What is Live-in Care? - Heritage Healthcare
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What is Live-in Care?

Heritage Healthcare provides high-quality care and support to help individuals to remain living in the comfort of their own home for longer. 

Live-in carer helping an elderly client get dresses

Live-in care is the provision of one-to-one round the clock care within your home. Much like our hourly home care services, we provide our clients with high-quality care and support within the comfort of their own home with the added benefit of having a carer available round-the-clock. 

With live-in care, a highly trained carer will move into your home to deliver expert care and support with a range of personal care, domestic and day-to-day tasks to help you feel comfortable and independent at home. We aim to match our clients with a small team of carers who they can enjoy a trusted friendship with.  

Your small care team will work on a rota, meaning one carer will be living with you for a set number of weeks and will then swap with a second carer for the next couple of weeks. This rota allows our care team to have time to themselves whilst your bespoke care is continued.  

As Heritage Healthcare provides a fully managed live-in care service, our live-in carers are employed by us, so you can rest assured you will be delivered a high-quality service. We train our live-in carers to the highest standard to ensure they can provide the right care for you and our dedicated Registered Care Manager, Joe Atkin, is always available to discuss any area of the service.    


Who is Live-in Care for?  

Live-in care is an alternative and preferred option to moving into residential care. In later life, many people want to remain living in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by treasured memories, but may need extra support to complete daily tasks; our live-in care service can make this wish come true by allowing you to stay at home with the support you need.  

Our live-in care service can support:

  • older individuals living alone
  • individuals living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the after-effects of a stroke or Parkinson’s disease
  • mobility or sensory issues
  • palliative or terminal conditions
  • hospital discharge or returning from residential care
  • couples in need of extra support

We train our care team to the highest standard so they can support our clients with varying and evolving needs. We work with clients to create a bespoke care plan tailored to their unique health needs and requirements.    


What does a Live-in Carer do?  

Our live-in carers can support clients with a wide variety of day-to-day tasks, including personal care, domestic duties, companionship and complex needs. These include:

  • Getting ready in the morning – bathing, grooming and dressing
  • Preparing meals and monitoring nutrition and weight  
  • Household chores such as laundry, ironing, dusting and vacuuming  
  • Administering medications and keeping medical records updated  
  • Accompanying you out and about into the community to visit friends or to a community event  
  • Enjoying a cup of tea and a chat about the current events or reminiscing on fond memories  
  • Taking care of pets – feeding, taking dogs for regular walks and attending vet appointments with you for your pet’s regular check-ups  

Our focus is on helping you to remain living independently at home for longer through our expert service and with the support of a trusted live-in carer.  

The benefit of having a live-in carer means these tasks can be performed throughout the day so you can keep your daily routine. Your live-in carer can help you get up in the morning when you’re ready to, support with what you have planned throughout the day and will be on hand if needed during the night.     


What is the difference between live-in care and residential care?  

There are various types of care available in later life or for those who need extra support. Moving into a care home has been the traditional route for many years, but with more people not wanting to move out of their home as they get older, they are looking for alternative options.   

The most obvious difference between live-in care and residential care is the fact people can stay in the comfort of their own home for longer. Family and friends can still visit as often as they like, and the freedom to go out into the community to the local shops, social groups or activities can continue.    

Round-the-clock support is available with residential care, but as there are other residents, you are not guaranteed one-to-one support as you would with a live-in carer. Residential care also means daily schedules are in place throughout the day for meals and activities. For some, having this routine can be preferred or necessary, but many older people want to choose what they have for dinner and when, or what activities they do during the day.   

Moving into residential care can come with restrictions on your living arrangements; you will have your own room but may not have the space to store all your treasured possessions. Residential homes will also have restrictions on pets. Remaining at home means you won’t have to change your lifestyle and loved pets can stay at home with you.   

With Heritage Healthcare’s live-in care service, you know you will be receiving high-quality care in the comfort of your own home.   


Our Live-in Care management team are more than happy to have a conversation with you about our service and how we can support you and your loves ones at home. Please call 07792 171334 or email joe.atkin@heritagehealthcare.co.uk.

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