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What is Live-in Care?

Live-in care means having a fully trained care worker living with you in your own home. Your live-in care worker will support you with your specific needs to keep you comfortable and independent at home. Our live-in care workers and companions help with:

Whether it’s helping with personal care, keeping on top of the chores or moving around the house, many of our care workers become a rock to their clients, enabling them to live the way they want every day.

Call us today to talk about your care needs and see how live-in care may suit you.

How Live-in care works?

24-hour care, or live-in care, is support that covers you morning, evening and night so that you are never left without the assistance you need. With 24-hour care, you have the constant reassurance that there is always someone there to provide you with consistent and professional care to the highest standards.

Whether you need assistance with personal care in the morning or if you need support to access the toilet safely in the middle of the night, your dedicated team of carers will be there whenever you need them.

Live-in care is seen as a direct alternative to a care home or supported living arrangement, as it enables you to receive 24-hour care on your terms, and in the comfort and familiarity of your own home.

Round-the-clock care consists of any activity that you need support with at home to live a happy and healthy life. Our carers can support you with:

How is Live-in care different?

Moving to a new home is a stress for anyone, even at the best of times. Couple that with moving into residential care – with set routines, set meals and set visiting times – and it can become a real strain and disruption to a person’s life.

Having a Live In care worker means you can keep the same daily routines, and friends and family can continue to visit as they normally do. With a spare room in your home, your live-in Care Worker will be there to support you each day, as much or as little as you like and according to what matters to you most.

Not all home care providers offer a regulated service. In fact, many live-in care agencies simply introduce you to a care worker, meaning that you’ll need to manage their pay, arrange cover for their breaks, holidays or if they’re ill, and handle any appraisals or concerns yourself. With Curant Care, we manage all of this – and more – for you. This includes regular reviews of your support plan, care worker supervisions and extra training as is needed.

Who Can benefit from Live-in care?

Live-in care is available for anyone of all ages, from the age of 18 and up. A residential care home is not the only option. With private care, you can continue to live-in the place you know and love

Hospital discharge

Sometimes getting the all-clear for a hospital discharge can rely on whether the right level of care is available at home. It often places a great amount of pressure on families in juggling care needs with other commitments.

Our emergency care means we can often respond within 24 hours if you or your loved one is being discharged from hospital. After contacting us, your local care specialist will liaise with the hospital discharge team and other professionals involved on your behalf to arrange a safe return home.

With the help of your chosen live-in care worker, you or your loved one can have a smooth transition. He or she is there to support with the day-to-day tasks: making meals, running errands and keeping the house clean and tidy, right through to personal care and assisting with physiotherapy exercises.

We work alongside your district nurse, occupational therapist and physiotherapist, offering essential support when health can be at its most fragile, building confidence and strength each day. Our care workers can also give support including bladder management, convene and PEG, to name a few.

Call us today and speak to us about how we can react quickly to a forthcoming hospital discharge. We’re here seven days a week to take your call.

Switching from visiting care to live-in care

When you’re at the point of receiving a number of care visits each day, as well as having night care, the costs can soon become significant and unmanageable.

For a similar price, a dedicated live-in care worker provides the continuity that a team of care workers is unable to. One person can absorb all the routine tasks and have the time to concentrate on providing so much more, such as being a companion and sharing hobbies and interests.

With a live-in care worker, you have a continuous care service and complete peace of mind that you or your loved one has the right support, no matter what the time of day.

Call us today to speak to one of our care specialists about how live-in care could work for you.

Peace of mind for the elderly

For an elderly relative or friend, a carer can become a huge source of support, especially for someone who is frail or regularly experiencing falls.

More than just home help, a Live In care worker offers  you and your family extra reassurance that someone is there to cook regular meals, administer medication, on-hand in an emergency and also to offer ongoing companionship.

Someone living with dementia

If your loved one is living with dementia, the daily support of a familiar face is crucial in easing anxiety and any challenging behaviours. Your dedicated care worker will work for weeks at a time before taking time off, with a regular relief care worker who you will get to know too.

