Live In Care
When the decision has been taken that you want to remain living in your own home though you know that you are in need of help. Live In Care is ideal in this scenario and a Carer will come and live in your home with you, giving you the assurance that somebody is with you in your home, for most of the day and all of the night. She won’t be on active duty all the time as she has to rest and sleep as well, but will be just the press of a button away during the night if you need help. There will be 2 or 3 hours during the day when the Carer will need to take a break and should be able to go out of the house for her break time. If you feel unsafe while your Carer is on her break, stand-in Carers can be arranged to cover these break times where no family members are able to cover.
The Carer will fit into your own routine, so if you have always got out of bed at 9am, you won’t be pushed into a different routine and you would still be able to get up at 9am (perhaps now with a cup of tea). And there will be a set of helping hands throughout your day, anticipating your needs, and making sure your needs are met on time, every time. Personal Care needs will be undertaken in a discreet and professional manner. Our Carers fall into your own routine with ease and will not force any rigid rules onto you. She is there to enable you to live a meaningful life. She will escort you on outings (to the Library or GP), will be happy to do the shopping, assist you with menu planning and cooking those things which you have always liked to eat. All your laundry will be done and light cleaning will be undertaken by your Carer and he or she will be a friendly face who can give you a little companionship, play board games with you and generally have a good chat over a cup of tea.
For families dealing with Personality and Behavior Changes that occur in People with Dementia..
Dementia causes a decline in mental ability which is severe enough to interfere with the affected person’s day to day life. People with dementia need special attention for them to live a normal life.
When offering dementia care, the greatest challenges the caregiver has to deal with are the personality and behavior changes that do occur. To be successful at offering dementia care, the caregiver has to know that changing the individual is not a possibility. Dementia will shape who he/she becomes. A better way to deal with the individual would be to accommodate his or her behavior and not to control it.
Families can often find this too difficult for them to handle. However, with Dementia Carers from the Live in Care Agency, all the struggle families may have to go through is eliminated. Contact us today if you have a family member who needs Dementia Care.
How to Choose the Best Disability Live In Care Provider
It is always our personal goal to make sure that each and every family member is taken care of. However, if you have someone who has special needs, taking care of him/her might be tough. The person will need a lot of attention. However, you will still need to work, prepare and take the kids to school, and do other essential activities. And you find life is getting a little tough.
You might opt to find a disability care provider where the person with special needs can be taken care of. If you are new to selecting a disability care provider, your chances of you getting confused are extremely high. Below, we show you the things you need to keep a look out for when choosing a disability support provider.
Tips for Choosing a Great Disability Care Provider
Check the Flexibility
A good Disability Carer should be flexible. People with special needs need attention around the clock. If a support provider is not flexible enough to always be able to offer this attention, your family member may suffer.
Skills and Initiative
Your family member has to be left in a place where the staff are both skilled and have initiative. This is what will make them reliable. Do not choose a disability care centre just because the staff are “skilled”. Make sure that staff have the exact skills you need. Of course the alternative to this is keeping the person in need of care at home, which is the perfect solution when combined with Live In Care.
It is important the the Disability Support Carer should speak your language and they should be interested in hearing what you have to say. Look at how they speak and check whether they are willing to listen. We only chose to offer introductory services to Carers who are able to both listen and hear and that is one of our differences.
At Live in Care Agency, we are able to introduce the best disability care. We are flexible, our Carers are skilled, and we don’t include anyone on our team unless he/she is extremely good at communicating.
Talk to us if you need disability care.
Post Hospitalisation Discharge Care
Improve your Senior Family Member’s life with Companionship Care
Aging is inevitable. Most families do have elderly people. Some families have to take care of someone who has some form of disability. The elderly and the disabled will have some non-medical special needs even if they are relatively healthy. All these needs can be taken care of using companionship care.
Simply defined, companionship care is a form of care that offers non-medical services to the elderly and people with disabilities. The major goal of companionship care is to provide both socialization and emotional support. It will include services which make the life of the aging or disabled person more manageable. For example, light housekeeping, medication reminders, it will help with ADLs (activities of daily living), and more.
Benefits of Companionship Care
The major impact that companionship care will have on the senior or disabled person is often a healthier and longer life. When the elderly and people with disabilities are left to live alone, life can be extremely tough to them. This will eventually lead to the lack of the will to live and it can even cause depression. Companionship care will help bring meaning back to their lives. Since companionship care will offer help with the ADLs, the elderly and people with disability will have the ability to live longer and better lives.
Choosing a Companionship Care Agency
It might be hard for a family member to handle companionship care. Therefore, you might want to use the services of a companionship care agency. When choosing an agency, you will need to check on several factors. These may include:
- Presence of reliable and professional caregivers
- Cost and more.
At Live in Care Agency, we are always welcoming clients who need companionship care. We are flexible, have experienced caregivers and we are cost-effective.
Falls and Frailty in our elderly
Falls and Frailty Are Two Serious Issues Affecting the Elderly
On average 1 out of 3 people who are over the age of 65 years have a fall each and every year. However, less than half of these people talk about it. This could be because they fear losing their independence, what other people might think of them, and even being hospitalised. For a young person, a fall is not an issue. All you need to do is get up, dust yourself and move on. However, for the elderly, falls combined with frailty are a huge concern.
Effects of Falls and Frailty in the Elderly
- 20% – 30% of the elderly people who fall usually have to deal with moderate to severe injuries later. These will include hip fractures, lacerations, and even head trauma.
- Falls are a common cause for traumatic brain injury in the elderly.
- In the elderly, most fractures are as a result of falls. These include the spine, forearm, hip, pelvis, ankle, and hand fractures.
- After falling for the first time, an elderly person may end up limiting his or her activities in order to avoid falling again in the future.
Risk Factors for Falls
The most common risk factor for falls in the elderly is their age. People above the age of 80 years are more susceptible to falling than younger people. Other factors include:
- Disturbed vision
- Gait disorders
- Muscle weakness
- Low weight, and others
Preventing Falls in the Elderly
Keeping your elderly from falling will help prolong his or her life. You can protect your elderly by ensuring that someone is always around to watch his/her every move. At Live in Care Agency, we understand that falls and frailty are extremely dangerous. This is why we always help to take care of the elderly. We can’t always guarantee that our clients won’t have a fall, but we do aim to reduce the possibility and the ensuing interruption which a fall can make in ones life.
Incontinence and Personal Care