Frequently Asked Questions About Live-In Care

We are here to give you more information on Live-In care in Norwich.

As the need for elderly and healthcare services continues to grow, live-in care has emerged as a valuable solution for those in Norwich who wish to maintain their independence while receiving essential support. This article aims to address commonly asked questions about live-in  care in Norwich, providing valuable information to individuals and families considering this option.

What is Live-In Care?

Live-in care is a personalised in-home care service where a trained Care Professional lives with the client, providing assistance with daily activities, companionship, and healthcare support as needed. At Home Instead our Care Professionals are local to Norwich, which supports them in knowing the area well to be able to plan and schedule activities with knowledge of what our clients enjoy. If you are looking for a helping hand from Home Instead contact our office today on 01603 9633174 and speak to a member of our team.

Is Live-In Domiciliary Care suitable for my loved One?

Live-in care is suitable for individuals who require ongoing assistance with tasks like bathing, dressing, meal preparation, medication management, but wish to remain in the comfort of their own homes. It’s an excellent option for those with mobility issues, chronic illnesses, dementia, or certain cognitive impairments where some daily support in the home will help a person to thrive. Our Care Professionals have access to their own vehicle and have business class insurance which means they can assist with supporting clients to appointments, shopping and any other socialising they wish to do during their week.

What Services Are Included in Live-In Care?

The services provided in live-in care are customised to meet the specific needs of the client. Common services include personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, transportation, and companionship. In Norwich, Care Professionals can also assist with local activities and social engagements.

How Do I Find a Reliable Live-In Domiciliary Care Provider in Norwich?

Finding a reputable care provider is crucial. Home Instead are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Its important to look for positive reviews from clients. See what some of our clients and their families say here and feel right at home with Home Instead.

How much does Live-in care cost compared to a care home? 

On average a care home can cost anywhere between £1500-£2000 per week dependant on the level  of support someone may require. Live-in care can also vary dependant on the level of care but can cost less than a care home. For a personalised quote contact our office in Norwich on 01603 963317 or visit our website here

What are the benefits of Live-in Care over a care home? 

A Live-in carer will offer highly personalised care and work closely with the individual to tailor care plan to their specific needs, preferences and routines. Care homes provide care to a group of residents with varying needs, whilst care plans are individualised to some extent, there may be limitations on personalisation due to communal setting.

Our Live-In Care Professionals at Home Instead can cook meals specifically upon request which means they can have a meal that they fancy every single day. Care Homes often offer a limited choice.

Live-in carers prioritise in promoting the individuals independence. They assist with tasks as needed but encourage the person to maintain as much autonomy as possible. Residents in a care home have access to communal areas and activities, but they may have less independence over their daily routines compared to living at home.

Live-in carers provide one-on-one companionship and emotional support. They engage in conversations, accompany the person to social activities, and build a closer, and more personal relationship.

Live-in carers allow individuals to remain living in their own home, in and around the things that they love, surrounded by familiar possessions, neighbours and routines. They are still able to have visitors on their terms. Moving to a care home means leaving one’s home environment behind, which can be emotionally challenging for some individuals. They may also be bound to certain times that they allow visitors.

Are the Live-in Care Professionals Employed?

All our team are employed by us. You do not have the risks associated with being an employer such as legal responsibilities, payroll, cover for absence etc.

Will the Care Professional be the same all the time?

You will have the same team of Care Professionals, most of our clients have 2 Care Professionals on a 1 week rotation.

What training do the Care Professionals receive?

Our Care Professionals at Home Instead receive initial and on going training throughout their career with us. Many of our Care Professionals are trained in various common clinical skills, such as catheter care, stoma care, continence care and have regular competency checks on their knowledge and their clinical skills. Our Care Professionals also have end of life care and dementia training which are City and Guilds Assured training.

If you are wondering if your loved one would benefit from care and support you can find our more here or give our local Norwich office a call on 01603 482116