How does live-in care work?

Live-in care is when a carer lives at the home with the person they care for, allowing them to provide round-the-clock care. This is ideal for someone who lives alone or needs assistance with day-to-day activities. It provides that constant additional support so somebody can remain living in their home and a familiar environment.

A live-in carer in Oxford provides the opportunity for one-on-one care, allowing for a trusting relationship to be built with a full understanding of needs and abilities.

Your live-in carer will require their room in the home and will have agreed days off or holiday but should someone need constant care then cover can be arranged.

What is the role of a live-in carer?

A live-in carer is there to provide help and assistance with a range of day-to-day tasks such as:

  • Personal care (bathing, dressing and toileting)
  • Light housework and gardening to keep the home in good condition
  • Meal preparation
  • Mobility support
  • Shopping
  • Picking up prescriptions
  • Accompaniment to appointments and social occasions
  • Pet care
  • Medical assistance such as prompting medication, oxygen, blood sugar monitoring, catheter management, stoma care etc.

A carer can provide companionship and that extra layer of security and support. They will always pay attention to the needs of the person they care for and encourage or support a sense of independence where they can.

The list of conditions we can provide support for:

Why choose live-in care services in Oxford?

Live-in care allows someone to remain in their own home and a familiar environment despite increasing care needs. Many people wish to stay at home but feel life in care is outside their means, but it can be more affordable and accessible than you think.

Our live-in care in Oxford means that somebody can enjoy their normal day-to-day life with added assistance and continue with things such as social clubs or family visits providing minimal disruption to their life.

Live-in care assistance following a hospital stay

Hospitals in Oxford

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Whether you or a loved one are about to have surgery, have just had surgery or are in hospital following an accident, we can be there to provide hospital discharge care in Oxford. Many hospitals and doctors want to ensure that adequate care is in place before they discharge a patient, so securing your live-in care is important.

Whether you are planning in advance or need urgent care, we can provide live-in care in Oxford following a hospital discharge on a long- or short-term basis and at short notice. Simply call us to discuss and we will help you find a solution.

Arrange home care in Oxford 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 are considering live-in care in Oxford, please get in contact with us and we’ll be happy to talk you through our care options and provide you with a free care call to help us assess your care needs and provide you with a bespoke care plan.

Ivy Palmer live-in care is dedicated to being one of the most reliable and affordable live-in care agencies in Oxford and aim to provide the very best care to you or your family member.

Local resources for carers in Oxford

Oxford County Council

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

Address: Oxford, OX1 9GX

Call: 0345 050 7666

Live Well Oxfordshire

Providing support and services for adults with a variety of needs in one place


Call: 01235 849 434

Age UK Oxford

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


Call: 0345 450 1276