The home of expert impartial advice about Live In Care.

Welcome to The Live-in Care Hub. The Place to Find Expert Advice on Arranging a Carer To Live In Your Own Home

Live in care’ is the full-time homecare alternative to moving into a care home. Arranging live in care provides peace of mind for all the family and combines one-to-one care with the independence of life at home.

The Live-in Care Hub’ is an impartial information resource and a friendly point of contact where you can learn all you need to help make a decision about arranging live in home help for yourself or a relative.

There are many excellent live in care agencies and we are here to help you find the perfect one for you and your family.

Could you or a relative benefit from the round-the-clock support of a professional, qualified and vetted carer?

Someone to live with you and provide help with (for example):

  • Getting Up
  • A morning cup of tea
  • Washing & Dressing
  • Medication Reminders
  • Nutritious Home-Cooked Meals
  • Companionship & Escorting to Appointments
  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Getting ready for bed
  • The security of knowing someone is there if needed
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What Is Live in Care

High-quality care from the comfort of home

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Our members provide live-in carers for the whole of the UK

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Choose from a variety of different care levels available

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Finding Care That Works For Your Parent

Read our tips on how to approach the subject of care for your parent, and how to ensure that you find the kind of care that works best for their needs.

Finding care for our parents is something most people don’t look forward to. However, it’s very important and the sooner that it can be sorted out, the more likely it is to be the kind of care that enables your parent to have the kind of later life both of you expect.

It can be difficult to know exactly when to start looking for care for your parent. Too soon and they may feel offended you have mentioned it, too late and important decisions might need to be rushed. Some common signs that suggest your parents might require some help are:

  • They admit to not being able to fully care for themselves or their home
  • They, or their home, don’t seem as well looked after as they used to
  • Appointments and meetings they are meant to attend are regularly missed
  • They seem down, and less enthusiastic about things they loved before
  • They have been diagnosed with a health issue that dramatically changes their health needs
  • They seem to be struggling with loneliness, to the point that their health is suffering

You know your parents and understand their needs, and if it feels that they are in need of some support, then it probably is the right time to start looking into it.

Which Type Of Care Is Best For Your Parent?

It is difficult to know which type of care is going to be right for your parent. Ideally, the first step is a conversation with them to find out what they think they would find preferable. However, they might not know what is available and they may not be coherent enough to discuss options with you because of medical conditions. Or they may think a care home is their only choice and, as many older people do, react against the thought of being “institutionalised”.

For these reasons, doing some research yourself first is a really good idea.

The main options to have your parent professionally looked after are care homes, sheltered accommodation, visiting care and live-in care. With a care home your parent would live in a residence with other elderly people, receiving help with basic tasks, such as getting dressed and eating. Nursing homes are similar but with additional nursing care. Sheltered accommodation would enable your parents to maintain independence in a specially designed property, with help on hand if they want it. If your parent wants to remain at home both visiting care and live-in care enable them to do so.

Visiting carers can come and provide care at set times every day, or for more full-time care, a carer can live in the home and provide full-time elderly care.

All of these options have a wide range of benefits but also disadvantages to consider in regards to their costs, location, how likely your parent is to like the type of care, and how available the care is in the local area.

What Next?

Before you make any decisions about your parents care plan consider getting a care assessment done by the local authority. It is free and will let you know exactly how much care they will need to be as happy and healthy as possible.

You should also try and do as much research as possible, visiting residential care homes, sheltered accommodation and speaking to live-in care agencies. You can find a list of providers who cover your area on our “Find A Provider” page.

You may also want to read our independent Guide to Care Funding or speak to an Independent Financial Advisor with experience in senior care planning.

The more you know, the more likely you are able to make the best decision about care for your parent. There are some great care options out there, and there will be a care type that enables your parent to be happy and healthy whilst you have peace of mind that they are safe and well looked after.

Arrange the care you need in 3 simple steps

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1. Get the information you need

It’s important to be fully informed before making such an important decision. This website has all the information you need from how live-in care works, to who to contact to arrange your care and how much it costs, including state funding and plus care.

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2. Find a provider

All our members share a vision to enlighten everyone on the benefits of live-in care and guarantee the very highest standards of care. They provide cover through the whole of the UK.

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3. Get in touch

You’ll find contact numbers for each of our members on their individual pages. If you’d like to talk to us one of our expert team will be on hand to answer all your questions.

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Who are The Live-in Care Hub?

The Live In Care Hub was founded in 2012 as an initiative to raise the profile of live-in care in the UK as a genuine alternative to residential care homes for the elderly. Today, the Live In Care Hub has become a respected advisory centre for people considering arranging a carer to live with their relatives at home and available to the general public to call for an informal chat and a friendly ear to hear their story resulting in suggestions and ideas that may well help. members of the Hub are a group of partner companies all providing live-in care services and are all members of the United Kingdom Homecare Association. At the Live In Care Hub we share a common vision to provide the very highest standards of homecare and to help everyone appreciate the benefits of live-in care.

In order to maintain very high standards, our member companies have professional development schemes in place to help carers keep their existing skills up to date and to help them learn new skills as they develop in their careers. Hub members offer high levels of support and supervision to carers, if required, so that they can provide the very best care for you and your family.

They are all dedicated to improving the quality of homecare in the UK by offering care for people in their own homes, in their familiar surroundings with friends and neighbours nearby. In-home care enables loved ones to enjoy all aspects of everyday life in a real home environment – their own home.

As respected experts in live-in care the aim of our member companies is to provide an alternative way of life for those in their later years – one that provides everything they need without requiring them to move into a residential home.