How Live-in Care Works

How long does it take to start a live-in package of care?

Good Oaks usually provides an initial no-obligation meeting free of charge at a time that’s convenient for you. We usually arrange an appointment within a week of the initial enquiry, but this process can be expedited if necessary.

How does live-in care work?

A live-in carer stays with you at your house, helping you with food preparation, cooking, cleaning and personal care. You can find out more about it here. If this doesn’t answer all your questions, please feel free to phone the friendly office team on 01202 757787, or request a brochure.

What can my live-in carer help me with?
  • Personal care, such as having a wash and getting dressed in the morning
  • Continence care
  • Administering and prompting medication
  • Meal preparation
  • Help around the house – laundry, ironing, cleaning, gardening
  • Companionship
  • Shopping Arranging appointments
  • Helping you get out into the community
How do you recruit your live-in carers?

We are always on the look-out for good live-in carers. We use a variety of ways of getting the word out about us, although word of mouth is a common way people find us.

Once they have passed our rigorous interview, we carefully vet them with an enhanced DBS criminal record check with a barred lists check, request references from their most recent employers and follow up their employment history. We then give a thorough induction and training, and they are signed off as competent before they meet clients for the first time.

What do I need to provide for a live-in carer?

Live-in carers need their own bedroom, with a cupboard or wardrobe to store their things. When we come to undertake the assessment, we can advise you about this.

What if I don’t get along with my live-in carer?

We do try very hard to match people we think will be compatible. In the unlikely event you do not get on with your live-in carer, let the office know and we can quickly and easily replace them with somebody more suitable at no extra cost.

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