Live In 24 carers are professionally trained and are qualified to look after elderly clients with various conditions. It is important that the care can change for different clients accordingly and our live in carers are qualified to care for Stroke victims, Alzheimers, Dementia and Arthritis sufferers, as well as Motor Neurone Diseases such as Parkinson's.
Training and the correct qualifications are at the heart of what we do and we are very proud to provide staff with an array of relevant qualifications, giving the client peace of mind that they are in good hands.
Stroke victim care
A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery, which then interrupts the blood flow to the brain. When this happens brain cells start to die and this is what causes the brain damage. Such damage could include loss of speech, movement or memory. Each stroke victim is affected differently depending on which part of the brain is damaged. Some people fully recover from a stroke, however most victims will suffer from a disability, such as being paralysed down one side of their body.
When this happens it will undoubtedly be a stressful time and one way to ease this may be to continue to live in the comfort of your own home with a live in carer to aid you. Each carer is completely suited to the individual and trained to care for their specific needs, which can change accordingly. Our carers provide emotional support as well as physical support and act as a positive influence to help you restore confidence.
Alzheimers and Dementia care
Alzheimers is a progressive disease that affects the brain and is the most common cause of dementia. Due to its progressive nature more parts of the brain are damaged over time; making the symptoms more severe. Alzheimers disease affects people differently, but one of the most frequent symptoms is memory loss which can cause the sufferer confusion and mood swings, resulting in a loss of confidence.
As the disease progresses, people with Alzheimers may need help with their daily activities. However, due to the memory loss symptom it is important that the sufferer is in comfortable surroundings to help put them at ease, which is why a live in carer would be most helpful to them. A carer can help you on a one-to-one basis with all domestic duties that may have become more difficult, as well as providing personal care. A Live In 24 carer will also be a companion to support you emotionally as well as physically.
Parkinson's occurs as a result of a loss of nerve cells in the brain. These cells are responsible for sending messages that co-ordinate movement. Therefore the main symptom of Parkinson's is the affect on the individuals' movement, such as walking, talking and writing.
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson's a live in carer may be a preferable option to residential care. This enables the sufferer to stay in their own home with the comfort of knowing that a trained carer is on hand 24 hours a day to help in any way they can. This could include cooking, cleaning and personal care which may have become more difficult since the diagnosis. Another benefit of a personal live in carer is that there is always someone on hand to pick you up should you fall over, which is a common worry with Parkinson's sufferers.
Caring for Arthritis
Arthritis means inflammation of the joints, this can cause sufferers considerable pain and difficulty moving around. Arthritis can be life changing, but that doesn't mean you need to change your lifestyle, a live in carer can help you retain independence in your own home. There is no cure for arthritis, which is why a one to one carer can be so beneficial in minimising the effects of the disease.
Living at home allows the sufferer to retain their independence and a personal Live In 24 carer can be on hand all day every day to help with daily jobs and motivate the client when they are struggling. We consider each case individually and take care to match a carer with the client's specific wants and needs to ensure a successful relationship. A Live In 24 carer can provide as much or as little support as is needed, and as circumstances change, so too can the level of care provided.