Home Instead’s live-in care helps you stay independent and comfortable in your own home for longer. You are matched with a Care Professional who gives you all the support you need to enjoy a high quality of life.
Live-in care involves a specially chosen Care Professional moving into their client’s home. They provide companionship and practical support throughout the day, enabling that person to continue living the life they have always known and doing the things they enjoy the most. Families have peace of mind knowing there is someone supporting their loved one on an ongoing basis, not only providing daily support but company too.
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A live-in Care Professional resides in the home of the person they are caring for and our relationship-led approach means that we can find the right match. We don’t just learn about the everyday needs of clients; we look to understand their interests and wants to find the right person to provide comfortable live-in care. With industry-leading training, our Care Professionals can provide personal and specialist care in your own home and may be an alternative to moving into residential care. It means having one-to-one care in familiar surroundings, with the same Care Professionals who get to know you well.
Living with you, your live-in Care Professional will help by doing a range of duties including; light housework, shopping, cooking, and help attending appointments or social activities, which enables you to remain in your own home safely, without feeling lonely or isolated.
We know that finding care for a loved one isn’t easy. With so many options and choices, it can be hard to know where to turn. But our care begins with you.
By spending more time listening and understanding your circumstances than anyone else, we’re confident we can help you get through it.
Because we’re here to help your relative live a more independent life, at home, with everything from companionship to specialised, practical care created just for them.
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Live-in care enables you to remain in your beloved home while receiving support from a dedicated Care Professional – somebody who becomes part of your family. Live-in care can also be a more affordable alternative to hourly care and residential care.
If you do not require 24-7 care, but instead need someone to be available on and off through-out the day to help with you daily living activities, then our day care options provide the support needed while allowing for personal space and without the additional costs of having someone there constantly. At night a live-in Care Professional may also be on hand for emergencies as well as providing the peace of mind that you are not at home alone.
For many people who receive care, having continuity of both the environment and Care Professionals is hugely important. When family and friends don’t live nearby or are unable to visit regularly, live-in care ensures an older loved one is not lonely or isolated and can continue living well.
Live-in care is highly personalised and helps somebody live on their terms with a routine designed around them providing meaning and purpose, not just stopping them from counting down the hours until the next care visit but also to feel stimulated and engaged.
Live-in care is flexible, meaning that there are a range of situations and conditions it can support. It’s companionship-led, so Care Professionals aren’t just on hand to help with daily tasks, but to share the activities that make life more enjoyable. Respite or short-term care can give a family carer a much-needed break. It can also provide additional support when needs are greater, for example post-hospital discharge.
Specialist live-in care helps people living with conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s. It gives them a personalised plan designed around their own needs, which doesn’t only provide care by the hour but also additional support if and when needed.Live-in palliative and end of life care can even help to meet complex needs and provide dignity at the most difficult of times.
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Live-in care is a form of long-term care where a trained Care Professional resides in the same home as the care recipient, providing around-the-clock assistance and support with various daily tasks and personal needs. This type of care is particularly beneficial for individuals who require continuous supervision and assistance due to medical conditions, disabilities, or age-related limitations. The live-in carer offers a wide range of services, including help with personal hygiene, medication management, meal preparation, mobility assistance, household chores, and emotional companionship. Unlike traditional care facilities or “care homes”, live-in care allows the care recipient to remain in the comfort of their own home while receiving dedicated, personalised care. This arrangement not only promotes a sense of familiarity and independence but also establishes a close, one-on-one relationship between the Care Professional and the care recipient, fostering a far more supportive and happy environment.
The cost of live-in care can vary significantly based on several factors such as the location, the level and complexity of care needed (simple housekeeping or companionship care will be less costly than complex healthcare support, for example), and the provider you choose. Live-in care does tend to be more expensive on average than many other types of care due to the continuous presence of a Care Professional. Costs might encompass the caregiver’s wages, accommodation, meals, and in some cases, benefits. Nevertheless, considering the potential savings from not having to move to a care facility, live-in care can offer a cost-effective alternative for those who prefer to age or recover in the comfort of their own home rather than a residential care facility.
Live-in care is designed to support individuals who require assistance, supervision, and companionship on a 24/7 basis due to various factors that affect their ability to live independently. This arrangement is particularly beneficial for the elderly who wish to maintain their independence at home while receiving help with daily activities like grooming, meal preparation, and medication management. It’s also suitable for those with disabilities who require constant support to enhance their quality of life and ensure their safety. A live-in Care Professional provides continuous support, companionship, and peace of mind to both the care recipient and their families.
