We understand that having someone coming to live in your house can be a big step. That’s why we have a rigorous process to make sure we only recruit the right live-in care workers and select only the one who is right for you.

We provide comprehensive training for every care worker that makes it through the process, supporting and developing them throughout their care career with Agincare. Always professional, every live-in care worker will strike the right balance between being supportive, promoting your independence and offering you reassurance.

When you enquire into live-in care, you will receive a handful of profiles to choose from, hand selected by our expert team of care advisors based on your needs, preferences and wishes.

Your live-in care worker

With live-in care, you benefit from around the clock, one-to-one care and support from a live-in care worker elected by you based on your likes, dislikes and needs.

Your live-in care worker can support you with anything you need to continue living safely and as independently as possible in your own home. They will live with you 24/7 so to support you whenever it is needed.

Live-in care workers commonly provide care and support in the form of personal care, domestic chores such as housework and laundry, cooking, shopping, socialising with friends and companionship. As part of our premium service, they can also provide additional support such as helping you join in or attend events, taking you on trip out, taking care of pets and even accompanying you on holidays.

With the support of your live-in care worker, you can get back to doing what you enjoy, or find new hobbies, knowing that you have 24-hour care and support from a professional care worker on hand whenever you need it.

Live-in care worker training

All of our live-in care workers receive specialist training designed and delivered by expert health and social care training provider, Training Now.

They ensure that our care workers are trained in all aspects of the care certificate, as is requested by the Care Quality Commission; the regulating body for social care in England. This includes modules on moving and handling, duty of care, safeguarding and awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities.

What’s more, our live-in care workers are required to renew their training every six months and have access to additional training such as apprenticeships, online courses, and in-person short courses free of charge.

Are your staff employed or self-employed?

What makes our live-in care service special is that we fully manage it. While other live-in care services – such as introductory services – will only introduce you to a self-employed care worker, we employ our care teams. This 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.

When you receive live-in care from Agincare, you also benefit from the larger support network that comes with a national, fully managed service. This includes a local office team and 24 hour on call line, giving you added reassurance that help is always on hand.

We are also 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.

What will I be expected to provide?

Your 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.

Frequently asked questions

The cost of a live-in care worker starts from £785 per week for flexible live-in care but increases to £1475 for 24/7 support. The exact cost of your live-in care will be dependent on a free, no-obligation assessment of your care needs and the level of support you require. Funding may be available.

A live-in carer is a fully trained care worker who lives with you in your home so to provide care to you. They can help you with personal care, household chores and getting out and about.

They are also there to provide companionship care and emotional support; whether that is sitting down with a cup of tea, or watching your favourite TV show.

Our live-in carers also provide a concierge service, meaning that they can assist with additional tasks such as feeding your pets, light gardening duties and collecting medication.

Our live-in carers have a range of experience and specialisms, including dementia, palliative care, and end-of-life care.

All of our live-in care placements are flexible and tailored to your specific needs. Your live-in carer will support you for as long as you need them. As a fully managed service, when your care worker goes on holiday, we will find someone to cover for them until they return.

We can also provide live-in care on a short term basis. Our reablement service is available to those looking to regain their independence after a period of hospitalisation.

Your live-in carer lives with you so to provide 24-hour care and support. They are entitled to a 2 hour break each day (or 14 hours each week).

However, minimal interruption during the night is expected. If your needs require frequent support during the night, full 24-hour care or a waking nights service is available.

Our live-in carers can provide tailored support such as personal care, medication management, moving safely around your home, companionship care and household chores.

Our premium live-in care service also includes a concierge service within the standard price which mean our live-in carers provide additional support to enrich your life, including: taking service users on days out, light gardening duties, pet care, liaising with health care professionals and shopping.

As part of our comprehensive and high-quality service, it is our responsibility to find you a replacement.

The advantage of live-in care from Agincare is that we have a pool of experienced live-in carers. This means we can match the right carer to you.

Some of our live-in carers specialise in covering colleagues’ holidays, and are very experienced in adapting quickly to a new placement. It means that your normal arrangements need not be disturbed or changed.

A live-in carer is entitled to a 2-hour break each day, or 14 hours each week. They also require minimum disruption during the night. If your needs require full 24-hour, night time support, our waking nights’ service is available.

Many live-in carers work 3 weeks on and 1 week off. During their week leave, we will find you a temporary live-in carer who will move in and continue your care plan.

No, accommodation within your home is included in the live-in care package. As your care worker will be living with you, they will need their own bedroom, with space for their things.

You have a choice about how your care worker’s food costs are covered. You can either accommodate your care worker in your weekly shop, or keep their food bill separate. In this case an additional £30 per week would be added to your bill and then paid to the care worker with their salary.

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