How does live-in care work?

Live-in care is when a carer resides in the home of the person they are caring for, providing round-the-clock assistance they need to safely live in their own home. Live-in care has become increasingly popular as people are now seeking alternatives to leaving their homes and moving to residential care. People are now opting to remain in a familiar environment where they can see friends and family whenever they please and still enjoy partaking in their hobbies and clubs.

A live-in carer has a room within the home to live and rest so that they can be there to provide care throughout the day and night – providing companionship, safety, and security.

What is the role of a live-in carer?

A live-in carer can take on a range of responsibilities in their role, based on the needs and wants of the person they are caring for. This could include food preparation, light housework, running errands, accompanying to appointments, laundry, prompting medication and personal care such as help getting dressed and undressed, bathing and going to the toilet.

A live-in carer is there to provide help and assistance that allows someone to safely live in their own home whilst maintaining some independence. Where appropriate, a live-in carer will be there to help encourage independence and self-sufficiency to keep minds and muscles strong.

The list of conditions we can provide support for:

Dementia Care in Colchester

Our dementia care services offer a unique approach, focusing on providing live-in support for individuals affected by dementia. 

With an expert team trained in dementia care, we offer personalised assistance tailored to the needs and preferences of each individual. From maintaining familiar routines to creating a safe and nurturing environment, our goal is to enhance the quality of life and promote well-being for those living with dementia in the comfort of their own homes in Colchester.

Elderly Care in Colchester

In Colchester, elderly care takes on a personalised approach, particularly through live-in care services tailored to the needs of individuals. Our expert team ensures that seniors in Colchester receive compassionate and professional support within the comfort of their own homes. 

From assistance with daily tasks to companionship and specialised care, our focus remains on enhancing the quality of life for elderly residents. Count on us to provide reliable and attentive live-in care services that prioritise dignity, independence, and well-being.

Live in care Services in Colchester

Live-in care is often a preferable option for both the individual and their family, meaning someone can remain in their own home or live independently but provide peace of mind that they have support when they need it.

Rather than visiting or residential care, live-in care provides one-on-one care, allowing for a carer to be there whenever they are needed and can fully understand the needs of the person they care for so they can spot anything that be concerning and ensure all their needs are met as they should be.

Live-in care can be much more affordable than you may think, and you could even qualify for help towards the cost from your local authority.

Live in care in Colchester following hospital discharge

Following a hospital stay, be it planned or emergency admittance, it can sometimes be necessary for home care to be arranged before discharge or to ensure a smooth recovery. We understand this can be a stressful time and we are here to support you with any long short-term care needs, planned or unplanned.

A live-in carer can help aid the recovery process by helping around the home and providing care and assistance to promote a smooth recovery and avoid causing any further injuries. They can also help with travelling to follow-up appointments, physiotherapy and rehabilitation as well as helping to prompt medication, wound dressing and catheter management.

Arrange home care in Colchester 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 would like to find out more about our live-in care services in Colchester, then please do get in touch to discuss your needs and ask us any questions you may have about live-in care.

Our carers are fully qualified and experienced to provide the very best care and compassion. We have carers trained in a range of conditions and specialities – armed with the knowledge to provide the highest standard of care.

Get in touch with us at Ivy Palmer and we’ll talk through your needs and budget and put together a bespoke care plan for you to review and help you to make an informed decision.

Local resources for carers in Colchester

Colchester Borough Council

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

Address: Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Rd, Colchester CO3 3WG

Call: 01206 282222

Age Concern Colchester

Useful care resources for the elderly

Address: Age Concern Colchester, Winsleys House, High Street, Colchester, CO1 1UG

Call: 01206 368420

Mind Charity Mid and North East Essex

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

Email: enqui1715996160ries@1715996160mness1715996160exmin1715996160d.org1715996160

Call: 01206 764600