Live-in care involves a Care Professional residing with an individual who requires assistance and support on a 24/7 basis. Like all other forms of home care, it starts with an assessment of needs, after which the right Care Professional for the recipient is selected based on skills, experience and personality fit, then a detailed care plan is developed, after which the carer moves into the home. Most Care Professionals work on a rotational basis so that they can still have time off without interrupting care, and contingency plans will also be put in place to ensure care is not interrupted if sickness or other circumstances cause the primary Care Professional to be unavailable, but the aim is still to have consistent and familiar care from a single caregiver in order to promote a comfortable relationship in a familiar environment.
Live-in care at home empowers the elderly to maintain their independence, dignity, and a sense of control over their lives, while still receiving dedicated, comprehensive support. By far the main benefit is that live-in care allows care recipients to remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, which can significantly enhance emotional well-being and quality of life. This form of care is highly personalised, adapting to the specific needs and routines of the individual, ensuring tailored support for daily activities, medication management, mobility assistance, and more. The one-on-one nature of live-in care fosters a strong bond between the Care Professional and care recipient, providing companionship and reducing feelings of isolation. Staying at home eliminates the disruption and stress often associated with moving to a care facility, and live-in care can also be considerably more cost-effective than residential care options, as it avoids facility fees which can often be extremely steep.
Choosing live-in care for the elderly offers a multitude of advantages that cater specifically to their needs, allowing them to age gracefully within the familiarity and comfort of their own homes, preserving cherished routines and memories. With a dedicated Care Professional always present, there’s continuous support available for daily activities, medication management, mobility assistance, and more. The personalised nature of live-in care ensures that the elderly receive individualised attention that respects their preferences and maintains their dignity, and also fosters emotional well-being by minimising feelings of loneliness and isolation that can often arise in traditional care settings. Elderly adults and their families appreciate the strong bond that forms between the Care Professional and care recipient, promoting companionship and enhancing the overall quality of life during their later years.
Arranging live-in care with Home instead is as easy as getting in touch with us by phone on 03300 583450, or making a care enquiry online. Your local office will get in touch with you for an initial discussion and needs assessment, and then get to work to find and introduce the best Care Professional fit to act as the primary carer, while also handling arrangements for continuous cover contingencies so care remains uninterrupted even in case of primary caregiver illness, as well as during their holiday breaks.
Live-in care is not the same as 24-hour care. A Care Professional will typically work an 8 to 10 hour day. Those hours will be discussed in your initial assessment and tailored to suit the needs of the person receiving care. A live-in Care Professional is of course on hand in case of emergencies, but it is not generally expected that they will provide ongoing night care. A Care Professional also needs to have breaks throughout the day and other Care Professionals may visit the home if a wrap-around care service is offered, giving the main care provider their needed breaks without any interruption in support.
A live-in Care Professional’s rota can vary depending on the specific needs of the client, the type of care required, and the preferences of the individuals involved. The Care Professional will typically take up residence with the client and vacate the property when they have days and weeks off. When you are matched to a Care Professional, at the outset you will understand their expected working pattern, and an additional person may be recruited to fill the periods when they are arranged to be absent. This might mean that you have multiple Care Professionals working alternative schedules, meaning that the client receives continuity of care from friendly, familiar faces.
Having live-in care provides a transformative experience for elderly individuals needing support. Imagine having a compassionate Care Professional right by your side, assisting with daily tasks, from meal preparation and grooming to medication reminders. The constant presence of a caring companion fosters a sense of security and companionship, promoting emotional well-being. This arrangement ensures you can continue to enjoy the familiarity and comfort of your own home while receiving tailored assistance, ultimately enhancing your quality of life and independence.
A live-in Care Professional must have their own bedroom for personal space. It is also typically expected that the home has an internet connection. Arrangements for food will be discussed in your consultation, but the Care Professional typically receives a weekly food allowance to purchase food for themselves. Live-in Care Professionals may cook and eat with their clients, or they may decide to do this separately, depending on the dietary requirements and personal preferences of everyone involved.
Residential care, often provided in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, typically involves a fixed monthly fee that covers accommodation, meals, and various levels of care and support, but provided in a group setting. On the other hand, a live-in carer’s cost will encompass their wages, possibly accommodation and meals, but focuses solely on the personalised care they provide. While residential care might seem more convenient in terms of all-inclusive services, it can be considerably more expensive due to facility overheads, and care quality is not the same as the one-on-one support provided by a live-in carer. Live-in Care Professionals offer a far more individualised and potentially cost-effective alternative, allowing the care recipient to stay in their own familiar environment. The most cost effective option will vary depending on needs and circumstances, so be sure to shop around different facilities and care solutions to find the one that feels best for you.