Home Care Enquiries 01752 477 314

By Tamar Homecare | December 5, 2022 | Home Care Resources

What does live-in care look like?

Many people who require consistent support may think that moving into residential care is the only option. Fortunately, it’s not. 

If you’re looking for full time care, live in care in Plymouth may be the answer. This is a practical and personalised way to receive extra support from the comfort of your home, making it the preferred choice over a nursing home for many people. Read on to learn more about how live-in care works and how it may be exactly what you need to live well. 

How does live in care work?

Live in care is round-the-clock care and companionship provided in the comfort of a person’s home. This means having a professional carer in the home with you. It allows individuals or couples to remain in the place they feel most comfortable and safe, rather than move into residential care in order to receive the extra support they need. Live in care can be arranged a number of ways according to your requirements and preferences: 

  • Long Term Live In Care
  • Short Term Live In Care
  • Respite Live In per 24 hour period.

What you can expect from your carer 

Your live in carer can help with a range of tasks, depending on your needs, desires, and preferences. Here are some daily duties you can expect:

  • Help with personal care like washing, dressing, and toileting
  • Cook nutritious meals
  • Keep the house tidy
  • Look after pets
  • Arrange social outings
  • Provide companionship
  • Wash and iron clothes 
  • Assist with getting in and out of bed 

What do I need to provide my carer with?

It’s also important to understand what your carer can expect from you. To start with, they will require their own bedroom where they can enjoy breaks and sleep. They will also need internet access, as well as a budget for food and grocery bills. 

In terms of working hours, a live-in carer is expected to work 8-10 hours on average within a 24 hour period. They are also entitled to a two-hour break in any 24 hour period. 

In order to receive the best care possible with a personalised care plan, we encourage you to provide information on your favourite meals, likes and dislikes, any house rules, and the basics of your daily routine. This valuable information also allows us to do a seamless handover when the next carer takes over the shift. 

The benefits of live in care

Having to uproot your life and move into a new environment can be difficult, no matter your age. However, it can be particularly difficult for people diagnosed with dementia, approaching the end of life, or living with complex conditions. As well, many people may be reluctant to leave the place where they’ve built a life and made countless memories. 

By providing practical help and emotional support around the home, our compassionate carers enable you to retain your independence for as long as possible, despite any changing needs. With live in care, you can still enjoy your daily routines, find comfort in the familiar surroundings of home, enjoy the company of your pet, and remain surrounded by memories. 

Get in touch 

If you or a loved one are interested in our live in care services, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 01752 657 560. One of our friendly staff would be pleased to answer any of your questions or provide more information on how we can help you.

Loading content… don’t go anywhere!


Skip to content