Live-in dementia care

Life doesn’t end with a dementia diagnosis. But living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia can be daunting. We’re here to help.

Our live-in care service for people with dementia gives you or your family member can have one-to-one care from a carefully matched live-in care worker, in the comfort and security of your own home.

Our live-in dementia care staff can provide different levels of care, ranging from companionship care to complex dementia care.

Helping you maintain your independence at home can help you feel safe and bring your family peace of mind.

Every live-in dementia care plan is bespoke and tailored to your needs. Feedback shows that this approach makes a real difference to people living with dementia.

Costs of dementia care

What are the advantages of live-in dementia care?

  • You get one-to-one, personalised support, 24 hours a day, to meet all your individual needs
  • You can stay in your own home and familiar surroundings, alongside any family or pets
  • You can keep your independence and continue to be part of your local community, with your social life and timetable
  • The companionship of your care worker helps prevent isolation and loneliness
  • Your care worker can support you to get the medication, nutrition and hydration you need
  • Your care worker can take care of domestic chores such as cooking, cleaning and laundry
  • Live-in care is proven to reduce falls and hospital admissions
  • Peace of mind for family and loved ones that may not be local, knowing help is at hand 24/7

Why choose live-in dementia care from Agincare?

What makes our live-in care service special is that we fully manage it. Other live-in care services – such as introductory services – offer less protection and fewer guarantees for the same price.

We go the extra mile. We employ and pay the care worker, which means we have a duty of care. For example, if your care worker is ill, it’s our job to find someone to replace them.

We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission. This gives you a higher level of protection and peace of mind, knowing there’s a professional team managing your care. We also guarantee the training, supervision and support of our care staff.

And we’re always at the end of a phone should you need support.

On top of all that:

  • We are a family-owned care provider, offering reliable and professional care since 1986
  • We are one of the largest care groups in England with more than 3500 staff providing a range of care services, including domiciliary care and care homes, as well as live-in care
  • 90% of our customers rate us ‘excellent’ or ‘great’
  • All our care staff are enhanced DBS (police) checked
  • All our care staff are English-speaking
  • We have a unique ‘person-first’ approach to care, meaning we take the time to fully understand someone’s needs and situation, so we can provide appropriate care

Mrs B has dementia and had been housebound for years before she started receiving live-in care from Agincare. Her regional care manager, Marie got to know Mrs B and quickly saw that Mrs B would love to go out, but that she needed to use a wheelchair. Marie organised a wheelchair for Mrs B who was delighted. Her live-in care worker has been taking her out to the beach, the pier and on shopping trips.

Mrs B said:

I had lost all confidence, now I am planning a visit to Tunbridge Wells, where I grew up. My live-in carer and I are going on the bus.

Call us now on 01305443115 to talk to us about how live-in dementia care could help you or a member of your family.

Our personal approach to arranging your live-in care

We understand that having someone coming to live in your house can be a big step. That’s why we take so much care matching client and live-in care worker.

We match a care worker to you through a comprehensive assessment and matching process done by people, not a computer. We take pride in our personal approach to arranging your live-in care.

We have a rigorous process to make sure we only recruit the right live-in care staff, rejecting many more candidates than we recruit. We look for hard-working individuals with a special blend of compassion, common sense, reliability and a great sense of humour.

We will come to your home to discuss a tailored package face-to-face with you. We want to fully understand your needs, home situation, likes and dislikes. Then we go away to consider which of our care staff would be the best match.

We have 700 trained and qualified live-in care staff on our books, all with their own mix of experience, qualifications, background and interests – there will be someone to suit you and your situation.

We return to you with two or three profiles to consider.

Read our dementia live-in care case study.

What do I need to provide?

Our care worker will need a bedroom and is entitled to a two-hour break each day (or 14 hours a week). They will also need somewhere to keep their clothes, and access to a bathroom and a kitchen. While they are on call for 24 hours a day, minimal interruptions during the night are expected.

If this does not suit your needs, 24-hour care or a waking night option is available.

The cost of live-in dementia care

Live-in care is an affordable alternative to moving into a care home. The cost of live-in care depends on the level of care required and funding may be available. Our price is based on your needs, not where you live or who you are.

Live-in care: avoid selling your family home

Having to sell the family home to pay for care is understandably unpopular. However, if you are still living in your home it cannot be taken into account as an asset when calculating the cost of care.

Therefore, your home remains yours to bequeath or do with as you wish. This is particularly relevant for people with combined assets amounting to more than £23,250 (the point at which clients become responsible for the full cost of their care).

Call us now on 01305443115 to talk to us about how live-in dementia care could help you or a member of your family.