What is the live-in care process?

So you’ve finally decided to choose live-in care for your loved one. But what is the process and how quickly can it be implemented? There really is no worry – if live-in care is required urgently – a live-in carer can be there within 24 hours.

How does live-in care work? We understand that it can feel a little overwhelming and confusing when planning for care, especially when you have a parent or relative in mind. So, let’s break down exactly how we can help you arrange live-in care for your relative.

Step 1 – Call to arrange a FREE live-in care assessment

All care assessments are free of charge. When you call the office we will discuss appropriate times and dates for a Care Manager to meet you and the person requiring live in care either at home, hospital or even a care home.

Step 2 – The Live-in care assessment

At this meeting we will assess the person needing care discussing their individual needs and requirements. We’ll talk you through the service, answering any questions you may have and a discuss the type of live-in carer you are looking for – we not only match their care needs, but we also try to match their hobbies and interests too.

At this meeting we can they provide you with a definitive weekly cost.

Step 3 – We create a care and support plan

We will then put together a care and support plan. This could even include recommendations for home adaptations or appropriate equipment.

Step 4 – Choose the right live-in carer

We’ll help you find a live-in carer. Once contracts have been signed, our Care Partnership Team will 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 you to choose your favourite.

Step 5 – Choose a suitable starting date

Once you are happy with your choice of carer we will then arrange a suitable starting date.

On your chosen start date – a member of our Care Partnership Team will accompany the live-in carer to the customer’s home

It really is that simple.

We’re here to help. To arrange a FREE care assessment or for an informal chat please call our customer care team or email: hello@iphomecare.co.uk