How does live-in care work?

Live-in care is care that is provided by a carer who lives at the home of the person they are caring for. This means they can provide round-the-clock one-to-one care to allow someone to remain and live safely in their own home rather than moving into residential care.

Many people would rather not give up their homes but are often left with little choice due to cost and their required care needs but live-in care provides an alternative option and is more affordable than you may think – making it accessible for more and more people.

This provides the freedom to continue to enjoy social activities and hobbies, see friends and family and maintain independence.

What is the role of a live-in carer?

A live-in carer is there to provide a range of support depending on the needs and abilities of the person they are caring for. Their job role is varied and broad and could include tasks such as carrying out light housework to keep the home clean and tidy, pet care, laundry, preparing and serving food, running errands such as shopping and picking up prescriptions, accompanying to appointments, prompting medication and personal care such as support with dressing, bathing, and going to the toilet.

A carer is there to be a support system and will encourage independence where it is safe and suitable to do so, providing the person they care for to still have autonomy over their life and choice in their care plan.

The list of conditions we can provide support for:

Live in care services in Braintree

With care homes becoming increasingly overwhelmed and struggling to provide an adequate patient-to-staff ratio, more and more people are considering live-in care to ensure they receive dedicated one-to-one care and their independence and continue to enjoy life to their schedule and freedom.

Live-in care has become an increasingly affordable and realistic option for people, allowing them to stay in their own homes where they have built memories and can see family frequently.

It is possible that you or your loved one qualify for funding support towards or to cover the cost of care from your local authority and we can help in guiding this for you to allow you to consider live-in care in Braintree.

Live-in care assistance following a hospital stay

Many people are eager to return to their own homes and familiar environments after a hospital stay, whether it was planned or unplanned, but they might need extra support to be safely discharged back home. It is not always possible that family or friends can provide this assistance due to work, life and family commitments so live-in care can be a viable solution.

Whether you’ve experienced an accident or emergency or are recovering from a planned surgery such as a hip replacement – a live-in carer in Braintree can help support you to a safe and smooth recovery by caring for you in your home on either a short or long-term basis.

This will help prevent you from straining yourself and can promote recovery. Our carers can assist with attending follow-up appointments and physiotherapy during your rehabilitation.

Arrange home care in Braintree in 3 simple steps


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1) Call our friendly care team

If you think care in your own home may be the right option for you, call our friendly team today on 0330 0535014. You can also email us to arrange for someone to call you back at a time convenient for you.


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2) Talk to an expert

A Customer Care Partner will discuss your care requirements and the type of live-in carer you’re looking to employ.


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3) Choose the right Carer

We’ll find a selection of live-in carers who suit your requirements. We are there every step of the way with advice and help.


Get in touch with Ivy Palmer today

If you’d like to find out more about our live-in care services in Braintree, please get in touch with us at Ivy Palmer and we’ll be glad to help you and answer any questions you may have.

We have a wide range of carers who are fully trained and experienced in a range of conditions to enable them to meet the needs of the person they care for fully.

If you would like to look further into live-in care in Braintree following your call, we can book you in for a free home care consultation so we can get a full idea of your needs and requirements to put together a bespoke care plan and allow you to make an informed decision.

Local resources for carers in Braintree

Braintree District Council

Adult Social Care website and information on funding, safeguarding, concerns and how to contact a social worker for advice

Address: Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9HB

Call: 01376 552525

Age Concern Braintree

Useful care resources for the elderly

Address: The Institute, Bocking End Braintree, Essex CM7 9AA

Call: 01376 341465

Mind Charity Mid and North East Essex

A one-stop place for mental-health support in Essex

Email: enqui1715993096ries@1715993096mness1715993096exmin1715993096d.org1715993096

Call: 01206 764600