Live In Care
High Quality Care In The Comfort Of
Your Own Home
Quality Live In Care Across The UK
Here at Consultus, we are one of the UK’s leading care companies and have been a Home Care provider for nearly 60 years and have extensive experience in providing high-quality, 24-hour Live-in Care that ensures our clients are able to stay in their own homes while still receiving round the clock support.
With Live-in Care, there’s none of the upheaval involved in moving to one room of a care home. Life carries on as normal in the reassuring comfort of your own home, helping to extend your independence and giving you daily freedom of choice and a better quality of life. Ask our friendly team of dedicated Care Consultants for more information about our Live-in Care service on 01732 355231 or email [email protected].
Our Managed Home Care service is regulated and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our latest report, which stated we were a good care provider, can be found here.
What Is Live In Care?
Live-in Care allows you to remain in the comfort of your own home with our experienced, passionate and fully-trained Carers, providing the practicalities of a full-time home care service. Not only will you feel better being at ease amongst your belongings and memories, but you also gain companionship and support which benefits you and gives your family peace of mind.
Live-in Carers are trained to help with a wide range of care needs, including personal care, minor medical conditions such as arthritis & mobility problems, incontinence issues and major medical conditions such as Parkinson’s, Strokes, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. Our Live-in Carers and Nurses can both offer Palliative care and end of life care to help you manage life limiting illness and improve your quality of life in your remaining time.
In addition to being experienced in various aspects of caring, Live-in Carers are able to offer companionship and support. Our years of experience as a Live-in Care agency has given us a good understanding of the conditions and care needs of older and vulnerable people.
Every day we see more proof that receiving care at home is better for our clients, and healthcare professionals agree. Research shows you recover faster after an illness or operation when you can recuperate in your own home. With a 24/7 Live-in Carer in place to offer convalescent care, you could also be discharged earlier from hospital following an operation.
Whether your loved one has complex care needs or simply requires a little looking after, Consultus can provide you with a bespoke and cost-effective Live-in Care service that will suit your individual needs.
What Does A Live In Carer Do?
A dedicated Live-in Carer provides you with assistance and support in your own home. A Live-in home Carer provides you with the level of care that is tailored to your situation and needs, such as personal care, including helping with washing and mobility or assisting with housework.
We will introduce a Live-in Carer to you who stays with you in your home and provides a bespoke 24-hour care service. One of the biggest advantages of Live-in Care for the elderly is the total independence and autonomy it gives you.
If you are interested in becoming a Live-in Carer then take a look at our Live-in Care Jobs page to discover an exciting new career.
A Live In Carer Can Provide:
24/7, one-to-one care and reassurance just moments away
Daily social care, including dressing and undressing, washing, showering, bathing, oral care, hair care, shaving, continence care and toileting
Companionship – help with social activities and outings
General housework – shopping, cooking, laundry and cleaning
Help with looking after family pets
Total freedom of choice – such as choosing when to get up or go to bed
Freedom from the fixed visiting times and rigid daily routines of alternative options
Your Choice In Care
Here at Consultus, we offer our clients a choice. Not only are we a successful introductory agency with over 60 years of experience of providing one-to-one Live-in Care, but we have also launched our Managed Care at Home Department.
We all have the right to make decisions and choose how we live our life. Everyone has different ideas about what is important and what makes us feel better. No matter what your choice is, our care team stands ready to provide a bespoke care plan tailored to suit your needs.
People feel better when receiving care in the comfort of their own home. Being in a familiar setting helps to make them feel more at ease, which is important later in life. As part of our introductory service, we can provide a Live-in Carer to provide high-quality care to your loved one.
Our bespoke Introductory service has been helping families throughout the UK for almost 60 years by offering a full 24/7 one-to-one service shaped by each client’s situation and care needs, extending their independence and enabling daily freedom of choice.
Here at Consultus, we have recently launched our Managed Care Department for our clients in London, the South East & Hampshire and surrounding areas. Made up of a team of experienced, committed and skilled care consultants, our Managed Care Department has helped many people remain independent, secure and safe in the comfort of their own homes.
