helping you stay in your own home
With Consultus Care & Nursing, you or your loved one can remain in their own home with the reassurance of a specialist live-in carer or nurse on hand 24/7.
Consultus Care & Nursing agency is a long-established, family-run, provider of live-in carers and nurses offering 24-hour, personalised, private live-in care and live-in nursing in your own home. Whether you or a member of your family wish to continue living independently at home, Consultus can provide this service with the reassurance of a specialist carer or nurse on hand 24/7. We cover a wide variety of locations across the UK, meaning that wherever you are, we can provide care for you.
Since our family-led firm was established in 1962, we have stayed true to the vision of our founder, the late Mrs Anne Stevens, who knew that people feel better at home. Live-in carers and live-in nurses ensure hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people remain happy and secure among their belongings and memories in their cherished home.
About live-in carers and nurses
We introduce fully-trained, qualified and hand-picked live-in carers and nurses, who will provide the expert care and support you or your relative needs to remain safely at home. You can have peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that a private carer or nurse is on hand at all times.
Live-in carers will support you to remain independent by looking after your care needs, such as washing and dressing, and providing daily help with shopping and cooking. The benefits of having a live-in carer are priceless, not just for the person in need of care but the entire family. Round-the-clock, live-in care means you'll receive your carers undivided attention, and if the client’s needs increase, we can recommend our live-in nursing service. Both live-in care and live-in nursing work closely together to determine the best needs for you or your family.
Live-in care versus a care home
Going into a nursing home or institution can mean a total upheaval of life as you’ve always known it. With our support, your life doesn’t have to change in the same way. Sharing your home with a live-in carer or nurse means you can be properly cared for, in the place you feel most comfortable.
Key differences between a live-in carer or nurse and a care home:
- Continue to live in your home among familiar people, furniture and surroundings
- Remain with your spouse and pets
- Choose how you spend your day, rather than following a set routine
- Invite your friends and family over as and when you feel like it – no set visiting hours to worry about
- Choose what and when you eat, rather than following a set menu
- Continue to take part in the activities you enjoy, rather than being restricted by travel and timings
- Enjoy the company of a carer or nurse who has been hand-picked for you and build a meaningful personal relationship, instead of being cared for by a multitude of ad hoc care home staff
Costs:You may be surprised that the cost of private live-in care can compare favourably to some care homes. Our costs are transparent and your individual needs are discussed in detail with our dedicated Care Consultants or Nurse Co-ordinators. Consultus doesn't have any hidden extras.
Our services are especially cost-effective for couples who need assistance, and live-in care means you get to stay together. We are always greatly saddened to hear about couples who are separated at times when they need each other more than ever. Consultus want you to live the life you wish for, in your own homes, with your dearest at your side.
Relationships:Communication is key for Consultus; once you have a carer or nurse in place we keep in contact to ensure everyone has settled in and the relationship between both parties is working well. If any concerns arise our team of Care Consultants or Nurse Co-ordinators will contact the family and advise on how best to deal with the situation and, if required, escalate the needs to a local GP or OT.
For over 50 years we have been highlighting common interests between carers, nurses and clients. Where possible, we ensure that the person who moves into your home will share your enjoyment in a love of film, music, books or, in a number of cases, a foreign language in which to communicate with you or your family member. Many great friendships have been forged from this service and we pride ourselves on making good matches which benefit everyone.
Specialist Nursing:Many of our nurses have years of experience of palliative care and understand the need to show empathy and dignity. We also provide private live-in palliative nurses, who offer a ‘hospice in the home’ for those in the last stage of illness. With the right care in place, home is a more comfortable, dignified and private place for all concerned than a nursing home or hospital.
Another benefit of having a private live-in nurse at home is that you can be discharged early from hospital after an operation. Genuine personal nursing can help you recuperate at home and, as you recover, our nurses can ensure you follow your care plan and reduce the risk of re-admittance.
Find out more about our wide range of private nursing services.
Live-in care gives you freedom to choose
Consultus Care & Nursing will find you a live-in carer or nurse to match your or your relative’s needs. All you need to provide for your carer or nurse is a room in your home where they can sleep and rest in private.
As our CEO, Peter Seldon, says: “We deliver an outstanding live-in care service, which not only provides our clients with the relief, assistance and peace of mind that they need, but also provides their families and friends with the highest levels of reassurance and support.”
Consultus live-in care and nursing gives you the freedom to choose. With enhanced independence, the tranquility of a home you love, and no need to consign personal possessions, daily habits of personal pleasure to history, you’ll find life more enjoyable with a live-in carer or nurse.
Watch our videos to find out how live-in care helped two Consultus Care & Nursing customers.