Live-in care

Live-in care

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Live-in Care is a reassuring and comforting alternative solution for the care needs of the elderly and vulnerable compared to a nursing home. Not only is it much less disruptive than unpredictable community care and extended hospital stays, but it is also more cost-effective. 

Here at Consultus, we are one of the UK’s leading care companies and have been a Live-in Care provider for nearly 60 years and have extensive experience in providing high-quality, 24-hour Live-in Care that ensures vulnerable and elderly people are able to stay in their own homes while still receiving round the clock support. 

With Live-in Care, there’s none of the upheaval involved in moving to one room of a care home. Life carries on as normal in the reassuring comfort of your own home, helping to extend your independence and giving you daily freedom of choice. Ask our friendly team of dedicated Care Consultants for more information about our Live-in Care packages on 01732 355231 or email

The benefits of live-in care are priceless. Clients share with us the advantages they have experienced with a live-in carer. A carer who is on-hand 24/7 with the skill and ability to deliver constant care, is so important to our clients. Our team of Care Consultants have a wealth of work and life experience and are from a variety of relevant backgrounds. They really take the time to get to know the clients needs and discuss their care needs and preferences in detail, thus enabling us to provide the valuable service, for which we are well-known. Experienced live-in carers make a difference not just for the client, but the whole family.”

Jane Nielsen
Care at Home Consultant

What is Live-in Care?

Live-in Care is the new standard in care work for vulnerable and elderly people and involves a full-time home care service. With Live-in Care experienced, passionate and fully-trained Carers live in your home, providing the practicalities of care every day. Not only will you feel better being at ease among your belongings and memories, but you also gain companionship, support and comfort, which benefits you and gives your family peace of mind. 

Live-in Care encompasses a wide range of care work to improve the quality of life of the elderly or vulnerable. Live-in Carers are trained to help with a wide range of care needs, including personal care, complex care, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care and palliative (end of life) care. In addition to being experienced in various aspects of caregiving, Live-in Carers are able to offer companionship and support for the elderly.

Our years of experience as a Live-in Care agency has given us a good understanding of the conditions and care needs of older and vulnerable people. 

Every day we see more proof that receiving care at home is better for our clients, and healthcare professionals agree. Research shows you recover faster after an illness or operation when you can recuperate in your own home. With a 24/7 Live-in Carer in place to offer convalescent care, you could also be discharged earlier from hospital following an operation.

Whether your loved one has complex care needs or simply requires a little looking after, Consultus can provide you with a bespoke and cost-effective Live-in Care service that will suit your individual needs. 

Consultus Live-in Care Means you can:

  • Choose what you do and when

  • Stay together with your spouse

  • Continue to keep beloved pets

  • See friends and relatives when you like

Consultus offers you a choice. Not only do we have our successful introductory Live-in Care model, but we have also launched our Managed Care Department for our clients in the South East & Hampshire.

What does a live-in carer do?

A dedicated Live-in Carer provides you with assistance and support in your own home. A live-in home Carer provides you with the level of care that is tailored to your situation and needs, such as personal care like helping with washing and mobility or assisting with housework. 

We introduce a Live-in Carer who lives in your home and provides a bespoke 24-hour care service. One of the biggest advantages of Live-in Care for the elderly is the total independence and autonomy it gives you.

A Live-In Carer Can Provide:

  • 24/7, one-to-one care and reassurance just moments away

  • Daily social care, including dressing and undressing, washing, showering, bathing, oral care, hair care, shaving, continence care and toileting

  • Companionship – help with social activities and outings

  • General housework – shopping, cooking, laundry and cleaning

  • Help with looking after family pets

  • Total freedom of choice – such as choosing when to get up or go to bed

  • Freedom from the fixed visiting times and rigid daily routines of alternative options

short or long term live-in care

Here at Consultus, we provide both short-term and long-term Live-in Care throughout the UK. 

Short-term Live-in Care

Our short-term Live-in Care service is quick and easy to organise and can often be arranged within 24 hours’ notice. Short-term Live-in Care is perfect for those who need emergency care, are recovering from surgery or want to organise a planned respite for someone who is looking after a loved one. 

Long-term Live-in Care

When given the choice, not many people want to leave their homes and move into a residential care home. Instead, Long-term live-in nursing care provides our clients with enhanced independence, the comfort of their own home and the emotional support and companionship that comes with a Live-in Carer. 

Call our approachable Care Consultants on 01732 355231 to discuss which option to choose or email

Situations where a live-in carer can help

A skilled and dedicated Live-in Carer can provide assistance in a number of different scenarios, from minimising disruption for a loved one who has dementia to providing respite care for family members and care-givers providing 24-hour care for elderly or vulnerable people. We also provide convalescent care, where Live-in Carers provide high levels of attention round-the-clock after you have had an illness or are recuperating from an operation at home.

A Live-in Carer can make an enormous difference in the later stages of life, with palliative care, which treats or manages pain and other symptoms during a terminal illness.  In addition, Live-in Carers and Care Consultants have the experience to recognise when qualified live-in nursing care is needed as additional or alternative 24/7 support. 

In these situations where a client requires additional support or help our Care Consultants will liaise with our Live-in Nursing Department, who have professional Nurses on hand to help in these situations.

Live-in Carers and Nurses are here to help 24/7. In any situation where you need care, there’s nothing quite like having an experienced Carer who’s ready to come to your aid, in your own home, at a moment’s notice.

live-in care costs

Here at Consultus, we believe that the benefits of Live-in Care are priceless. That is why we ensure that not only is Live-in Care a better alternative to living in a care home but that it is also the more affordable and cost-effective option. 

As a Live-in Care and Nursing Provider, we understand that no one wants to be displaced from their home into an unfamiliar and potentially stressful environment like a care home. We take pride in enabling our clients to remain in their own homes where they can enjoy familiar surroundings and the independence that comes with this. It can be a huge confidence boost to know that you are able to be professionally cared for at home, whether it’s to facilitate recovery after a period in hospital or part of your ongoing care plan.

We understand that it is easy to feel vulnerable and uncertain about your future progress during these periods. Thankfully, a private Live-in Carer will create a stable and supportive environment for you, helping to speed up recovery rates and improving the outcome. This is why we firmly believe that the benefits of live-care far exceed those of a care home in both quality and value for money. 

live-in care compared to care homes

Having to go into a residential care home can cause a total upheaval in an elderly person’s life. We understand that no one wants to leave the comfort of their own home, which is why with our support you can receive high-quality care in the comfort of your own home. Sharing your home with a Live-in Carer means that you will receive the care and support you need, in the place where you feel most comfortable. 

In addition, many people are surprised that the cost of care is often cheaper compared to nursing or care home fees. 

Our costs are transparent and our care service is tailored to suit your individual needs, meaning you will benefit from high-quality care that is cost-effective. This is doubly true for couples that require assistance, as a Live-in Carer can provide care for you both in your own home without the risk of you being split up in a care home.  

Interested in finding out more? Call 01732 355 231 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

A Live-in Carer will move in with you and provide you with 24/7 support and care that is tailored to your individual needs. They can help with personal care, medication, household tasks and complex care.

24/7 Live-in Care starts at £87 for a single client or £102 for couples, which is considerably less than the cost of two residential care home fees, saving on the cost of care. 

There may be care funding available to you from your local authority depending on your financial circumstances and care needs. Visit our Home Care Costs page for more information. 

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. 

For support with more advanced medical conditions, managing equipment such as catheters or working with local healthcare professionals we would recommend booking a Consultus Live-in Nurse instead. 

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 relevant 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. 

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