Live-in care FAQs – your questions answered

Published: Tuesday 15th June 2021

For a lot of people, live-in care is a new care concept. Types of care such as residential care homes and home care are much more familiar.

With live-in care, a professional care worker comes to live in your home and is on hand to deliver 24-hour home care. This provides peace of mind for you and your family.

The exact level of care and what it involves depends entirely on your care needs. Our live-in care workers provide everything from companionship to complex care, with a smile, respect and professional experience.

24 hour care worker with client

Your live-in care FAQs answered

Naturally, with a new concept, come lots of questions and queries.

Of course, everyone has their own personal situation and circumstances, but many of the frequently asked questions we get are along the same lines as the same themes have emerged during families’ research.

So if you’re new to the idea of live-in care, we’ve pulled together some our most frequently-asked questions about live-in care. We hope they will quickly give you a good idea of whether live-in care would be a great solution for you or your family member.

If, after reading our live in care FAQs, you still have questions, please do get in touch with our customer services team. They are ready and willing to help you out with any live-in care questions.

Live-in Care FAQs

Live in care FAQs

How is live-in care different from domiciliary home care?

With live-in care, a care worker comes to live with you in your house, giving you a consistent level of care. They support you in exactly the way you need, when you need it. This could include helping you with household tasks, such as shopping, cleaning, feeding pets or taking you to appointments.

With domiciliary care, a care worker comes to your home an agreed number of times a day or week. They could come in to help you get up, washed and dressed in the morning. They would then leave you to go to another appointment. A different care worker might arrive to prepare you lunch or help you get ready for bed at the end of your day.

Is live-in care suitable if my family member needs complex or specialist care?

Yes, 100%. Our live-in care workers have an extensive range of experience and specialisms, including dementia, respite, palliative care and end-of-life care.

Our complex live-in care service is for those who are living with significant healthcare issues, such as chronic illness and disabilities, but who want to continue living in their own home.

Under the guidance and direction of health professionals, our experienced live-in care workers are trained in supporting people with:

  • Stoma care
  • Oral suctioning
  • Oxygen therapy
  • PEG feeding tubes

Which geographical area do your live-in care offices cover?

Between them, our four regional teams – North, South-West, South-East and Central – cover the length and breadth of the country. Many of our live-in care workers are happy to move to a different part of the country to support a client.

Will I need to sell my home to pay for live-in care?

One of the advantages of live-in care is that your local authority cannot take the value of your home into account during a financial assessment.

How much does live-in care cost?

Everyone’s live-in care package is unique to them, dependent on their care needs. But our live-in care cost calculator can quickly give you an estimate, based on your answers to 10 straightforward questions.

For more information, please call us on 01305443115 or email us.