Live-in carers from Christies Care are all well trained. So they know how to help with personal care, how to assist someone to move safely, how to help them get washed and dressed if needed.
The carers are also there to be a housekeeper and companion and assist with other tasks, such as administering medication, or helping with any exercises the physiotherapist has prescribed.
Live-in care may not be needed for some time following a stroke, as family, or hourly carers are able to provide all of the care needed (until a period of respite is needed, see Anthony’s story.
However, when full time live-in care is needed, carers from Christies Care help their clients to stay as independent as possible, for as long as possible.