and reviews to ensure best care and support

Living at Home Companionship FAQs

What is the difference between a companion and a carer?

Our skilled carer professionals offer a variety of services, including personal care, special home care,  and help for the elderly.

Care companion assistants are often able to provide these services, but their primary purpose is to support clients with day-to-day activities and to be trusted friends.

Do you provide live-in companionship care services?

Yes, we can provide live-in,  companionship care services.

To guarantee that our service matches your needs and preferences, our highly qualified companion assistants are carefully matched to your requirements.

We collaborate with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that considers your specific goals and interests.

What is the cost of companion care services?

The cost,  of our companion care is determined by the specific requirements of each client.

The number of hours of service delivered determines the cost.

Simply give Joanne or Rhian  a call to set up a companionship home care service or talk about some options.

We're available to discuss your companionship home care requirements and locate the ideal care services for you.

You can contact us 01792 588 111

What exactly does a companion do?

Our companions aren't simply there to help the elderly.

We assist persons of all ages with their daily jobs and activities.

Companion care allows people to maintain their freedom while also promoting their well-being.

Our companions are mostly there to listen and connect with you.

Private companion care services can help people avoid feelings of loneliness and isolation, which can negatively influence their health.

We provide person-centred, engaging companionship care services at Living at Home.

 

Share your time with a trustworthy, familiar, and kind face to alleviate loneliness.

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Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia


Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia

Home care for people living Alzheimer's disease and dementia

Dementia affects around 850,000 individuals in the United Kingdom, and the number is rising at an alarming rate.

Over two million individuals will have been diagnosed with dementia by 2051.

These aren’t just numbers; they represent the millions of families with loved ones who are living with dementia and require specialised dementia home care and assistance in order to live a full life.

You could be wondering how to respond to dementia-related behaviours and situations, or how to provide dignified dementia home care for a loved one.

We have years of experience providing home care to many elderly people who live with dementia, so we have a lot of answers to these queries.

Call Joanne or the team for a chat to answer your questions and alleviate any fears you have.

Specialist care in the comfort of your home

There are many variations of dementia, but Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent and the one for which we’ve been requested to provide the most home care help. Alzheimer’s  is a disease that worsens with time, leaving those affected and their families in need of further assistance and dementia home care. We believe in and see the benefits of allowing someone living with Alzheimer’s disease to remain in their own home. The consistency of routine, familiarity of setting and one-on-one attention from a dementia care professional add link can all help to improve quality of life. Our skilled care professionals come to their clients’ homes at agreed-upon times or even move in to provide personal care, cleaning, companionship and help that are tailored to the client’s needs. Call Joanne and the team right now to learn how we can help you and your family with dementia home care.  You can contact us on 01792 588 111

Alzheimer's and dementia home care in the comfort of your own home

People who live with Alzheimer’s and dementia develop a variety of symptoms.

  • Memory loss,
  • Disorientation,
  • Confusion about locations and times
  • Trouble performing activities
  • Behavioural changes are some of the symptoms.

As a result, an Alzheimer’s and dementia home care plan that is personalised for the individual is essential.

We work together with our clients, their families, their general practitioners and other healthcare professionals to make sure that the Alzheimer’s and dementia home care support package we put together for our clients meets their needs.

We provide Alzheimer’s and dementia home care that is specifically targeted to assist clients with many of the common symptoms associated with the disease.

These are some of the symptoms

 

Confusion about time, date, and locations

Alzheimer’s and dementia-affected people lose track of time, place, where they should be and what they need to accomplish.

We can support them with schedule planning, getting them where they need to be and reassuring them about any worries they may have.

 

Memory decline

Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care professional collaborates with their client to create memory boxes and scrapbooks that include images and other personal items to assist with stimulation of memories.

You and your loved one may also be certain that the care professional is always there to reassure, prompt and help, such as by reminding the client to feed the dog, start the washing machine or take their medication.

Nutrition and hydration are especially important, and early dementia home care and support can help prevent urinary tract infections, which are one of the primary reasons for hospitalisation.

