Hi there i was wondering if anyone could share experiences with live-in carers.
My mother who has Parkinson’s had a care company that visited 5 times a day, up until the first lockdown when i took over providing her care package full time because the care company didnt have protective equipment and were generally inefficient anyway. During lockdown, my mum’s mild dementia worsened a lot, and although a lot of the time she has good days, i really cant leave the house for more than a couple of hours as from my observations she really isnt able to be left alone for too long now.
Social services and other health professionals keep talking about getting a new care company. The problem is, i know it wont work and the only thing i can see working, apart from going into care, is live-in carers.
My mothers friends daughter works for a company who do this and i spoke to their manager, who told me about it all but of course the problem is cost. They quoted me £1500 per week (my mothers direct payment is £650) although she did say to me she has two clients who have the full lot paid for them by the council, and that its at the social workers discretion.
I did also find other companies that provide live in carers who were a lot cheaper (£985 per week).
Does anyone have any experience with live in carers, and/or funding?
Many thanks in advance