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Going on a Journey Without Leaving Home: The Benefits of Live-In Care

Throughout our lives, we go through many changes and enjoy many adventures. When we get to a point in life where we need to slow down and have some support, the immediate thought is “I’ll have to go into a residential care home”. Yet there is an alternative that allows you to stay in your home, surrounded by happy memories and keepsakes. Live-in care is a highly personalised and compassionate option, allowing you to go on your next adventure without having to leave your home.


What is Live-In Care?

Live-in care is where a professional live-in carer lives with you in your home, offering 24-hour support tailored to your specific needs. This ensures continuous, round-the-clock care, allowing you to stay in the comfort and familiarity of your own home.


Why Choose Live-In Care?

  • ✔️ Personalised Attention: One of the most significant advantages of live-in care is the one-to-one attention you receive. Unlike care homes where staff work in shifts and care is distributed among many residents, live-in carers focus solely on you. This one-on-one care helps maintain your routine and preferences, providing a tailored care experience that feels like embarking on a new adventure every day.
  • ✔️ Consistent and Trustworthy Care: In care homes, the rotating staff can lead to inconsistency and discomfort. On the other hand, live-in care ensures that the same live-in carer attends to your needs, fostering a trusting relationship and making each day at home a part of your ongoing journey.
  • ✔️ Independence and Comfort: Staying in your own home means you can continue to live independently. This continuity can significantly enhance your emotional well-being and sense of security, turning your home into a place where new experiences and adventures unfold.
  • ✔️ Companionship and Emotional Support: Live-in carers do more than assist with daily activities—they provide companionship, reducing feelings of loneliness. Engaging in meaningful interactions with a live-in carer can significantly enhance your emotional health and overall quality of life. This companionship transforms daily life into a shared adventure, filled with conversations, laughter, and care.
  • ✔️ Flexible and Responsive Care: Live-in care adapts to your changing needs. Whether you require more intensive support or just some help with daily activities, live-in care offers the flexibility to adjust the level of care as your situation evolves, ensuring that your home remains the perfect setting for your journey.
  • ✔️ Live-in care can also offer a short-term respite for the primary live-in carer, ensuring your loved one receives professional care while giving family carers a chance to rest and recharge. This break allows everyone to return to their roles refreshed, and ready for the next phase of the journey.

What Evidence is There That Live-in Care is Better Than Care Homes and Who Recommends It?


Here are several trusted and prominent UK organisations that advocate that older adults be cared for at home, emphasising the benefits of ageing in place:

  • Age UK: Age UK is a major charity in the UK dedicated to helping older people. They offer guidance on home care services and emphasise the benefits of older adults staying in their homes. You can find more about their stance and resources on their home care information page.
  • Alzheimer’s Society: This UK organisation recommends home care for people with dementia, as being in familiar surroundings can help mitigate confusion and distress. They provide resources on how to adapt a home for the needs of someone with dementia and options for receiving care at home. Details can be found on their dementia-friendly environments page.
  • Carers UK: This charity focuses on supporting carers, including those providing care for older adults at home. They advocate for policies and practices that make it feasible for older adults to stay in their own homes with appropriate support. Explore their resources on providing care at home.
  • Independent Age: This charity provides advice and support for older adults and their carers, advocating for the elderly to live independently at home for as long as possible. They offer guidance on how to arrange home care and the benefits of doing so on their home care advice page.
  • The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH): While not exclusively focused on older adults, the RSPH has discussed the importance of adapting environments to suit the needs of ageing populations, promoting staying at home as a viable option for many. They sometimes publish reports and articles that discuss the advantages of ageing in place, which you can find on their publications page.

These organisations provide substantial evidence and resources supporting their advocacy for home care, which can help families make informed decisions about the best care options for their loved ones.

Why Live-in Care is the Right Care Option

Choosing the right care option is a crucial decision that impacts your quality of life. As an adult who’s led a full life, don’t let life changes take away your independence. Keep making your own decisions, seeing your friends and family and living the life you choose by letting a live-in carer give you the support you need when you need it. If you’re considering care alternatives for yourself or a loved one, explore the benefits of live-in care and see how it can make a positive difference in your life.

We are deeply passionate about helping everyone remain in their home with the care and support they need to remain independent and happy. Our carers provide the highest quality, personalised care in your home so you can remain surrounded by your memories, enjoying a full life.

Our rigorous vetting processes and comprehensive training mean that our carers are highly qualified and trustworthy. We also continuously review our carers so you can be sure you will benefit from the highest standards of care.

Even so, bringing someone new into your home is a big decision, so we take the time to get to know you, and what you like and enjoy matching you to a carer who will support you, and you’ll enjoy spending time with. After all, they become part of your home and your life, and they should fit seamlessly into both.

Our extensive network of carers extends to all parts of the UK, so wherever you are we can provide the right care for you in your home, whether that’s in a city or a rural area.

Unlike other care providers, we were founded by and continue to be led by medical professionals with vast clinical care experience. This means you will benefit from physiotherapy exercises as part of your care and have access to our expert advice whenever you need it, offering you the comfort of knowing you are never alone in this journey.

For more information and to discuss your options, get in touch with us today on 0330 053 5014