What is live in care?
For those who are in need of assistance with their daily lives, live-in care is an important form of support.Providing 24-hour care and support directly to the home of an elderly relative or a person with disabilities is an excellent way to take care of your loved one. Family members can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the task of providing this kind of care to their loved ones, so having a live-in caregiver can be a wonderful way to assist with this kind of task.
The dynamic nature of live-in care is that it offers the highest level of individualised, tailored, and personalised support so that it meets the needs and preferences of the individual in need of support. This type of care allows them to remain in familiar surroundings, surrounded by familiar people and objects - something that is incredibly important when it comes to maintaining quality of life.
Live-in care vs. 24-hour care?
Live-in care involves an experienced caregiver providing assistance for an extended period of time, while 24-hour care means that the caregiver remains present throughout the day and night. For individuals who require regular support but not round-the-clock attention, live-in care is a wonderful solution. It provides the necessary help without being too intrusive.
LinkNurse's most popular live-in services
Dementia Live-in Care: Having this type of care is especially beneficial for people who are unable to live independently due to their dementia, as it can help them maintain their quality of life in their home while keeping them safe and comfortable at the same time.
Cancer Live-In Care: Provides assistance with day-to-day tasks, companionship, and emotional support. Services may include meal preparation, errand running, light housekeeping, bathing and dressing, and transportation.
Post-Operative Live In Care: Post-operative live-in care helps the patient recover from surgery as quickly and safely as possible. This type of care can be provided by family members or professional caregivers depending on the individual needs of the patient.
24-hour care typically involves a main live-in carer who resides with you and other assistants who may provide help during the night or day if the regular caregr needs help with activities such as lifting, transferring, etc.
Live-in care services provide comfort and companionship
Having a live-in carer may be a good option for those who have a medical condition that requires constant care, such as those who need assistance for activities of daily living and mobility aids, or for those who just would like to have someone dedicate their time to them and provide them with care.
Having a trained expert on hand to meet your needs is a comforting and reassuring feeling in addition to having the assurance that your needs will be handled because someone is there to offer you companionship and support, which is perfectly suited to the needs of family members and loved ones.
Live-in care from LinkNurse
Our team will work with you to understand your lifestyle, needs, and preferences so that you can receive the support you need.
Count us as family
Our company is built on the principles of family, so we treat our customers like they are part of our family. In order for LinkNurse to adhere to its values and commitment to excellence, limits have been put in place on how many care provisions each care manager is able to provide as part of LinkNurse in order to ensure that LinkNurse adheres to its values.
With the assistance of our experienced care managers and healthcare directors, we are able to make informed decisions regarding the treatment options for our patients, enabling us to work together towards improving the overall outcomes of our patient care.
LinkNurse Live In Care Services
Our live-in care service provides assistance with all aspects of daily living, including, but not limited to, the following:
Among the companionship activities are conversation and friendship, accompanying appointments, going on outings and activities and monitoring one's health
Among these activities are bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, feeding, exercising, exercising while maintaining respect, dignity, and privacy on an everyday basis.
As part of a healthy lifestyle, it is important to eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy diet. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables while limiting foods high in saturated fats/trans fats can help ensure adequate intakes of essential micronutrients.
There is more to your life than just your home and as such, we will provide you with support not only in the area of your home, but also in the other areas that are relevant to you in your daily living.
Activities of household and outdoor errands
Housekeeping services may include cleaning, cooking, laundry, tidying up beds, vacuuming carpets and furniture surfaces, grocery shopping and organising.
When it comes to more complex medical needs, such as IV medications, catheter insertions, oxygen therapy, or other complex procedures, our nurses can provide invaluable assistance and care.
Our Live-in Care program can support many of the Home Care services, such as:
Finding a Carer
There can never be enough emphasis on finding a carer who is compatible with your needs, which is why we dedicate our time and effort to ensuring that you hire the most suitable carer for the individual needs of every patient.
Our strict selection process ensures that only the most dedicated and experienced carers get to go through our application, reference and training processes. Out of all the candidates we interview, only a small number make it through the rigorous application, reference and training phases.
It is the responsibility of our live-in care managers to supervise the recruitment and training of the carers, as well as to ensure that our high standards of care are consistently met.
Our Care Process
Contact a member of our customer care team
Our knowledgeable team will be pleased to answer any questions you have and discuss the options available.
Call: 0203 950 8134
Free assessment home visit
Our LinkNurse team offers free home assessments to assess care needs and identify the right carer. A manager will visit and discuss your individual requirements.
Select the right carer for you
We will select a carer who best meets your needs and qualifications, providing a tailored match for your care requirements.
LinkNurse is regulated and monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
An independent body oversees, inspects, and regulates our service to ensure quality consistency.
Regulation provides quality assurance. It ensures that the services you receive meet the regulatory standards.
How do rules and regulations influence the care I receive? Government regulation ensures that we are reliably supplying quality service to all our customers, regardless of the situation.
