Live in care: our 24 hour live-in home care services

Quality 24 hour care in the comfort and security of your own home throughout England.

If you need full-time professional care, but want to remain at home, live-in care is the ideal solution. We provide live in care for people of all ages with a variety of attention needs and dependency levels.

Our trained carers can help you live comfortably in your own home by offering quality home care. This enables you to live independently and on your own schedule, while also enjoying the presence of your family, friends and neighbours.

Our live in care service gives one-to-one 24 hour care for you or a loved one in the comfort and security of your own home with a carefully-matched carer. We can help for the short term or long term through a personalised plan created via our care assessments.

A care worker will keep you company, giving your family and friends peace of mind, knowing help is on hand 24/7.

For more information, please call us on 01305443115.

Advantages of 24-hour Live-in home care

24-hour professional live in care at home lets your loved ones continue living in their home even when alone or when a family carer is away. This comes with considerable benefits:

  • You get one-to-one, personalised support, 24 hours a day, to meet all your individual needs
  • You can stay in your own home, 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 live in carer 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
  • Your risk of falls and hospitalisation is reduced
  • Peace of mind for your family and loved ones that may not be local, knowing help is at hand 24/7

Why choose Agincare?

What makes our live in care service special is that we fully manage it. There are many introductory services who, for the same price, offer far less protection and fewer guarantees of the quality care.

As well as providing care for self-funding clients, we also work with public sector partners to provide affordable, versatile and responsive live-in care solutions.

We go the extra mile. We employ and pay our care staff, 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 provide live in care throughout England. Our care has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission CQC in all categories. See the reports for more information on our 3 areas of live-in care in England:

For more information, please call us on 01305443115.

Fully regulated and managed live-in care

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 care agency team managing your care. We also guarantee the training, supervision and support of our care staff and care managers.

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 employed by us and 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

Live-in care worker with client

We decided on Agincare because they took care of everything. With other providers we looked at you had to pay travelling expenses, etc. But we didn’t want any extra complications, just to pay a monthly fee that covered everything.

How live in care works – our personal approach

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 clients and live in carers. 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 24 hour care.

Live-in care satisfaction 2020 survey results

This year’s live-in care survey results are a powerful endorsement of the positive difference we make to people’s lives.

Infographic for live-in care satisfaction

What is live in care?

24-hour live-in home care is available for elderly people or younger adults. It is an affordable alternative to a care home that gives you control over your care, bringing you consistent, one-to-one support.

Our 24-hour one-to-one care and support in your home ranges from companionship care to complex care for health issues such as dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy.

A professional care worker is matched to you, your care needs and your situation. They come and live with you, giving you one-to-one support seven days a week, in the comfort of your own home.

How does live in care work?

You or your loved ones carry on living at home, which means you can keep your normal routine, as much as possible. Friends and family can visit whenever you want. Just because you need care and support, it shouldn’t mean you have to give up doing all the things you love.

The 24-hour care provided by your care worker gives your loved ones great peace of mind. You’re not alone in the house. And if you suddenly need help at night, there’s already someone on hand.
Reassurance also comes in the shape of the Care Quality Commission, which has rated all three of our live-in care regional teams as ‘Good’

What live in care services might a care worker provide?

Exactly how your care worker supports you will depend on your particular level of need. What we can say is that it will be a bespoke package of care, designed for you.

Your live-in care worker could help you get dressed in the morning, do the shopping for you, feed the dog, or drive you to medical appointments. It all depends on you, because everyone is different.

How much does live-in care cost?

Generally, the cost of live in care is comparable to a care home. It is designed to be a real alternative to people not wanting to leave their own home, as you don’t have to sell your home. The cost of our fully regulated and managed live-in care services starts at £850 per week.

Complete our short live in care cost calculator to receive a personalised indication of the level and cost of live in care based on your needs.

Do I have to sell my family home to afford 24 hour home care?

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).

How do I know it’s time for my loved one to receive 24-hour home care?

The following signs indicate that it may be time to change from hourly to 24-hour care for your parent, sibling, spouse or friend:

  • Compromised balance or frequent imbalance, which may be a result of age, a neurological problem or an accident
  • Recent hospitalisation or stay in a rehabilitation facility after a stroke, fracture or heart attack
  • Frequent confusion or agitation in the dark or upon waking up in the middle of the night
  • Wandering from home, on foot or in a vehicle, and getting confused or lost
  • Frequent fainting
  • Fright or confusion over the short absences of family, friends or caregivers

Our 24 hour live-in care for elderly and adults with extra needs is round-the-clock – overnight and daytime. Typical options for this form of dementia or elderly care at home include a professional caregiver who attends to all the patient’s needs.

Is there any financial support available?

The cost of care depends on the level of care required.

You may qualify for some level of live in care funding from your local authority or the NHS. State assistance for care is means-tested through a financial assessment by your local authority, taking into account the value of your property, savings and other assets (your capital).

How do we choose a carer for you?

Our rigorous process makes 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.

What will your live in carer need?

The care worker will need a bedroom and is entitled to a 2-hour break each day (or 14 hours a week). They will also need somewhere to keep their clothes and access to a bathroom and 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 nights option is available.

How COVID-safe is live-in care?

During COVID-19, live-in care from Agincare is one of the safest and most comfortable forms of care. You can self-isolate in the comfort of your own home, in complete control over who enters your home.

The Care Quality Commission completed an assessment of how our 3 regional live-in care businesses are managing the impact of COVID-19 in May/June 2020. In all 3 regions in England, the Emergency Support Framework (ESF) Summary Records include a positive response to every question asked and an equally positive overall summary.

Live-in care stories

For more information, please call us on 01305443115.