If your parent or loved one needs long-term 24/7 care and support, but they would prefer to stay in their own home, Four Oaks Healthcare’s live-in care service enables them to do just that.
With our fully managed service, our customers can live their lives without worrying about whether their loved one is struggling in the unfamiliar surroundings of a care home, or whether they are lonely or being adequately cared for.
Why is live-in care the better alternative to a care home in Barnet?
Many older people don’t want to move into a care home, and this is understandable. Moving to a new home at such a late stage of life, especially when the person might be living with reduced mobility, Alzheimer’s or dementia, can be a very stressful event.
Saying goodbye to friends and neighbours, and perhaps even to a much-loved pet, is not something older people wish to do unless absolutely necessary. With live-in care provided in their own home, our care recipients don’t need to make any drastic lifestyle changes. The care they need can come to them.
However, many of our customers once wondered if live-in care was really affordable. Private live-in care was once seen as a luxury and an expensive option for full-time care, but with Four Oaks Healthcare, that is no longer the case.
Live-in carers move into your loved one’s home and supply everything from companionship to complex personal care, and they are specially trained to work with those living with dementia too.
Is Four Oaks Healthcare the best care solution in my area?
Four Oaks Healthcare live-in care is a highly experienced, trusted, nationwide service that works to ensure your loved one remains at home and as independent as possible for as long as it is feasible.
In our experience, the elderly are much more active in familiar surroundings, and they are therefore much more likely to participate in activities such as gardening and days out, which have many health and therapeutic benefits.
Our live-in carers are trained to be aware of the positive health effects of fresh air, social activities and moderate exercise for the elderly. With a live carer at home, your loved one will be encouraged to be physically and socially active whenever possible.
How can live-in care keep your loved one as safe and comfortable as possible?
Remaining in your own home, with your own furniture, pictures, and belongings is incredibly essential to maintaining a sense of continuity and independence. When our care recipients need anything at all, something to drink, a trip to the bathroom or another blanket on a cold night, there is someone there at all times, whose only job is to look after their needs.
Being able to ask for what you need and to know that it will be given, fosters a feeling of independence, particularly for those with reduced mobility.
All personal tastes and preferences are taken into account when the care plan is arranged, so your loved one will never feel as if they are asking for a favour from a stranger. Simply put, the carer becomes another family member, who is happy to help out.