Live-In Care

Types of Live-In Care


Clients tell us that what they really value is the care and much-needed companionship our live-in carers provide. That is why most of our clients use our live-in care services for the long-term.


However, our live-in care services are versatile and can cover a wide range of care needs, adapting if your care needs change.


Across both our services, carers are subject to our stringent recruitment process which includes face-to-face interviews, training, DBS checks and reference checks. 


We aim to provide our clients with a service which not only meets their requirements but exceeds their expectations. Our highly qualified and professional carers are carefully matched to clients with great expertise by our Care Consultants, so you can feel confident and reassured that you will receive the dedicated help you need. 


Carers provide companionship, helping with social activities and outings where appropriate, as well as general housework and help with looking after family pets if needed.


Carers are also able to offer personal care – including dressing, washing, showering, bathing, oral care, hair care, shaving, continence care, and toileting.

Managed Care

This service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and is overseen by our Registered Manager.


Initial care needs assessment can usually be arranged within 24 hours

Regulated by the CQC

Fully managed service

Your dedicated Local Consultant will oversea all aspects of the care package, including liaising with any other healthcare professionals involved in your care

24/7 On-Call Consultant

Available for emergencies outside office hours

Freedom from fixed visiting hours

Introductory Care

Our longest established service offers the most cost-effective live-in care option.


Able to start within 24 hours of enquiry

Depending on carer availability

Not regulated by the CQC

Not managed

Carers receive instruction directly from the client or client's representative, and the care package is managed by a local family member of trusted third-party oversight

24/7 On-Call Consultant

Available for emergencies outside office hours

Freedom from fixed visiting hours

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Live-in Care Costs


At Consultus, we believe that live-in care is a better solution for the care needs of you or your loved ones compared to a care home - it is far more comforting and less disruptive, but it can also be a more affordable option and offers a more personal service.


We take pride in providing the right level of care and support to those who need it, in the comfort of their own home where they can enjoy the familiar surroundings and the peace of mind that comes with this.


Across both our live-in care services, our teams will assess the needs of the client and the rate will be based on the assessed needs of the individual(s).


The daily cost of 24-hour live-in care with our Introductory Service for a single client starts from as little as £749* per week.

*Excludes weekly agency fee and initial registration fee.


With our Managed Service, the weekly cost of 24-hour live-in care for a single client starts from £1,575*.

*Excludes one-off Home Assessment fee. 

FAQ

Do carers need their own room?

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Yes, a live-in carer will require their own bedroom while they stay with you. It is important that a carer has their own space where they can relax and sleep while they are not working.

How do I book a live-in carer?

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Simply call us on 01732 355231 and speak with our Triage Consultants

Can live-in carers assist with medical conditions?

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Live-in carers can support with some medical conditions. However, for support with more advanced medical conditions, we would recommend booking a Consultus live-in nurse.

How do you choose a live-in carer for me?

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We take your individual care needs, concerns, preferences and personality into account when assigning carers. Once we have asked you the relevant questions we will review our available carers, matching their experience and expertise to your care needs as well as their likes and dislikes to ensure they are the best fit for you and your needs.

How many hours per day do the carers work?

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Live-in carers typically work seven days a week for a period of two to four weeks at a time. Whilst there are no specified hours of work, in each 24-hour period a carer would need 8 hours of sleep. We also ask, where possible, that the carer is given up to two hours off each day, preferably as a single break. Each booking is unique and your carer will work with you to accommodate your needs where possible.

Can we have care occasionally?

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Yes, bookings can be occasional, infrequent and short-term. Please discuss your requirements with our Triage Consultants

Can you provide visiting carers for an hour a day?

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Unfortunately not; we specialise in 24/7 live-in care and nursing. If you decide you do not need a live-in carer, we recommend that any visiting healthcare assistant bookings be made through a fellow member of the United Kingdom Home Care Association.

I’m unsure about having someone living in my home – will the carer be unobtrusive?

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Our clients tell us that while it sometimes feels a little odd initially to have a new person staying in their home, that feeling quickly fades away – and is infinitely preferable to moving to the institutional environment of a care home, which can be impersonal and unfamiliar.


Our carers are reliable, discreet, friendly and committed to the physical and emotional wellbeing of their clients. They operate in a professional, polite, dependable and confidential manner, and always respect the homes and privacy of clients.

Can I interview the carers?

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It’s not possible to meet the carer we assign face-to-face before your booking starts. However, once we have confirmed the booking there will be an opportunity to speak to your carer – this is when arrival and changeover arrangements can also be discussed.

How do you find your carers?

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Most of our carers come through personal recommendation, or via our Overseas Agents. All carers come through our in-house Recruitment Department. 

How do you vet your carers?

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All carers have an online interview and then a face-to-face interview. We check all documentation, take professional references and process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure. All professional references are followed up with police checks from the carer’s country of origin.

I would like to have the same carers returning. Can you arrange this?

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Yes, many of our clients have favourite carers, and we try to arrange a rota of regular carers wherever possible.

Is there funding available for private home care and is it available on the NHS?

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You’ll find lots of information about funding live-in care and nursing on our dedicated funding page.