What is Live-in Care for couples?
Living with a spouse or a loved one in later life can bring a wealth of happiness and many other benefits. However, as people age, living at home safely can become unsuitable and extra support may be required. Often a care home or other residential facility may be considered but unfortunately, couples often can’t stay together.
If you or your loved ones require continuous care but wish to remain at home with your partner, Live-in Care for couples can be a great option. It offers a compassionate and practical solution for elderly couples who wish to remain together in the comfort of their home. This type of Home Care provides personalised and dedicated support tailored to the needs and preferences of both individuals.
At Alina Homecare, our Team of Live-in Carers are fully trained and ready to provide round the clock care so you or your loved ones can remain at home for as long as you choose. To learn more about our Live-in Care for couples, request a free brochure today or find your local Alina Homecare Team.
Your home. Your care. Your choice.
How does Live-in Care for couples work?
As couples age, they often provide care for each other. However, sometimes this can become too much and extra support is needed to ensure all care needs are met for both people.
Many would choose to continue to live with their partner for as long as possible and not be separated. Live-in Care for couples makes this possible. This form of Home Care is designed to support elderly couples to remain in their own home together whilst it’s safe and suitable to do so.
Many residential homes or other care facilities don’t cater for couples. In fact, very few care homes offer double bedroom accommodation meaning you or your loved one would likely be separated from your partner.1 This unfortunately can have a serious impact on mental wellbeing.
Luckily, Live-in Care for couples can help. With this service, a fully trained Live-in Carer will move into the home and provide dedicated care around the clock. Care is tailored to the needs and preferences of both people so you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that all requirements are tended to no matter the time of day.
Why choose Alina Homecare?
Our Live-in Care Teams have many years’ experience. We understand challenges and we’re ready to help you. Our entire service is designed to be simple and less stressful.
Our Carers are carefully selected and receive training through our exclusive Alina Homecare Academy. We don’t use an agency or freelance staff to maintain our quality reputation.
Our strict performance guidelines, Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings and transparency via our care monitoring app. give added peace of mind that quality is assured.
Our personalised care is unique to each client. Live-in Care for couples is flexible when circumstances change and always delivered with compassion, dignity and respect.
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What’s included in Live-in Care for couples?
Live-in Care for couples can include any of the Home Care services we offer. It can be especially helpful for couples who need ongoing assistance but who aren’t yet ready to move into a care home. We can help with tasks such as:
We can help with all aspects of Personal Care, from help getting dressed in the morning to support with going to the bathroom. Our trained Carers assist you or your loved ones to continue daily routines with dignity and respect.
From doing the laundry, washing the dishes and general housekeeping, our Live-in Carers can help with daily tasks so home continues to feel like home. We keep things just how you like them!
Our Carers are trained to support people with various conditions. If you or your loved one has a condition such as dementia or Parkinson’s, we can provide specialist care continuously.
If making balanced meals is becoming more challenging for you or your loved ones, we can help. Our Live-in Carers can prepare much loved meals if you would like, keeping in mind any dietary requirements and preferences.
If required, our Carers can assist with taking or applying prescribed medication for you or your loved ones. They can also provide medication reminders throughout the day or night for peace of mind.
It can be highly beneficial to get out of the house and enjoy the local community if you or your loved ones are able to. Our Carers support couples to take part in regular outings if desired.
Leaving behind a much loved pet can be devastating. With Live-in Care for couples, you can continue to keep your pets and our friendly Carers are happy to provide pet care, so you don’t have to worry.
What are the benefits of Live-in Care for couples?
Choosing to receive Live-in Care to remain at home with your partner can bring some great benefits, including:
Remaining at home means independence can be preserved for as long as you or your loved one choose. Couples can continue to make their own choices about their daily routines and activities with the support of a Live-in Carer. Maintaining established routines can promote feelings of normalcy and familiarity when other things change. Ultimately this can positively impact mental wellbeing.
Peace of Mind
Knowing that there is a fully trained Live-in Carer within the home whenever you or your loved ones need them can bring a great deal of peace of mind and comfort. Whether there is an emergency or if immediate assistance is required, Live-in Care for couples provides quality care and support whenever it is needed. Having this peace of mind can make living at home more safe and comfortable.
Change can be hard, especially for the elderly. The worry and upheaval of leaving the community you know and love can be distressing at the best of times. With Live-in Care for couples, you or your loved ones can remain in the local community, filled with friends, family and cherished memories. Choosing Live-in Care means loved hobbies and attending regular events can be continued.
Many people feel the most safest when in their partner’s company. The thought of moving away from your loved one who you may have lived with for many years can be devastating and could have a serious negative impact on mental wellbeing. Receiving Live-in Care for couples means both people can continue to live at home safely together. This can also help to preserve the emotional bond within the relationship.
A lot of the time, Live-in Care for couples can be more cost effective than other facilities such as a care home. This is because the cost is shared between the couple whereas in a care home, the cost may be doubled for two people. The value of Live-in Care is also more cost effective than other alternatives as care is dedicated to only a couple of people.
With Live-in Care for couples, support is dedicated to only the couple no matter the time of day. This is often not the case in a residential home or other care facility as care is divided between multiple clients. If you or your loved ones require round the clock dedicated support, this may be the most suitable option.
Matching couples with a Live-in Carer
We understand the importance of matching the right Live-in Carer with the right couple. Receiving care can be easier when it’s from someone you enjoy having around! When you choose to receive Live-in Care with us, our Team will meet with you and your loved one to understand any specific needs, requirements and preferences.
We then aim to match you and your loved one with a Live-in Carer who suits any preferences, such as whether they’re male or female and we also look at any shared interests or hobbies. All our Live-in Carers have been carefully selected and have received excellent training through our exclusive Academy to provide high quality care for any needs.
Live-in Care for couples reviews
We’re proud to serve our clients and their families across the South of England. Learn more about how our Live-in Care for couples has benefitted them with these independent reviews on homecare.co.uk:
“The Alina Homecare Team, led by a very responsive, strong and experienced leader, are compassionate, thoughtful, proactive and consistently go above and beyond to ensure that my parents are cared for not only physically but also mentally.”
“My parents started using Alina Homecare for their personal needs early in 2022. They soon looked forward to seeing highly trained but caring, friendly faces each morning and never looked back. It relieved my Father of caring for my Mother…”
“My parents had been reluctantly heading for a decision on some kind of home care, over a six month period and the Manager and her Team have been exceptional in diplomatically supporting and adapting to that decision which rapidly developed…”
Cost of Live-in Care for couples
Live-in Care for couples is often a more cost effective care option compared to a residential home or other care facility. The cost depends on different factors including what services are required and the area in which care is needed. All of our services are competitively priced and offer great value for award winning, high quality care.
Complete our cost calculator to learn more about the cost of our Live-in Care for couples today.
1. The Good Care Group, “Live-in Care For Couples”, Reviewed 27 September 2023