When you need a Live in Care Assessment and you first contact our office, we will ask you for some basic information to assess the care that is needed; and we will supply you with some idea of the total cost of the self-employed live in care service.
We can arrange a visit by one of our professionally trained regional Care Coordinators. During the visit you and/or your representative will be asked questions about the service you want and need. There may need to be consultation with health and social care professionals if they are involved in the commissioning of the care service.
In order to make a clear and comprehensive Live in Care Assessment, if you wish we can meet key members of your family, or friends. We will consider any personal goals such as keeping up hobbies and interests, social activities enjoyed and would like to attend, or engaging with family and friends, to keep in contact with them. We will also note specific requirements when it comes to: medication, mobility, nutrition, pressure area care, and daily routines.
Following this assessment meeting, a personalised live in care plan will be developed with you in order to clearly set out which duties the live in carer will need to undertake. The care needs and dependency levels will be carefully considered before an appropriate live-in care worker is placed with you. There is information below that will aid us in this process.
The care plan will be based on an assessment of risks and care needs along with the interests, activities and individual preferences of the client. Our registered carers will often determine their daily pay rate from these guidelines and the complexity of the care requirement.
We will also need to ensure that the care worker has their own bedroom and suitable washing facilities. An environment risk assessment is also useful so that the living in carer knows how to turn off water and other utilities; and is aware of any hazards in their workplace.
We will then send you profiles of the self-employed carers we feel are suitable; but the choice is yours and you will negotiate with them the daily pay rate, and what you may pay them extra for food and travel expenses.
We can only carry out reviews of the care package if you specifically request us to do this. We are there for you at any time you request our service. We will ensure that the live in carers registered with us are offered opportunities to improve their care skills; either in-house or with other training providers.
We will be there to help cover unplanned carer absence and other emergencies.
Provides support and enablement for Service Users with needs around the personal activities of daily living, potentially including mobility, nutrition, hygiene and personal safety.
This includes Personal Care. Excludes Nursing Care or Delegated Nursing Tasks (DNTs) carried out by the Care Worker. Service Users may have Nursing Care needs that are met by other members of the community care team. Provides support and assistance to Service Users in a way that encourages and maximises independence. Care Tier 1 activities can include but are not limited to the following:
Incorporates all components of Care Tier 1. Includes anticipating Service Users needs and responding to dynamic needs that may not be directly communicated by Service Users. Medication Administration.
Excludes administration of an intravenous (IV) antibiotic or other drug requiring training in reconstitution, mathematical calculation, or titration which is Tier 3.
Includes greater identification and management of risks compared to Care Tier 1. Care Tier 2 activities can include but are not limited to the following:
Incorporates Care Tiers 1 and 2. Applies for Service Users with a combination of conditions and disabilities. The conditions or disabilities will be severe or in the advanced stages. Non-invasive ventilation, including sleep masks and cough, assist machines.
Care for Service Users who are unable to assess basic risks even with supervision, prompting or assistance, due to cognitive impairment, and who are dependent on others to anticipate their basic needs and to protect them from harm, neglect or health deterioration. Care Tier 3 activities include but are not limited to the following:
End of life care
Marked Psychological and Emotional Needs