Live-in care is an excellent alternative to residential or nursing homes and offers a range of benefits to both our client and family/friends. A Support Assistant can live with you in your home, offering round-the-clock support and more flexibility. Professional live-in care in the comfort of your own home.
Benefits of Live-In Care
You can stay in your own home, set your own schedule, keep your garden and pets, live with your partner without making them solely responsible your care and wellbeing, and you can receive visitors at any time (not just during scheduled visiting hours). Maintaining independence and stability is important for so many of our clients, which is why we feel strongly that live-in care should be affordable and accessible to more people throughout the UK.
Live-in care is often cheaper than staying in quality care home – weekly costs for care homes can exceed £1,500. Savings are even bigger if you are part of a couple that needs at-home care, so you can share one Support Assistant rather than paying two sets of care home fees.
One to one help means that you have a bespoke live-in care service from somebody specially selected to meet your needs and get along with you. This type of care also means more likely to enjoy little things like home-cooked meals and your established routines.
Arranging Your Live-In Care
Live-in care can be arranged on a permanent basis or for respite and convalescence after surgery or while your main Support Assistant is away.
We carefully match personalities to ensure that you can relate and get along with your Support Assistant – our approach means that 97% of clients are happy with their live-in care services.
We appreciate it is not always practical for everyone to have a live-in support assistant and therefore we are happy to arrange an alternative solution that can still provide round-the-clock support.
Frequently Asked Questions
Live-in care is when a trained carer stays in a person’s home and helps them to lead the best life possible.
A carefully matched carer lives with the client. At agreed intervals they will take a holiday, during this time a replacement carer will take over.
We do! We take care of breaks, holidays, the carers pay, national insurance & tax, training, reviews, and of course we deal with any issues that may arise.
Live-in care is ideal for people who want to remain in their own home, but who are finding some aspects difficult to manage. Clients are mainly older people, however we do support younger adults, for example, people with learning disabilities.
Each client has different requirements, but help can include meal preparation, shopping, housework, personal care, accompanying to social events, assisting with administration, companionship and much more.
We provide clients with profiles of carers who have the relevant experience and who we judge will be a good personality match. The client will of course meet the carer before deciding.
Our team come from a wide range of backgrounds. The common thread is that they are kind, compassionate, demonstrate empathy and have the necessary skills to provide appropriate levels of support to our clients.
We would make sure that we find a suitable replacement. It is very rare that the carer is not suitable, mainly due to good matching from the outset.
Our live-in care service is flexible. We can provide short term support from a minimum of one week. With permanent support we ask for just 14 days’ notice if services are no longer required.
Yes, there is a management team on call 24 hours a day in case of any emergency. We keep in regular touch with our client and carer, always ensuring everyone is satisfied.
Yes, however it is important that the carer gets good levels of sleep. We assess the levels of care needed when we carry out your assessment and a agree a support plan.
Typically, the carer cooks and eats with the client, however, there is flexibility around meals. If the carer requires expensive alternatives this would be at cost to themselves.
Absolutely! As a minimum, all our carers have training in first aid, medication administration, health & safety, infection prevention & control, manual handling, customer care, safeguarding, fluid and nutrition.
They require their own bedroom with some space for their personal belongings. If there is a TV and internet connection available that is appreciated but not essential.
Definitely not! Part of our service is to encourage independence balanced with providing the help that is needed. Our carers recognise that the client may want time by themselves or private intervals with family & friends.
In our experience there can be some anxiety at the start, however, in nearly all cases our clients soon enjoy having a person living with them. We have seen so many success stories.
Quite often live-in care is more affordable than a care home. Costs range depending on support levels, so please contact us for more information. It is particularly cost-effective for a couple who need live-in support.
There are various ways to fund. It can be through a combination of savings, investment income and pensions. If people do not have this option, they can consider equity release from their property. We can put you in touch with care fee planning experts for a free of charge initial consultation.
• You can remain safely in the home that you love.
• Those that care about you have total peace of mind.
• If you are a couple you can stay together
• Your life is not disrupted, you live life your way.
• You maintain friendships and connections with the local community.
• No need to dispose of treasured possessions.
• Friends and family can visit as they always have.
• Your support assistant will do the household chores you can no longer complete, but you can continue with things you are able to take care of.
• Personal care can be provided when and if required
• People who have dementia cope much better in familiar home sur-roundings.
• Life typically improves, we usually see our clients and their support assis-tant having fun.