Live in Care in Hereford

Total Living Care in Hereford

At a time in our lives when we require it most, Total Living Care offers help in your home, friendship and companionship and we supply the best and most professional Live-in Care Hereford. All the references, of all our Carers, are carefully checked and all staff are DBS checked and registered. This method is audited through the Care Quality Commission. To find out more please make sure to telephone our “Live-in Care Support Team” on 01989 562000.

Live-in care lets you or your loved one live life as you choose. Through our conversations and becoming acquainted with each other better, we will match you with one of our carers, who can provide care specific to suit your or your family members needs, all in the comfort of your family home.

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It is really difficult and stressful for almost all elderly men and women when they start to feel they are unable to manage by themselves anymore and the anxiety about having to leave their own home and move into a residential home. At Total Living Care, we know that moving into a residential care home usually takes them away from their friends and their local community, leaving them feeling they have lost themselves and their independence.

It’s also a tough time for family and friends as the difficulties of looking after an older loved one takes them away from their work and very own immediate family along with them having to be concerned that their loved one is ok 24 hours of the day. As a member of the family gets older you want to enjoy the time you have with them rather than preparing food, cleaning, washing, running errands and getting them to appointments. Often people don’t think about the choice of having a carer coming into their relative’s residence to help them a couple of hours a day, full time or actually living in with them to avoid them from going into a care home as they believe the price might be an excessive amount. This isn’t always the case and Total Living Care can help you establish this.

Who does TLC Living Care support in Hereford and the surrounding areas?

The services delivered by Total Living Care, along with the support provided by every care worker is built around the requirements of the client.

A “one-size-fits-all” service will not provide you with the respite, part-time or full-time care that ensures the perfect live-in support. For this reason, we look to partner a carer in accordance with their experience, qualifications, training, their interests and hobbies, along with the life experiences, character, hobbies and interests of the client.

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Exactly what is Live-in Care Hereford?

Live-in Care Hereford will live with you in your home and supporting your regular day-to-day activities, and being on call at night are often the primary duties of our fully trained carers who provide Live-in Care Hereford region. It is an alternative solution to moving into a residential care home and lets you maintain independence so you can live in the comfort and familiar setting of your own home.

It can be as simple as assisting you or doing tasks in your home, aiding you with personal care or providing reassurance and assistance that may help you move about the house or go out and enjoy other activities.

In able to meet your every need, our care worker will reside in your home with you. The assurance of a trusted companion will be readily available and can help you day and night. We have care workers who will live-in on a long-term basis as well as others who work a rota system for short-term care needs.

If you have long-term health problems, live-in care is an ever more popular substitute for relocating to a residential care home.

If we had the choice, most of us would prefer, along with a little support to stay in our own home, yet, when the need arises we tend to assume that a care home is the only option when that help and support is needed.

A live-in carer will be trained to match the changing requirements of you as their client, so for most people, it makes it possible to carry on living in their own home, remain in the local community and among good friends.

Our experience tells us that having independence and choices are important to keep up both health and happiness.

Live-in care preserves the independence and gives the choice to live in familiar surroundings, enabling you to live your life the way you wish. Using the continual help and support of a live-in care worker and staying at home is the ideal substitute for a residential care home.

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Total Living Care team members can help people coping with many health conditions, including:

Total Living Care team members can help people coping with many health conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Dementia
  • Cancer
  • Terminal Conditions
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Mobility Issues
  • Strokes
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • and many more

We can offer help with day to day activities and personal care in a dignified manner, helping you to maintain an independent and active as is a practical way of living. Irrespective of your age or medical conditions, we can support you to have the very best quality of life, in the familiar and comfortable surrounds of your home.

Typically, what activities will our Live-in Carers do?

As mentioned before, the service and support provided to each and every client is different and based on their requirements. A care assessment, along with your opinion and choices will decide the level of care and the day to day activities you need to be accomplished. Clients request our care workers to undertake responsibilities which can include:

  • Preparing and Cooking Meals
  • Running Errands( for example shopping for food, fetching a prescription)
  • House Cleaning and light household chores
  • Social Activities and Trips Out ( Hairdressers, Friends, Doctors)
  • Administration of Household Bills
  • Management and Administration of Medication
  • Sustaining Personal Hygiene and Bathing
  • Caring for Pets
  • Dressing and Undressing
  • Moving Around the house

Our Services

Live-In Care

Total Living Care provides 24-hour support with our dedicated live-in care and nursing staff.

