What is Live-in care?
It’s a 24/7, one-to-one service, shaped by each individual client’s situation and needs. Unlike having a nurse visit each day, live-in nurses ensure someone will be there throughout the day and night.
Live-in care is preferred by most of our clients as visiting nurses must be locally based, whilst live-in nurses are deployed from locations across the nation, which means they not only meet the required nursing care needs, but may have additional skills over and above expectations.
What is included in Live-in care?
Primary duties are to administer nursing care, and to assist where necessary, with light housekeeping and normal tasks that the client is unable to undertake (food preparation, washing patients clothes and bedding, running errands, etc.). There is no hard and fast rules, as it is all about supporting the client. Our live-in nurses often become part of the family and even accompany patients on holidays and visits.
What is the cost of Live-in care!
There are no additional charges for live-in care, provided that there is a separate bedroom available, and food is provided by the family. Each nurse, whether visiting or live-in, is charged at the same Daily Rate (based on a 12 hours).
How many hours does Live-in care cover?
Though live-in care is a 24 hour service, typically the nurse is available for 12-16 hours, and unavailable for 8 hours of sleep. Unlike the working times for visiting nurses which is normally 7am -7pm or 7pm-7am, live-in care is tailored to the client’s routine, time-table and specific needs.
If you require or choose to have 24 hour supervision or around-the-clock care, due to complex care needs (pressure care with 2 hourly turning, intermittent suctioning, mechanical ventilation, constant oxygen, PEG feeds, etc), multiple Live-in nurses will be needed.