It is often a family member who realises that granny isn’t coping on her own anymore and really needs a Carer.
The primary task is to enable the person in need to continue to enjoy a safe, comfortable and independent life in their own home.
Individual services provided by a live-in Carer vary according to the daily needs of the client..
To ensure a person’s continuous quality of life, personal care tasks performed by a live-in Carer can include bathing, washing, and dressing, helping with personal and oral hygiene, going to the bathroom, and maintaining their appearance.
With suitable training, professional Carers can perform clinical tasks such as administration of PEG foods, blood glucose monitoring, oxygen administration, and management of catheters and stoma’s. These tasks may be clinically delegated by a healthcare professional to a suitably trained professional Carer.
Live-in Carers often connect with healthcare professionals, coordinate appointments, share relevant information, report changes in symptoms, etc.
A balanced diet and the intake of sufficient nutrition and hydration are essential for maintaining good health and wellbeing. As a result of a medical condition, your relative may experience a decreased appetite, loss of interest in food, or need help with eating.
A live-in Carer can help by buying groceries, preparing favourite foods that are healthy and nutritious but respecting preferences and ensuring that your loved one gets enough to eat and drink.
Understanding nutrition is an essential part of live-in care: Some medical conditions require special diets or special forms of food preparation. People with dementia often need diets that are very colorful, or that they can eat with their fingers “on the hoof.” People living with diseases like multiple sclerosis or cancer can have extremely specific diets.
But the most important aspect of nutritional needs is the enjoyment of food. A homemade meal, prepared to your specifications, served at home, in good company, can do wonders for our well-being.
Live-in Carers can perform a wide range of light household tasks to help a person relax in a clean, comfortable and safe home, but their main task is taking care of you.
One of the most important and valuable aspects of the role of a live-in carer is the provision of support. For many people with live-in Carers is all about having someone to talk to, about their opinions and experiences and this can be immeasurable in improving their quality of life and happiness.
In cases where friends or family members are only occasionally visiting or absent, a live-in Carer can be the best friend to the person receiving care. Sharing a good moment with a caring friend can be reassuring and therapeutic.
Above all, live-in Carers provide security and peace of mind for the people they care for, their families and loved one