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One of the most important decisions to make when considering future care options is whether you can remain in your own home. If you’re looking for companionship, comfort, personal care, or help with domestic duties, then live-in care could be for you. While live-in care is usually the preferred option, it may not always be suitable for everyone. Below we take a look at the pros and cons of live-in care, to help make this important decision a little bit easier.

Live-in care pros and cons

Choosing your care plan should never be done in haste, so it’s worth taking the time to explore the advantages and disadvantages of live-in care. A live-in carer is provided by Patricia White’s, tailored to your individual needs, and unlike the services usually provided in a care home, we aim to take into account every single detail about our clients – from their breakfast preferences to when they like to watch their favourite TV shows. Moreover, studies have shown that elderly and disabled people who stay in their own homes tend to be happier and more independent in the long run.

Live-in care, however, can prove to be more expensive than a traditional care home and so of course, this is something that should be considered before you reach a decision. Most importantly though, it all comes down to your own care needs. Some houses are not built to accommodate a live-in carer, and may not be in a suitable condition to allow the best care necessary for well-being and health; in this case a residential care home may be the best option.

Explore your options

A trusted name in care for over 30 years, Patricia White’s have been providing professional, person-centred care services that are all about our clients. We appreciate that everyone is different, and that’s why our services are tailored not only to support your care needs but also to complement your lifestyle, helping you to make the most out of daily life. At Patricia White’s, we strive to make a positive impact on our clients’ lives. We offer highly personalised 24/7 support for the elderly and disabled. To learn more about our live-in care services and packages, contact us today.

To request home care from Patricia White's, call us on 01293 224 712 or request a call back from our dedicated team of advisors.
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