Live-in care in your ownhome

Our Live-in Care solutions help older adults stay independent and comfortable in their own home for longer. By choosing Live-in Care, a dedicated Care Professional can offer the ongoing support and companionship needed to enhance your loved one’s quality of life.

What is live-in care?

Live-in care involves a specially chosen Care Professional moving into a client’s home to provide companionship and practical support. This enables older adults to continue living life and enjoying their preferred routines and activities, while safe in the knowledge there is always someone around when needed. With live-in care, families get peace of mind knowing there is someone looking out for their loved one’s health and wellbeing, even when they can’t be there. 

Live-in care helps older adults to: 

  • Access care in the comfort of their own home, rather than in a residential care home
  • Benefit from continuity of care from someone who lives in the home long-term
  • Receive 1-2-1 care and personal attention from a dedicated Care Professional
  • Enjoy having someone around to help with everyday tasks and offer companionship
  • Make life easier, with help to get washed and dressed every day, attend appointments, or keep the house clean
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Our Live-in Care Professionals

We know having someone move into the home can be daunting, so we use our relationship-led matching service to ensure an experienced, highly trained live-in Care Professional is chosen with your loved one’s specific needs and unique character in mind. We find the strongest care relationships are built from a foundation of genuine friendship, so when a live-in Care Professional resides in the home, they will carry out everyday tasks while also taking time to understand your loved one’s interests, preferences and personality. 

With industry-leading training, our Care Professionals offer a bespoke alternative to residential care, meaning your loved one can have all of their health and companionship needs met with 1-2-1 care from friendly faces in familiar surroundings.

From light housework to grocery shopping, and cooking to attending healthcare appointments, a live-in Care Professional can help with everything an older adult needs to remain safe and happy in their own home.

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Confused about home care? We can help.

We know you want the best for your loved one, so when it comes to arranging home care, we’ve made it easy with personalised, attentive care that adapts as your needs change. 

Organising care shouldn’t feel like a trust fall. By taking the time to listen and understand your unique circumstances, we’re confident we can help your loved one live a more independent life at home, while helping you find balance as a caregiver. 

From warm and friendly companionship, to specialised, practical care that puts their needs and preferences first, we are changing the way people think about home care.   

Whatever questions you would like answered, we’re here to put your mind at ease – with no pressure to make a decision until you feel ready.

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The benefits of live-in care

For many older adults, live-in care can be a life-changing alternative to moving into residential care. Some of the benefits your loved one could enjoy include:

  • Staying in their beloved home without compromising on care quality 
  • Dedicated support from a Care Professional they – and your family – grow to trust 
  • Better affordability as an alternative to hourly care or a residential facility
  • Enhanced safety and peace of mind, knowing someone is around at night if needed
  • Reduced loneliness by having a companion around throughout the day 

If your loved one does not require constant care, or they would prefer more alone time, our day care options could be a better fit. This means a Care Professional would be available on and off throughout the day to help with daily living activities, but not overnight, which could make care more affordable. 

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Why choose live-in care?

As well as an older adult’s daily care needs – such as personal care or specialist care – having companionship, regular mental stimulation, and continuity of care is so important when receiving care in the home environment. 

Just like our other care services, live-in care can be highly personalised to help your loved one live on their terms with a routine that gives them fulfilment and purpose. If you are unable to regularly visit due to distance or other commitments, our experienced live-in Care Professionals can make sure your loved one remains happy, content, and engaged.

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Who could benefit from live-in care?

Live-in care is adaptable to many situations and conditions, and at Home Instead, we believe in live-in care that is companionship-led. Our Care Professionals go the extra mile to get to know the person they are caring for, and enjoy fun activities with them to enhance their wellbeing. Some circumstances where live-in care could be beneficial include: 

  • Respite or short-term live-in care offers families a much-needed break from caring duties, or when the person’s needs quickly increase, such as after a hospital stay
  • Specialist live-in care helps people with conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, to continue living independently and confidently at home 
  • Live-in palliative and end-of-life care can help to meet complex needs and provide dignity and consistency during the most difficult times
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