Live-In care is where you or a loved one can receive specialist care from the comfort of your own home. You will be allocated a carer who is specially trained to cater for your needs. Live-in care is a very different experience to living in a residential home, as your live-in carer will be there to solely focus on your care needs. This means that your carer will have the availability and the flexibility to go beyond their basic duties, and even accompany you on trips out to the shops, to medical appointments or on any other errands that you need to run.
There are a few variables which decide the cost of live-in care. These include how much care you need, how often you need the care and how many people in your household need care. There is unlikely to be a significant increase in cost for the care of more than one person compared to just one person, but the price will be slightly higher. Often, you will be looking at a price of just under £1000 (perhaps 800 or 900) per week for your own care. And if, for example, your husband or wife needs care too, this fee may rise to just above the £1000 threshold (perhaps 1100 or 1200).