Whether you have concerns that your loved one needs more help or you need a bespoke care package created, our experienced care managers and consultants will help you resolve your concerns and find the best solution for you. We are here to talk to you about your needs, to offer expert advice and help you really make a difference to your loved ones.
At Consultus, we believe that the benefits of Live-in Care are priceless. That is why we ensure that not only is Live-in Care a better alternative to living in a care home but that it is often a more affordable and cost-effective option. A skilled and dedicated Live-in Carer can provide assistance in a number of different scenarios, from minimising disruption for a loved one who has dementia to providing respite care for family members and care-givers providing 24-hour care for elderly or vulnerable people. We also offer convalescent care, where Live-in Carers provide high levels of care at home following an illness or when recuperating from an operation at home.
As a Live-in Care and Nursing Provider, we understand that no one wants to be displaced from their home into an unfamiliar and potentially stressful environment. We take pride in enabling our clients to remain in their own homes where they can enjoy familiar surroundings and the independence that comes with this. It can be a huge confidence boost to know that you are able to be professionally cared for at home, whether it’s to facilitate recovery after a period in hospital or part of your ongoing care plan.
We understand that it is easy to feel vulnerable and uncertain about your future progress during these periods. Thankfully, a private Live-in Carer will create a stable and supportive environment for you, helping to speed up recovery rates and improving the outcome. This is why we firmly believe that the benefits of live-care far exceed those of a care home in both quality and value for money.
Consultus Live In Care Costs:
For a single client:
Live-in Care for a single client who needs personal care starts at £87 per day
An affordable alternative to moving into a care home
Live-in Care starts at £102 per day
Considerably less than the cost of two residential care home fees
Agency fee per carer:
Per week – £182 inclusive of VAT
On engagement of the Agency, the Registration Fee of £200.00 including VAT becomes due for payment.
Situations Where A Live In Carer Can Help
A skilled and dedicated Live-in Carer can provide assistance in a number of different scenarios, from minimising disruption for a loved one who has dementia to providing respite care for family members and care-givers providing 24-hour care for elderly or vulnerable people. We also provide convalescent care, where Live-in Carers provide high levels of attention round-the-clock after you have had an illness or are recuperating from an operation at home.
A Live-in Carer can make an enormous difference in the later stages of life, with palliative care, which treats or manages pain and other symptoms during a terminal illness. In addition, Live-in Carers and Care Consultants have the experience to recognise when qualified Live-in nursing care is needed as additional or alternative 24/7 support.
In these situations where a client requires additional support or help our Care Consultants will liaise with our Live-in Nursing Department, who have professional Registered Nurses on hand to help. Live-in Carers and Nurses are here to help 24/7.
In any circumstance where you need care, there’s nothing quite like having an experienced Carer who’s ready to come to your aid, in your own home, at a moment’s notice.
Palliative care involves the treatment, care and support of those with a life-limiting illness, such as advanced cancer, motor neuron disease (MND) and dementia. It can also be known as ‘supportive care’ and aims in providing care and support to allow you to have the best quality of life possible as well as being as active as possible in the time you have left.
Palliative care can include:
Managing physical symptoms such as pain
Emotional, spiritual and psychological support
Social care, including help with things like washing, dressing or eating
Support for your family and friends.
You can receive palliative care at any stage of your illness and receiving palliative care doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to die soon. In fact, some people receive palliative care for many years to help support them during treatments, therapies and medicines that are aimed at controlling their illness.
However, palliative care does include caring for people who are nearing the end of their life. We call this End Of Life Care.
What Is End Of Life Care?
Our Live-in End of Life Care service involves the treatment, care and support of people who are nearing the end of their life. End of life care is an important part of palliative care and aims to help patients be as comfortable as possible in the time they have left in the comfort of their own homes.
