How does live in care work?

Live in care is a care option in which a carer lives at the home of the person they are caring for, enabling them to provide care across the day and dedicated assistance as and when needed. It allows someone to remain in their own home safely, providing them with the level of care they need and the ability to retain independence where possible.

The benefits of live in care in Camden is that, unlike residential care, live in care provides one on one care so somebody can get the care and attention they need without competing for attention or the time of their carer and therefore their needs can be met efficiently.

For you or a loved one to trust somebody to provide care can be a daunting prospect but live in care allows for both parties to build a professional relationship with trust and respect and most importantly time and attention.

What is the role of a live in carer?

A live in carer in Camden is there to provide help and support in and outside the home. Their responsibilities might include helping with housework such as vacuuming, washing up and laundry, personal care such as assistance getting dressed, washing or going to the toilet, accompaniment to appointments, errands such as picking up prescriptions or shopping, cooking and preparing food as well as medical care such as changing dressings and prompting medication.

Where possible, they will always be there to encourage independence and encouragement. Forming a close bond of trust and respect.

The list of conditions we are able to provide support for:

Why choose live in care services in Camden?

It may be surprising to learn that living in care in Camden is not as expensive as you might perceive, and it can be a viable option for consideration.

Live in care provides many benefits over residential or visiting care as it ensures dedicated one on one care and allows for a carer to build a relationship and understand the needs and quirks of the person they are caring for. With certain conditions, this familiarity can be very important, and it allows a carer to more easily spot when something may be amiss or different.

Unlike visiting care which may be a short visit, it ensures that needs are taken care of and that support is always there when needed – providing peace of mind and security.

Do you need live in care services in Camden following a hospital stay? Whether you or a loved one has been admitted to a hospital for an ongoing or new condition, accident, emergency or even a planned surgery – we can provide to ensure the transition and discharge back home is a smooth and comfortable one.

Doctors will often want to ensure a care plan is in place before discharging and live in care can be an option for those who do not have family nearby or family with other commitments. It can ensure that the rehabilitation process is smooth and comfortable towards recovery.

Whether that support is with mobility, housework, personal care, physiotherapy or running errands, it can be a helpful provision to ensure someone can recover at their own pace and avoid risking further setbacks.

Live in care assistance following a hospital stay

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Arrange home care in Camden 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 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 they every step of the way with advice and help.



Contact Ivy Palmer today

To find out more about our live in care services in Camden, please get in touch and we can discuss your needs and tailor a care plan bespoke to you. We’ll be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have and provide you with an accurate idea of costs and how we can work to your budget.

If you’re looking at care agencies in Camden, be sure to put Ivy Palmer on your list. Our carers are fully qualified with full training and experience and are of course DBS checked so you can feel confident you or your loved one is in safe hands.

We take great pride in providing excellent service to all our clients and making live in care more accessible for all.

Local resources for carers in Camden

Age UK Camden

Age UK Camden is an independent charity that offers a range of services to help older people get more out of later life, from taking care of housing advice to having fun and making friends with our social groups and activities.

Address: 68 Parkway, Camden, London, NW1 7AH

Call: 020 7239 0400


ICope offers psychological therapy services in Camden and the surrounding areas. ICope offers a range of different evidence-based psychological treatments that have been recommended for the NHS.

Address: The Camley Centre, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PE

Call: 020 3317 6670

Ageactivity 60+

The Castlehaven Community Association hosts activities and classes for older Camden residents. These activities can include: Beginners Computer Club, Easy Yoga, T’ai Chi, Bridge Club, Knitting Classes and Sewing Club.

Address: 21 Castlehaven Road, London, NW1 8RU

Call: 020 7692 2238