Live In Care in Gloucester

Live-in Care Service Provider in Gloucester – Total Living Care

During a period in our lives when we need to have it most, Total Living Care offers help in your home, friendship, and companionship. We supply live-in carers in Gloucester and throughout Gloucestershire. Every one of the individual references, of all our Carers, are rigorously checked out and all personnel are DBS checked and registered. This method is audited through the Care Quality Commission. For more information be sure to speak to our “Live-in Care Support Team” on 01989 562000

Help when you need it most!

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.

Living at home should be a choice for everyone.

We are a local agency providing home and live-in care services in Gloucester and the surrounding counties. With regular Domiciliary care or permanent home care through our Live-in care service,  we provide clients remain what is needed to ensure they live well in their best environment… at home.

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What exactly is live-in care?

Live-in care Gloucester – Living with you in your own home and supporting your normal day-to-day activities, and being on call at night are classified as the primary duties of our fully trained Carers, offering live-in care in the Gloucestershire region. It is really an alternative choice to moving into a residential care home and lets you maintain your independence and continue to live in the comfort and familiar surroundings of your house.

It could be as elementary as helping or doing tasks in the house, aiding you with personal care or providing reassurance and support to help you to move about the house.

In able to meet your every single need, the care worker will stay in your home together with you. The reassurance of a trustworthy companion readily available to assist during the day and night. We have got care workers that will live-in on a permanent basis and others who work a rota system.

For people with long-term health concerns, live-in care is an ever more popular alternative to relocating toa residential care home.

If we had the choice, almost everyone would prefer, with a little support, to stay in our own home. Nevertheless, in the event the need arises, we have a tendency to presume that a care home is the only option when that support becomes necessary.

A live-in carer will be trained to fulfil the changing needs of their client, so for many individuals, it permits them to continue to live in their own home, in the local community and amidst family and friends.

Our expertise tells us that having independence and options is vital to keep up both health and happiness.

Live-in care maintains that independence gives the choice to live in accustomed surroundings and enables you to live life how you wish. Using the continuous help of a live-in care worker, staying at home is the best replacement for a residential care home.

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Who Can Total Living Care Help?

The services supplied by Total Living Care and the support given by every single care worker is constructed around the requirements of the client.

A “one size fits all” service simply will not provide you with the respite, part-time or full-time care that would ensure the perfect live-in support. This is why we look to partner a carer, dependant on their experience, qualifications and training, their interests and hobbies with the life experiences, personality, hobbies and interests of the client.

Total Living Care team members can help people suffering from:

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

We can offer assistance with daily activities and personal care, in a dignified way, allowing you to preserve an independent and active as possible way of living. Regardless of your age or medical conditions, we can help and support you to get the highest quality of life, in the familiar and comfortable surrounds of your home.

Generally, What Activities Will Live-in Carers Do?

As mentioned before, the service and support provided to each and every client differs and based on the requirements.

A care assessment, along with your opinion and choices, will ultimately determine the amount of care and the day to day activities you require to be carried out. Numerous customers request our care worker to undertake duties including:

  • 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

Part-time live-in care is perfect for those who need a little support to be able to carry on living at home, instead of moving into a residential care home.

Full-Time Live-In Care

Full-time live-in care might be necessary for individuals existing with health concerns, for instance, dementia, in which the comfortable surroundings of home and continuity of your daily schedule are reassuring and improve the quality of life.

Temporary or respite live-in care

Temporary live-in care can provide 24-hour support, for a specified period of time, to support after a hospital stay or short illness, for example.

Respite live-in care provides full -time carers the chance for downtime and to enjoy some breathing space, secure in the knowledge that your loved one or family member is in good hands and their needs are being fulfilled

24-hour live-in care throughout Gloucester, all from the comfort of our clients’ own homes.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Live-in Care

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.

How to Arrange 24-Hour Live-in Care in Gloucester

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 supply a professional and high-quality service which is distinctive to meet your requirements.

Total Living Care is a family-owned and family run company. Taking care of others runs through our whole organisation from the office support staff, management team as well as, our care workers.

We’re happy to spend some time on the telephone discussing if live-in care is right for you or your family member. If you would like to discuss your needs you should phone our “Live-in Care Support Team” on 01989 562000. Total Living Care believes our company offers the very best quality live-in care in Gloucester.