End of life care involves the management of physical symptoms as well as providing emotional support for both the patient and their families. The people looking after you will talk to you about your needs and wishes, and make sure they consider what you want in the care they provide.
For more information on our Live-in Palliative Care service or to arrange palliative or end of life care for you or a family member, visit our Palliative Care page.
Here at Consultus, we understand the impact that having a member of your family being diagnosed with any type of dementia can have. Our Live-in Carers can provide you with expert care assistance 24/7 to help people at all stages of dementia.
Dementia is progressive, meaning that the symptoms will eventually get worse. In addition, moving those suffering from Dementia away from their home can be particularly traumatic and can worsen their symptoms. This is why Live-in Care is such an ideal option to provide optimal support for those suffering from Dementia.
Wherever possible, we try to arrange for a rotation of regular Live-in Carers to look after a client living with dementia, to minimise disruption and encourage a calming environment. To find out more about our Dementia care service or to arrange a Live-in Carer, call call 01732 355 231 or email [email protected]
While many elderly people receive care from family members and loved ones in their own home, it can be extremely demanding on the family member providing care. This is why at Consultus, we provide a planned respite care service to allow those who provide care for a family member to have a break, ensuring they do not become overworked.
Respite care is a vital part of 24/7 Live-in Care and planning ahead for regular breaks is an excellent way of preserving the long-term benefits of Live-in Care for all concerned. Once respite care has been arranged, relatives and carers can confidently enjoy their time away safe in the knowledge that their loved one is being taken care of by a professional Live-in Carer.
Each of our Live-in Carers is carefully chosen to meet the client’s individual needs and circumstances. The carers will provide refreshing and stimulating companionship while providing a 24-hour Live-in Care service. We can arrange for carers to cover a single weekend, regular weekends or short breaks, as well as longer breaks, depending on your requirements.
Short Or Long Term Live In Care
Our short-term Live-in Care service is quick and easy to organise and can often be arranged within 24 hours’ notice. Short-term Live-in Care is perfect for those who need emergency care, are recovering from surgery or want to organise a planned respite for someone who is looking after a loved one.
When given the choice, not many people want to leave their homes and move into a residential care home. Instead, Long-term Live-in care provides our clients with enhanced independence, the comfort of their own home and the emotional support and companionship that comes with a Live-in Carer.
Having to go into a residential care home can cause a total upheaval in an elderly person’s life. We understand that no one wants to leave the comfort of their own home, which is why with our support you can receive high-quality care in the comfort of your own home. Sharing your home with a Live-in Carer means that you will receive the care and support you need, in the place where you feel most comfortable.
In addition, many people are surprised that the cost of care is often cheaper compared to nursing or care home fees. Our costs are transparent and our care service is tailored to suit your individual needs, meaning you will benefit from high-quality care that is cost-effective. This is doubly true for couples that require assistance, as a Live-in Carer can provide care for you both in your own home without the risk of you being split up in a care home.
In addition to our Live-in Care service, we also provide a range of specialist private nursing services to help with a range of medical conditions or palliative care. Live-in nursing care can help improve recovery after operations, allow for early discharge from hospitals and reduce the risk of post-op complications.
Enquire About Your Live In Care Needs
We have provided high-quality care to many families in the comfort of their own home. Our Live-in Care service can provide a wide range of benefits to both our clients and their families. Each situation is different but we are confident, whatever your requirements, we can help you.
Live In Care Frequently Asked Questions
A Live-in Carer will stay with you and provide you with 24/7 support and care that is tailored to your individual needs. They can help with personal care, medication, household tasks and complex care.
Live-in Care starts at £87 for a single client or £102 for couples, which is considerably less than the cost of two residential care home fees, saving on the cost of care.
There may be care funding available to you from your local authority depending on your financial circumstances and care needs. Visit our Home Care Costs page for more information.
Yes, a Live-in Carer will require their own bedroom while they stay with you. It is important that a Carer has their own space where they can relax and sleep while they are not working.
