Live-in care services
Care homes aren't the only solution. Keep your loved one in the comfort of their own home, with round the clock expert care from a highly trained and trusted care professional.
Why live-in care?
With our help, clients are able to stay in familiar surroundings that they have spent their lives shaping. Our live-in care professionals 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.Request a brochure Send a message to our care team
Round the clock safety
Have peace of mind knowing you have someone with you at all times to help around the house, keep you company and adding an additional layer of security.
Personalised to you and your routines
We tailor our care plans around you and your established routines, and not the other way round. Your care plan will be regularly reviewed and adapted as your needs and preferences change.
Home cooked meals the way you like them
No restrictive or repetitive menus to choose from. Our live-in care professionals can prepare your favourite meals exactly the way you like them.
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Regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission
The CQC monitors and inspects regulated care services to ensure that the service provided meets certain standards in five key areas; whether the service is Safe, Well-led, Responsive, Caring and Effective.
Care shaped around you and your routines
Good person-centred care should adapt to fit in around your life, needs, and wishes. Care in your home offers the opportunity to continue living life the way you want; doing things you want, how you want, when you want.
Employed, trained and managed care professionals
Managed live-in care providers organise experienced professionals who are vetted, trained and competency assessed before they step foot in your home. The provider is responsible for managing these professionals, organising holiday cover, running payroll, and providing further training and ongoing support.
No need for a big distruptive move
Although having a live-in care professional staying with you at home can be an adjustment, not needing to go through the stress and strain of a disruptive move at a key point in your life can help you to remain independent.
Regularly reviewed and monitored care plans
A managed live-in care service will undertake a thorough consultation with you to create a detailed and bespoke plan of how your care professional will support you. This plan will be regularly monitored and updated as we learn more about you or if your needs change.
Ability to keep your pets and belongings with you
Pets and belongings can be a huge part of your life. From the piano you can’t be parted with, to your cat who has been with you through hard times and good, they can shape our identity and give our lives meaning. Managed live-in care recognises and honours the importance of the emotional connections that sustain us.
Client and care professional matching service
Having someone else temporarily live with you can be daunting, but knowing a little more about this person, and the shared interests and personality traits can help. GoodOaks live-in care professionals are matched to clients with a bespoke process that looks at the hobbies, backgrounds, experience and traits that make people who they are.
Stay in the comfort of your own home
When you are not feeling well, being in a familiar environment can be a source of comfort and stability, helping to reduce stress and anxiety. Being able to control your living space and maintaining your privacy helps to maintain your sense of dignity and agency in the face of challenges you face.
Number of different carers per week
The best care is provided by professionals who have built a deep, lasting and enabling relationship with their client. Live-in care professionals have the time and space to properly understand their client’s needs and wishes, and can proactively make sure their needs are being met.
Estimated cost per week of equivalent services
Costs can vary widely. Having one-to-one care at home is equivalent to the very best care homes, who can afford to pay for better staffing ratios and have the time and culture to spend time with their clients, which unfortunately can be prohibitively expensive and difficult to find. Introductory agencies have less overheads as they have less onerous quality assurance and safety checks due to being unregulated and not an employer, but not always.
Joan’s case study
“If we had not had the care provided by GoodOaks, my mother would not be able to continue living independently at home.”
“We are now 4 months into Amy being at home with Mum and it’s honestly been such a life changing experience. Not only for mum, but for the whole family. We now sleep at night with peace of mind knowing that mum is well cared for by someone who knows her and is supporting her living at home, just where she wants to be. We can now enjoy the time we get with mum and spend quality time with her when we visit, rather than combining company and trying to do the laundry or cleaning – This is all now taken care of and we couldn’t be happier”.
Joan had been admitted to St Richard’s Hospital after her family had raised concerns about her health. Whilst they had been doing their best to visit her at home to help with the day-to-day tasks such as washing up and laundry, they had missed some signs of malnourishment which led to her being admitted to hospital for treatment.
Joan had been living with dementia for the past couple of years and had recently been forgetting to eat and drink which had gone unnoticed and had subsequently made her quite unwell. Her family had previously looked at local care homes as an option for Joan but between them, they all felt uneasy about moving her away from the familiar surroundings of her home, her memories, or having to overturn her daily routine. They felt lost about what to do next and how to get the appropriate help in place for her until they stumbled across an article in the local magazine for live-in care. They hadn’t realised live-in care was an option and almost immediately knew this could potentially be the best possible route for her care at home.
Jacqueline, the Registered Manager, arranged a visit at the hospital with Joan and her family in person. She found out a little background about her and her life, her routine and how she had been since her diagnosis. Jacqueline also gathered information on her current health and detailed the care that could be put in place for her when she got home.
When Joan returned home, a second visit was carried out, this time it included additional risk assessments to ensure her safety and wellbeing, before a full care plan was written. All of this was agreed step by step with Joan and her family, so that everyone was clear and involved in the process.
After speaking with Joan and finding out more about the qualities she would like in her care professional, the live-in care coordinator, knew exactly who would be a match. She sent over a profile for Amy, who not only had experience in dementia care, but also loved jigsaws – One of Joan’s favourite things to do!
Live-in care FAQs
Live-in homecare is a personalised and flexible alternative to residential care. GoodOaks live-in care professionals stay with you at home day and night, often for at least two weeks at a time. Your live-in care professional 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 care professionals 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.
The cost of live-in homecare 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 homecare prices start from £1,100.00 per week for care.
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.
Live-in homecare is ideal for adults over the age of 18 who want an alternative to a residential care home. Private live-in homecare 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 homecare, or just temporary homecare after an operation. Whatever you need, our live-in care professionals are here to fit into your lifestyle and meet your specific needs.
Live-in care professionals 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 care professional’s time off.
Live-in care professionals don’t have specific set hours of work, as their responsibilities depend entirely on the level of care required. Live-in care professional’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.