How does live in care work?

Live in care is when a carer lives at the home of the person they care for, allowing them to provide round the clock support to help with everyday tasks and care needs. It allows for someone to remain in their own home and receive care there, so they can continue to live comfortably and safely in a familiar environment.

When someone needs additional care due to a disability, progressive illness or decreasing mobility then live in care provides a solution that means their life can carry on as normally as possible and they can continue to see family when they want to, attend social clubs and enjoy the things they love.

What is the role of a live in carer?

A live in carer is there to provide help as and when needed depending on the needs of the person they care for. A live in carer in Guildford can help with a range of different everyday tasks, such as:

  • Light housework and gardening
  • Pet care
  • Preparing meals
  • Picking up prescriptions
  • Shopping
  • Help with mobility
  • Medical prompting and help
  • Personal care such as bathing, dressing and toileting.

A live in carer is there to support and aid someone in living comfortably in their own home; we respect the importance of maintaining independence where possible and will always encourage and help someone to carry out tasks by themselves when they want to and it is safe to do so.

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

Why consider live in care services in Guildford?

Live in care can provide the perfect solution when someone has increasing care needs or new care needs following an illness or stroke – allowing the transition to increasing assistance in their daily lives to feel more bearable because it’s in a familiar environment and their own home, keeping day to day life as normal as possible as it can be during this difficult time.

Live in care in Guildford provides an important option for individuals and their family who do not want to use residential care but are unable to provide full time care themselves due to family or work commitments or even their own mental wellbeing. Some people also prefer to be cared for by someone outside of the family.

Dementia Care Guildford

In Guildford, live-in care emerges as a beacon of hope for families navigating the complexities of dementia. With tailored support, live-in carers provide round-the-clock assistance, ensuring safety and comfort for loved ones. Compassionate professionals foster familiarity, creating a nurturing environment within the familiar walls of home.

Through personalised routines and engaging activities, individuals maintain independence and dignity while receiving essential assistance. Families find solace knowing their loved ones receive dedicated attention and companionship, enhancing their quality of life. Live-in care in Guildford not only offers practical assistance but also fosters emotional well-being, fostering meaningful connections and enriching experiences for those living with dementia.

Live in care assistance following a hospital stay

A Map showing NHS Hospitals and clinics in Guildford

Image Rights from Google Maps.

Whether you have an operation coming up, have just had an operation, emergency treatment or surgery – it can sometimes be a requirement to ensure you have a care plan in place to allow for discharge home. This is to ensure that you can recover safely and have the support in place to get better outside of a hospital setting.

We can provide a hospital discharge service in Guildford, so that you know you have live in care to support your recovery and be able to return home sooner.

Arrange home care in Guildford in 3 simple steps


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1) Call your friendly home care team

Call today 0330 053 5014  or email us to arrange someone to call you back at a convenient time.



A free care assessment icon2) Book your FREE home care consultation

A care partnership team call to discuss your care requirements and the type of live-in carer you are looking for.


A live-in carer matching icon3) Choose your live-in carer

We’ll source a selection of live-in carers which we feel most accurately suit your requirements. We will then send you a profile of each carer for selection.



Get in touch with Ivy Palmer today

If you would like to find out more about our care services in Guildford, please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help and assist you with any questions you may have as well as book you in for a free care call where we can discuss your needs and requirements to put together a bespoke care plan tailored specifically around you or your loved one.

Ivy Palmer live in care are one of the leading live in care agencies in Guildford and our carers are dedicated to delivering a high standard of care and respect.

Local resources for carers in Guildford

Guildford Borough Council

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

Address:Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4BB

Call: 01483 505050

Age UK Surrey

A local community centre providing a safe-place for local people and community groups


Call: 01483 503414

Action for Carers Surrey

Providing support for carers working in Guildford and the surrounding areas


Call: 0303 040 1234