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Disability Care

We can provide specialist support for those suffering with all types of disabilities.

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Companionship Care

We provide companionship for people experiencing social isolation and lonliness.

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Elderly Care

We are specialist in supporting both elderly and forever-young clients to live life well - at home.

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Respite Care

Do you need a break from the stress of caring for a family member? TLC provides respite support for carers like you.

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Dementia Care

If you are a loved one is suffering with any form of dementia, we can help regardless of what stage it is at.

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Who Might Live-in Care Suit?

Part-time live-in care is great for those who need help to be able to continue to live at home, as opposed to entering into a residential care home. Full-time live-in care can be essential for people living with medical conditions, for example, dementia, where the comfortable environment of home and continuity of your daily routine are comforting and enhance the quality of their life

Our temporary Live-in Care options can offer

Respite live-in care offers full-time carers, often family the opportunity for downtime and to enjoy some breathing space, secure in the knowledge that their loved one or family member is in good hands and their needs and medical or social requirements are being met

Total Living Care provides 24-hour live-in care throughout Hereford, all from the comfort of our clients’ own homes.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Live-in Care Hereford

The advantages of having a live-in care worker

  • Personalised and committed one-to-one care by a highly trained and experienced Care Worker, with a very similar character and outlook on life.
  • Lets people enjoy an entirely familiar surrounding, filled with their cherished possessions, by staying in their own home. A recent study (executed by Consultas Care) reported that 97 Percent of those who replied would not want to move into a care home. Whilst residential care can offer a beneficial service, most people prefer to stay in their own home if they can
  • Reassurance for the client, their friends and neighbours and family members that experienced and fully trained hands are available to support. Live-in care decreases the feelings of being isolated as well as being lonely by providing companionship. A live-in care worker can strongly encourage and support the continued activities of interests and hobbies. Live-in care, being at home and a feeling of continued independence have a positive effect on individual happiness, dignity, confidence and well-being.
  • A live-in care worker can help care for a pet that may otherwise need to be rehoused.
  • A live-in carer means that a family member does not need to become a full-time care worker. Members of the family can be assured that their loved one gets the most beneficial care and attention.
  • If travel is still possible, a full-time carer could accompany a client on a break.
  • Live-in carers will be matched in accordance with expertise and experience meaning they are specifically trained to manage and support Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, strokes, MS or those requiring palliative care.
  • For couples, a live-in care worker is capable of supporting both and enables partners to remain together. If one care worker can support both people, this has a financial advantage compared to two sets of fees in a residential care home. This is especially advantageous if one particular person has dementia or requires additional support that would mean living in separate residential care homes.

The disadvantages of having a live-in care worker

  • Except If using a professional company such as Total Living Care, selecting the right care worker, who’s fully trained and understands what’s needed to provide exceptional live-in care, could be a struggle.
  • Some people take pleasure in the social life of being in a residential care home, the relief of not having to deal with their own house or responsibility of controlling their affairs. Giving up some of their personal privacy, but enjoying the opportunity to be continuously in contact with others.
  • While a live-in carer cost is often less than the cost of a residential home, it is not cheap to have care workers available 24-hours a day, on the other hand, depending on eligibility, personal budgets and direct payments mean it is possible for care to be state-funded.
  • A live-in care worker will require a private room within the property
  • Not everyone is comfortable with having an unfamiliar person residing in the home or maybe they are used to living on their own. Although in our experience, the care worker quickly becomes a companion rather than a stranger, plus the support and help soon outweigh the desire to live alone, or the alternative of the residential home.
  • Care workers have to have breaks and holidays and spend time with their own families, unless dealing with a company that provides a completely managed solution, such as Total Living Care, it could be a problem to find short-term cover.

The best way to arrange 24-hour live-in care in Hereford 

Firstly, put some thoughts to your personal preferences for the care worker

  • What expertise or specialist training would they need?
  • Is there a personal preference for female or male care worker?
  • Do they need to drive?
  • Do they need to like cats or dogs?
  • What hobbies or likes and dislikes would make a good match up?

Total Living Care will match your preferences to provide a professional and high-quality service which is distinctive for you personally, social and medical needs.

Total Living Care is a family-owned and family run company and looking after our customers runs through our whole organisation, from our office support staff, management team and most importantly, our care workers.

We are happy to spend time on the telephone discussing if Live-in Care Hereford is right for you or your family member. If you want to talk about your needs you can call our “Live-in Care Support Team” on 01989 562000. Total Living Care believes we provide the very best quality live-in care in Hereford.