 

Difficulties with social interactions

Living at Home’s Alzheimer’s and dementia care professional is a cheerful, kind and enthusiastic individual who has had specialist training in the dementia field.

They wish to make a good contribution to their clients’ lives.

Our Alzheimer’s and dementia care professional will provide help and support with social activities when caring for someone living with dementia through gentle encouragement, and they are always available for a chat over a cup of tea.

 

Behaviour modifications

With time, the illness has an influence on the functioning of the brain, resulting in behavioural changes.

Our one-on-one Alzheimer’s and dementia home care allows the care professional and the client to build a relationship, which means that there is never any shock or resentment at unexpected changes in behaviour.

Because they have been trained and are used to working with people living with dementia, the care professional will be able to understand what their client needs and help them get it.

 

Difficulties with housework

Although our Alzheimer’s and dementia home care support services are largely focused on our clients’ health requirements, our care professionals are also available to help around the house.

They may assist individuals with basic activities such as preparing a sandwich or sweeping and mopping, as well as filling medication organisers. and emptying the rubbish.

They never, however, seek to exclude the client’s loved ones from participating in these responsibilities.

Caring for adults living with dementia at home

Our relationship-centred approach enables our dementia care professional to deliver individualised dementia home care that:
•           Aids in the understanding of various behaviours and requirements.
•           Creates opportunity for social connection.
•           Supports you, the family, by allowing you to take a break from certain care responsibilities.
•           Builds confidence and encourages involvement.
•           Provides nutritious meals and mealtime activities to support good eating.
•           Assists your loved one in remaining secure at home.
•           Allows you to be confident that you will have the correct team in place to care for your loved one.
•           Provides stimulating and exciting activities.
•           Increases self-esteem and builds physical strength.

To begin your journey of care and support…

home care swansea

Give the team a call

If you or a loved one think we can help, please contact Joanne and the team

home care swansea

Arrange a visit

We will visit you at your home to discuss the care and support needs.

home care swansea

Meet your new friend

We’ll arrange for home visits and reviews to ensure best care and support

Alzheimer’s and dementia home care FAQs

How do you look after someone who is living with Alzheimer's?

Caring for people living with Alzheimer's disease, or any kind of dementia, requires both patience and adaptability. Careful planning, maintaining a safe setting and concentrating on the person are all important considerations.

 

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?

In essence, Alzheimer's disease is a kind of dementia.

Dementia is not a disease in itself, but rather a word used to describe a range of symptoms, such as memory loss and difficulties concentrating.
Alzheimer's disease, on the other hand, is a particular medical disorder that alters the nerve endings in the brain and how they interact with one another.
There are several phases of dementia, each with its own set of symptoms.
Those living with Alzheimer's will also go through several stages of the disease's progression.

When do people who live with Alzheimer's require 24-hour care?

It varies from person to person, but, as the condition develops, care requirements will grow more complex.

 

What is the duration of each stage of Alzheimer's disease?

Unfortunately, there is no set time period for how long it will take to proceed from one stage of Alzheimer's disease to the next.

The rate of advancement is determined by the individual and their medical status. However, due to the disease's prevalence, there is an average for how long each stage lasts.

Alzheimer's disease stage                                  Time spent on average
The initial stage        (mild)                                      2–4 years
The middle stage     (moderate)                             2–10 years
The late stage           (severe)                                  1–3 years

 

If you're not sure what to expect at each stage of Alzheimer's, see your doctor or a healthcare specialist.

Can someone living with Alzheimer's disease be left alone?

Because each person with dementia is unique, this will vary. However, if someone has entered the late stage of Alzheimer's and their everyday life is being progressively disrupted, it is no longer safe to leave them alone.

What is the price of dementia home care?

The cost of our Alzheimer's and dementia home care services will be determined by the client's specific needs and the number of hours of service delivered.
Because all our services are tailored to your specific requirements, we cannot provide an average cost until we have reviewed your care plan.

