Live-in homecare offers a very efficient and effective solution to bed blocking. With experienced carers on hand 24/7 to provide a safe and proactively monitored convalescence environment, patients can be discharged immediately they are declared well enough to leave.
Carers undertake around 85 per cent of the work often conducted by nurses – and often work under the auspices of Macmillan and community nurses, freeing up their time.
But there’s another major benefit for health professionals – and indeed the whole NHS. Live-in home care also significantly mitigates the risk of readmissions. Patients have their own evolving personal care plans and with such ongoing bespoke attention they are far less likely to suffer from falls, skin conditions and UTIs or other infections which are detected early due to the one-to-one supervision and observation in place.