What is Live in Care?
Live-in care is a personalised and flexible alternative to residential care. Good Oaks live-in carers stay with you at home day and night, often for at least two weeks at a time. Your live-in carer can help with the running of the house as much as desired, as well as provide personal care and companionship.
With our help, clients are able to stay in familiar surroundings that they have spent their lives shaping. Our live-in carers adapt and work to support you in your own home, so you can keep your independence and possessions, family and pets around you no matter what your situation.
Live in carers can help with housekeeping, laundry, cooking, continence care, mobility and more. We work closely with you to decide on the level of care you need, which is entirely flexible. The advantage of a live in carer is that they are there in the day and overnight, so can provide consistent care 24 hours a day.
Our Live-in Carers
At Good Oaks Home Care, we employ and train all of our live in carers ourselves, and are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), with all of our carers also being Dignity in Care registered, so you can be confident of the highest level of service.
Good Oaks’ professional live-in carers are experienced, confident, friendly and kind. During the initial assessment, we ask about the sort of person you are looking for, and work hard to find the best match.
Because we’re smaller than most other live-in care providers, you can be sure that your live-in carer will be back after their break, so you can build a proper rapport. Our carers come from a variety of care backgrounds, and are a diverse group, so we can always allocate someone meeting your specific needs.
Why Choose Live-in Care?
Live in care can make a real difference to your quality of life and is a great alternative to residential care homes for those who desire more freedom, more choice and a simpler way of living. With live in care, your carer adapts to your lifestyle, so you don’t have to follow a strict schedule or suffer any disruption to your daily routine.
With a live in carer, you can stay in the home you love, keep your pets with you and have friends and family to visit as often as you normally would, with no restrictions and no responsibility on your visitors part to care for you, so you can relax and enjoy their company.
By choosing Good Oaks Home Care as your live in care partner, you’ll receive a fully managed, stress free service. Not only do we find a live in carer for you, but we go beyond the typical agency duties and also arrange their pay, cover for their holidays and handle any concerns you may have. Your care team is much bigger than just the carer you live with, it’s the entire Good Oaks Home Care team!
Who is Live-in Care for?
Live in care is ideal for adults over the age of 18 who want an alternative to a residential care home. Private live in home care allows you to carry on living in the home you love. It provides companionship for the elderly and it enables people with dementia or other medical conditions to live a more comfortable life.
You might require full time live in home care, or just temporary home care after an operation. Whatever you need, our live in carers are here to fit into your lifestyle and meet your specific needs.
How to Arrange Live in Carers
Arranging care for you or your loved one couldn’t be easier. Get started with our simple process:
- Call our friendly team of experts on 01202 757787, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options or arrange a free, no obligation consultation. You can also get in touch with your most local office here
- We will come and meet you in your home at a time and date which suits you. Here, we can assess your needs and answer any questions you may have.
- We work alongside you to find a live in carer with the right skills and personality to be your perfect match
- We arrange for your live in care to start, and provide a fully managed service with regular reviews and appraisals of our carers to ensure they are meeting your needs.
‘Live in Carers’ Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a live in carer cost?
The cost of live in carers depends very much on your specific needs. If you require basic care and companionship, this will cost less than a more specialist level of care, such as physical disability care.
Our live in carer prices start from £990.00 per week for 24/7 care of a single adult and £1,100.00 per week for a couple.
There are a few funding options which may enable you to more easily afford live-in care. You might be eligible for local authority care funding, so speak to your local authority or contact us to find out more. Alternatively, you might qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) if your care needs are directly related to health issues.
What is expected of a live in carer?
Live in carers have a wide variety of responsibilities, which include, but are not limited to:
- Personal care – helping you with day to day tasks such as washing yourself and getting dressed.
- General housekeeping – our carers are hands on with cleaning of the home, washing your clothes, running errands and looking after your pets.
- Dietary needs – Cooking your meals and going shopping for you to make sure you have everything you need to stay happy and healthy.
- Mobility support – Everything from helping you get around the house to assisting you with days out, going to appointments or meeting friends.
- Medical care – Whether you need continence care or help with your medication, our live in carers are fully trained professionals ready to help.
- Job support – Providing the help you need to continue doing your job or getting an education.
- Companionship – Our live in carers are there to make you smile, have a good conversation and build a long lasting relationship with you.
Anyone who wants a live in carer must be able to provide a spare room for them to live in.
Do live in carers get time off?
Live in carers do get time off, including a set number of hours each week and pre-booked holiday time each year. Their time off is scheduled around your lifestyle, and cover care (or respite care) is provided during your live in carer’s time off.
How many hours does a live in carer work?
Live in carers don’t have specific set hours of work, as their responsibilities depend entirely on the level of care required. Live in carer’s do, of course, need 8 hours sleep per day and need to fit in an hour or two as breaks throughout the day, which they work around the hours they are supporting you.
How to find a live in carer UK
Finding the right live in carer to meet your specific requirements can be difficult. You may require specialist medical assistance, or just want someone from a particular background who you feel you would get along better with. We make the entire process incredibly easy. Book a free consultation and we can do all the hard work of finding your ideal carer for you.
Unlike a regular agency, we continue our relationship with you after we find your carer, ensuring you have someone to contact if you have any questions about your care, which gives you total peace of mind. Every client is treated as an individual to ensure they are happy with their bespoke service.
Live in Care Options
Our live in home care service is incredibly flexible and we have fully trained carers able to tackle any level of care. Whether you just need companionship care for older people, personal care or require specialist care such as disability care, stroke care, mental health care or end of life palliative care, our live in carers are here to help.
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Specialist Live-in Care supports people with more complex conditions who need extra support to stay at home, such as use of equipment.
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Live in Care Jobs
If you’re a carer with a compassionate nature looking for the next step in your career, Good Oaks Home Care offers an incredibly competitive care worker package. We provide the guidance and training you need to become the best carer you can be. Visit our careers website to find our latest vacancies and apply online today.