How Live-in Care Works

Live-in care is a cost-effective way to provide round-the-clock support for your loved ones. Instead of transferring to a nursing home, a fully trained and carefully selected carer moves into the family home to provide one to one, 24/7 assistance, whether that’s with mobility, personal care or simply having a friendly face and peace of mind in case of a fall or accident.

Choosing Live-in Care

Arranging live-in care begins with a meeting to discuss your needs in depth. We’ll take the time to visit you at home to find out exactly what type of support you need. If your loved one has any medical conditions, for example, we’ll be able to find an experienced carer to support them. We’ll then agree a personalised care plan that your live-in carer will deliver.

You’ll also have the opportunity to tell us what kind of carer you’re looking for – perhaps whether you’d like a male or female carer, or what interests you might share. Our primary goal is to match our clients with carers who they feel comfortable around, so we’ll always put your preferences first.

How It Works

Live-in care differs from other types of home care as the carer moves into a spare room in the family home, so they’ll always be there when you need them, day or night.

As well as providing tailored support such as mobility help or toileting, live-in carers prepare food for themselves and their clients and can help with everyday domestic tasks like washing up or laundry.

Most carers work for two weeks on, two weeks off rotations. You’ll therefore be matched with two carers who’ll be in good communication with each other to ensure a smooth handover. This arrangement means that you’ll never be left without care while your live-in carer rests.

Due to the intensive nature of support they provide, carers are also entitled to a two hour break each day. This can be arranged for a mutually convenient time, and we can organise a pop-in carer to cover if you’d prefer to have support for those hours.

You’ll find it doesn’t take long to get used to live-in care, as you maintain familiar routines and surroundings and friends and family can still come and go as you please.

Your carer is there to help you get the most out of each day, whatever that looks like for you. To find out how live-in care could help you, give us a call on 01733 808531.

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.