Live-in Care FAQs

We answer your most frequently asked questions on live-in care.

How is live-in care different from home care?

A home care arrangement usually involves a carer popping in to see their clients once or twice a day, perhaps to help them get up and dressed in the morning, or to help them prepare dinner and bathe in the evening. Live-in care is different because carers move into the family home, so they’re available 24/7 for whatever kind of support their clients need.

Who is live-in care suitable for?

Live-in care is a great option for anyone who needs extra support to be able to continue living in their own home. This could be due to a condition like dementia or mobility issues that increase the risk of falling. We create individual care plans for all our clients, as no two people’s needs are exactly the same.

Is live-in care only for older people?

Although most of our clients are elderly people, we offer live-in care to anyone who needs extra support. This could be if you’re living with a disability or suffering from an injury.

Is live-in care more expensive than a nursing home?

Perhaps surprisingly, the cost of our live-in care is below that of many nursing homes. We tailor our care plans to suit the individual, so you only need to pay for the level of care you receive.

How can I pay for live-in care?

While it’s possible to self fund live-in care through savings, pensions or help from family, there are a number of options available for financial support. See our guide on how to pay for live-in care for more information.

How do you match clients with carers?

We arrange a face-to-face meeting with all new clients before we start looking for their carer. Once we have a good understanding of your needs, interests and hobbies, we’ll look for a carer who has the right skills and personality for you. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet them yourself before they move in.

What kind of support do live-in carers provide?

The best thing about live-in care is its versatility. Our carers are fully trained to support with all aspects of personal care, such as toileting, bathing and getting in and out of bed safely. They’re also able to help with light domestic chores, cooking meals or taking care of pets. Many of our clients value the companionship that comes with-live in care as much as the help their carer provides.

Where do live-in carers stay?

Live-in carers move into a spare room in the family home. That way, they can be available whenever you need them.

Will my live in carer be with me 24/7?

How much time you spend with your carer is completely up to you. You might enjoy watching your favourite TV programmes together or reminiscing over a cup of tea, but if you prefer your own space, your carer will respect that. It’s your home and your care and you know what works best for you.

Will a live-in carer accompany me on trips?

If you have appointments or social outings planned, your live-in carer will be able to help you get to them safely and can enjoy them with you if that’s what you’d like. You may find that you’re keen to do more outside the home with the peace of mind that live-in care provides.

What happens if I don’t like my carer?

We do our best to match our clients and carers based on interests and personality and arrange a meeting before they move in, so it’s highly unlikely that you won’t get on. If you do have any problems, though, just give us a call and we’ll be able to arrange a replacement.

Can I arrange live-in care for a short period?

Short term live-in care is a great option if you’re recovering from an injury, or for respite care for families. We’ll be able to arrange a short term carer to support you for as long as you need them.

How do I set up live-in care?

Setting up live-in care begins with a care assessment so we can get to know your needs. Give us a call on 01733 808531 to get started.

 

 

Help when you need it

Daytime visits

Daytime visits provide support for you from 1h up to all day long.

Overnight care

Depending on your needs our carers can be awake throughout the night or on-call and able to assist when needed.

24/7 Live-in care

Our live-in care services give you 24/7 support, providing a better alternative to care home.

How Live-in Care for works.

Arranging Live-in Care.

Who is Live-in Care for?

What is Live-in Care?

Other services

Our carers have experience with a number of conditions

Companionship

 

Elderly care

 

Children

 

Respite care

 

Mobility

 

Stroke

 

Reablement / post-surgery

 

Dementia and Alzheimers

 

Palliative care

 

Physical and Disability

 

Learning disabilities

 

Book your care assessment

Get in touch

Leave your details and we’ll contact you to answer any questions and schedule your care assessment at your convenience. Alternatively you can call  01733 808531 or send an email to  hello@greenwoodhomecare.co.uk

Home Assessment

We will agree a time to come and visit you in your own home. We will take the time to fully understand your care needs, and provide recommendations as to what type of care is required.

Care delivery

Once agreed, we will begin to deliver the care. Whether hourly, live-in, or night care, we will endeavour to deliver the best possible care.