What is live-in care?
Live-in care is the new standard for elderly support.
We’ll provide an experienced, conscientious and friendly caregiver, and your loved one will receive one-on-one, 24-hour care in the comfort of their own home.
Why choose live-in care?
Whether your loved one needs a lot of support or just a little looking after, we help with finding flexible, cost-effective, 24-hour care tailored especially to them.
You’re in control
Let us know what sort of help you need, and we can help get an experienced carer on your doorstep within 48 hours.
We’ll help you handpick the perfect companion for your loved one from a choice of highly qualified candidates.
On your side
If you ever need a spot of advice about your circumstances, our specialist advisors are only a phone call away.
Colin and Dulcie’s story
Dulcie is 100-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for six months. We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.
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There’s no place like home
If you thought it was difficult leaving home at 18, try doing it at 80.
We help offer a better option. Your loved one can stay put and keep to their own routine. You can rest easy knowing they’re well looked after 24 hours a day.
Better carers, better care
It’s no surprise the calibre of our carers sets us apart: only 10% of applicants meet our high standards.
Not only will your loved one will be looked after by someone with years of experience to their name, we’ll whittle down our list to find a kindred spirit they’ll really hit it off with.
The pounds look after themselves
Live-in care promises a far more personal experience than a residential home – and costs a third less.
You’ll pay £895 a week, with no hidden charges for weekends or holidays. And since our plan works on a weekly basis, you can use us as a flexible short-term solution to help your loved one get back on their feet.
Frequently asked questions
What is live-in care?
Live-in care is a 24-hour care option for those in later life, where a professional caregiver moves in with a recipient to oversee their wellbeing around the clock.
With specialist training in low to mid-level needs, caregivers are experienced in helping with medical, physical and behavioural issues. They also provide ongoing pastoral support, offering companionship to help your loved one get more out of every day.
To learn more about how live-in care works, take a look at our ‘What is live-in care?’ page.
How much does live-in care cost?
With us, live-in care costs £895 a week. This is a fixed rate, so you won’t need to pay extra for weekends or holidays.
Our care plans work on a weekly basis so that you can adapt instantly to changing circumstances. You can get underway within one working day, and rethink your plan the moment your situation starts to look a little different, you can find out more here.
Is there any financial support available?
There is, though it’s worth noting that the kind your loved one is eligible for depends on their circumstances – both financial and medical.
They may be in the running for assistance from local or national government schemes. They may also be able to release equity in their property to access a tax-free lump sum or income.
To get a better understanding of your options, take a look at our ’How do I pay for care?’ page.
Will a live-in carer look after my loved one’s personal needs?
Absolutely. Live-in carers offer assistance with a huge range of day-to-day requirements – including hygiene and grooming.
Putting your loved one at ease during this sort of care is tricky, but live-in carers are uniquely positioned to do just that. They can devote the time and attention required to build trust, as well as get to know just how much help they need to offer.
To learn more about how they can support your loved one’s personal needs, take a look at our guide on grooming and hygiene.
Do live-in carers provide night-time support?
Of course. Live-in carers move into your loved one’s home to offer 24-hour care – even if that means getting up in the middle of the night.
They’ll help create routines around bedtime, ensuring better quality sleep for improved wellbeing. They might also get your loved one to the toilet if they need it, or put their mind at ease if they’re confused.
To learn more about your loved one’s night-time care, find more details in our ‘How to look after the elderly at night’ guide.
Learn more about live-in care
The True Cost of Care
Explore the ins and outs of paying for care, and the resources available to you to help cover the costs.
Care homes vs Live-In Care
Take a look at how two of the most popular forms of care match up, and suss out which one’s right for you.
24 Hours of Care at Home
Gain a better understanding of the day-to-day roles and responsibilities of a live-in carer.