Why use Four Oaks Healthcare to find live-in care in London?
Four Oaks Healthcare live-in care is a nationwide, trusted service, dedicated to providing the best standard of live-in care throughout the UK.
If you’re considering what’s best for your parent or loved one regarding long-term care, Four Oaks Healthcare can help arrange the highest standard of home care. Whether you live in the city or the middle of the countryside, we can help arrange specialist dementia care, home help, or 24-hour care.
If the need is urgent, we’re here to help. However acute the needs of your elderly relative, we’re able to match you to a suitable carer in as little as 24 hours.
What is live-in care?
As the name suggests, live-in care offers 24-hour-a-day care for your parent or loved one, delivered by a carer who will live in their home. A live-in carer has a wealth of experience helping older care recipients living with long-term illnesses, reduced mobility, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.
Their duties may include light housework, such as cooking, cleaning, or personal care – such as helping your loved one with washing, dressing and using the bathroom.
They’re there to make life as easy as possible for your relative in their later years. Additional tasks can range from helping to ensure your mum or dad stays mobile around the house, picking up prescriptions and ensuring all medical appointments are met.
Most importantly, the carer is there to provide companionship and support and when possible, they can also encourage the care recipient to take mornings out or enjoy time in the garden.
Is live-in care a better alternative to a care home in London?
Private live-in care is an increasingly popular type of in-home support for many reasons. Obviously, for many, it starts with simply being unable to see someone they love go to a care home. When you move your loved one into a residential home, you close a door on the life of an elderly relative. When you opt for live-in care, you make sure their door stays open. Open to family, friends and aquaintances in their community.
Moving into a strange, new environment with new faces, new routines and new surroundings is difficult. Change can be upsetting for anyone, but especially for someone in the later years of their life, or someone living with dementia.
It’s not just about dealing with the change of environment. It’s as much about a change of circumstance. Moving into a residential home may be an improvement on your elderly relative living alone, but they lose their independence. Their life completely changes, and for someone who until recently enjoyed living with a partner, or someone with relatively good health, the move can feel like a step-down.
Maintaining normal routines and a sense of independence is hugely important in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. A key aspect of this is being able to enjoy the company of a cherished pet. Unlike a care home, with live-in care, this remains possible. If your loved one owns a pet, it’s worth considering that recent research indicates links to improved health outcomes – particularly reducing blood pressure and depression