A live-in carer lives with you in your own home and allows you, or your loved one, to stay at home in familiar and relaxed surroundings with a bespoke level of one to one support. Heritage Carers and Companions deliver three levels of service;
Live-in care is sometimes used to give families sufficient time to compare the benefits of care homes and the flexibility to ensure there is no subsequent and unnecessary movement between care homes.
Heritage Carers and Companions will normally be expected to cook, providing nutritious and varied meals, engage you in the activities and hobbies you enjoy and most importantly spend quality time supporting you to achieve set goals.
Live-in care is also used for:
- Clients who need help throughout the day and reassurance at night
- Short-term residential care, which gives respite for the family
- Breathing space when assessing Care Home options
- Support on discharge from hospital
- Cover during a permanent carer’s holiday
A live-in carer will require his / her own bedroom and while available for nearly all the day, it is usual for a live-in carer to have 2 hours time off in any period of 24 hours and will typically work between 5 and 7 days per week – the timing and details of which are agreed before the start of the assignment.
The cost of live-in care depends upon the type of care / companionship needed. In all cases, however, the client provides accommodation (a separate room) and food. This generally means that live-in carers will charge a lower daily or hourly rate than their non live-in counterparts.
Live-in care is an excellent, cost effective alternative to a residential care home or nursing home and enables you to retain control and independence.
If you have any questions on whether live-in care is right for you, please contact one of our Care Managers on 020 3011 2222