Live-In Care

Live-in Care is where a specially trained assistant will come and live with you, in the comfort of your own home. The advantage with Live-in Care is that it will help you to retain your independence, meaning that you won’t have to move into a residential home, and you will always have somebody nearby to cater for your every need.

What does a live-in carer do?

Your live-in carer is there to assist you with every aspect of your life, or the aspects of your life that you have specified. For example, if you have requested help with cooking meals and using medication then your carer will be on hand to help you with this. Your carer will have been fully trained and briefed to understand all your requirements, and you will have the opportunity to meet them beforehand, so that you can get to know each other before they come and live in your house.

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Some Of Your Carer’s Daily Activities:

  • Assistance with medication, personal hygiene and using the bathroom.
  • Ensure that meals are fully prepared, including any dietary requirements and nutritional needs.
  • They can assist with your housework, whether that’s the washing up, loading the dishwasher, sweeping the floor or tidying the lounge.
  • They will be there to be your friend as well as your carer. Whether you want a conversation in the evenings or just an opponent at your favourite board game, they will be happy to meet your needs.

Find The Perfect Live-in Carer For You:

There is a strict application process, and we ensure that only a select few, carefully considered applicants are hired. The applicants are then fully trained and mentored to be the best fit for your needs.

What does a live-in carer do?

The carers are fully trained, with several years’ experience, they can deal with many conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s, as well as Dementia
  • Parkinson’s
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Palliative Care

There are more, and they are also trained in dealing with nursing and complex care.

Live-in care vs care Homes:

The first advantage of live-in care in comparison to a residential home, is that with live-in care you can remain in the comfort of your own home, which can help to reduce any nerves or anxiety about moving out and having to live with strangers. Your family will still be able to visit you in the same place and there won’t be any need for them to travel any further or to any different places.

The second advantage is that your mealtimes, diet and any other requirements you have will all remain the same as before. In a residential or care home, there are often specific mealtimes and a set menu to choose from. Staying at home means that you remain in charge, and you won’t have to adapt to eating at different times or eating different food. You will still be able to eat your favourite meals as often as you like.

One of the main advantages of live-in care, is that you will have personalized support from the same carer, who will be specially trained for your needs. This differs from a residential home because they would likely provide you with a set of different carers, who would visit at different times. These carers would also have multiple customers to interact with and so it might be a slower process. Whereas in the comfort of your own home, with a carer that you have chosen, you are in full control.

Another area where you will remain in control is your routine. Your daily life will still be up to you. You can work on your preferred daily schedule and your carer will work to accommodate it, and it will be their job to ensure that all your requests are met. The difference with a care home would be that they often require their customers to adapt to a different lifestyle, for example you might be having breakfast or washing at different times.

As mentioned earlier, family and friends can visit as often as they want. Your family won’t need to worry about visiting times, signing in, or interacting with numerous carers. With live-in care, your family will have the chance to interact with the same carer each time they visit, giving them consistent feedback and information on how their loved one is getting on.

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Become independent with live-in care

Before you meet your carer, we will arrange for you to have a meeting with us, so that we can ask a few questions about any requests and requirements. This will also allow our team to ensure that they have all the correct details and to suggest any extra services that are relevant. There will also be an opportunity for you to meet with the carer that has been assigned to you, so that you can make sure that they are the right fit and that you are happy with them.

The management team regularly monitor the quality of the care. They do this to ensure that high standards are being met, and so that they can gain feedback on any improvements that are needed.

Support plans are specific, personalized and are designed for the main person: the customer.

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Your care will be continually reviewed just in case there are any changes to your situation, or in case you have any further requests. The carers will stay updated on any medication that you are taking, as well as areas like continence management and they will be able to provide information to your doctor and family members to keep them informed.

As mentioned earlier, the carers will all be fully trained to industry standards. This includes how we only employ a select few applicants from the many who express their interest. Care quality is of the highest importance to us, and it is not an area where we are willing to compromise. This is something which is emphasized by Sharon Jones, who is the Registered Manager of Leaf Complex Care, Exeter.

Another big advantage of remaining independent is that you will be able to remain with a companion, whether that is a husband, wife or simply a good friend. Your carer will accommodate all your lifestyle needs and they will be happy to work with anyone else that is living in your house.


In summary, live-in care is a great choice because it allows you to remain living independently, whilst you gain all the benefits of having a carer. You will receive help with anything that you require assistance with, whether that is using the toilet, doing the washing up, cooking your favourite meals or going shopping. Our carers are fully trained to industry standards, and they will be happy to accommodate all your needs. There are many big advantages of live-in care in comparison to moving into a residential home, such as you will be able to live to your own schedule, eat your meals at your usual time and watch your favourite television programs.