There is no place like home.

L. Frank Baum

What is live in care, and what do live in carers do?

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.

The everyday services that a carer might provide include, but are not limited to:

Personalised support

  • Medication support – both administering or prompting, depending on your requirements
  • Personal care – assistance with washing and dressing while maintaining your dignity
  • Continence care – whether it’s with pads or a catheter or stoma
  • Support with mobility – hoisted transfers, altering position in bed or assistance moving safely around the home
  • Companionship – carers often become more like friends and companions, sharing moments, meals and offering emotional support

Help around the home

  • Housekeeping – the regular chores including tidying, cleaning, vacuuming and dusting
  • Laundry – washing, drying and even ironing clothes
  • Preparing and cooking meals – to your dietary needs and personal taste
  • Pet care – if you have a pet, your carer will support with walks and feeding
  • Running errands – such as collecting prescriptions or shopping for food

Enabling independence

  • Support getting out and about – this could be shopping, the cinema, events with family or friends or days out doing something you enjoy
  • Work or university – many of our carers are more like personal assistants
  • Assisted holidays – anything from a weekend in Cornwall to a tour of Australia

Why 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 carer 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 carer 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 carer, 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 Better Life Care, we manage all of this – and more – for you. This includes regular reviews of your support plan, carer supervisions and extra training as and when needed. If your care needs change, we also have an extensive network of clinical carers who offer more complex care support.
Our network of clinical carers have experience with parkinsons care, multiple sclerosis care, palliative care, stroke care, mental health care and so many more forms of complex care – all of which we are regulated by the Care Quality Commission to provide.

The cost of live in care is very much dependent on your personal needs.

How much do you pay a live in caregiver?
We’re proud to cover all aspects of home care. Our care costs are based on your needs and requirements, whether its companionship, clinical care, help with household tasks or support with medication and personal care.

Our prices for round-the-clock support from a carer start from:

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

Please call us today for a bespoke quote and to find out how we can support you. When you call, one of our friendly advisers will give you an estimate there and then over the phone. The final price will be confirmed once your local care specialist visits you in person, as part of your free non-obligatory consultation.

If you’re looking for care, call us on
0208 935 5653, or request a free callback via the contact us page.

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