Living in Carers
Living in Carers and Living with You is the Best Care
Care at home is good, but living in carers is a better option.
Living in carers for many people has become the perfect alternative to moving into residential or home care services. We can provide a carer for you, so that you can be supported just the way you require and they will be supervised by your local care coordinator.
Your living in a carer’s home arrangement with us as a care provider will be in the form of ‘Full Management Service’ and we will carry out regular reviews of the care being delivered; to ensure your satisfaction with the service.
Why is Living in Carers a Better Option?
Living-in carer services enable people to live more independently while still having access to required personal assistance from carefully screened living-in carers employed by Sunshine Care Living In Carer Services. This saves the person needing assistance from having to move out of their familiar environment and can be invaluable if there is an existing family network who continue living nearby.
With living in carer’s services, we provide a home carer to work for you and live with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that you can be supported in the way you require. This 24 hour home support enables individuals and couples to stay in the comfort of their own home and sustain their routineness of life, preserving independence whilst being supported in every way required.
Housework, shopping, meal preparation, personal care and anything else that is required; for each person this will be different and we are flexible in the way we work with you.
Friendly Home Visit
After the initial contact, we will visit you in your own home or in hospital, or elsewhere if needed, to asses your needs. One of our head office team will come to you at your convenience, and with you make a list of your requirements.
It will be good to see you in your own home, so that we can help to make you as comfortable as possible during your care. We can view with you your medication list, any disabilities, what you like to eat, where the living in carers will stay etc. You might have pets which need caring for and that is fine too.
Designing a Care Plan
We will design a home care service or living in carers plan and leave you with a special folder which maps out the complete care plan service, available for your chosen caretaker to use while working with you. Your comfort and well being is our priority. We will also calculate costs with you and tailor make your package accordingly so you can be rest assured that we will work with you at your level, listening to any family members you would like involved in this planning.
Having heard your requirements we will send you a number of carers’ profiles so that you can select the perfect carer for you. The package can be quickly arranged and your care home care or living in carer’s plan package can be in place within a few days; or at the time that suits you.
We supply a trained professional, nurse led, carer to live with you in your own home. Your living in carer service will be available to support you, making sure that all your needs are met, and that you are safe, secure and looked after in just the way you wish for your well-being.
Throughout your care service, we will consult with you, listening to your needs as they develop, and making adjustments where necessary.
We will support you in every way possible…
Living in carer services allow the person needing assistance to remain living at home whilst having someone living with them, who can provide any required help that they might need during the day or night. This gives the ability for people living without 24 hour care to gain some level of independence and have a degree of social interaction throughout their day without being alone.
Within Sunshine Care, much work is done to ensure that a person has the right level of support from our well trained care-taker that they deserve and need. This will vary from person to person as we always respect the individual’s needs.
We are keen to involve families wherever possible in order that everyone is happy and comfortable with the living in carer’s services that are provided. Aiming to provide what you/your loved one needs whilst remaining independent with just the right level of support and care with a whole range of services.
The list below covers a number of things but we adapt accordingly, and we are keen to know from you just what you require for your living in carer services.
- Personal care
- Help with medication
- Meals at home and out and about
- Access to community events
- Visiting friends
- Social engagements
- Spiritual needs
- Your requirements
Nurse-led Living in Carers to Support you
We pride ourselves in dealing with any condition, and you will find below a list of some of the complex conditions we support. Our research is ongoing in order that we are up to date on the ever growing list of conditions. With our Living in Carers program, carers are trained to the highest standards, so you can be assured to get all the best care for your loved ones. Each carer will only be employed by us if they pass the Care Certificate and other associated care courses..
Living-in carers are carefully selected by Sunshine Care from their extensive team of living in carers who have been selected based on their living skills and the way they interact with those living with a disability or requiring care, as living in services work closely with families to provide a package of living assistance to suit each individual’s needs.
Continuing professional development ensures a widening knowledge of conditions; both old and new. Sunshine Care is confident that we can provide you with a first-class living in carers services. We want you to continue to live at home, feeling safe and with your usual routines intact.
- Learning Disabilities
- Dementia Care
- Parkinson’s Care
- Alzheimer’s Care
- Continence Care
- End of Life Care
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Challenging Behaviour
- Multiple Sclerosis
- PEG Feeding
- Mental Health
- Use of Nebulisers
- Cerebral Palsy
- Autistic Spectrum
Urgent Home Carer Services are available at home when you need it most. We aim to be with you as soon as we can following your initial enquiry. Sometimes care at home is needed urgently, not just to cover a holiday period, but also when there is sickness, stress, or some other urgent situation.
In these urgent situations we will do everything in our power to ensure that one of our expert team comes out to your home, or to wherever you are, to assess your needs to ensure that there is a swift transition into the care package that you need for your comfort, with minimal disruption.
- Premium, reliable service
- Rapid Response Care Coordinator
- Support package up and running within 96 hours
Build your own living in carers’ package
We build your care with you so that you are in control, with all your needs considered. We work in a person centred way so that each and every person is treated as the unique person that they are.
Sunshine Care acts as a “provider of care” and is directly responsible for managing the living in carer service, as well as being accountable for the training, supervising and development of living in carers. Companies that are “providers of care” are regulated by the *Care Quality Commission.
With our full management model you are paying for an all-inclusive service and this can be ideal for families who would prefer to outsource the day to day management of the home care service.
Managed care companies are responsible for paying their staff, salaries, PAYE, NI and holiday pay. The key benefit of the full management model is that the client is not employing the carer directly; all responsibilities lie with the provider of the care service, i.e. Sunshine Care, not the client.
Regular Client Reviews will be held in consultation with the family and other health professionals. Sunshine Care staff are supervised each month and have annual appraisals on their performance. If the carer does not complete their update training they will not be assigned to a care package; as this could endanger the health and safety of the client.