What is live in care?

Live-in Care meets your loved ones evolving needs, whilst allowing them to live as independently as possible in their own home. It involves one of our highly trained care professionals becoming a companion and residing with you or your loved one in your own home, full time. Meaning there is always care on-hand when you need it. Live-in Care is a great alternative to residential care, as it allows you to remain in the comfort of your own home with no disruptions. It allows you to stay close with family, pets, and maintain interests, routines, and hobbies.

 

How will it work?

You and your loved one are given full control to decide how many hours of care are required each day, and the duties your live-in carer assist with. You will also be able to choose from a selection of carers handpicked for your loved one. We will work with you to create a bespoke care plan, to ensure all your loved one’s needs are accommodated, but also to ensure dignity, privacy, and boundaries are always understood and respected. We listen to every detail and wish you and your loved one may have, such as: if your carer wears their care uniform, or normal clothes when out in the community with you, as you may be concerned that this draws attention. We’re here to make you as comfortable as possible.

 

Who is live-in care for?

Live-in Care is for adults of all ages who wish to remain in the comfort of their own home, whilst receiving the support and care they need. You may have noticed your loved-one’s health has deteriorated or that their dependency is increasing beyond the existing levels of care provided. We provide care to individuals or couples with varying health conditions and care needs. There are common circumstances and conditions where live-in care may be a suitable option.

Examples of who may require live-in care:

Long-term conditions: Diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s require observant and careful monitoring. Our care professionals are trained and experienced to detect changes to an individual’s physical health, behaviour, and wellbeing.

Losing a spouse: Losing a spouse understandably takes time to adjust emotionally and practically. A live-in Carer may be a needed companion and fulfil the support role that was sadly lost.

Dementia care: Living at home enables your loved one to remain in familiar surroundings and maintain daily routines and habits that may not be possible in residential care. Continuity Home care suits somebody living with a dementia, where continuity of life in the home they have grown to love is proven to be beneficial.

Frailty: For many people, getting older means not being able to do the simplest of tasks like you used to, even getting in the bath, or making a cup of tea can be difficult. Live-in care can enable someone to remain independent and maintain their quality of life.

 

What do live-in Carers do?

We understand that everybody is individual and has individual needs, so we work with youto create a bespoke care plan. With clarity Homecare’s live-in care, a care professional is carefully handpicked to not just be a carer to your loved one, but a companion and support with all daily activities. They will understand your loved ones wishes, likes, and dislikes. They will become the next best thing to family.

Example of duties our carers assist with:

  • Support with personal care – bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting
  • Meal preparation and washing the dishes
  • Housekeeping – cleaning, laundry, ironing,
  • Mobility support around the home and when out and about
  • Administering or prompting medication, ointments, and treatments
  • Emotional support and companionship
  • Help with shopping and general errands
  • Accompanying to appointments and social events
  •  Helping look after pet

 

Benefits of Live-in Care?

Live-in care provides many proven benefits and can make a real difference to not only your loved one’s life, but yours too, providing you peace of mind that that your loved one is in safe hands. Live-in Care enables your loved one to live life to the full, their way. They can decide anything from their night routines to what they want to eat for their tea.

Benefits include:

  • Maintaining routines, hobbies, and interests in a familiar environment
  • Staying close with family, pets, and friends in the community
  • Emotional support – many carers become more like companions to care recipients
  • Avoiding change – daily life can often continue as normal with our carers extra support
  • Companionship – having someone to enjoy daily life experiences with such as walks, sharing meals and good old conversation.
  • Continued involvement of family and friends if wished
  • Peace of mind that your loved one is receiving attentive, personal care around the clock
  • Couples/family can remain living together
  • Risk aversion, for incidents such as falls or accidents

 

Matching the right carer to you

We will invite you to meet a team of experienced care professionals who will be mindfully matched to your loved one to ensure we find a perfectly suited carer to meet your exact needs. We carefully handpick our care team on their compassion, warmth, and enthusiasm, resulting in a trusting bond being formed and peace of mind provided for you.

Together, we will work with you to identify a main carer and additional members to provide around the clock care with your own bespoke care plan. You and your loved one will decide on the care professionals’ usual hours of work and requirements.

Follow our easy step guide to getting the right care solution

Our family values are at the heart of everything we do

You may have noticed your loved-one’s health has deteriorated quite rapidly or you have noticed their dependency is increasing beyond the existing levels of care provided. The last thing you want is for your loved one to go into a Care Home.

In these instances, when an increase in the provision of care is required, we can provide 24-hour Live-in Care.  An increasing number of our service users and their families are benefiting from this service and are happy with the way we match our carer to the service user.

How does it work in practice?

Due to the nature of Live-In care, with the carer and service user living under the same roof, we will invite you to meet a team of carers who will support your loved one, ensuring not only will you feel comfortable allowing them full access to the home but more importantly your loved one will feel safe and comfortable in our presence. Together we will identify a main carer who will spend their time with your loved-one whilst ensuring we have other members of the support team available when the main carer takes time off.

