What is Live-In Care and Why Should You Care
Families often turn to nursing homes or other types of residential care when their loved one has reached the point of requiring round-the-clock care. It’s those times when occasional care just won’t do, or if you need someone to look after your loved one when you are at work, traveling, or even outside of the country. It’s a tough decision, no doubt, but it’s one families didn’t wish they had to make. We here at Pillar are here to help you. Think of us as your extended family.
Luckily, families can avoid the all of the hassles and headaches involved in moving a loved one away from home by obtaining 24/7 live-in care and it isn’t that expensive either. In fact, given the care your loved will receive at home, we believe it’s worth every ringitt.
Live-in care is just that: Our Care Companions are available at all times throughout the day and night. Many of our live-in carers live full-time with the people they care for and for two or more weeks at a time. These aren’t maids mind, you, they are trained and certified professional caregivers, and most of all, they love what they do. They’ll do a little bit of everything from light cooking to cleaning to helping get around the house to taking medications to using the bathrooms, to providing companionship, and much more. Our caregivers’ main concern, however, is ensuring the well-being and safety of your elderly.
There are a lot of reasons for having live-in care, many of which you can imagine. However, here are few key reasons our 24/7 care service may be right for you:
Being at home!
“A person’s home is their castle,” they say. A home has everything they are familiar with from personal mementos to an environment the elderly person is familiar with.
Remaining in a place they recognise–their own familiar space– is a major benefit for people needing live-in care. This is more true if the person is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or other illnesses for which new surroundings might provide difficult to adjust to. Just knowing where things are in the home is enough to keep an elderly person at home.
Personalised care–like your own concierge service.
Nursing homes, though staffed with care professionals around-the-clock, simply can’t provide the same level of attention a dedicated, live-in professional would be able to provide you or your loved one. We’ve all seen nursing homes, and while they provide the best service they can, their staff are often busy with 30 or more patients at any given time. And sadly, many nursing homes feel more like hospitals than homes. With live-in care you are certain the care professional is only dedicated to your needs, 24/7, and no one else.
Value in the Companionship
When retaining live-in care, such as with Pillar, the level of attention and companionship you or your loved one receives is far better than what they would get in a nursing home, and therefore a much better value for your hard-earned money. In a nursing home, the caregiver’s time is split between many people needing attention, and that means less focus on your loved one’s needs.
Care that is Continuous
It can be difficult for some people to get comfortable with their caregiver when they receive numerous caregivers as is often the case in a nursing home. For that reason, you know that the care you or your elderly loved one receives will be done the same way each time and your caregiver will become very familiar with the person’s particular needs. And with Pillar, you can trust our Care Companions.
Peace of mind
Not only does having someone stay all day and night have safety and trust benefits, it also reduces the burden of the people receiving care and their family members too. This means everyone in your home can get a good and safe, restful night’s sleep…zzzzzz…..:-)
A happy, better quality of life
By remaining at home, it’s easier for people needing care to maintain their lifestyle. They can keep up their social activities, have friends and family visit, and they maintain their sense of “place”–that for as long as they live, they know they’ll always be at home. And we all know, “home is where the heart is.”
Many people who go into a nursing home or other types of residences feel isolated from their community, which can lead to feeling as though they’ve lost their sense of place and even their freedom–and oftentimes, they feel lonely. No one wants their elderly loved one to feel that way. It’s tough enough sometimes just getting older.
Having your own caregivers makes it easier for family to be involved in an elderly person’s care. It’s easier to keep track of a person’s progress, address any issues that arise immediately, and be in touch whenever you want, when your caregiver is right where you need them–in your home.
We know how hard it is to move a family member into a nursing home or similar facilities, but we at Pillar believe there is a better way–at home–and we look forward to serving you and your family members when you need us.
Think of us as your extended family.
If you are interested in our special, 24/7 monthly care package, please have a look here.
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