Live in care from Harino Care is an established full-time care at home service which allows you, or your loved one, to stay at home in familiar and relaxed surroundings with an incomparable level of one to one support. Embracing personal care, housekeeping and companionship it is a direct alternative to residential care that empowers you to retain control and independence.
Your professional live in carer works with you to meet your personal needs and wishes, following an individually designed support plan that is put together by one of our local assessors in conjunction with those that are familiar with existing routines and needs. Your care is arranged on your terms and is designed to meet existing preferences for meals and eating times, naps and hobbies as well as established medication and care routines. And as your needs change, our one-to-one care has the flexibility to evolve with you.
Experience has shown us that finding the right person to support you is the single most important factor in getting it right. Great care is taken in providing you with the most appropriate carer to meet your requirements. It may be that you require:
- a carer with a certain level of experience and/or specialist training
- a carer who can drive
- a choice of male or female carers to support your personal care needs
- somebody who shares a hobby or interest
- a carer who is comfortable looking after your animals
- The flexibility of live-in care
Whilst most of our customers are elderly, we also support a growing number of younger people, aged from 18 – 65, enabling them to live full and independent lives. This varies from supporting students with physical disabilities at university through to progressive conditions such as multiple sclerosis. See for yourself how our live in service truly empowers independent living.
How Live in Care from Harino Care Works
Families who choose live-in care from Harino Care do so with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their carer is always on hand; whatever the time of day.
A major benefit of our service is the constant care and companionship you receive at home from a carer who is dedicated to your needs.
Your carer’s role can be as varied as you wish, embracing support with personal care and continence care, support with medication or helping with restricted mobility.
Maintaining your home is important too; your carer can support with your housekeeping, cleaning, laundry and shopping, as well as trips out. We also understand the importance of nutrition; our carers will cook to your tastes and advise you on how to achieve a well-balanced diet. Often of greatest importance, is the quality time they spend as a companion, chatting and simply keeping you company. What this then allows is time for you and your loved ones to be a family, spending quality time together.
Our service stands out from others in a number of ways. Smooth changeovers when your carer takes a break.
The day before your carer is due to go on leave, another fully trained Harino Care carer will arrive at your home for a comprehensive change-over. We are committed to ensuring changeovers from one carer to another cause little or no disruption to you and your family. There is no additional charge for this part of our service.
If a carer becomes sick or must return home for any reason, Harino Care have the depth of resource to immediately supply a fully trained alternative carer – we never leave you without care as we guarantee service. This length of stay and continuity coupled with the extensive changeover period truly sets us apart.
Harino Care can make guarantees around continuity of care and consistency of service because we directly employ all of our carers. What “direct employment” means is that the carers are employees of Harino Care. We take responsibility for your carer’s ongoing supervision and management, as well as investing in award winning training and continual professional development.
Unlike an introductory agency, having a live in carer from Harino Care, means that you don’t have the responsibilities of organising your carer’s salary, insurance, expenses or annual leave – we’ll look after this for you.
The nature of live in care means that your carer will need to have their own room available. Similarly, given the level of attention our carers provide, it is important that we build in regular breaks for them. Sometimes we arrange for a relief carer to cover these breaks if it’s necessary.
Naturally, you and your family will have plenty of questions that you want to ask. We offer an informal and free of charge meeting with an experienced Harino Care assessor. They will arrange to meet with all involved, including most importantly the person who requires care. Often this means liaising with a hospital discharge team, a care home or an existing agency. If appropriate, from this meeting a support plan will be developed. This plan will be unique to your requirements and will provide important direction to the carer on a daily basis.
Many customers look to live in care as a solution which enables them to live independently whilst maintaining a necessary level of support.