'Outstanding for Caring'
"You can't fault them in anything,
they really care"
(Quote from our 2019 CQC inspection report)
Live-in care has become a popular alternative for individuals or couples who need support in their daily lives and would like to stay in their own home. And who wouldn't? Live-in care is a life-changing service where a carer comes to live with you, in your own home, and is available around the clock to help out with all things big and small.
For most people, the fact that they can decide to keep living at home is a breath of fresh air. You can keep your own things around you, live in your own familiar neighbourhood, keep your pets, and decide on your own daily routines.
Live-in support is very popular among our clients because it offers continuity – our live-in carers often stay with the same clients for years – and because it is reassuring to know there is always someone there around who can help.
We find that live-in care is becoming increasingly popular among a wide range of people, young and old, with varying levels of fitness.
Having someone around
Live-in care is a source of companionship, and it can be a comfort to know there is someone around who knows you and who can lend a hand. It is the idea that there is someone to go swimming with, or who can join you for a stroll through town or carry the shopping. For some people, live-in care means that they can do things they may be less inclined to do alone, like going to the cinema, driving to a county show or visiting family.
Support with complex medical conditions
Live-in care can be a solution for people suffering from complex physical conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s, or epilepsy. Under such circumstances, a live-in carer can bring peace of mind by taking responsibility for all household chores (including looking after pets), supporting with medical requirements, liaising with health care professionals, and generally being around as a companion.
For couples where one of the two is frail or suffers from a medical condition, live-in care can be a great support. Often, a live-in carer is able to take an enormous weight of the shoulders of the spouse or partner, who might struggle to take on all the care requirements around the clock. With an extra pair of ears, eyes and hands in the home, many couples can keep on living together for longer.
In a similar fashion, live-in support allows couples who both require 24-hour support to stay in their own homes. Because they are readily available, our live-in carers are able to attend both partners individually without being pressed for time – they are there just for you, after all.
Sometimes, temporary live-in care can offer relief for people looking after a loved one. Whether it is a few days or several weeks or months, a live-in carer can take over the care and household responsibilities to enable the normal carer to take a break or tend other obligations.
We keep live-in care as simple as possible. Nobody likes unnecessary fuss when things should be straightforward. The way we work is designed to create stability for yourself and our staff.
We can (usually) get started straight away
We suggest starting with an informal chat to explore whether live-in care might suit you. We can explain to you how we work, answer your questions and give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.
If you are ready to explore a bit further, we will visit you in your own home (usually the same or next day), to discuss what you like to achieve and how we can help make it happen. Whether you would mainly like some companionship or require support with mobility or medications, we tailor your live-in care to your unique circumstances.
You get to meet and select your own carer
Inviting someone to live in your home is a big step, and it is important that you and your live-in carer are well matched. We will introduce you to several of our team, and you can meet and select the person you feel you get on with naturally. If both parties are happy, we can agree a starting date. Usually, this happens within the same week or the week after our initial visit, but we are often able to start almost immediately if preferred.
You get your own dedicated manager in the office
To keep things simple, you will be introduced to your own named contact person in the office, whose role is to ensure you are happy with the way we support you. They will be there to answer your questions, set-up your support structure, and they will visit you regularly to discuss how you are doing and whether there is anything we can do for you.
We look after our carers
Our carers are devoted to their clients, and it is humbling to see how selflessly and enthusiastically they make sure their beloved clients have a good day. Many of them have cared for a loved one before they joined our team, and many of them have been with us for years, if not decades. Our ‘oldest’ carer has been with us for about twenty years!
We are proud of our carers, and we are proud to look after them well. We employ all our carers, which means they receive a pension, holiday pay and sick pay, among other benefits.
We also provide our carers with high-quality training, which is regularly repeated and updated according to the latest healthcare standards. All our care staff are trained to support with specialist care, so that they feel confident supporting with complex conditions like dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and many others.
How much does live-in care cost?
Many people don’t realise that live-in care can be a viable alternative to a residential care home. For many of our clients, the fact that they can stay at home, often as a couple, with continuous assistance on hand, makes live-in care far more attractive than a residential setting.
Not only does live-in care take away the stress of a big move, it also enables people to follow their own routines, have pets, and receive visits from friends and family whenever they want.
We tailor our rates for live-in care to your unique personal context. Download our brochure to find our current live-in care rates.