LIVE-IN CARE Services
Our Live-in care covers a wide range of assistance made available to people who need help in their own home. Whether for their short or long-term needs, our services are tailored to suit the individual’s situations, and we will be delighted to provide any information you may require.
Families face a difficult decision when someone they care about is struggling with everyday tasks and are no longer able to manage at home without considerable help and support. While a residential home might be the answer for some people, it does not suit everyone and live-in care offers a cost-effective alternative which gives you a choice.
Mulier Care acts as a Service Provider to introduce professional live-in carers to clients, in order to provide the help and support required to enhance the quality of life for the client. After the introduction, we will continue to manage the care that we provide in order to enhance the living standards of our clients.
Why Choose Live In Care?
- Avoids the distress and disruption of moving away from familiar surroundings and maybe from loved ones and pets.
- For couples where one or both need help, live-in care is a particularly good and cost effective solution
- During recovery after an illness or operation, or when a family carer needs to take a break
- Evidence shows that people do best in their home environments.
Mulier Care attract carers that are compassionate and have a caring nature with relevant qualifications and experience.
Benefits of Live In Care
- It gives people the freedom of choice by enabling them to keep control of their daily life.
- Provides the security and peace of mind that comes from having a kind and skilled person around to provide the help that is needed.
- Gives assurance and peace of mind to friends and family.
- The personalised care offered by a live-in carer.
What makes us different from the Others?
Mulier Care aims to provide our clients with a truly personal service to enable them to live their dream of excellence in respect of meeting their care needs. We will always strive to:
- provide the highest quality care service to all clients.
- Encourage our client’s independence.
- Always treat our clients with dignity and respect.
- endeavour to fully understand our clients’ needs.
- ensure that privacy and confidentiality of clients are maintained at all times.
- Carry out regular reviews in order to ensure that our service is meeting client’s expectations.
What happens when you contact us?
When you contact us, you will reach one of our friendly office staff who will be happy to answer any questions.
Whenever you decide to make a follow up of your initial enquiry, our Registered Manager or senior nursing manager will visit you at home, or at a place of your choosing. You are more than welcome to have a family member or other representative with you during this visit.
This ‘initial assessment’ visit is normally free of charge and you are not under any obligation to buy services from us. It is an informal discussion to give you the opportunity to explain your personal circumstances. Then, once we understand your care requirements, we will help you look at the various options available to you, including the cost. You will be asked a few questions during this visit, but any information you give us will be treated as confidential.
If you make a decision to use our services, we will make an appointment to see you again. We will prepare a personalised support plan and appoint a professional carer who meets your needs. We fully understand that inviting someone to live in your home can be a big step and we do all we can to smooth the way. After placement, continuous support is available for both you and the carer.
At Mulier Care, the staff we employ are experienced, trustworthy, reliable, dedicated and passionate about the job they do.
We select our staff with due care as it is important that the care provided meets the exacting standards expected by the clients and Mulier Care management.
We carry out rigorous pre-employment checks which comprise:
- A documented interview and reference investigation.
- A history of previous employment.
- Written references.
- Disclosure and Barring Service checks .
- Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) checks.
Staff Training – training staff to a high standard is one of our top priorities.
All care staff go through a mandatory Induction Training course before they can begin to work for Mulier Care.
This will give the staff the fundamental knowledge they require as the training covers essential topics including moving and handling, safeguarding, medication, infection control, fire safety, first aid, food hygiene and dementia awareness. Once a carer is in post he/she will be continuously supported and given regular supervisions.
During the first three months of working with Mulier Care carers will continue to follow the Mulier Care Training Programme to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of their work.
Throughout their career with us, all our staff receive training updates and have the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications.
Our staff are there to support the clients with personal care, companionship and household duties.
At Mulier Care, we provide hands-on Personal Care service and help with basic functions of life . In our Personal Care provision, we assist with the following and more:
- Post hospital discharge
- Cognitive impairment
- Special Diet/Eating
- Medication reminders
- Dementia care
- Toileting and incontinence
- Oral hygiene
- Posture and positioning of clients
One of the most rewarding aspects of home care support is the difference companionship can make. Mulier Care’s companionship care services are tailored to support the client choices We can help families who may be concerned about a relative who lives alone by calling in to see them on a regular basis, or stepping in for a family carer for an hour or two so that they can take a break.
Companion care service therefore provides a valuable social benefit by preventing isolation and helping to reduce loneliness. It also provides invaluable peace of mind to the person’s family by offering information and respite for caregivers.
Our companionship care services INCLUDE
- Keeping you company for an hour or two,
- Taking you shopping or going with you to visit friends.
- Taking you to appointments or social engagements;
- Accompanying you on walks or other activities;
- Helping you with hobbies/interests;
If you would like to know more about our companionship service and how we can help, please contact us.
We are able to offer help and support to people with more complex needs and have staff who have received additional training to gain the necessary knowledge and expertise.
Recovery from a stroke can be a long, slow and gradual process and most people will not be fully recovered when it’s time to leave hospital. They are likely to need ongoing rehabilitation at home and this can be a daunting time for the patient and the person who is caring for them. Help may be required with basic, everyday tasks such as washing and dressing as well as exercises to help with rehabilitation.
In the short-term a person might be entitled to help from the community or district nurse, but additional help may be required once this care ends, or extra assistance may be needed over and above what is being provided. This is where we can help.
Having dementia is life-changing, and as the disease progresses, a person may become more and more dependent on others. People with dementia feel vulnerable and remaining at home helps them to feel safe and secure and allows them to retain as much independence as possible. Much can be done by our qualified and experienced staff at a practical level to help people with dementia.
Palliative care (end of life)
We can provide support for people who have chosen to be at home in the last days of their life. We can help in a variety of different ways including everyday household duties, personal care or respite breaks for family carers, or simply providing companionship and moral support. Where health needs are complex, we will work with other health professionals to ensure the best quality of care.
Convalescent care is usually a short-term requirement while recovering from an accident, illness or hospital stay. We can provide personal care and/or practical support until you are back on your feet and encourage, prompt and assist with rehabilitation exercises.
If you would like to know more about how we can help with convalescent care, please contact us
Sometimes people just need a bit of help with practical things, and this type of support can make all the difference. We can even walk your dog – just tell us what you need help with. Here are some of the things we can do:
- General housework such as light cleaning and vacuuming
- Washing up
- Making or changing beds
- Laundry and ironing
- Preparing shopping lists
- Going shopping with you or for you
- Planning and preparing simple meals
- Helping you to manage your food stores (fridge, freezer, etc).
- Caring for pets and running errands
If you would like to know more about the practical ways we can help, please contact us.
Free training for family carers
We understand that family carers play a crucial role in the health and wellbeing of our clients, so we are very pleased to offer them the opportunity to attend any of our staff training and development courses free of charge. This enables us to work in partnership with family carers to ensure the best possible care for our clients. If you would like more information about any of our training courses, please contact us.
If you would like to find out more about how we can help, please contact us.