Caring for over 50 years
helping you stay in your own home
If you or a relative needs medical or personal care, is institutionalised care or a nursing home your only options? With Consultus Care & Nursing, there is another way.
Consultus Care & Nursing agency is a long-established 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 locations across the UK meaning wherever you are, we can 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. Our exceptional Consultus live-in carers and live-in nurses ensure hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people stay happy and secure among their belongings and memories in their cherished homes.
About our live-in carers and nurses
Our fully-trained, qualified and hand-picked Consultus carers and nurses will help you stay at home, giving you and your family peace of mind, knowing that private care is on hand at all times.
Our private live-in carers can help you stay independent by looking after your care needs, such as washing and dressing, and daily help with shopping and cooking. The benefits of having a live-in carer is priceless, not just for the person in need of care but for the entire family. Round-the-clock care means you receive 100% attention and if the needs of the client 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
With our support, your life doesn’t have to change in the same way it would if you went into a nursing home or institution. Sharing your home with a Consultus live-in nurse or a Consultus live-in carer means you can be properly cared for, in the place you most want to be.
Key differences between a live-in Consultus carer or nurse and a care home:
- Continue to live at home rather than amidst unfamiliar people, furniture and surroundings
- Follow your own routine instead of a set format
- Welcome your local friends and family to your home whenever you like – avoid set visiting hours
- Enjoy the food you want, you don’t have to accept a set menu
- Continue to take part in activities you still enjoy, rather than being restricted by travel and timings
- Enjoy the company of a hand-selected carer and build a meaningful personal relationship, instead of being cared for by a multitude of ad hoc care home staff
Costs:You may also be surprised that private live-in care can compare favourably to some care homes when it comes to cost. Our costs are transparent and your individual needs are discussed in detail with our dedicated Care Consultants or Nurse Co-ordinators. Consultus don’t have any hidden extras.
Our services are especially cost-effective for a couple 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 our carers, nurses and clients. We ensure (were possible) the person who moves into your home will take enjoyment in sharing 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 in developing good matches which benefit everyone.
Specialist Nursing:Many of our carers 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 provide 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 carers 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 private Consultus carer or nurse to match your needs or your relative’s. 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 Operations Director, Celia Hoare, 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 tranquillity 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 Consultus live-in carer or nurse.
Watch our videos to find out how private live-in care helped two Consultus Care & Nursing customers.