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Live-in care is when a Live-in carer comes and lives with you in your home, on either a short term or long term basis. All Live-in carers with Abicare are fully vetted, trained and experienced, with all the credentials needed to be a Live-in carer.
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, as well as being matched with your ideal carer.
Live-in Care Assessment
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.
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 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.
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 the room is clean, well heated, well-lit and with good ventilation. We want to make sure your Live-in carer is comfortable, so a bed and wardrobe is needed.
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.
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 as possible.
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.
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.