How do I go about arranging Alzheimer's and dementia home care?

Simply give Joanne or Rhian a call to set up an Alzheimer's or dementia home care package.
We're available to discuss your dementia home care requirements and to locate the ideal care package for you.
You can contact us on 01792 588 111.
We provide Alzheimer's home care that places the person at the centre of their care journey.

Simply give Joanne or Rhian a call to set up a dementia home care service or to talk though some options.

We're available to discuss your dementia home care requirements and to locate the ideal care services for you. You can contact us on 01792 588 111.

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Live-in Care


Live-in Care

Live-in care: our live-in home care services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Throughout Wales, we offer high quality 24-hour live-in care in the comfort and security of your own home

Live-in care is a great option if you need full-time professional care and support and wish to stay at home.

With the help of a professionally matched live-in care professional, our live-in care service provides one-on-one, 24-hour personalised care for you or a loved one in the comfort, security, and familiar surroundings of your own home.

This allows you to live keep to your own routine while still being able to interact with family, friends, and neighbours.

You can receive specialised care and support for the short or long term through a personalised care plan with our live-in care options.

Our live-in care professionals are trained to assist people of all ages with a wide range of requirements and levels of dependency.

We can help with a variety of health problems, including:

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Arthritis, Heart disease, Stroke, Physical disabilities, End of life and Cancer

What is live-in care?

Live-in care offers you continual, round-the-clock care from a committed care professionals who lives with you in your home and is available to provide help whenever you need it.

We understand how difficult it can be to support or care for a loved one who requires assistance.

Therefore, our live-in care is based on your needs and preferences.

With Living at Home live-in care, you and your loved ones can focus on what matters most—spending quality time together.

What is the role of a live-in care professional?

A live-in care professionals assists your loved one with a variety of household and personal needs, to ensure their well-being.

Our care professionals are trained to
assist with other activities such as:

help with cleaning

Household cleaning

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Personal hygiene

Emergency response

Help getting dressed

Help with food perpetration

Meal preparation

Help with pills

Medication prompting & support

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Shopping & errands

Support with mobility

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Companionship

We may come to your house to talk about your options and set up the help you need. Please contact Joanne or the team about what a care professional may do to help on 01792 588 111

A quick summary of live-in care

  • For people paying for their own care, it’s comparable to living in a care home. Furthermore, because your home is not included in the financial means test, you are more likely to be eligible for local government aid and less likely to lose your home.
  • It allows individuals to stay in their homes longer, keep their routines and live independently, and it’s increasingly linked to positive health outcomes.

What does Living at Home's live-in care entail?

Our live-in care service is here to help you in any way you need, including:

Personal Care

Bathing, toileting, changing clothes and self-care are all done in a dignified and respectful way.

Getting out into the community

We recognise that your life extends beyond your home, so we’ll be there to assist you.

Complex care

Trained care professionals dealing with more complex needs such as catheter and stoma management.

Household chores

Laundry and housework included for a clean and comfortable house.

Companionship

You will have a friend for support, a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on.

•Dietary requirements

This includes meal planning and preparation to ensure your dietary requirements are met.

 

Living at Home live-in care services have several advantages:

Live-in care allows you or a loved one to remain in their own home for as long as possible, with the assistance and support of a full-time care professional.

Live-in care provides one-to-one assistance for personal care and domestic chores.

Our clients can continue to live at home and be self-sufficient thanks to this customised level of care.

Living at Home understands that deciding to leave your home is never easy.

Older people, as well as vulnerable people of all ages, may be hesitant to relocate to a new care facility.

A possible alternative is live-in care 24-hour care, or one of our at-home care packages.

Our clients gain from the reassurance that there is another person in the house, in addition to the flexibility of agreed work.

In the event of an emergency, private live-in care professionals are ready to help.

This reassurance is frequently a crucial factor in our clients’ decisions to remain in their own homes.

So, let’s begin the journey
what’s next?

Arranging a care consultation with us is the first step toward live-in care.