What is Home Care?Home Care is term used for a range of services that promote independence, quality of life and support for elderly people who live in their homes. It includes both live-in and visiting home help service, such as housekeeping, personal care, medication management, mobility assistance and more. Home Care can be provided by family member or by professional carers. It is designed to provide the elderly with the support they need to remain independent in their homes. Additionally, we can aid people with disabilities in leading independent and self-sufficient lives in their own homes.It provides physical, emotional, and practical support to help people maintain their hobbies, interests, and beloved lifestyle. Our service can also provide companionship for those who are living alone or who need extra support during holidays and activities or visits and other special occasions. LinkNurse offers personalised care for those looking to still live life securely and comfortably in their homes.
What service models does LinkNurse offer?Our service provides the support you require to make your home a safe and comfortable place to stay. This gives you a sense of freedom and independence, as well as the confidence that comes with keeping up with daily activities in familiar surroundings. Homecare services vary in terms of availability and length of service. They range from daily and weekly visits to full time support with the option of a live-in carer. Furthermore, you can also avail these services on a 3 hourly basis even if it's just for a short period. Our primary objective is to foster a sense of autonomy and independence that adheres to the individual client's preferences. Your specific care plan will be crafted specifically with you in mind, giving you whatever aid or assistance is needed - whether it be minimal or substantial.
What are the benefits of selecting a regulated home care provider?Choosing a regulated home care provider by CQC ensures that the provider meets certain quality standards, provides safe and effective care, and is regularly inspected to maintain these standards. This can give peace of mind and assurance to those receiving care and their families. Not all services are regulated. Linknurse is a regulated service provider that provides nationwide support for families and individuals. The company offers specialist services such as carer pay, training, appraisal, supervision and break/holiday cover. Linknurse carers are highly trained and have undergone rigorous background checks to ensure they are suitable for the job. The company also provides regular appraisals and ongoing training for its carers, as well as ethical practices at work. If you reside in London, it is essential to opt for a home care provider with a local presence. This ensures that all the managers and clinical staff are certified by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have undergone comprehensive training provided by the NHS, thereby guaranteeing their expertise and competency.
You mention that you provide connections across the industry, what do you mean by this?"Our job is to link a huge variety of different (often very niche) vacancies in UK hospitals, with specific candidates across the world of the highest calibre, who we know will be the perfect fit for the role. These roles include jobs in both private and NHS healthcare teams, and professional roles that include Nurses, AHPs, Doctors and Dentists, to name a few. We like to think of ourselves as a mediator, providing these vital connections across the healthcare industry so that the sector can continue to progress from strength to strength. We work from our central London base, we work to make the recruitment process infinitely easier for everyone involved, by forging these key industry connections.
How do you maintain consistently high standards of practice?Apple: As we mentioned earlier regarding our international recruitment, we keep our practices of an exceptionally high standard simply because the entirety of it is conducted by our superb team of experts with end to end recruitment practices. We never outsource any of our work to third parties, because we know that this would compromise the consistent quality of the services that we deliver. In terms of our local recruitment, our quality lies in our extensive knowledge of the sector. This familiarity means that, when a hospital comes to us with a vacancy, we know exactly what they are looking for from a candidate. So, on their behalf, LinkNurse undertakes everything from thorough vetting in accordance with the NHS Employment Check Standards, narrowing down candidates at the interview stage, while also selecting candidates with the appropriate level of experience required and the right professional demeanor, too.
How soon should I consider home help?When faced with a condition that requires assistance at home, it is imperative to consider a professional provider. We can perform a range of duties, such as providing personal assistance, making appointments, and providing companionship. Linknurse offers an experienced team of professionals who can provide tailored solutions for those in need of assistance at home. With their help, you can ensure that your loved ones are safe and healthy. We can provide much-needed support for those suffering from specific conditions, such as dementia, or those who require 24-hour care. It provides an environment of love and respect, allowing individuals to remain in the comfort of their homes while receiving the necessary assistance they need. Whether you need overnight care, live-in care, or just a few hours of help during the day a Linknurse can provide the right kind of support tailored to your specific needs. With trained professionals and experienced caregivers, Linknurse will ensure that you receive high quality care while at home so that you can enjoy life with peace of mind.
What benefits can home care provide for your medical needs?Our care can provide a variety of benefits for those with medical needs. Some of these benefits include: - Improved quality of life - Increased independence and autonomy - Tailored care plans - Reduced hospitalisation likelihood - Reduced risk of falls and injury - Access to specialists at home - Support with medication management and administration - Assistance with daily living activities, such as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation.
What steps do I need to take to arrange home care?Our devoted customer service representatives are a phone call away and ready to assist you with your residential care. They will assess your requirements and organise a meeting between you and our local manager in your region. Your local manager will then conduct a home assessment and arrange to meet with you personally to discuss your needs.