Live-in Care Services15th February 2021
Round-the-clock care at home, tailored to your needs.
Sometimes, everyday tasks become too much to manage alone. That’s why we’re here to take care of the little things, so you can get back to what’s important.
To us, home is where the heart is – it brings a sense of familiarity, comfort and security – which is why we believe that everyone should have the choice to stay.
Our live-in care services are here for those who need dedicated, round-the-clock care and support for themselves or a loved one. We pride ourselves on enabling our customers to remain in the comfort of their own homes while receiving professional and compassionate support from our expert live-in carers. All our packages of care are carefully tailored with your requirements in mind and come at an affordable cost.
But what is live-in care exactly? And what are the live-in carer costs? Find out more about our 24-hour live-in care services below.
How can Abbots Care support you in your home?
At Abbots Care we pride ourselves on our outstanding standards of care, strong family values and person-centred approach. And we are proud to offer a CQC rated Outstanding home care service, that’s secure, safe and preferrable over introductory live-in options.
Often seen as an alternative to a care home or residential setting, our live-in care services allow you or your loved one to remain in the comfort of your own home, with one-to-one care at all times. Our live-in carers can even help you access community services, attend medical appointments and help with grocery shopping, meaning you have peace of mind that everything is taken care of. That way, you have the time to enjoy the things that mean the most.
Wondering if our live-in care services are suitable for you and your family? To make an enquiry and consult with one of our experts, please fill out our short form and a member of our care team will be in touch.
What is live-in care?
So what is live-in care? And how does it differ to other care at home services? 24-hour live-in home care provides you with a full-time carer who will live with you to provide 24-hour care – whether you require it little and often, or you’re after round-the-clock specialist care for a complex health condition. Our live-in carers are trained to the highest industry standards to offer you a person-centred and professional service.
We understand that realising the need for 24-hour live-in care can seem daunting, but our experienced care advisors are here to guide you through the entire process. From your first enquiry with us, we will work with you to understand your care needs and formulate a tailored package of care that works for you or your loved one. We take into consideration all of your needs, emotionally, physically and financially, as well as any additional personal requests.
Care home vs Care at Home
Choosing live-in care for a loved one is an important decision that takes a lot of research, planning and time – and everyone wants the best of the best for their families. But you may find yourself stuck between choosing a care home or care at home.
How live-in care works
Our live-in care services are a practical alternative to residential care, providing you with the chance to remain in the comfort of your own home. With 24-hour live-in care, you receive the following benefits:
- Remaining in a familiar, comfortable environment, over moving to a new, unfamiliar one
- Lower average costs
- Continuing to live your life, with minimal changes and destruction
- Receiving 1-2-1, unique support that is designed to meet your requirements
- Choosing your daily routine, rather than adapting to someone else’s
- Keeping all of your belongings in one place
Our unique approach to live-in care
Abbots Care are a unique, family-run organisation that offers qualified, safe care for your loved ones. With our family values placed firmly at the heart of everything we do, our approach means we offer person-centred, professional and compassionate care, so that you can rest assured you or your loved is in the very best hands. Our live-in carers undergo stringent training and are here to offer a friendly and considerate round-the-clock service. We aim to make yours’ and your family’s lives easier by allowing you to relax in the knowledge that day-to-day tasks are being carried out safely and professionally.
To find out more about how live-in care works, and how it differs to care received in a residential home, read our blog: The Difference Between Home Care and Care Home.
How much does a live-in carer cost?
Funding care for a loved one can often feel daunting – and on top of everything else that there is to consider, finding the right care package can get a little overwhelming. We all want our loved ones to be cared for somewhere safe, secure and comfortable, but there’s no need to compromise on quality for the sake of affordability. Most people assume live-in care will be too expensive, and therefore opt to explore other options – but care homes aren’t the only avenues to explore.
At Abbots Care, we offer affordable care packages tailored to your exact care requirements. When you get in touch with us, one of our friendly and experienced care advisors will talk you through the different options of care that are available to you, as well as our live-in carer costs. We will work with you to build a package of care that meets your personal needs, as well as affordable payment plans, so you can make the right decision for you and your loved one.
Home care is typically considered as a cost-effective solution to residential care, but the cost of your care will depend on your location, the complexity of your needs and whether you require overnight or day-time support.
When it comes to home care, there are plenty of funding options available to you, depending on your financial situation – which will be evaluated by your local council. They take into consideration the level of care that’s needed which is followed by a financial assessment, or a “means test”. Your benefits, earnings, savings and assets will be analysed to calculate your eligibility for financial support. To find out more about the means test and your funding options, visit our page on Paying for Home Care.
What does a live-in carer do?
To further understand how live-in care works, it’s important to get to know the role of a live-in carer. Our 24-hour live-in carers are here to support you with a range of personal care and household responsibilities. These include:
- Assisting with personal hygiene and care, e.g. bathing and washing
- Getting dressed
- Cooking and cleaning
- Managing medication
But the live-in carer’s job description is so much more than housework and personal care. Our live-in carers are compassionate, supportive and welcoming – providing you or your loved one with a carer and a friend. We’re there for you on a 1-2-1 basis, so that you can continue to live a secure, familiar and happy life in the comfort of your own home.
Become a live-in carer
There’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve helped someone in need. At Abbots Care, we offer a range of opportunities to do exactly that. Providing care at home is one of the most rewarding careers available – you deliver round-the-clock support for someone in need, offering medical support while also being there for a friendly chat. If you’re thinking of starting your career as a live-in or domiciliary carer, head over to our Abbots Care Jobs section to find out more about the training and development we offer. You’ll also find all of our current vacancies for live-in carer jobs and opportunities to work with us.
Find live-in care services
Looking for 24-hour live-in care services near you? We serve a wide area in the south and southeast of England. Find your nearest Abbots Care branch to day to arrange a free assessment.
To find out more about how live-in care can benefit you and your family, get in touch with one of our friendly care advisors today. We carry out a short, hassle-free assessment to learn more about your care needs, and we work with you to create the perfect tailored care package.
Call us on 0330 094 5511
Get in Touch
Looking to explore your 24-hour live-in care options even further? To speak to a member of our team about how we can help to arrange live-in care services for you, please call us on 0330 094 5511 or fill out our contact form above. For other options, visit our contact page to find out how else you can get in touch about our live-in care services. We will discuss your options with you, arrange a home care assessment and help you find the right carer to suit you and your needs.
“The Care staff that are supporting my Mum through her Care Needs are extremely lovely and Supportive. Our Mum has cancer and she is receiving the most excellent and caring support from all Staff. We would just like to say a Huge thank you as we know that there is more difficult times ahead for us as a family. ”
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