This is where we learn about your circumstances and discuss choices with you that meet the needs of your loved one.

You’re probably unfamiliar with the concept of live-in care.

That’s why we’d want to talk you through the many possibilities and provide the best advice for your specific situation.

Fill out the form below or give us a call on 01792 588 111.

Joanne, or another of our qualified care managers, will visit your loved one at home to talk to them and any other relatives about what they need from our live-in care service.

To begin your journey of care and support…

home care swansea

Give the team a call

If you or a loved one think we can help, please contact Joanne and the team

home care swansea

Arrange a visit

We will visit you at your home to discuss the care and support needs.

home care swansea

Meet your new friend

We’ll arrange for home visits and reviews to ensure best care and support

Live-in care FAQs

What exactly does full-time live-care entail?

Live-in care allows you to stay in the comfort of your own home while having a care professional available to help you with your daily activities.

Live-in care can take many forms, but it basically means that a care professional moves into your house and provides you with care and support while living with you.

Live-in care is a good alternative to going to a care facility.

It allows you to remain independent at home while still getting the care and support you require.

What should I expect from a live-in care professional?

A live-in care professionals may assist with a variety of tasks, including daily housekeeping duties such as meal preparation and cleaning.

 

Furthermore, they give round-the-clock care and support, including personal care and medication support as needed.

They also give companionship and assist the client in living independently.

What are the advantages of live-in care over residential care?

The main advantage of live-in care is that our clients may continue to live at home.

For those living with dementia or a disease that might cause disorientation, this can provide a crucial sense of familiarity.

Additionally, live-in care allows care professionals to form bonds with their clients.

Your care professionals will spend time getting to know you and your routine.

You'll feel better knowing that there's someone else in the house who can help you with care and housekeeping responsibilities.

Is it possible for me to have a live-in care professional?

Live-in care is available to everyone who requires it.

You may have a live-in care professionals if you want to stay in your own home but need extra care and support around the house.

There are numerous advantages to retaining your freedom while receiving one-on-one care and support.

What's the difference between live-in care and 24-hour care?
  • Live-in care: A care professionals who stays with you in your own home is known as a "live-in" care professional.

Your live-in care professionals will assist you with your daily activities, such as getting dressed, preparing meals, accompanying you out in the community and general cleaning.

Your live-in care professional will take pauses throughout the day to unwind and enjoy some free time before retiring for the night.

  • 24-hour care: A team of care professionals may offer 24-hour care and support for clients who require frequent care throughout the night or need someone on hand at all times, giving families peace of mind that their loved one's requirements are being met 24 hours a day.

 

With very serious medical needs, such as late stages of dementia or Parkinson's disease, those who need help at night are usually required to receive 24-hour care.

Please call Joanne or Rhian to learn how we can help you and your family with live-in or 24-hour care.

You can contact us on 01792 588 111.

Who qualifies for live-in care?

Anyone who wants to stay in their own home while receiving the care and support they require should consider live-in care.

 

It's ideal for anyone who wants to maintain their independence while remaining in familiar surroundings.

 

It's also a fantastic option for those with complicated care requirements, since they can receive the one-on-one attention they need while still receiving medication support.

How often should a live-in carer work?

Live-in care professionals will work for a certain number of hours each day (approximately ten hours), which will be determined at the start of your care plan

The number of hours a live-in care professionals works varies based on the needs of each client.

How much does a live-in care package cost?

Our live-in care costs are determined by the client's specific needs and the number of hours of care they require.

Sometimes, local governments might help with the cost of live-in care, but this is not always the case.

Many clients ask us if live-in care is less expensive than residential care or assisted living facilities.

A cost-effective alternative to residential care is live-in care.

Your live-in care professionals will live with you in your home for a set amount of time, and the cost may vary based on the sort of care you require.

Because all our services are tailored to your specific requirements, we cannot provide an average cost until we have reviewed your care plan.

Simply give Joanne or Rhian a call to set up a live-in care services for you or to talk though some options.

