Live-in Care Kent
Covering Maidstone, Gillingham, Chatham, Ashford, Gravesend, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Margate, Canterbury, Folkestone, Ramsgate, Herne Bay, Tonbridge, Strood, Whitstable, Dover, Deal, Sevenoaks, Northfleet, Rochester, Broadstairs.
Kent, which is also known as the ‘Garden of England’ for its abundant hop and fruit agriculture, is a south-eastern county bordering London and Northern France through the Channel Tunnel. Kent is home to lots of history and heritage, including Canterbury Cathedral, Hever and Tonbridge Castle, and Knole House. Also in this county are the magnificent white cliffs of Dover, which, on a sunny day, you are able to see France from.
With such enriching surroundings, your loved one or relative may wish to remain living in their Kent home with their family and pets around them, rather than moving to a care-home. We have many carers across Kent who are there to provide live-in care, offering personal and extended medical care where required. Consultus carers are also able to help with shopping and day trips in Kent, and can liaise with other healthcare professionals to coordinate GP or hospital visits on their patient’s behalf.
care resources Kent
Below we have sourced a number of Kent based care and community resources (please note, these websites are owned and operated by third parties).
Live Well Kent
Dementia Friendly Kent
Kent Community NHS Trust
Age UK Northwest Kent
Age UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge
- Many great friendships have been forged from this unusual service and we pride ourselves in developing good matches which benefit everyone.
- Our fully checked and hand-picked Consultus live-in carers live in your home, providing the practicalities of care every day.
- Home nursing can help with a variety of long-term medical conditions such as unstable diabetes, COPD, motor neurone, multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson’s and all forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s.
- Our live-in nurses are assigned based on their particular areas of expertise and carefully matched so that a good relationship with the client is fostered from an early stage.
Since we were founded in 1962, our vision is ‘people feel better at home’. Unlike residential care or a nursing home, you’ll be able to carry on life as comfortably as possible. Having all the benefits of an experienced carer or nurse in your own home and with 100% attention on you or your family member. This service gives complete peace of mind to the entire family; we believe this is the best solution for your care needs.
Our Care Consultants and Nurse Co-ordinators, who grew up in the area, are familiar with the surroundings and have a good understanding of the healthcare professionals, services and infrastructure. Drawing from their experience they will match a suitable carer or nurse to your requirements.
With Consultus, you’re offered the freedom to choose the model of care that best suits you.
Care at Home - Introductory live-in care model
For over 50 years, our successful self-employed model, Care at Home has been keeping the elderly safe and comfortable in their own homes. Our Care Consultants will introduce you to a self-employed carer who has been hand-picked by our team of consultants based on their relative healthcare experience and personal life skills. Many of our carers continue their training in our award-winning training centre which enhances their knowledge and understanding of the vital role of a live-in carer.
Care at Home Plus
Clients in the South of England, including the City of London, Kent, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex, also have the option of a Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated, fully-managed model.
Care at Home Plus provides continuity of care and peace of mind. This model is particularly useful if your relatives need to travel a great distance to be with you, or are in another time zone and want to make sure you are thoroughly looked after.
We hand-pick, assess and train our experienced live-in carers who are paid by us directly. They will ensure an enriched quality of life, while Consultus professionally manages everything else from care plans to communication with healthcare services.
With Care at Home Plus, a dedicated Care Consultant will be responsible for overseeing the carer and monitoring your, and your family’s needs. They will visit you at home and carry out a Care Needs Assessment, required by law before the service starts, and then write up a personalised plan of care.
They will also monitor staff performance. Meanwhile, the regulatory body, the CQC, ensures the quality of our service. The CQC's latest inspection report on Consultus Care & Nursing in on their website: www.cqc.org.uk
Live-in Nursing provides a specialist service for those who require 24/7 professional care by qualified registered nurses. Most of our live-in nurses have more than 20 years' nursing experience gained through varying healthcare services. Our Nurse Co-ordinators are also registered nurses who work from our head office and ensure they match the perfect nurse to your requirements. Working together, our nurses and nurse co-ordinators dedicate their time to you, providing not only professional care but also the invaluable companionship and emotional support.
What if the client requires nursing care during the day and night?
If a client only needs assistance once or twice a night for short periods, then the day nurse can provide this at an agreed overtime rate. However, if a day nurse is regularly woken more than twice a night, then it’s likely that additional assistance is needed. If a client needs continuous care during the night then two nurses can be supplied, one on day and one on night duty.
The costs of live-in care and nursing
Every day we surprise clients with how affordable and cost-effective live-in care can be. There appears to be an opinion that live-in care is expensive and beyond a lot of people's reach. Our prices are transparent, we do not have any hidden costs. Live-in care is particularly cost effective for couples, meaning they can continue living together in their cherished homes - another benefit of live-in care and nursing.
The biggest benefits of live-in care and nursing are those that money can’t buy: security in your own home, familiar surroundings, privacy, autonomy and independence, which provides the family with peace of mind.
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Call us today for more information and let us know how we can help you.
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“We wanted to say thank you for all your help. You have provided us with splendid carers for my mother and her quality of life and ours has increased so much since their arrival. She is no longer at risk.” – SAJ