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Dementia Live In Carers Service - Different Perks And Benefits

by Norman Cashion Marketing Executive
Live-in carers enable a person with Alzheimer's or dementia to continue living at their homes the entire time, instead of moving into a nursing home, memory care unit or assisted living facility. For seniors with dementia, adapting to an unfamiliar environment and faces, seem difficult for them, and moreover, it doesn't help them get better or recover. They pretty much hold on to the same condition with what they get into the facility the first time. People with early-stage dementia need less assistance in order to continue living in their homes, however late or middle stage patients, unfortunately, lose their independence as they can't pull off their daily activities on their own. This is exactly when live-in carers for seniors with dementia make all the difference.

What do dementia live-in carers do?

Live in Dementia Care At Home for seniors offer a more efficient alternative to residential living. If your ageing loved-one has mid-stag dementia, they will require assistance with ADLs (activities of daily living), for example, bathing, dressing and personal hygiene, and (IADLs) instrumental activities of daily living, such as laundry, light house chores, and shopping for groceries. In the end-stage or late-stage, patients require extensive assistance because speaking and mobility are lost together in the due course.

Other live-in care services include providing companionship, clean up, meal preparation, transportation to/from medical clinics, social outings, payment of bills and also monitoring their health as symptoms of Alzheimer's gradually become worse.

Also, there are live-in carers who specialise in dementia care and Alzheimer's. They are sometimes referred to as memory carers too. These cars have particular training in understanding how to communicate or even approach a person with dementia. They also have training in handling specific behaviours that are commonly seen in dementia patients, for example, wandering, sundowning, mood swings and methods to offer hands-on care while still allowing them to maintain certain independence as long as they can.

Benefits of dementia live-in care services

A family with a dementia patient can benefit from live-in care greatly.


Familiarity: Unfamiliar surroundings and strange routines always create, anxiety, confusion, stress and fear for the dementia patient. Those emotions often lead to disruptive behaviour. With dementia live-in carers, your ageing loved one can continue living at home or remain in a familiar place where there are no changes in their daily routine.

Peace of mind: To be around a live-in carer gives you a peace of mind, knowing that they are in the safest hands and under 24-hour supervision. Live-in carers are professionals with hands-on experience in understanding and managing a dementia patient. If your loved one is likely to lose their independence during their golden phase of life, they deserve to restore it and live it like forever.

Carer relief: Live-in carers also take the load off of family caregivers, allowing them to finally work full-time or take some time off to look after themselves.

One-on-one care: An individual with dementia needs on-on-one care and assistance, which won't be possible if they are put into an assisted living facility, residential facility or nursing home. Staffing is very limited in such homes, meaning your loved one will receive shard or distributed attention.

Live-in Carers Direct is one of the widely trusted dementia live-in carers agencies in the U.K., serving a growing community across the country for years now. If you are considering dementia live-in carers for your ageing loved one, contact Live-In Carers Direct now.

Cost of Live-In Care

The cost for live-in caregivers is generally a flat rate per day, rather than an hourly rate. On average, live-in caregivers cost about $3,000 per month. However, this rate will vary based on the state where you live, and even the geographic location within the state. In addition, live-in caregivers that specialize in dementia care may charge more for their experience and knowledge. Please note, for 24-hour care (mentioned above), caregivers are generally paid an hourly rate, making it a more expensive care option. In addition, the cost of live-in caregivers is much more cost effective than assisted living, memory care units, and nursing home facilities.

There may be Medicaid programs in your state that provide funds to pay for services that keep a person out of expensive nursing homes, including money to pay live-in caregivers. To find out if your state helps pay to keep a person with dementia in their home, look under "Financial Assistance" on your state's page.

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