Following a recent review of Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections, which revealed that perhaps one in four care homes may to be failing in terms of safety and the adequacy of care provided, a BBC News item provides a quick user guide on navigating the care system, choosing a suitable care home, and the likely costs locally.
Note: Alternatives to residential care are explored.
Triggle, N. (2017). How to choose the perfect care home. London: BBC Health News, July 14th 2017.
Seven Reasons Why Live-in Care Could Be a Superior Option (Good Care Group)
A seven-point infographic summarises the benefits of Live-in Care, as an alternative to moving into a care home.
“Live-in Care offers the ideal solution for those who are considering care for themselves or a loved one. Live-in Care allows a person to remain in the comfort of their own home whilst receiving support tailored to their individual needs. Access to one-to-one support in the home can give a person a level of independence and control that is commonly lost with other types of care provision, such as a residential care home or hourly visiting care. Live-in Care is a holistic service which considers and tends to a person’s happiness as well as their physical health… ”.
7 Benefits Unique to Live in Care [7 Reasons Why Live-in Care Is Best for Your Loved One]. London: The Good Care Group, August 2017.
The pros and cons involved in deciding between the choice of a care home versus care at home are discussed further in this piece:
Care in later life. Should you stay or should you go? London [Online]: The Good Care Group, January 23rd 2019.
Guidance on Live-in Carer Recruitment (Good Care Group)
Here is a brief summary of the sought-after skills for live-in care recruitment, which are:
- Professional or personal care experience.
- Availability and flexibility.
- Listening and communication skills.
- Organisation and planning skills.
- A caring nature.
5 Skills You Need To Get Hired As A Live-In Carer. London: The Good Care Group, October 13th 2017.