We're available to discuss your live-in care requirements and to find the ideal care services for you.

You can contact us on 01792 588 111.

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Personal Care


Personal Care

Maintaining personal care hygiene in a dignified and respectful manner is essential

What is “personal care"?

Personal care involves a care professional and their client establishing physical contact. It could involve activities such as bathing, showering, applying creams and lotions, dressing, and toileting, as well as continence management and general laundry.

Our Living at Home care professionals are fully trained and follow your usual routines to make sure your needs are catered for. They provide discreet and professional personal care services in a manner that you feel most comfortable with, using your preferred shampooconditioner, and soap. We understand the importance of consistency of service and having familiar faces, especially when it comes to personal care services.

If you need help with personal care or you would like to learn more, contact Joanne or the team on 01792 588 111. We’re here to talk about your personal care service needs and to help find the best home care services for you.

It also includes help with things like personal hygiene and toileting, as well as help with and supervision of things like getting dressed and grooming, and the use of specific shampoo and conditioner products.

These are some of the things that people who are older may need help and support with:

If you need help with personal care or you would like to learn more, contact Joanne or the team on 01792 588 111. We’re here to talk about your personal care service needs and to help find the best home care services for you.

What are personal care services? 

It also includes help with things like personal hygiene and toileting, as well as help with and supervision of things like getting dressed and grooming 

These are some of the things that people who are older may need help and support with: 

  • Support moving position in bed, to stretch and prevent bed sores 
  • Bathing and showering assistance 
  • Shampoo
  • Applying lotions and creams as required 
  • Applying make-up, and hair care 
  • Dressing and getting ready for bed 
  • Shaving with an electric razor 
  • Changing continence pads, along with cleaning intimate areas 
  • Personal grooming 
  • Foot care, especially if your diabetes, necessitates extra caution. 
  • Oral hygiene 
  • Toilet assistance and incontinence care 
  • Helping you to the toilet, including using a commode or bedpan 
  • Changing or maintaining a stoma or catheter bag, or engaging in any other type of healthcare procedure
  • Bed baths 

We will work with you to develop a comprehensive care plan

As part of getting to know you as a person, your care plan will describe your likes and dislikes, the hygiene or beauty items you wish to use, and what you feel most comfortable with.

In your care plan, there will always be detailed instructions for how to do things like shaving and diabetic foot care. Each care professional has received extensive training in providing personal care services in a discreet and polite manner. They go through a lot of training to learn how to keep their dignity and promote your independence at all times.

Despite the fact that care professionals are trained to offer all elements of personal care services, you may choose to do certain things for yourself.

The care professional will actively encourage you to do as much for yourself as possible.

A skilled care professional will always give you space when you need it and will work to increase your independence wherever possible.

Personal care's advantages

Such as feeling supported and more independent. We tailor our services to meet your demands and, if you need it, you can have a visiting care professional, or even a live-in care professional who offers 24/7 care. Our care professionals can also assist with household cleaning, personal hygiene, emergency response, help getting dressed, meal preparation, medication prompting & support, shopping & errands, and companionship.

Different people have different needs, so we customize our personal care services to meet your demands.

We may provide personal care services customized for people living with life-changing or long-term diseases such as a dementia, Parkinson’s, and other ailments, and we can take into consideration additional factors such as health issues or the frailties that come with ageing.

Personal care service solutions 

Personal care services, like other types of care services, are tailored to your specific requirements and habits.  

If you like to wash before breakfast or take a bath before bed, a care professional would gladly follow your routine, allowing you to live your life as you choose. 

You can choose to have a visiting care professional – someone who comes to your house at specific times of the day or even overnight – to offer the assistance you require with personal care services.  

If you require continuing assistance, having a live-in care professional who lives with you and provides 24-hour care may be the best option.

Our care professionals are trained to
assist with other activities such as:

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Shopping & errands

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Companionship

Organising personal care assistance for a family member 

Personal care issues can be tough for a close friend or family member to handle, with some feeling uncomfortable about a shift in connection or undertaking more intimate responsibilities. 

