As we grow older, we often find ourselves feeling less comfortable and less able to achieve the things we want to do. If we are less mobile it becomes more difficult to see our friends and if we live alone are mental health can suffer significantly. As we age our lives naturally change but that doesn’t mean that our mental health needs to suffer.
For those who receive live-in care, one of the huge benefits can be the improvements they see in their mental health and emotional wellbeing (source: GlobMed).
Having somebody in the house to support you and offer companionship and make a world of difference to your outlook and your mental health. There are however, a great deal of benefits and advantages to having live-in care both for the receiver of the care as well as for the family and friends of the person receiving the care.
One-To-One Specialised Care
The beauty of live-in care is having one-to-one specialised support on hand all the time. knowing that there is someone around to support you in whatever way you need can only be a good thing for your mental health.
Once you are able to ask for what you need and you begin to notice the small improvements you will likely see a brighter and happier future.
One of the biggest advantages of live-in care is having a companion in your home constantly. Loneliness can have a huge impact on mental health but with one-to-one care there is always someone to sit and chat with, to share a cup of tea with or to vent too.
Living In a Clean and Tidy Home
Living in a cluttered, and clean and tidy space can have a hugely negative impact on our mental health. If you have become unable to maintain a clean and tidy home, live-in care could help you with that.
Your carer can support you by completing the tasks you are not able to do by yourself. Whether it is hoovering, dusting, doing the washing up or anything else around the house, your live-in carer can support you.
A key reason for why many families will seek out live-in care for a loved one is to ease at least some of the responsibilities which come with caring for loved ones. Holding down full-time jobs and family responsibilities can be particularly challenging when there are additional care-related responsibilities, with regards to a loved one requiring care.
Although there are many video calling apps and solutions available (source: Chanty) which may allow a family member to care for their loved one and continue working remotely in some job roles and circumstances, it can over time take a toll on all parties involved. Thus, a live-in carer can vastly help in easing the pressures and responsibilities on the family.
Support With Mobility
If your health is starting to deteriorate and you are less mobile than you used to be, you are likely feeling lesson dependent and less confident. A big part of maintaining good mental health is feeling as though we are looking after ourselves and are able to complete simple tasks for ourselves.
Your live-in carer will have experience and training that will allow them to support you to be more mobile. Whether that’s encouraging you to do a little gentle exercise or supporting you to complete physiotherapy, being able to move less discomfort will do wonders for your mental health.
If you are feeling less connected to friends and family a live-in carer could support you to re-forge those connections.
Whether you aren’t seeing people because of a lack of mobility or because communicating over the internet is not your strong suit, a live-in carer I can help you to remove those barriers. This might involve setting you up on zoom, so that you can have face-to-face online conversation with your friends and family or transporting you to social occasions.