What is Live-in Care and why choose it?
Live-in Care gives you 24/7 support from the comfort of your own home. It means that you will have a carer living with you or your loved one. All care plans are tailored to you or your loved ones needs, and your carer can support you with as little or as much as you need.
Live-in care can be much more cost effective than Residential care. One of the greatest benefits of Live-in care is that personal choices are considered every day. From what time someone gets up in the morning to what biscuits they prefer with their cup of tea. Our carers are specifically matched to each client’s needs and make a real difference to the lives they support. Please see some of the key benefits below.
Personal care, including washing, toileting and continence management
Morning and bedtime routines
Cooking fresh, home cooked meals
Light household tasks
Medication reminders and collecting prescriptions
Accompanying services for visiting friends, attending appointments, holidays and social events.
Live-in Care Pricing
Live-in Care costs for introductory model
Our introductory service can be offered across the UK and is still a great alternative for those who we cannot provide a fully managed service for. With this service, you’ll get the benefits of a trusted Angel carer who can support you in your own home.
For a single client:
24-hour Live-in Care for a single client who needs personal care starts at £85 / day. An affordable alternative to moving into a care home.
24-hour Live-in Care starts at £96 / day. Considerably less than the cost of two residential care home fees.
Per week – £182 inclusive of VAT.
On engagement of the Agency the Registration Fee of £175 including VAT becomes due for payment
Live-in Care costs for our Managed Care model
With our Managed Care service, you can be assured that your loved one or friend is getting the best managed care possible. It is the ultimate peace of mind for a client to know that Angel Care is on hand 24/7.
The process begins with a conversation with one of our Care Coordinators and from here we implement a home assessment visit, discuss the care needs and write a personal plan.
Managed Care costs
|Live-in (weekly cost)||£1050||£1400|
|Hourly support (/hr)||£18.05||£21.15|
|Weekly Food allowance||£50||£50|
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I would like to thank you for once again being so diligent in going the extra mile for me and helping me with the extra cover. I desperately needed help and you and your team were there to support without any delay and with total dedication.
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You and your team of Carers managed to keep Mum in her own home and for that I shall always be grateful. Thank you so much for arranging rota changes at short notice so that I could continue to take Mum out to activities that she enjoyed such as a church lunch until within a few months of her death. Thank you also for all the other help you personally gave me.
What if I/we don’t get on with the carer you provide?
We do our best to match each carer to client but sometimes it may not work out. It may just be a simple misunderstanding which we can overcome in a friendly chat between carer, client, and Field Manager. If things still don’t work out, we would look to provide another carer for you or your loved one.
What is the difference between Domiciliary Care and Live-in care?
Domiciliary care is a ‘pop in and pop out service’ meaning the carer will not be living with you or staying overnight in your own home. Calls per day will depend on the client needs and will be a minimum of 30 mins each.
What checks do you do on your carers?
We do comprehensive checks on all our carers. From rights to work, full referencing, DBS checks and work history, we will never onboard a carer until all checks have been done. No matter how experienced, our carers still go through Angel Training provided by our Care Manager to make sure they understand what we expect from them. It’s also a great way for carers to share experiences and common issues so everyone has as much knowledge as possible on how to overcome challenges. All carers have up to date training and many of our carers strive to learn more and study on the side for NVQ qualifications in Health and Social care.
Why choose Live-in Care over Residential?
Ideally, the best place for you or your loved one is in surroundings they know. Familiarity is key and the home they live in will no doubt hold sentimental value and warming memories of their life and family. Change no matter how big or small can be very disruptive. Live in care gives you 24-hour support in your own home. The only thing that really changes is that you have a companion with you to help as and when you need.
Residential care will bring unfamiliar surroundings and you may not get the continuity of care assistants, meaning that it’ll be hard to get to know your carer and in turn, it’ll be harder for them to get you know you.
Choices. With Live in care, you can choose when to get up and when to go to bed. What’s for dinner? It’s up to you. Fancy a day trip on Friday? Let’s go! Residential care can be more restrictive because you have to remember, the home is looking after a group of people. You or your loved one won’t get the personal daily choices that you would get by choosing Live in care.
Costs- Live in care can be much more cost effective than paying for a residential care facility. It’s the common assumption live in care will be more but it’s really not!
You can appreciate the many benefits of live-in care are… simply priceless.
Will be able to speak to someone from Angel if I have a problem?
Yes. We are available 365 days of the year between 7am – 10pm to assist you or your loved one.
What happens if the carer goes off sick or on holiday?
Whether you choose Domiciliary or Live in, we still make sure you or your loved one has backups for these instances. Not only for back up but its actually really important to introduce more than one carer. Why? Attachments can easily form with one carer, causing much upset when a primary carer takes holiday. The benefit of you or your loved one having familiarity with 2-3 carers means that there is less upset when one carer may be unavailable. With domiciliary home care, you can expect between 2-3 carers and Live in, usually 2 carers at intervals agreed between you or your loved one.
Do you have any further questions or require more details?
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