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The founder of Liverpool’s Promedica24 has described how she plans to keep elderly members of the community at home for longer by offering high-quality live-in care.
Stella Sass opened the branch over ten months ago in order to provide an affordable and beneficial alternative to residential care.
She commented “I believe passionately that we should all have the choice to live comfortably, in safety, and with dignity surrounded by the memories that have shaped our lives.
“Families in this area turn to residential care as it is believed to be the only affordable way to put their mind at rest. Live-in care is not for the elite, it is very much affordable, costing around the same per week as your average residential home.”
Having spent her childhood travelling with her parents, Stella knows first-hand the concerns that families often face when attempting to find suitable care for loved ones from a distance.
She added: “We take time to understand our client’s needs, design a care plan to suit their specific requirements and match them with a carer to complement their interests, personality and lifestyle. The carer becomes a personal companion and friend.”
The branch is now supported by Liverpool City Region NHS lead Health Innovation Exchange, including the Liverpool John Moores University, who are working together to help introduce the idea of live-in care to the area.
Stella’s confidence in live-in care is supported by Age UK’s analysis showing that there are now 1.2 million people aged 65+ that don’t receive the help they need with essential daily living activities. A study carried out by One Poll in 2013 revealed that 96% of people would not want to move into a residential care home if they were given a choice.
Promedica24 offers a 24-hour live-in care service, with packages including simple companionship and support with everyday tasks, through to more advanced requirements such as dementia, disability and end-of-life care.
For more information on Promedica24 in Liverpool and surrounding areas, please contact Stella on 0151 808 0369 or visit https://www.promedica24.co.uk/partner/live-in-care-liverpool