Live in care
With the right care and support, most people who would have had to move into a care home can remain living in their own homes, even when life has become challenging.
Contrary to popular belief, receiving care at home is not more expensive than a care home. We can provide live in carers and companion housekeepers to provide constant support. Your carers would live with you and be there night and day, whenever you need help.
Our carers are carefully selected and trained, with experience in a wide range of conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, MS, Parkinson’s and looking after those who have been in hospital after a fall or stroke.
Live in carers are usually employed by families who worry for the safety of their loved ones and believe that they need someone with them at all times. Usually, this is the point where many of the elderly move into a care home. It is possible to keep most people out of a care home and remaining at home – and usually at a lower cost.
Our rota-based home care services
Our ‘Rosy Rota’ elderly care service has operated very successfully for many years. We think it is special and unique. We will provide you with a carefully chosen rota of experienced elderly carers who understand your specific needs and will work with you and the family to provide the exact support that you need.
Why choose live in home care?
Live in care is a preferred option to a care home, and isn’t the most expensive option as most believe. It’s important for many to stay at home – to be in familiar surroundings and able to enjoy their own garden, their possessions, their own routine and keep any pets.
Live in care is tailored to the individual which means that you can keep your own schedule, have guests at any time, stay in your community and choose your own meals. Our carers can take you to appointments, shopping or to your favourite local spots.
We take great care in placing the right carers with our clients so that your loved ones receive the exact care, understanding and support that they need.
Client story: Alzheimer’s
We have been looking after this single lady since 2006. She has serious Alzheimer’s and mobility problems. She has her own private Housekeeper and our carer works in conjunction with her to ensure that she has around the clock care. Her niece and nephew are amazed that she is still alive and having a reasonable quality of life. They believe that this is down to the fact that she has had such good care from the same team of carers for so many years.
Client story: MS
This gentleman has been looked after by the agency since 2010. He has severe Muscular Sclerosis and is bed and wheelchair bound. Apart from his complicated care needs, he needs someone to be his companion, PA and life coach. Someone bubbly and motivated, he needs help with stimulation of the mind and getting a quality of life. His carers need to be persistent but gently persuasive especially when it comes to exercising, eating and getting out and about. He needs someone to be his memory but also encourage him to use his own. He needs someone who can identify what he is and isn’t capable of doing, in order to help him regain some independence. The family would like to keep track of his achievements no matter how small.
Our role as a live in care agency
Your safety and peace of mind are paramount
All our carers and companion housekeepers are thoroughly checked in line with the UKHCA Code of Practice and have current DBS certification. They have the experience, knowledge and qualifications to look after vulnerable adults, maintaining the dignity and respect of the client.
Depending on the carer’s abilities and qualifications, they can provide various levels of personal care, administer medication and assist with moving and handling. They will assist with housekeeping, prepare and maintain a well balanced diet and provide companionship and support to meet all of your requirements.
Our main role as a live in care agency is to provide you with consistent and reliable support provided by a family of carers that love to make a difference to someone’s life.
When recruiting we perform a thorough procedure of checks and the carers must provide:
- Full details of their work experience or CV
- Copies of all their qualifications
- At least two references from recent employers
- Two forms of identification
- A current enhanced DBS Disclosure (Police Check)
All references are meticulously checked and verified by us over the telephone with previous employers. This allows us to ask further questions and gain more in-depth knowledge of the carer. The carer is then interviewed by us to ensure they are suitable for our clients.
We are a home care agency based in Bunbury, Cheshire helping families predominantly across the North West and North Wales, although we are nation-wide.
Bunbury Care Agency is a member of the UKHCA (United Kingdom Home Care Association) and an associate member of SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisers). SOLLA is the only association in the UK that can provide accredited financial consultants who can advise and assist people with the funding of elderly care.