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For many people living with complex mental health conditions, being admitted to a psychiatric care hospital can be a very negative experience. At Claimont, we can provide you with the flexible choice of receiving full-time support with your mental health from the comfort of your home through our live-in home care for mental illness.

Our clients seek out the best possible treatment and care in a safe, secure environment – one that is both calming and private to truly enhance their rehabilitation journey. We know this will lead to more successful experiences of recovery. This is why we aim to provide this through our private mental health care live in service.

Live-in Care For Mental Health

Within clinical settings, it can feel both stressful and stigmatised for some people to move to a completely different environment, meaning treatment might not be as effective as it could be. 

Transfers to psychiatric hospitals are often disorganised, which may have consequences to, for example, existing treatment for a medical condition. Psychiatric care hospitals find it difficult to replicate a home environment with clients often exposed to unhappy, agitated or disruptive people.

  • Prevent psychiatric hospital admission
  • Facilitate discharge from a psychiatric hospital
  • Manage severe symptoms and consequences of mental illness

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Personalised live-in mental health care

Our in-home mental health care services offer highly personalised care to clients as an alternative to psychiatric hospital admission. We are also able to provide 24/7, round-the-clock support if clients are severely agitated or sleep is disturbed, or single 12 hour shifts when clients or relatives prefer daytime or night shifts only.

This service is delivered by registered private mental health nurses, psychological wellbeing practitioners, peer support workers and support workers with mental health experience. Our live-in staff are supported by a consultant psychiatrist responsible for medical care; depending on location, Claimont may be able to recommend private psychiatrists if the client is not under the care of a medical doctor.


Managing severe symptoms & consequences of mental illness

All mental illnesses with severe symptoms present a similar range of consequences, which cause significant dysfunction, and require expert monitoring and supervision to keep clients safe, prevent deterioration and treat the condition. 

Mental illnesses can also co-exist with physical illnesses or other mental illnesses, substance misuse, personality disorders, acquired brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities or autism, that increases case complexity and escalates the need for additional support.

With private home mental health care, the role of Claimont staff is to help clients manage severe symptoms and consequences of mental illness by:

  • regularly reviewing the client’s mental state and monitoring their risks, to identify and respond to changes;
  • liaising with the responsible medical clinician to promptly make necessary changes to medication and care plans;
  • supporting clients to resolve, cope or deal with problems, including with as-required medication;
  • containing clients to allow sufficient time for medication, behavioural and psychological treatments to take effect;
  • and engaging clients in broad rehabilitation goals, such as helping them to manage mental and physical health & self-care, support living skills, re-engage with social networks or relationships, and engender trust & hope.

In the proportion of clients with chronic mental illnesses where improvement is slow, the role of live-in care may primarily be companionship and support, and monitor mental state, risks and medication compliance.


The process for private live-in mental health care

The process begins when a client contacts us and requests assessment for private mental health care. We then arrange an initial assessment to understand the nature of the illness, associated risks, the level of care needed and any other relevant factors in order to develop appropriate treatment plans. 

Following the assessment, we will advise on the best solution to meet their needs, ranging from 12 hour shifts to 24/7, round-the-clock support. We then work with the client and their family or representatives to arrange a care package and recruit staff to provide the service. If you would like to discuss your requirements for our mental health services, please do not hesitate to contact us today.


Preventing inpatient hospital admission

The general goal of in home live-in care with acutely mentally ill clients is to safely manage them in the least restrictive environment that will get them better. Yet, a significant proportion of clients with an acute mental illness will be admitted to a psychiatric hospital. The factors that increase the risk of admission include clients being left unsupervised or untreated. Monitoring clients carefully and actively treating their mental illness reduces the likelihood of admission to a psychiatric hospital.

The level of support delivered by Claimont will depend on your situation, risks, client address, budget and personal preference, and will involve either a recommendation for specialist mental health staff to provide live-in care or undertake home visits.


Facilitating discharge from inpatient hospital

Approximately 6% of clients with mental illness require admission to a psychiatric hospital due to severe symptoms associated with significant vulnerability, or risk of self-neglect, self-harm or harm to others.

