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What Do I Need, To Have a Live-in Carer

What Do I Need, To Have a Live-in Carer

Find out what you need in order to get a Live-in care assistant

If you are looking for a bit of extra help or support in your own home, Abicare can help you to find out exactly what you need in order to have a Live-in care worker.

What is a Live-in care assistant?

Live-in care is when a carer comes and lives with you in your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide extra support either on a short or long term basis. At Abicare, all our Live-in care workers are fully vetted, trained and experienced, with all the necessary credentials. 

We will work with you to create a tailor made care plan based on your needs and preferences, so that you can receive the best care possible from a carer that has been carefully matched to you.

What a Live-in carer needs

A Live-in carer is employed to live with and care for you, enabling you to live as independently as possible in your own home.  However, there are a few preparations you should make before they start. There are a few practicalities that you need to consider to ensure that they can work, rest and live in comfort.

A space of their own

Live-in carers need their own private space, both to sleep in and to have time to themselves. The bedroom doesn’t have to be large, just a standard single room. It is important that the room is clean, well heated, well-lit and has good ventilation. We want to make sure your Live-in carer is comfortable, so a bed and wardrobe is needed.

Bathroom facilities

Live-in carers will need access to a bathroom. They don’t need to have a private en-suite, but please do ensure that the bathroom is clean, functional and that there is a place for them to store their toiletries.

Home comforts

As your Live-in carer will be living with you or your loved one, whether it be for a long or short period of time, we would expect them to have use of the Wi-Fi and preferably have a TV in their room, so that they can feel as comfortable and as at home as possible.

Live-in Care Assessment

Once you have all of these things in place, a Live-in care assessment is the first step in matching you with your ideal carer. The wellbeing of our clients is at the heart of Abicare – We will aim to complete your FREE care assessment within 24 hours of your initial enquiry, and have the carer in post within 24-48 hours.

During your assessment, the Care Manager will discuss with you and your family members what you want from your Live-in carer, and create a care plan that suits you and is tailored to your needs. Part of your care plan will also be based on your likes, dislikes and preferences, so that we can match you with a suitable carer.  

We provide day Live-in care, night Live-in care and 24/7 Live-in care to ensure that you can live independently and comfortably for as long as possible in your own home. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Live-in care.

What is Live-in care?

Live-in care is where you have a fully trained carer living with you in your own home. Your Live-in carer will support you with your specific care needs to keep you safe, comfortable and living independently at home. Learn more about Live-in home care.

How much does Live-in care cost? Is it expensive?

The exact cost of Live-in care will be dependent on the level of care needed; this will be confirmed once we have visited your home to conduct a full care assessment. Live-in care can be more cost-effective than you realise. Learn more about the cost of Live-in care

What do I need to be able to have a Live-in carer?

A Live-in carer will need space of their own with a bed, access to bathroom facilities and a kitchen so food can be prepared by the carer for the client and themselves, if required. Learn more about a Live-in carer’s needs and how to get a Live-in carer.

What if I don’t get on with my Live-in carer?

Abicare provides highly trained and vetted carers that have experience with care. We know how important that special relationship with the carer is, which is why we will work hard to match you or your loved ones with the perfect carer.Please do not worry if you don’t get along with a carer, we can replace the carer to find someone better suited to you. Learn more about what you can do if you don’t get along with your carer.

What is a Live-in Care Assistant?

We know that living with someone new can be daunting, especially if it’s the first time you’ve ever lived with someone or the first time you’ve welcomed someone new into your home since your partner passed. Our priority is that you feel safe and comfortable, so we will work hard to match you with a carer that has similar interests and can provide companionship and a friendly face as well as a high level of care. Find out more below on what a Live-in care assistant can do to help you.

What does a live-in carer do?

A Live-in carer is appointed to live with you or your loved one in their own home to provide one-to-one homecare, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our live-in carers provide bespoke, 24-7 home care for you or a loved one and have a wealth of experience caring for clients with specialist conditions. Whatever the level of care required, we are always on hand to help.

What are the benefits of live-in care

Live-in care provides a way for you or your loved one to feel a sense of companionship, emotional support, and access to specialised care whilst staying in the comfort of their home and the local community. 

I don’t think i’d like sharing my life with a stranger

At Abicare, we strive to find the perfect match between our carers and clients as we know how personal it is. Your carer will have as much involvement in your life as you want. They are on hand to help you with day to day life, in whatever capacity you need, and if you want someone for companionship as well they are there to keep you company. However, they have their own space and living area, so if you would prefer someone to be more discreet, that’s also fine.

How to get a live-in carer?

We are always happy to help. Call us on 0330 175 5458 and speak to one of our specialist care managers, or complete the online form and one of our care managers will phone you back when it is convenient for you. The care manager for your area will visit you in your own home, at a time that suits you, and will carry out a free care assessment. We will discuss your carer requirements and match you with an experienced Live-in carer to create a bespoke care plan that is tailored to you.

Assigning your live-in carer?

A live-in care assessment is the first step in matching you with your live-in carer. The wellbeing of our clients is at the heart of Abicare – We will endeavour to complete your FREE care assessment within 24 hours of your initial enquiry, and have the carer in post within 24-48 hours.

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