Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Abafields Home Care


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who needs live-in care?

Live-in care is a suitable option for those who can no longer complete the day-to-day tasks necessary to live independently but still wish to remain at home.

Live-in care can be an ideal solution for people with a wide range of conditions, especially those who 
have mobility problems.
Here at Abafields Home Care Services, our team of qualified carers provide live-in care throughout Bolton, Bury, and the surrounding areas of Greater Manchester. We provide live-in home care for:
  • Dementia patients
  • Stroke patients and those suffering from long-term degenerative conditions such as multiple sclerosis
  • Elderly people who may not have a specific condition but are struggling to manage alone or have developed a need for more intense care over time.
  • Those who require high dependency care or has physical disabilities.
FAQ / 02

What is live-in care?

A live-in carer will live in the patient’s home, providing them with 24/7 support, care, and companionship as and when they require it.

Live-in carers provide the same support that visiting home carers offer but are on-call any time of the night or day for those with more intensive care needs.

The care provided by a live-in carer will be tailored to the patient’s specific requirements. Some of 
the tasks that a live-in carer may carry out include: 
  • Personal hygiene care, including help with washing, dressing and bathing
  • Basic medical care, including administering medication
  • Help to move around, both inside and outside the home
  • Help with household tasks such as cooking and domestic chores
  • Help with shopping and running other errands
  • Emotional support and companionship.
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What is hourly care?

Hourly care, as opposed to live-in care, is care provided by a visiting carer on a routine basis.

Hourly care could be anything from a couple of hours a week to several full days a week. It can also be provided on an as-needed basis rather than a routine basis; hourly care is very flexible and can be tailored to the patient’s precise needs. 

The amount and nature of hourly care (sometimes referred to as ‘domiciliary care’) received is entirely bespoke to the person’s situation. Some tasks might be perfectly within the capability of your loved ones, whereas others might call for more specialist or skilled knowledge assistance. The hourly care service might be regular or delivered on an as-needed basis.

As well as improving the patient’s quality of life, hourly care also takes the pressure off family and friends by providing them with peace of mind that their loved one is receiving consistently professional and high-quality care, delivered with empathy and respect in the comfort of their home.

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Who might need hourly care?

Hourly care is the ideal option for people who are physically or mentally able to live their day-to-day lives with relative independence. However, they may require a little extra help with certain tasks to retain their quality of life.

Some of the tasks that visiting carers provide as part of hourly care include:

  • Help with shopping and running errands.
  • Food preparation.
  • Domestic chores.
  • Administering medication.
  • Providing companionship.

Even those that are at first reluctant to admit that they require a little extra help at home are amazed at how much as little as a few hours of care a week can improve their quality of life.

Hourly care can take the stress and hard work out of living at home as well as providing some relief for friends or family members.

FAQ / 05

How much does care at home cost?

Each arrangement of care-at-home is different and unique, and so are the costs.

The costs of hourly care will vary from one person to the next because the care each person requires is different and will depend on several factors such as:

  • The number of hours of care required on a daily basis
  • Living arrangements for the home care worker
  • The number of days and weeks of care required
  • Special requirements and requests towards the care that is given.

Feel free to contact us at 0161 804 5060 at any convenient time, and our team will be more than happy to provide an estimate and address any other questions or concerns that you may have.

FAQ / 06

How do I arrange care at home?

With our 24/7 care services in Bolton and Bury, arranging for someone to care for your loved one is as easy as can be. Here at Abafields Home Care we always begin every enquiry by having a detailed chat about the patient’s specific requirements, as well as their likes, dislikes, and current living arrangements.
Our home care team will guide you through the simple process of arranging a home care service, ensuring that we have all the relevant information we need about the patient and making recommendations to you if required.
To make an enquiry or find out more about our home care services in Greater Manchester, simply give our team a call on 0161 804 5060 or fill our online contact form.

While most of the details will be ironed out before our specialist care giver arrives on your doorstep, you will always have the opportunity to speak with them; share your wishes, thoughts, and recommendations; and get to know the person who will be caring for your loved one.

Our team of qualified carers are available to provide domiciliary care throughout the following areas of Greater Manchester:

Outside of the areas above we still offer live-in care services.