Given the option, the majority of Ireland’s ageing adults would prefer to live in their own homes and remain in their local communities instead of nursing homes or assisted living facilities. However, many older people need some level of care and assistance with various activities in their daily lives.
 
The Home Instead Live-In Care Plans help them to remain at home safely and securely, bringing peace of mind to both clients and their families. All Care Plans are flexible and built upon a relationship-based care model, which is second to none in the Irish home care sector.
 
Live-In care is a truly great alternative to residential care. It allows older people to get the support they need in the comfort of their own homes. Live-In care allows your loved ones to remain independent and mobile, maintain hobbies, keep pets and to stay in a familiar environment. Very often it means them staying close to family members and friends.
 
Like all Home Instead Care Plans, Live-in Care Plans are designed by local Care Managers and based on the loved one’s specific requirements. The primary CAREGiver resides with the client and is on active duty for seven hours a day, six days a week. Cover is provided by the local office for the seventh day, the CAREGiver’s day off. They provide the loved one’s care as and when it is needed.
 
Home Instead’s Live-in CAREGivers are recruited both locally and through international Home Instead partners. They are fully vetted, have excellent references and receive comprehensive training prior to starting work with the clients. Great care is taken to ensure that clients’ interests are matched to those of their CAREGiver. CAREGivers can access 24-hour support from their local office.
 
Quality home care assistance can be provided to one or two people living in the same house. Respite or holiday back-up is also available for families where the loved one can remain in the familiar surroundings of their own home rather than move to residential care.
 
Live-in Care provides a comprehensive, seven-day care service. Personalised care plans are created following a free care consultation. Costs can be reduced by claiming up to 40% tax relief for employing a carer.
 
If you would like to know more about Home Instead’s Live-In Care Plan, call Home Instead Waterford on 051 333966 or visit www.homeinstead.ie.