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Companion Live In Care | Find Live-in care

Most people value their own independence in life, often more so the older they get. However, there can come a time when people feel that their independence is under threat, either because their own personal circumstances change, their health begins to deteriorate, or they fear they may not be able to live on their own any more.

Having a live-in companion can be the ideal solution. It allows the person to maintain their independence, carry on living in their own home, and receive any support they might need.

People sometimes worry that having a companion may in some way curtail their independence or privacy.
Normally, if the right processes are followed in terms of choosing the companion, this rarely happens. In fact quite the opposite. A live-in companion can balance the person's life perfectly, so long as care is put into the recruitment and selection process.

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What is companion Live-in care?

Companion live in care is where a carer lives in someone else's home, has their own room and some degree of privacy, but at the same time provides support and help to the person they are living with, when needed.

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How companion live in care works:

Whichever type of live-in companion has chosen, it means the individual is sharing their home with someone else. Whilst this can have a huge number of benefits, for it to work, it is very important that the right person is chosen, and that the right chemistry exists between the two of them.

Perhaps the most important thing, is that the live in companion is able to respect the boundaries of the person they are caring for, respect the fact it is their home, and be able to work with them on that basis. If boundaries are respected, then the process normally works really well.

This is a key element of how someone is chosen, and great care should be put into this at the very outset.

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Choosing a live-in care companion:

Our Local providers have a rigorous selection process, before any interviews or meetings take place. This process has to include things such as detailed character references, current DBS checks. previous work experience etc.

Our chosen local provider will spend time with the individual client at the very outset. They need to get to know them as a person, what their needs are, what their likes and dislikes are, and to get a sense of the sort of person they are looking for.
Only then can they begin the process of how they might be able to match the two up, and what the two are looking for.
Both the companion and the client are likely to have specific needs and requirements, and it is important that the local provider is able to recognise these, and is able to bring them together.

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Benefits of companion live-in care:

The overall benefit is that it allows the individual to continue living in their own home, with as much independence is possible, whilst at the same time having access to whatever support may be needed. The level of support required is one of the areas that needs to be detailed and understood at the outset. This will vary greatly according to the circumstances of the individual client. Common areas of help and support normally include:
* Companionship
* Personal care
* Cleaning and housework
* Cooking
* Getting around
* Help with medical and hospital appointments
* Help with medication
* Some involvement in pursuing hobbies and social events
Once the areas of support have been agreed, it is important that the individual looking for a companion spends time with them first.
This may be done by way of a semi-formal interview, or one or two informal meetings, either arranged by the local provider or by the client themselves.

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This may be done by way of a semi-formal interview, or one or two informal meetings, either arranged by the local provider or by the client themselves. Sometimes an 'interview' can be by way of a practical assessment. If someone requires a lot of cooking to be done, they might ask the potential companion to cook a meal for them. Equally, if the potential companion can drive, then they might be asked to take the client out for a short drive. This can normally prove quite instructive, as you can normally tell quite a lot about someone from their driving! Aside from the practicalities of the work support needed, it is crucial that the two people get to know each other well enough to be able to recognise and agree the issue of boundaries, and the need to respect each other's privacy. If that issue works, then normally the practicalities of whatever support is needed will also work well, leading to a fulfilling relationship on both sides.

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Local Providers

We work with number of handpicked local care providers who understand the importance of getting the right person in place.

This needs to be reflected in their selection and vetting process, and how they approach recruiting and retaining carers.

We also clearly establish their understanding of the importance of boundaries.

We feel this is crucial in making sure the right type of relationship exists at the outset, which will then be able to provide the level of independence and care that is needed.

Please feel free to give us a no obligation call on 0345-512-0075 to discuss your care needs or email us on info@findliveincare.com and we will be happy to help. Get in touch with us