live in care london
Our Live In Care London Service
Our dedicated team provides live-in care throughout London, taking care of the important tasks such as cleaning your home, helping with hygiene and providing companionship to you or a loved one. Book an assessment today to start the process.
Rivendell Care & Support offers live-in care services throughout London for those in need of support at home. We will work with you to find a carer that meets your requirements, taking into account experience and personality.
As one of London’s trusted live in care providers, we are flexible, providing all aspects of care ranging from companionship and domestic support right through to a high level of intensive support for more complex care. Knowing that you have a trained, experienced and vetted carer means you can rest assured you are in good hands.
Providing live in carers in a city as diverse as London, we believe no two people are the same. Rivendell offers assistance with everyday tasks and chores around the home, providing extra support to maintain a comfortable and happy lifestyle.
Our Personalised Live in Care Plans
Everyday tasks can get harder with different conditions, whether it be a minor injury or more long-term conditions. Rivendell provides personal care and can help with continence management, administering medication and rehabilitation and enablement programmes provided by a health and social care professional.
We recognise that having a clean and tidy home is very important to all of our clients and their families. Our team can help with Dusting and vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, changing the bed linen and towels, laundry and ironing, cleaning floors, helping with shopping and supporting correspondence..
It can feel very isolating being at home on your own for long periods of time. Companionship cannot be under-estimated in maintaining alertness, engagement, and general well-being. With the hectic and fast-paced life, most of us operate within. It can be difficult to pay as much attention to loved ones as we would ideally like. Our carers are employed by us because they love what they do and it is their aim to add a little sparkle to the day of our care users.
Our carers can be available to support contact with family and friends; engage in a hobby in or away from the home or join in with community activities. We can help support scheduled appointments, e.g. doctor, hospital, district nurse, plumber, gasman, cinema, theatre, social visits and more.
From the local amateur dramatic society or partake in gentle exercise, we can provide a carer to accompany and work out with you! We can also set up Skype calls with loved ones here or abroad and send photographs of meals and the environment–all offering peace of mind that your loved one is receiving the best possible care.
For the body to work properly, it is essential to have a balanced and nutritious diet. We understand that sometimes it can be hard to know what to eat. This is why we can work alongside a diet plan created by a doctor or dietician, ensuring we serve meals that are both tasty and nutritious. Along with sticking to a meal plan, our carers can attend your weekly shop with you to help implement this plan into your everyday diet.
Our staff work alongside a culturally diverse mix of clients and are able to follow religious and cultural requirements. For example, when providing care for our observant Jewish clientele, we will teach our care staff about keeping a kosher household and keeping shomer shabbat.
Why Choose Our Live In Care London Service?
Rivendell’s team provides top-quality care for a range of conditions from minor injuries to more long term care/palliative care. Not only do our care workers provide personal care and administer medication from a dosette box , but our live in carers are also trained in first aid and we have carers that are knowledgeable about a variety of conditions.
OUR CLIENTS COME FIRST
We put our service users at the heart of everything we do and inject care into even the most mundane tasks.
We appreciate each service user is different and tailor our services accordingly.
We are fully flexible and responsive when it comes to our services.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
We are extremely passionate about making a difference to people’s lives.
We offer continuous improvement through forward thinking with our service users in mind.
HOW WE HELP
Types of Live in Care in London
Our specialist team is experienced in taking care of those who require a range of different support. Take a look at the type of care our live in carers provide:
Having the security of someone living in the property can be a big support and is a great alternative to moving into a care home.
With limited mobility, an extra set of hands can increase independence. We can help with housework, personal care and much more.
We can work with the family to ensure that our client’s last wishes are met. Ensuring that the best quality of life is lived.
24-Hour Care in London
As well as live in care, we also offer 24-hour care services in London. It’s important to note that standard live in care is different from 24-hour care.
With our standard live in care service, a qualified carer is present in the home 24/7. They typically work up to 10 hours per day and are then available ad-hoc throughout the night (with up to 2 wake ups per night). 24-hour care goes above and beyond this with a carer being available on-call throughout the night.
24-hour care is particularly beneficial for those with medical conditions that require around the clock monitoring and treatment. In such cases a second carer will be available on call throughout the night to ensure continuity of care whilst your regular carer earns a well-deserved break.
Book an assessment today to learn more about 24-hour care and to see if it’s the right fit for you or your loved one.
ENQUIRE ABOUT OUR LIVE IN CARE LONDON SERVICES
If you would like to find out more information about our services then, please get in touch with us today. Rivendell Care & Support is committed to providing the very best live in care in London. You can get in touch with us by using our contact form, by emailing us at: email@example.com or by calling us on 0208 434 7380, and a helpful member of our team will be happy to assist.
Round the clock Care
Michael is a 74-year-old retired headteacher who lives in Hampstead, North-West London. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease five years ago. Michael has two children, his son who lives a couple of hours away from London and his daughter who lives in Spain.
Since the passing of Michael’s wife, Michael struggled with the challenges of living independently with Parkinson’s disease. Michael has several issues:
Mobility Challenges: Michael experiences severe tremors, muscle stiffness, and difficulties with balance when travelling from each room. His motor skills are compromised, making simple tasks like dressing, eating, and getting around the house challenging. Michael was no longer able to button his clothing. Michael was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital after a series of falls.
Medication Management: When Michael has a bad day of tremors he struggles to walk around his property and often misses medication.
Emotional Well-Being: Michael suffers from low moods due to his wife’s passing and his health deterioration.
Nutrition: Michael would commonly eat sandwiches or microwave meals. His diet was poor, and he did not have much nutrition in his diet. Michaels daughter said that this was due to difficulty with meal preparation.
Assessment and Intervention:
Michael’s children were unaware of what service would be best for Michael but like the idea of having full time, round the clock care to address his isolation and safety at home.
Initial Assessment: The care manager visited to complete the assessment and pre assessment. We found out about current routines, routines that Michael would like to do with the support of a carer and much more about preferences.
Care Plan Development: Michael discussed his current routine and what he would like to achieve from having a carer as well as times or triggers that make him feel unwell. A risk assessment was completed with a focus on falls. The care plan noted information such as medication schedules, physical therapy exercises and a list of his favourite nutritious meals.
Emotional Support: The caregiver provided emotional support, engaging Michael in conversation, and helping him manage the psychological aspects of living with a chronic illness.
Social Engagement: The caregiver organised trips to the London Library as well as museums and regular visits to Hampstead High Street. Once a month the carer and Michael visited London’s West End for a meal or a trip to the theatre.
Michael and his small team of carers bonded quickly, Michael felt less isolated and regained a more active social life. He enjoyed the company of the carer and felt safer knowing that if he had a bad day the carer was around to help.
Medications were taken daily at the prescribed times which meant that Michael had less tremors. Michael also felt better from eating a more nutritious diet.
Michael’s family were able to rest assured knowing that a trained carer was always present.
Live In Care London FAQs
What is Live in Care?
Live in carers provide a wide range of services for individuals who need help taking care of themselves and their home. A tailored care plan outlines the needs of the person, whether they need help with managing a condition or need extra support in completing daily tasks. Live in carers can use this plan to provide a personalised service.
Live in care is often seen as an alternative to moving to a care home. A live in carer is able to help with daily routine tasks such as assistance with getting ready for the day, washing, preparing meals, domestic support, companionship and medication administration. The security of having a carer present at all times can help reassure individuals who are concerned about having falls.
What are the Benefits of Live in Carers?
Choosing live in carers has many benefits over moving your loved one to a care home. These benefits include: