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Live the life you want

Live-in care is our specialised care service for people who need care and support with day-to-day life, but also want to live as independently as possible.

A popular alternative to living in a residential care home, our live-in care service enables you or your loved one to receive tailored, professional support 24-hours-a-day, at home.

Our compassionate carers can help with:

  • Personal care
  • Shopping, housekeeping and cooking
  • Meeting dietary and nutritional needs
  • Companionship and emotional support - many carers become more like friends
  • Daily activities and accessing local support
  • Using mobility aids
  • Administering medication
  • Attending doctor, dental or other appointments
  • Help with household bills and general admin
  • Help with pet care, dog walking and feeding

Here we look at what Caremark’s live-in care services can offer you and your family.

We also focus on:

The kind of guidance and expertise we offer

Why live-in care is different from other types of care

A typical day with a live-in carer

The cost of Caremark’s live-in care services

A member of our friendly team will be happy to give you further details about Caremark’s live-in care services and how we can help you or your loved one. Please click here to find the contact details for your local office.

To read more about our live-in care, visit our Live-in Care Guide.

Guidance and expertise for all kinds of conditions and care needs

Our care assistants are trained and experienced in supporting with a range of conditions, from dementia and Huntington’s disease to Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, mental health conditions, spinal injuries and acquired brain injuries. Read our rs for a complete list of what we cover.

Should you or your family member have complex medical needs we can help access specially trained medical staff to support the following:

  • Tracheostomy care
  • PEG and nasogastric intubation feeding
  • Continence care – including stomas, catheters and bladder washouts
  • Ventilated care
  • Regular insulin injections and blood sugar monitoring

Should urgent care be needed our live-in carers can call on specifically trained help day or night, giving you the ultimate peace of mind that you’ll get the right care, exactly when and if you need it.

Our main aim is to be able to help you or your loved one to live the life they want to without the need to move into residential care.
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Live-in care isn’t like other types of care…

…the difference is, it’s far more flexible and adaptable.

Because our live-in care plans are tailored precisely to match the personal needs of our clients - from companionship to assistance with personal care and everyday life - live-in care is a much more bespoke service.

 Living life your way

There are no set routines or timetables, only those you or your friend or relative decide upon. It’s living life your way in your own home, with the peace of mind and security that comes from having extra, all-important professional support on tap.

Avoiding the disruption and upheaval of moving into residential care

Having specialist care provided to you within the comfort of your home, the home you’ve seen your children grow up in and your grandchildren and children visit, avoids the disruption and upheaval of moving into residential care. It means you can continue living in your community, with friends and family visiting as they normally would, pets staying with you, and all your home comforts around you. It’s also about having someone there, who might just become a friend, to support your physical and emotional needs.

Live-in care can even become pivotal in helping with mental wellbeing, as the extra support and listening ear can alleviate depression, anxiety and loneliness and other symptoms related to living with a physical disability.

Choose when, where and how you receive care

With live-in care you’re in control of when, where and how you receive care and this can be crucial for independence and feeling like you are in control of your life. Your live-in carer will work with you - as a collaborative process - to ensure your care needs are met and things are as you like them.

You might need extra help with shopping and getting around the house, but you still want to be able to decide what you eat tonight and when you go to bed. We understand just how important it is that you carry on with life as closely to normal as possible and we promise to go above and beyond the call of duty to make that happen. 

Someone to discuss worries with

We know how hard it can be having a physical disability and our live-in care assistants won’t just attend to your physical needs, they’ll also be there for a chat or if you have anxieties you’d benefit from talking about. This can be especially supportive if you don’t have family or friends you can talk to.

Live-in care assistants don’t just support individuals, they also help couples and families in need, enabling families or couples to stay together.

The many positive benefits of live-in care can make it an appealing option, including:

  • Staying in the comfort and familiarity of your own home
  • Avoiding change - life can stay as it was with the benefit of professional support
  • Flexible care that’s tailored to you and your needs
  • Routines, hobbies and interests can stay as they were
  • Companionship and emotional support - from sharing meals to enjoying hobbies and days out
  • Family and friends can visit as normal
  • Pets can stay in the home

A typical day with a live-in carer

We work with you and your loved ones to create a personalised care plan that includes any essential care, alongside daily personal activities and household duties. A typical day might include your live-in care assistant helping you or your family member get washed and dressed, before assisting with preparing and eating breakfast.

Your care assistant will then work with you or your loved one where possible to carry out household chores such as shopping, cleaning and tidying. They can accompany you or your family member to any GP or specialist appointments. Your carer can lighten the load by helping with laundry and ironing, as well as changing bedsheets and cleaning the bathroom. If you or your loved one is a keen gardener but are struggling to get outside they can help with mobility, then help water the plants and keep bird feeders topped up.

Offering round-the-clock support, a typical day might look like this:

8am - Help you with washing and dressing
8.30am - Help you prepare breakfast then wash up afterwards
9am - Prompt you about your medication
9.30am - Feed your cat
10am - Attend a doctor’s appointment with you
10.30am - Do a bit of shopping with you on the way home
12pm - Put on some laundry, clean the bathroom and change bed sheets
1pm - Help you prepare lunch and wash up afterwards
2pm - Help you prepare for friends coming over for tea
4pm - Play bridge with you before taking you for a walk around your garden
5pm - Prepare your supper and wash up afterwards
6pm - Watch TV with you and do a crossword together
7pm - Prompt you about your medication
7.30pm - Feed your cat
8pm - Help you get ready for bed

Peace of mind and reassurance

All our care assistants are highly trained thanks to our award-winning programme, so you can be confident that you or the person you care for will be well looked after during your absence. We’ll work with you and other caregivers or medical professionals to understand your or your loved one’s situation, needs and preferences, ensuring the level of care is as high and as in-depth as possible. After our visits we’ll give you feedback and any tweaks can be made to our service if appropriate.

We’ll take time to find you or your friend or relative the perfect carer

We’ll work with you or your loved one to carefully match our care assistant in terms of experience, training and qualifications, as well as personality, emotional needs, interests and hobbies. If you or your family member is a football fan or loves knitting, for example, we’ll try to match a carer with the same interests, wherever possible. We’ll also be guided by you or your loved one in terms of the daily schedule, so if the person receiving live-in care wants to get washed and dressed at a certain time, we’ll work our plan around making that happen.

The highest level of care

You or your loved one will be allocated two personal live-in care assistants, to allow each one to have time off. All our carers are monitored and we will regularly review our care plan with you and/or your family to ensure we are always giving the highest level of care. Should the person receiving live-in care feel they are not completely compatible with their allocated live-in carer they are entitled to ask for a change. We go above and beyond to ensure our clients are happy with our service.

To read more about our training, visit our Caremark Training section.

Live-in care gives me so much more than just peace of mind

“My wonderful live-in care assistant has quickly become a cherished pal. Not only does he help me with day-to-day tasks and getting around my home but he also supports the same football team as me and loves the game! He's given me a new lease of life - something I never thought I'd say in my latter years."

Fred, age 79, from Leeds.

"Louise looks after my son so beautifully and really has become like a member of the family. It's reassuring to know I can leave her with him and not worry if I need to pop out to run some errands."

Cindy, from Bristol.

"Dad really gets on well with his live-in carer. They even have the same interests and I sleep better at night knowing he is on hand if there's anything Dad needs day or night."

Polly, from Solihull.

Live-in care is more affordable than you think

Many people are surprised to discover that live-in care costs a similar amount or less to living in a residential care home. It can be a much more economical option than a care home for a couple who both need care, as it allows them both to stay together at home, rather than paying for both to have individual care in a residential home.
To help cover the costs of live-in care you or your loved one may qualify for financial support from your local authority. Visit our Guide to Financing section for further information or get in touch with the team at your local office by filling out the form below to receive a personalised quote.

Would you like further information about live-in care?

If you would like more details about our live-in care services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by filling out the form below. A member of our team from your local Caremark office will be in touch to discuss your needs and guide you through your options.

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