Brevin’s live-in care is suitable for clients with mental illness when home support by experienced mental health staff is desired or necessary to:
Manage severe symptoms &
consequences of mental illness
Facilitate discharge from
A Brevin Community Psychiatric Nurse will undertake an assessment within 2 working days of the referral being accepted by Brevin, subject to location and level of complexity, which will include evaluating the client, looking at past medical records, speaking with relatives (if indicated) and liaising with the client’s medical responsible doctor. Brevin’s treatment proposal is available within 1 working day following the assessment; live-in care starts within 2 working days, unless there are significant complexities. The duration of live-in care varies considerably and only an approximation of time may be possible at the assessment stage. The decision whether live-in care can be delivered at home depends on, amongst other factors:
- Client or relative preference for live-in care vs psychiatric hospital
- Symptom severity & consequences (e.g. potential risks, client willingness to work with home
- Past history of mental illness & risks
- Rate at which mental illness is changing or responding to treatment
Household composition (e.g. presence of relatives, carers or young children)
- Financial resources to cover episode of treatment
- Local resources (e.g. access to emergency services, responsiveness of client’s doctor)
Brevin’s live-in care is delivered by Community Psychiatric Nurses, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Support Workers with mental health experience. In addition to a staff member living in with the clientt at home, Brevin can also provide round the clock support when clients are more agitated or sleep is disturbed, or 12hr shifts when the client is more stable or if relatives prefer daytime or night shifts only. Live-in care provided by Brevin staff requires the support of a responsive NHS or private GP or consultant psychiatrist responsible for medical care; depending on location, Brevin may be able to recommend private psychiatrists.
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It can be tough to understand whether or not live-in mental health care is right for you and your condition. However, if you or somebody you know feels that they need additional support, then a mental health assessment will indicate whether in-home care is the right level of support.
Live-in care can help with a large variety of mental health conditions including, but not limited to depression, psychosis, paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar.
If you’re unable to manage day-to-day tasks due to mental illness, then live-in mental health care may be necessary. The additional support of an expert carer can help ease the pressure of daily tasks and aid the condition of your illness.
Live-in mental health care provides round the clock support to you, or another affected by mental illness. This 24/7 support is there to cater to both physical, psychological and emotional needs to make daily living easier.
Live-in carers offer specialist support and care to those suffering with a mental health condition. In-house carers also cover a lot of roles within the home such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and maintaining the property.
Live-in care is the act of a specialist mental health carer living in your home, providing round the clock support, whereas home visits (visiting care) is where a carer visits you at home at regular intervals to provide companionship and care.
- liaise with the patient’s doctor to make necessary medication and care plan changes promptly
- regularly review the patient’s mental state and monitor their risks to identify and respond to changes;
- support patients to resolve, cope or deal with problems;
- and contain patients to allow sufficient time for medication, behavioural and psychological treatments to take effect.