It’s not uncommon to need some extra help with everyday life as you get older, but most people also want to stay independent. You may be worried about the effect on people you love, too.
Live-in care may be the answer you’re looking for.
Live-in care for older people keeps you safe and in the home you love. It also offers peace of mind to your partner and family, reducing stress and giving all of you more time for those pleasant moments that make life enjoyable.
You might be reluctant to ask your children to help with care, no matter how willing they are. Having live-in care protects that precious relationship with your son or daughter, so they don’t become your carer.
It’s also a way to stay connected with local friends and neighbours, continue enjoying your garden, and staying close to the pets you love. Your Personal Assistant can help you get out and about, so you remain part of your community.
In addition to any care needs, your Personal Assistant can happily help with housework, cooking and laundry, so you have more time to do the things you enjoy.
You’ll find companionship too. Your Personal Assistant offers a friendly listening ear and will be glad to share your favourite past-times at home.
Going home after hospital
If you’ve been in hospital, it’s incredibly difficult to hear that you can’t go back home on your own because it might not be safe. You may be told that your only choice is to go into a care home.
It’s a shock when this happens unexpectedly – maybe you’ve not even had a chance to pack your things and say goodbye.
Our Home to Decide service puts you back in the driving seat.
We offer 24-hour care and support in your home, so you can have a trial period after hospital discharge to see what’s possible, and what level of support is needed.
Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have more time to adjust – and we’ll help you find the solution that works best for you.
Peace of mind for the future
Another advantage of Vitality live-in care is that it can adapt whenever your needs change, without disrupting your life.
It’s less of a worry to think about coming home after hospital treatment, or needing more care in the future, when you know your Personal Assistant – backed by our entire team of doctors, nurses, therapists and managers – is already there to help.
Better yet, your Vitality live-in care team, which includes a private GP at no extra cost, will look for ways to optimise your health and wellbeing at all times. We aim to avoid a crisis in the first place, by getting to know you well and taking care of small problems before they have a chance to become big ones.
And live-in care is good value for money because there are no extra costs for room and board, entertainment, housekeeping or other services.
You may feel even more reassured once you know about all the funding options. Our knowledgeable team will help you explore ways to fund your live-in care.
Why not get in touch today, at no obligation, to find out how Vitality live-in care can fit into your life at home?
If you would like any further support or information, visit the Age UK website.