Our Live-In Carers provide help in areas such as personal care, practical support, medication management, meal preparation and domestic chores. They can also accompany you loved one to pre-booked appointments such as Hairdressers, Doctors or even social events ensuring they feel included in the local community.

Testimonials from our Branch Network

Read what our care recipients and their families have to say about their experience with Clarity Homecare.

Michael C. Care recipient's husband, Ashford

Our relationship with the carer who comes every morning is always on time to bathe and dress my wife is very good. Her manager and herself are always very helpful and can’t do enough for us. They are wonderful people and a credit to Clarity Homecare Ashford.

John D. Care recipient's wife, Ashford

Our family are so grateful for the considerate and patient care that our Mother receives from Clarity Homecare. Everyone that we have dealt with has been so efficient, any time we have had a question or concern it has been answered promptly and to our satisfaction.

Jennifer R. Caregiving daughter

My Mom’s primary caregiver is wonderful. The nurse is wonderful and the overall experience was awesome!

Frequently asked questions

What are the benefits of domiciliary / home care?

Often decisions about our loved-one’s care are made in haste as a result of having to react to circumstances the family are suddenly faced with. As we know almost 3 in 4 people would rather spend their time in their own home when growing old, we believe it’s important to initiate a conversation sooner rather than later to help a more seamless introduction of care in the recipient’s life. Being prepared means having a choice and planning ahead. Identifying and addressing the care needs, providing a supportive solution before it’s needed is the best way to avoid this. We’re here to help you do that.

Why is home care good for my family?

Primarily, you want to maintain the strength of a relationship that’s always been enjoyed. Time spent with your loved ones in their old age should be memorable and enjoyable, not resentful. Choosing a high quality, trusted home care provider removes a great deal of the stress surrounding long term decision-making for your loved ones and home care is the least expensive arrangement compared to care delivered in a residential setting.

Is home care the right thing for you to be considering?

There are a number of consideration about care for your family member that have perhaps led you to research it further, you may be: struggling to provide support yourself due to time, work, a lack of proximity to your loved one, or other pressures, you may prefer their time spent with you to be sociable, needing a break from the time you spend looking after their needs, concerned about the long term costs associated with residential care? If one or a number of these strike a chord, then home care may well be the right option for your family.

What types of care services do you offer?

We offer a wide range of care services that will be of valuable help to you and your wider family in looking after your loved-one. A full listing of how we can help can be found by visiting our ‘Services’.

Is home care more expensive than a residential care home?

The benefit you have in maintaining control on the costs for home care is to ensure the care plan is covering the bespoke requirements you have for your loved-one’s care. You can therefore decide the level of care and support you need rather than paying a care home provider to fund care which is shared across many individuals. When considering it in those terms, home care makes for a preferential investment than residential care.

How do I arrange care provision with Clarity Homecare?

Contact the friendly and helpful teams at one of our Clarity Homecare offices [use hyperlink to locations page] and we can arrange a complimentary consultation and review to visit you and discuss how Clarity Homecare can work for you. We are happy to visit you at the care recipient’s home and once we have decided on the best course of action and you’ve reviewed the care plan, we can take everything on from there.

What happens if I feel there needs to be amends made to the care package?

Having done this for over 26 years, we’re aware that people’s care needs very often change. We therefore understand that the care requirements may need reviewing from time to time. To support this, we carry out reviews on a regular basis and why we are pleased to hear from members of the immediate family about effective methods for delivering the care service for their relative.

Is there anything that Careers are unable to do?

Due to their medical nature, our Carers are not able to give injections or change sterile dressings. Please also bear in mind that we cannot carry out tasks which are likely to cause risk to either the care recipient or to our Carer. Tasks will be agreed with you in advance as part of the care plan. Any changes to the plan can be discussed with your local team

Will the same Career always be available to deliver the care plan?

This will largely be determined by the dependency the care recipient has and on how many care visits are planned each week to provide this support. Please be aware that we very rarely have just one care assistant assigned to a particular customer however we will aim to have well-matched Carers allocated to your loved-one. As you can appreciate, we must manage the time where the Carer may be away on holiday or unwell, however we do try to keep the number of your care assistants to an absolute minimum.

How can I be reassured about our security and that of our home?

Every member of our care teams has been through a rigorous vetting procedure before they start working with us including a DBS check. In addition, all staff will always be in uniform and carry a personalised identification card which shows their name, photograph and signature.

How do I pay for my care?

This can vary depending on how where the source of the enquiry was received. Using the example of it being directly with yourself, then we will send you an invoice once a fortnight/month. If you wish to pay by standing order just let us know.
Please get in touch with your local office as the payment methods may vary.

How much do the services cost and can I get help with paying for them?

We will put together a detailed care plan for each customer which, as well as setting out the care to be delivered, also shows the weekly costs. Some people will be entitled to assistance with the cost of their care either from their local Social Services office or via other Government grants.

What safeguards do I have?

Clarity Homecare is registered with the local registration body in each country in which we operate. These bodies set the minimum standards by which we operate, however in every case we seek to exceed these minimum standards by a significant margin. These bodies have standards which set out how we should operate. We also carry Public Liability insurance (£10million).