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Live-in Homecare

Why Homecare is Best

What is the best solution for your elderly relative’s care needs?

This is the question that most people have to face up to at some stage in their lives. Usually you have to try to make this very important decision in stressful and emotional circumstances. And it’s usually a decision that most people haven’t had to make ever before. So it’s natural that people feel confused and bewildered by the different options that are available.

The nursing home option is usually the most obvious/prominent option. A lot of families choose this option because it’s the option they know best. But is it the best option? Well in certain circumstances it is. If the person has very serious medical/care needs and your doctor feels that a nursing home is the only option, then it is probably the best choice. But what about the alternatives? Visiting carers and a live-in carer?

There are many people who have dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s, heart disease, cancer etc who can be very well cared for in their own home.

For homecare you have two choices: visiting carers or live-in carers:

Visiting carers come in on an hourly basis and provide care. This service typically costs from 17 to 25 euro per hour. This is useful if only a few hours’ of care is required. But if substantial care is required, then visiting carers quickly become unrealistically expensive.

Live-in care is excellent value for money. When you compare it to nursing home care or visiting carers, it costs less than half what these alternatives cost.

Our live-in carers typically work 35 hours per week and this is sufficient in most situations to provide the necessary care. Families combine our service with HSE homehelp and care by family and relatives. But if you want our carers to work more than 35 hours per week, then our carer are happy to work more hours. We can even place two carers if that level of care is required. But again, most of our clients find that 35 hours per week is sufficient.

Our carers usually work 5 days per week, 7 hours per day. They do all general housework as well as providing personal care and companionship. On their days off (usually 2 days per week), the HSE and/or the family provides the care.

Our carers live in 7 nights a week. If the person being cared for doesn’t get up during the night (and no night care is required) then there is no cost for having the carer in the house at night time. This is a huge benefit of live-in care. And if the person needs care during the night, then the family only pays the carer for the times that they have to get up during the night to attend to the person.

Having a live-in carer means your relative have their own, fulltime carer. The carer gets to know the person very well and they develop a relationship that is positive and enriching for both the carer and the elderly person.

Having a live-in carer means that you don’t have to worry if the carer will arrive on time or if the carer will be changed.

Live-in care really is an excellent option if you want consistent quality care in your relative’s home. And it is a lot better value than the alternatives.

So if you have any questions about our service or if you would like us to send you our application form, please contact Mary today on 0879916791.




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