Outstanding professional private home care offers you comfort and peace of mind
What is live-in care?
Live-in care, also known as domiciliary care, enables people who require full-time support to continue to live independently in their own home. A professional carer comes to live with you, providing personal care and support for a range of conditions, so you can live life as you wish.
Choosing live-in care services for yourself or a loved one means you can avoid the distress and upheaval of moving into a care home and away from everything you and your family are familiar with. This is why live-in care is widely considered to be the best type of care with better outcomes for health, happiness and independence.
Our tailored care packages are designed to suit anyone with assisted or advanced care needs who wishes to retain their independence, living in their own home.
Whether you require full-time support or just a little extra help on a regular basis with flexible home care visits, we can create a care at home plan that is just right for you.
We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission and our care provision is rated ‘Outstanding’. Read our CQC report here.
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The positive impact of live-in care
Our flexible live-in care services offer you safety, dignity and independence to live at home where you are happiest, surrounded by the memories you have made throughout your life.
Having a live-in carer provides peace of mind for the whole family. Our clients’ families often tell us they are amazed by how quickly they see the benefits once they’ve made the decision to have care at home provided by a live-in carer.
The stress relief is immense for all. Their loved one is able to remain in the warmth and comfort of the home and the family can continue to visit and stay overnight in a place that holds cherished memories rather than a new and unfamiliar environment.
Person-centred domiciliary care
How does live-in care work?
Live-in care is planned with you, not around you.
We understand the difficulties many people face when the need for care becomes apparent, whether it is a sudden change in circumstances or a gradual need for more help. At Christies Care, we pride ourselves on a shared vision to provide care and support in partnership with you and your loved ones so you can live life as you choose. We continually monitor the safety and efficiency of our service and consult with you frequently on the ongoing development of your care package.
At the outset, your Local Area Advisor will visit to discuss your needs, provide information about Christies Care and take steps to set up your care plan at your pace. This vital stage of the live-in care journey takes every aspect of your situation into account. Your health requirements, mobility, your home set up, support network, social needs and interests.
Why choose live-in home care services?
Our flexible home care services offer you safety, dignity and independence to live in your own home where you are happiest, surrounded by the memories you have made throughout your life.
What does a live-in carer do?
Your caring team will provide a range of personalised care duties and everyday household tasks as part of your bespoke care plan to help improve your life from day one, including:
Assisting with Mobility – our carers are trained in all aspects of mobility support from use of hoisting and lifting equipment to help and encouragement with your physio exercises.
Help with personal care and hygiene – including washing, bathing, dressing and hairstyling.
Housekeeping – providing all the help you need to keep your house in order, including planning and preparing meals, laundry, pet care and running errands.
Companionship and support so you can continue to do the things you enjoy; a game of cards, an afternoon walk, a trip to the beach, lunch with friends or a film at the cinema.
Managing and administering medication. Your carer can also help with PEG feeds, changing dressings, and if a nurse is needed for something more, our carers work closely with District Nurses and other community health networks to help arrange appointments and visits.
Most importantly, the carers are there to help you lead your normal life and to encourage you to be as independent as possible. Christies Carers get the best training in the country to equip them to give you the help you want and need.
Compatibility with your Christies Carer
The success of your care is built on a strong relationship with your carer and one of the most frequent questions potential clients ask us is, “Will I like my carer? Will I get on with him or her?”. We dedicate ourselves to ensuring the answer is yes.
We will always ask for your feedback on carers so that you choose who looks after you. Your input is vital in helping us build a team of carers, carefully selected for compatibility, to ensure you are always cared for by a friendly and familiar face so that you can enjoy the company of your carer and feel happy, safe and at ease in their care.
How do I pay for live-in care?
Private home care offers full-time support or flexible visiting care in your own home to enable you to continue to live independently for as long as you choose.
The cost of care in your own home will vary depending on your needs and how much support you require.
Private home care is often as affordable as the cost of moving into a care home offering one-to-one care support without the distress and upheaval of having to leave your home.
The average cost of full-time care at home is around £1,150 per week compared with around £1,000 per week for a care home.
We can provide both short-term and long-term care plans to suit your needs and budget. Speak to a member of our team today for clear guidance and an accurate quotation.
For more helpful information on paying for care at home read our Client FAQs or click below
If you are unsure about live-in care speak to one of our existing clients for an honest account of how Christies Care can help to improve the standards of your everyday life too.