Given a choice most of us would prefer to remain living in the comfort of our own homes. Sometimes, due to frailty or ill health, this is not always possible. With Live-In Care you have the option to stay at home and be supported to live a full and active life. The arrangement of care and support can be for a continuous or short period of time. Live-In Care provides the support needed to help you with everyday living. It can also assist you with personal care, management of medication, general household tasks and support with appointments and social events.
The Live-In service is based in our Chichester office and is managed by the Registered Manager Mrs Susan Brigstock. With her background knowledge and expertise, she is best placed to provide a total care management package that ensures quality standards are maintained.
One of our most important considerations is that the carer chosen to live with you has the necessary skills, experience and qualifications, and that you are happy and comfortable with them being in your home. By operating a 24 hour service, seven days a week, 365 days of the year, there will always be someone available from the office for you to speak to should you need any additional advice or help.
With Live-In Care the level of support can vary considerably which is why we offer a flexible service that is adapted to suit your individual needs. We aim to provide a holistic approach with quality at the centre of everything that we do. Nothing is too much trouble, so if it’s help with personal care, meal preparation, walking the dog or driving you to an appointment – we can adapt our service to ensure that it’s exactly right for you.
For further information about our Live-In Service, please call 01243 528777 where someone will be happy to assist you.
Some useful things for you to know:
- We will normally place a carer to live with you on a seven or fourteen day rota, however this can be changed to suit your own preferences.
- You will need to provide a separate clean and comfortable bedroom with full access to the kitchen and bathroom.
- You will need to meet the cost of staff meals and any additional costs incurred by them living with you such as gas/electricity.
- You will need to have adequate insurance cover if you want the nurse/carer to take you anywhere in your car.
- Time off should be agreed between yourself and the carer. However, please be advised that it is a requirement for staff to have a minimum break of 2 hours each day. Additional support can be given if necessary.
- Carers are not allowed to bring their own pets or to invite family and friends to visit whilst they are living with you. They are not permitted to drink alcohol at any time whilst on duty and smoking is only permitted with your prior consent in a designated area.
Additional support is offered with Palliative and End of Life Care. This can be a difficult and upsetting time for all concerned and often requires greater input from the management team.