Claimont offers a live-in home service that expedites client hospital discharge and allows them to continue their treatment at home after hospital admission. Claimont does not have powers to rescind the client’s detention in psychiatric hospital under the Mental Health Act but can support clients at home on Section 17 leave from hospital if the impression is that they will continue to cooperate with treatment when they are no longer detained.


Finding the right support for you

Dedicated round-the-clock support is designed to make your life easier whilst you work through the recovery process. However, we at Claimont understand that having a new person living with you in your home can be a daunting prospect, which is why we’ll match you to the perfect live-in carer for you.

Ultimately, we place the utmost importance on providing you with a live-in mental health nurse and support team who you feel comfortable with, and who also completely understand your routines, likes and interests. 

We’ll take into consideration your preferences on gender and prior care experience, as well as the finer details such as whether your new carer can drive or is comfortable with your pets.

Make an enquiry Or call us on 020 3941 2000

Dependent on the level of care you need, Claimont also provide flexible mental health home visits – from daily to monthly appointments, as an alternative to live-in care.

  • Prevent psychiatric hospital admission

  • Facilitate discharge from psychiatric hospital

  • Manage severe symptoms & consequences of mental illness

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Please choose from the list of mental health services to get more details or call to speak to us about your circumstances.

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  • Which conditions can live-in care help with?

    If you’re living with a severe mental illness, live-in care can provide the support you need to recover without the need for admittance to a psychiatric hospital. Claimont’s private live-in care services can benefit those with conditions including:

  • How much does live-in care cost?

    The cost of mental health care at home varies from person to person as it is dependent on a range of different circumstances. As everyone has different care needs and requirements, you will need to contact us to receive a quote based on your requirements.

  • What is mental health live-in care?

    Mental health can manifest in many forms, mental health live-in care is a service that provides round-the-clock support to those with severe mental illnesses. This includes providing assistance with everyday activities and medication management, as well as companionship and emotional support when needed.

  • How much does live-in care cost?

    The cost of mental health care at home varies from person to person as it is dependent on a range of different circumstances. As everyone has different care needs and requirements, you will need to contact us to receive a quote based on your requirements.

  • Who can receive mental health care at home?

    A client with severe symptoms of mental illness who does not consent to voluntary treatment and presents high, unpredictable risks will need admission to psychiatric hospital; care at home or indeed private psychiatric hospital may not be suitable. A client who does not present severe risks or are manageable at home is suitable for Claimont’s live-in care rather than psychiatric hospital.

    We are unable to offer services to clients who present high risks that are unmanageable outside of hospital, such as the risk of violence or of serious self-harm.

  • How long can I receive mental health care at home for?

    Mental health care at home can be a short-term solution to help you get back on track, and that’s always our aim at Claimont. If needed, we can also provide you with counselling sessions that are designed to improve your mental well-being and return you to your daily life as soon as possible.

  • How can I help a family member with severe mental illness?

    We understand that it can be tough to find help for a loved one who is suffering from mental illness. If you are concerned about a family member with severe mental illness, it’s important to be there to provide support. This can be through listening to their issues and concerns, or offering practical assistance such as helping them with everyday tasks.  

    If you’re not able to always be on hand, our mental health carers can support you and your relatives in order to assess their needs and develop an appropriate care plan that meets those needs.

  • Are the private nurses trained to recognise and respond to psychological challenges?

    Yes. All of our private nurses are highly experienced and trained to recognise and respond to a wide range of psychological challenges. They will provide round-the-clock care, including drug detox, detox treatment for alcohol, and other recovery services if necessary. We also offer unique services which can be done in the comfort of your home.

We are unable to offer services to clients who present high risks that are unmanageable outside of hospital, such as the risk of violence or of serious self-harm.

You can speak with someone today about mental health live in care on 020 3941 2000 or request a call back using this form.

At Claimont we take your privacy very seriously and we use the utmost discretion when contacting you. Everything that we talk about is kept in the strictest confidence and will not be shared by Claimont to anyone outside the organisation without obtaining your consent first.

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