Live In Care and Home Carers
Live In Care is sometimes a necessary measure when one of our clients becomes to poorly or requires constant monitring, this can be for a huge and diverse range of reasons. All of our Live in Carers have extensive training to deal with any sort of emergency. This makes sure that the families and loved ones of those being cared for have as little to worry about as we can manage.
How Live In Care Works
Smooth handovers when your carer takes a break.
The day before your carer is due to go on leave, another fully trained Bespoke Care at Home carer will arrive at your home for a comprehensive, overnight handover. We are committed to ensuring changeovers from one carer to another cause little or no disruption to you and your family.
Guaranteed cover for Live In Care
If a carer becomes sick or must return home for any reason, Bespoke Care at Home have the depth of resource to immediately supply a fully trained alternative carer – we never leave you without care, we guarantee continuity of service. The length of time that a carer stays with you in your home, coupled with a robust handover over period truly set us apart from other care providers.
Unlike an introductory agency, having a live-in carer from Bespoke Care at Home, means that you don’t have the responsibilities of organising your carer’s salary, insurance, expenses or annual leave. The service you receive is managed by our team. We believe in keeping things simple.
Smart systems and quality assurance
We’re committed to giving you the best possible service and have robust systems and checks in place to help achieve this. The Registered Manager or Field Care Supervisor will compile your support plan in-person during your initial meeting, and a hard copy will be left at your property.
Our highly trained skilled staff will create and manage your support plan and you will receive regular reviews, carer have regular supervisions and any extra training needs identified will be acted upon. It means they can easily coordinate all of the essential tasks and spend more time supporting you and your carer.
As a fully regulated service, we have strict procedures and checks in place, overseen by our home care and quality assurance specialists. Our services are also regularly checked and inspected by our regulators.
Live In Care Considerations
The nature of live-in care means that your carer will need to have their own room available. Similarly, given the level of attention our carers provide it is important that we build in regular breaks for them. Sometimes we arrange for a relief carer to cover these breaks if it’s necessary. The carer will require basic food requirements supplied by the client.
A free live in care assessment
Naturally, you and your family to will have plenty of questions that you want to ask. We offer an informal and free of charge meeting with an experienced Bespoke Care at Home assessor. They will arrange to meet with all involved, including most importantly the person who requires care. Often this means liaising with a hospital discharge team, a care home or an existing agency. If appropriate, from this meeting a support plan will be developed. This plan will be unique to your requirements and will provide important direction to the carer on a daily basis.
Once everything is agreed, we will offer you a selection of carers which we feel most accurately suit your requirements.
What is live in care? A live in carer is a fully trained individual who lives with you in your own home, offering bespoke and individualised support with your daily tasks. Within your familiar surroundings, they provide companionship and can also help with:
- Personal care.
- Managing medication.
- Keeping on top of household chores.
- Moving in and around your home.
Whether it’s helping with personal care, keeping on top of the chores or moving round the house, many of our carers become a rock to their clients, enabling them to live the way they want every day.
With the daily help from a live-in carer, you or your loved one have the choice to stay in your own home. Our customers say that the one-to-one support they receive is beyond compare.
Who Is Live In Care For?
Live-in care is for anyone who wants to live independently in their own home but needs a certain level of support to do so.
We provide live-in care for adults of all ages across the UK and with many varying health conditions, whether that be dementia, operation aftercare or even care for progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis. And with Bespoke Care at Home, you get a consistent service you can rely on.
Maybe you’re looking for 24-hour support for a loved one to prevent trips and falls or want support with your own health needs to assist you with day-to-day needs at home, at work or through university. Whatever the health condition or care requirements, our team of nursing experts are on-hand to build the right care plan for you.
Asking for help can be a daunting step to take. But we have nearly 10 years of experience to help walk you through the process and build a care plan that works around your specific needs. And as a well-respected care company in the community, we’re regulated and accredited by the Care Quality Commission.
How a live-in carer can support you With live-in care, a carefully chosen carer will live in your home with you, supporting with any daily tasks and providing ongoing companionship and assistance. It’s important to understand that there is no typical day of live-in care. Just as each of our daily routines and lifestyles are different, live-in care is different for each person too.
Once you’ve met with your local Bespoke Care at Home representative, they will create a package of support that is built completely around your day-to-day life and what is most important to you. Quality live-in care is all about enabling independence, and we place a special focus on matching you with the ideal someone who can do just this.
Basic tasks of The Live In Carer
- Personal care (such as getting up and putting to bed, personal hygiene).
- Preparing light snacks and meals.
- General help (such as shopping, housework, running errands etc.)
- Sitter services
- Devise and deliver total Care Packages
- Continence care
- Exercise programmes under the instruction of a physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
- Supporting clients with daily living tasks.
- Signposting and assistance with the personalisation agenda, “individual budgets” etc.
- Care of children/young people where an adult in the family is requiring support.
From time to time care workers may be asked to undertake some tasks, which may be considered to be specialist. These tasks may be undertaken following appropriate risk assessments and only after specific training. The care worker will be trained in the procedure before undertaking the tasks with the person with care needs by a trainer with a relevant qualification.
Such tasks may include:
- Assisting with artificial feeding.
- Changing sterile dressings.
- Catheter care – changing bags, monitoring output.
- Assistance with eye or ear drops.
- Colostomy care – changing of bags.
Training for live in carers
Quality home care is not something that can be taught in a normal classroom. So at Bespoke Care at Home we ask all new live in carers to spend time shadowing other live in carers to get an understanding of what is expected of them in this role.
Whether it’s administering medication, cooking nutritious meals or safely using hoists to move a customer in or out of bed, our intensive training program takes the carer through how to keep their client safe, happy and fully supported.
We train every new carer who joins our team. Alongside covering a wide range of topics essential to their role, the training will also give the carer a real feel for providing high quality care the Bespoke Care at Home way.
What our live-in carer training covers
Our live-in carer training is flexible and completely tailored to the individual.
Through a mixture of classroom sessions and practical activities, carers will develop the skills and knowledge to be happy and confident in their new role as a carer.
Carers will learn about:
Customer service – the Bespoke Care at Home way.
The role of the carer
Their duties, responsibilities and how to deliver them
- Our values and beliefs at Bespoke Care at Home.
- Administering medication.
- Personal care.
- Manual handling.
- Abuse and safeguarding against it.
- Dementia care.
- Cooking and preparing nutritious meals.
- Health and safety.
- First aid.
The training covers all key parts of the Care Certificate, recognised by the Care Quality Commission.
Regulated by The Care Quality Commission
Bespoke Care at Home is registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission, who set an industry standard and which we aim to exceed every time.
You can view the full Bespoke Care At Home CQC Report on the Care Quality Commission Website.
Join the Bespoke Care At Home Team of Carers
At Bespoke Care At Home we are always on the look out for new team members who can join our busy group of carers taking care of people in Berkshire.
You can find out if there is a place for you in our team by completing our online job application form. Just click the button below to apply today.
Our Care At Home Services
Live In Care
Care For Children
Assistance With Medication
Assistance With Daily Activities
Palliative and Respite Care
Bespoke Care At Home Covers All Of Berkshire
We are proud to help people from all over Berkshire and have Bespoke Care At Home Team Members close to where you live who will be there to help and support you through difficult times.
We provide Care At Home Services in the following areas: Windsor, Maidenhead, Slough, Dedworth, Dorney, Eton Wick, Marlow and Taplow. If your town is not on the list please contact us anyway because we may still be able to assist you.