Live In Care in Norfolk
Nouveau Care has been providing live in care in Norfolk since 2017. We often find our clients are based in market towns such as Dereham or seaside towns like Cromer. People in these semi-rural locations often have strong ties to the area and to Norfolk as a whole. Community & locality can also be very important for people in our county. It is important for people with conditions like dementia to remain in familiar surroundings. Live in care in Norfolk is an alternative to an elderly care home, assisted living or nursing home that addresses these issues.
Why choose live in care in Norfolk?
Live in care is often a viable alternative to an elderly care home or supportive living, and it can also be more cost effective. Home care in Norfolk – with hourly visits – is often a good option in more built up areas such as Norwich or the surrounding villages of Taverham, Drayton or Horsford, for example. There are transport challenges with more rural locations, however.
The key benefit of live-in care is remaining at home. Most people receiving care prefer to remain at home where possible. The benefits are plain to see – they can be close to friends and family, in familiar surroundings and remain in the community they often have strong ties with.
What is live in care?
Live-in care is a form of home care where a care assistant ‘lives in’ at the home of the individual requiring care and support. This arrangement offers a continuous, 24/7 care presence, ensuring that the person receives prompt support whenever needed.
The services provided by live-in carers include a wide range of tasks, tailored to the needs and preferences of the individual. These can include assistance with personal care (bathing, dressing, toileting), household chores (cooking, cleaning, laundry), mobility support, medication management, companionship, and even help with engaging in social activities. A live-in care service can be ultra-tailored to individual needs in a way that few care homes can match. In fact, our first live in care client in Norfolk liked to be accompanied daily to Amazona Zoo in Cromer!
Who might need live in care?
Live-in care can be beneficial for anyone who requires extra support with their daily living activities due to age, disability, illness, or other circumstances. Some of these people might include the elderly, those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, or people recovering from illnesses or surgery. These conditions also include end of life care, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and even mental health issues in some circumstances.
It’s essential to assess each individual’s specific needs and preferences before care begins. Live-in care offers a highly flexible and personalised solution for people who wish to stay independent at home.
How much does live in care in Norfolk cost?
Care can be expensive, but live in care can represent a saving when compared with a care home. Although the costs can be similar to a basic care home facility, the care can be more tailored to the person’s needs and particular routine. As with a care home, the costs can vary according to the person’s needs. Live in care is often priced according to how much support is required and at what times of the day. Not every hour of a live in carer’s day is considered to be working time, although the hours they do spend working must be flexible and will vary.
If the person’s needs include night support or additional help with moving and handling, there might be additional costs. For example, another care assistant might be required at certain times throughout the day.
Breaks for live in carers
Live in care assistants, like other workers, need breaks to rest, recharge, and maintain their well-being. Providing continuous care can be physically and emotionally demanding. Taking regular breaks is essential for ensuring the carers can continue to deliver high-quality support to their clients. Equally, you will probably want some time in your day apart from them.
Typically your live in carer will need to take a break of two hours each day during which they will be able to leave your premises.
Will I have more than one live in carer?
You are likely to have two carers in a typical live in care package, who will work ‘week on, week off’. Sometimes a longer period is arranged where circumstances require – for example, a two week working period.
Will my live in carer be English?
The nationality or ethnicity of a live in carer in Norfolk can vary. The primary consideration when hiring a live in carer is their qualifications, experience, and ability to provide the necessary care and support to the individual. Live in carers can come from diverse backgrounds and may represent various nationalities.
Like au pair work, live in care can attract people from overseas who like being able to stay in the UK temporarily without having to arrange permanent accommodation. They will typically have existing links to the UK or friends and family here who they will visit on their weeks off.
At Nouveau Care we are very proud of the diversity of our staff and we have had an overwhelmingly positive experience of recruiting from overseas. We are a licensed visa sponsor and all our staff from overseas meet exacting standards for their level of English. They must also pass stringent background checks.
Nouveau Care provides live in care in Norfolk
We can provide quality live-in care services in Norfolk & Norwich. Call us to arrange an assessment and a fully trained, DBS checked live-in care assistant will come and look after you in your own home. Your carer will live with you to support you with your day-to-day needs and provide companionship where required.