Carers provide different levels of support, depending on the client’s needs, priorities and preferences. Duties typically include:
- Personal care work – dressing, washing, showering, bathing, oral care, hair care, shaving, continence care and toileting
- Assisting with mobility, transferring from bed to chair, for instance
- General housework, shopping, cooking, laundry and cleaning
- Companionship, emotional support, help with social activities and outings
- Help with looking after family pets
Simply call us on 01732 355 231 and speak with our New Client Care Consultants
For support with more advanced medical conditions we would recommend booking a Consultus Live-in Nurse.
We take your individual care needs, concerns, preferences and personality into account when assigning Carers. Once we have asked you the relevant questions we will review our relevant Carers, matching their experience and expertise to your care needs as well as their likes and dislikes to ensure they are the best fit for you and your needs.
We will send you a confirmation letter and you can speak with the Carer we assign over the phone. We check with both Carer and client that all is well and ask you for your feedback.
Live-in Carers typically work seven days a week for a period of two weeks at a time. Whilst there are no specified hours of work, in each 24 hour period a Carer would need 8 hours for sleep. We also ask, where possible, that the Carer is given up to two hours off each day, preferably as a single break. Each booking is unique and your Carer will work with you where possible to accommodate your needs.
Yes, bookings can be occasional, infrequent and short-term. For a minimum of 3 days. Please discuss your requirements with our New Client Care Consultants
Unfortunately not; we specialise in 24/7 Live-in Care and nursing. If you decide you do not need a Live-in Carer, we recommend that any visiting healthcare assistant bookings are made through a fellow member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association. Please call UKHCA on 020 8661 8188.
The main role of a Carer is client care and wellbeing, but they are also there to help with the smooth running of the home, so light housekeeping, laundry, cooking, driving and shopping duties are included in the domestic duties; each can be included where personal care needs allow.
Our clients tell us that while it sometimes feels a little odd initially to have a new person staying in their home, that feeling quickly fades away – and is infinitely preferable to moving to the institutional environment of a care home, which can be impersonal and unfamiliar.
Our Carers are reliable, discreet, friendly and committed to the physical and emotional wellbeing of their clients. They operate in a professional, polite, dependable and confidential manner, and always respect the homes and privacy of clients.
We completely understand that unforeseen circumstances can mean the need to postpone a confirmed booking, or even arrange a break in the service. Please call our Care Consultants on 01732 355231 as soon as any unavoidable changes in circumstance arise.
Yes, we do, depending on the service you choose. Our Introductory service is nationwide. Our Managed Care at Home Service is available in London, South East, Hampshire & surrounding areas. Just get in touch with our New Client Care Consultants and they will identify the best service matched to your particular needs.
It’s not possible to meet the Carer we assign face to face before your booking starts. Once we have confirmed the booking there will be an opportunity to speak to your Carer when arrival and changeover arrangements will also be discussed.
Most of our Carers come through personal recommendation, our Recruitment Department at head office and via our Overseas Agents in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia and Spain.
All Carers have a face to face interview, at which we check all documentation, take professional references and process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure and DBS Adult First. All professional references are followed up with police checks from their country of origin.
Many of our Carers are experienced in helping people with all types of dementia and its associated challenges, such as memory loss, confusion or problems with speech and understanding. We give our Carers a wider understanding of dementia and its symptoms with our in-house dementia training courses.
The need for routine and familiarity for people with dementia is well established. Our Carers help clients retain their sense of identity, self-worth and security by caring for them in the most comfortable environment possible – their own home. They enable better communication, engage in activities and provide a stable, stress-free consistency of care that forms a regular routine.
Yes, many of our clients have favourite regular Carers, and we try to arrange a rota of Carers wherever possible.
The cost for a Live-in Carer for a single client is typically less than residential nursing home fees. Where a couple wishes to remain at home together, it is possible they could both be cared for by a single Consultus Live-in Carer and pay considerably less than combined residential fees.
We are more than happy to give you a no-obligation quotation over the telephone. Please contact our New Client Care Consultants on 01732 355231.