In situations like these, a care professional who is used to assisting with personal care may step in and assist much more easily.  

Choosing someone who is comfortable with your loved one, whether he or she is male, female, young or elderly, ensures that the care professional becomes a regular pleasant face who offers gentle encouragement and even additional assistance. 

If you’d like to chat with Joanne or the team about personal care services or any of the other services we provide, please contact them on 01792 588 111.

To begin your journey of care and support…

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Give the team a call

If you or a loved one think we can help, please contact Joanne and the team

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Arrange a visit

We will visit you at your home to discuss the care and support needs.

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Meet your new friend

We’ll arrange for home visits and reviews to ensure best care and support

Personal care services for someone living with dementia 

It is normal for someone living with dementia to require assistance with personal care.  

However, if that individual is suffering from anxiety and uncertainty about who they are, as well as shame and humiliation about more intimate activities like washing and dressing, this can be challenging. 

We train our care professionals to attempt to identify any reasons for tension or ensuing hostility in someone who is living with dementia.  

They provide gentle support and encouragement to put your loved one at ease.  

It might be as easy as providing more room or even performing the task for them.  Building trust is always important, and a consistent care professional may establish a long-term relationship and rapport.   That care professional will try to help your loved one be as independent as possible, letting them make decisions about what to wear and how to keep to their daily schedules.  Because more than half of our customers are living with a dementia, we provide additional dementia training to all of our care professionals.   We have a number of care professionals who can assist you in supporting your loved one’s independence and provide advice and guidance if you or your family are having difficulties.  If you’d like to chat with Joanne or the team about personal care services or any of the other services we provide, please contact them on 01792 588 111. 

Support for personal care with a catheter, stoma or other medical condition 

You can still live independently and comfortably at home if you have a stoma or catheter.  

Many of our care professionals are skilled in changing catheter bags, stomas, and various types of continence pads thanks to the Living at Home professional team who always put your dignity and comfort first. 

Accidents might be upsetting, but your care professional will ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.  

They’ll assist you in changing into clean clothing while keeping your dignity in mind.  

Personal care services FAQs 

What services does personal care include?

Personal hygiene is the focus of our personal care services.  

Bathing and shower help, personal grooming, oral hygiene, and other services are available to you or a loved one.  

Personal care services, above all, involve services that aim to maintain cleanliness whilst protecting modesty and dignity. 

What is the definition of personal care?

Personal care is a broad term that refers to a variety of services designed to assist people with personal hygiene and toileting, as well as dressing and preserving their personal appearance. 

What do personal care professionals do?

Personal care professionals come to your home to help you with your daily personal hygiene tasks.  

Their assistance is intended to assist you in maintaining proper hygiene. Of course, like a valued friend, they may provide vital companionship and assistance. Your care professionals will stick to an agreed-upon care plan, only doing what you want them to do. 

What does personal care entail?

Bathing and showering, including bed-baths, applying lotions and creams as needed, dressing and getting ready for bed, dental hygiene, continence care, and much more are all examples of Living at Homes personal care services. 

Which aspect of personal hygiene is the most important?

Hand washing is one of the most important personal hygiene practises, if not the most vital. 

How much does personal care services cost?

Our personal care services costs are determined on the client's specific needs and the amount of hours of care provided.  

To offer safe and effective care, we suggest a minimum of one hour for every care visit.  

However, before presenting an estimated cost of treatment, we may talk about how frequently you'd want these visits. 

Your local authority may be able to assist with part of the cost of personal care services, but you may be responsible for the full bill.  

It's worth contacting your local authority to check if any further funding assistance is available. 

How do you give personal care to the elderly?

Personal care services are, at their essence, a one-on-one experience.  

As a result, the amount of care we provide to the elderly will be determined by their choices and independence capabilities.  

If you're caring for an older loved one's personal hygiene requirements on your own, you might be interested in our respite care services.

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