With an extensive team of dementia specialists, we can also offer tips for managing various behaviours associated with dementia. Our focus is on understanding the causes and adjusting support, whether it’s using visual prompts for people and rooms, specific tips for mealtimes and rewarding activities such as creating a life story book. And as a member of the Dementia Action Alliance, we’re always looking to provide the best support we can for those with different types of dementia.

Other medical conditions

Our care worker have specialisms with many different conditions, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, support after a stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, diabetes, Huntington’s disease, and even depression or anxiety.

Whatever your condition, we will create a package of care that helps you to live your life in the way you want.

Trained palliative care workers are also available to support someone at the end of their life. They each provide specialist support to help with the day to day things and enable you or your loved one to pass peacefully at home.

Temporary support after an operation

You may need some temporary care after an accident or planned operation, such as after a knee or hip operation. Even if it’s just for a few days, a carer can help to ease your recovery at home.

Along with cooking meals and the household chores, your carer can also support with strengthening exercises, based on guidance from your physiotherapist.

Caring for couples

Live-in care provides couples the opportunity to stay together, regardless of their care needs. Doing so can make considerable cost savings too when compared with the price of paying for two beds in a care home.

Sometimes couples struggle to support each other with personal care. For others, daily housekeeping tasks may get difficult if both of you are unwell. Whatever your care needs, there will be a live-in care solution that means you can stay together.

Speak to us today for how we can help you, or find out more about how we care for couples

Preventing falls

Many of our customers are concerned about experiencing a fall at home, especially when they live alone. It can cause a great deal of anxiety for them and their families.

Falls can cause long-term damage, especially to those who are already quite frail. As Age UK stated, “A fall can destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence.”

With a live-in care worker supporting day and night, families have the reassurance of someone being there at all hours to prevent falls or even raise the alarm if something was to happen.

Call us today to find someone who will fit into yours, or your loved one’s life.

How to arrange Live-in Care

If you’re planning care for you or your family member, it’s easy to arrange support. Here’s how:

Step 1: Speak to our team

Call us or send us a message to request a call back. Our customer team are available to talk to you seven days a week

Step 2: A home care assessment

Your local Curant Care manager will visit you to discuss your requirements face-to-face and learn about the type of care you’re looking for.

Step 3: Matching you with a carer

We’ll help to match you with a carer that meets your preferences and has the necessary skills for your needs.

Step 4: Care begins with extra support

We’ll make all the arrangements for the arrival of your carer. After that, your manager offers regular reviews, carer supervisions and extra support as is needed.

Curant Care Proposal

At Curant Care, we work incredibly hard to find the right live-in carer for you. With a handpicked carer, your life can stay much the same as before. The big change is that you have the dedicated round-the-clock support to make that so.

The idea of welcoming a new person into your home and life may seem a little daunting at first. But we walk you through each step of the way and place so much importance on matching you with someone you feel the most comfortable with and who understands your routines, likes and interests.

It may be that you’d like:

  • A carer with a certain level of experience and/or specialist training
  • A carer who can drive
  • A choice of male or female carers to support your personal care needs
  • Somebody who shares your hobby or interests
  • A carer who is comfortable looking after your animals

A live-in carer can carry out a wide range of domestic tasks like preparing meals, running errands, completing household chores and administering medication. They make it possible for individuals in need of care to remain safe, clean and comfortable in their homes.

We will determine these tasks and routines together during your home care assessment. They will be based around your personal requirements and what matters most to you.

Crystal-clear pricing for a live-in carer at home

When looking at home care options, price is often a major consideration. Here we outline the cost of our live-in care package, how this relates to the price of a residential care home or visiting carer, and how live-in care is providing an extra lease of life to many of our customers.

How much does live-in care cost?

The cost of live-in care is dependent on the level of support you or your loved one requires.

