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What is Live in care or What is 24/7 Care?

Live in care is an affordable alternative to a care home

Live in care is a relatively unknown concept and is very different to the care provided in a care home. In a care home staff work in shift patterns – this means there is not one single person specifically caring for a customer. They have minimal control over the events that happen around them and it is easy to become institutionalised, unstimulated and lose all independence completely.

Live-in care is an affordable comparison to the price of a care home where a professionally trained Carer will provide 1-2-1 care all in the comfort of their own home, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Homes and personal belongings do not need to be sold and you won’t share a Carer with up to 20 others at night. You do not have to eat from a limited menu or wait until a disruptive resident calms down. Instead of becoming institutionalised, you’ll still feel like a valued individual whilst receiving support in the comfort of your own home. Our living in carers will stimulate you in the day and make sure all is well at night.


What can Live in carers help with?

Whether it’s personal care, medication management, undertaking household chores, preparing meals, companionship or even gardening a live-in carer gives you support when you need it most. What’s more is the carer’s attention is focused solely on you, or your loved one and not on 20 other customers.

What is the cost of Live in care?

The cost of live in care is very much dependent on the care needs on the individual being care for.  Everyone is unique and everyone has different care needs and requirements. Costs for a Live in carer start from £695 per week. Click here to view our prices


Frequently asked questions about Live in care.

There will understandably be many questions you will have about Live in care and knowing all of your options can make a big difference to the care you choose. To help you understand more about Live in care we have created a Frequently asked questions guide.


If you would like an informal chat our our homecare services or you would like to arrange a FREE care assesssment then please do not hesitate to call us or email: hello@iphomecare.co.uk