We cover the full range of home care services available, so our costs are based on your precise needs and requirements – whether it’s providing companionship, personal care, help administering medication or support with more complex healthcare requirements.

Our prices for ongoing support from a live-in carer start from:

  • £1,075 per week for a single person
  • £1,375 per week for a couple

Please call us today to get a quote for your specific care needs. One of our advisers will give you an estimate over the phone there and then. The final price for your live-in care will be confirmed once your local care specialist has visited you in person to fully assess your needs.

We can also advise on the funding options that may be open to you, either from your local authority or through continuing healthcare funding with the NHS.Click here for more information on What is Live-In Care

Respite care costs

If your usual carer needs a break or has let you down, we can provide a carer on a temporary basis, sometimes called respite care.

Respite care is live-in care that is needed for a short period of time – prices start from £200 per day. This temporary support can be arranged for as little as three days, all the way up to four weeks of support.

If you need support for more than four weeks, our weekly prices for live-in care apply, which are outlined above.

Please do get in touch if you’d like to find more about respite care, and for a full quote.

Comparing live-in care with residential care home

It’s difficult to compare a residential care home with the huge value of one-to-one support in your own home. While there are more people on hand in a care home, our customers who’ve tried both say that it doesn’t compare with the personal assistance and continuous support of a live-in carer.

Choosing care in your own home means you can eat at your desired times, enjoy your usual activities, wake up when you want to and have family and friends close by to pop-in when they want. The other major benefit is avoiding the stress and upheaval of a big move, especially a move away from your family home or from a partner that you have lived with for many years.

Additionally, live-in care allows you to maintain your existing routines – whether you need support attending social events with friends, assistance with getting to and from the shops so that you can choose your groceries or even preserving your favourite hobbies such as visiting historical buildings or going to the local bingo hall. Your carer will be with you every step of the way and adapt around your needs, something which just wouldn’t be possible in a care home.

Caring for couples at home If you’re a couple investigating the costs of a residential care home, you may be surprised to hear that the cost of a live-in carer is roughly the same amount. In a care home you’re paying for two beds, while with live-in care you pay for one carer.

For a couple, residential care home prices can start at £1,242 per week, based on the weekly cost of £621 per person. For a live-in carer for a couple, our prices start from £1,375 per week. Although this is marginally higher than residential care, there are many benefits of having live-in care for a couple rather than moving into a care home, such as knowing that you are both fully cared for in a way that’s tailored to you whilst continuing to live together in the place you know and love. For many, this peace of mind is certainly worth a few extra pounds per week.

Comparing live-in care with the cost of domiciliary care

Depending on your specific needs, domiciliary care can be more expensive than live-in care due to the number of visits received throughout the day necessary to ensure that you are fully-cared for.

The costs of traditional domiciliary care

Personal care four times a day

(morning, lunch, tea & evening calls)

£580 average per week

Provided by local companies seven days a week

Carer for attending local groups

£420 average per week

Includes transport for attending day centres and fulfilling hobbies and interests

Meals on Wheels Delivered£80 average per week
Access to pre-cooked meals through meals on wheels
Transport to Hospital or GP appointments£50 average per week
Cleaning, gardening and other household chores£60 average per week
Cost of domiciliary careup to £1,190 per week
Cost of live-in carefrom £1,075 per week

It’s common for care needs to grow, and the costs can easily get out of hand. If you find that you’re suddenly arranging for more than one or two home care visits each day, it may be time to consider live-in care and the many extra benefits it provides.

Speak to our friendly team to find out more. They will talk you through how we go about matching you with a single carer who’s there to support at all hours of the day or night.

We’re here to help you navigate the funding options for you or your loved-one’s care.

Local authority funding

You may be entitled to care funding through your local authority – contact your local authority for a financial assessment or speak to us to find out more.

Continuing healthcare funding

This may be available if you need a full-time carer for health reasons. It includes funding to cover personal care, nursing care and any costs related to household adjustments due to your health condition.

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