Your Choices - Live-in Care or Live-in Nursing?

Here at Consultus, we are unique in offering two different levels of care service, as well as a separate nursing service. This means we can continue to meet your needs as they evolve and change over time. 

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What is Live-In Care?


Live-in care is care provided by highly trained live-in carers who stay with the person receiving care in their own home. The carer is on-hand to provide the professional, bespoke care required 24/7.


Live-in care is generally the preferred alternative to moving into a care or nursing home, with the reassurance, comfort and familiarity of remaining in your own home. Not only is live-in care much less disruptive than unpredictable community care or hospital stays, but it can also be considerably more cost-effective.


Consultus provides two live-in care service options, depending on your needs and how you would like to manage your live-in care.

What is Live-In Nursing?


Our Nurse Coordinators take the time to carefully match our live-in nurses with our clients to ensure a good relationship with the client is fostered from an early stage.


With the continuous monitoring that comes with one-on-one nursing, it is always reassuring for the entire family to know that a skilled and professional live-in nurse is there when needed. If you or a relative have any serious health concerns or have had a terminal diagnosis, a live-in nurse may be the best solution for everyone involved.


Our Nurse Coordinators, who are office-based, are all Registered Nurses with extensive experience. They are always on hand, day and night, to provide expert help and advice and along with our live-in nurses, will work closely with families, GPs, District Nurses and other healthcare professionals to provide a coordinated, holistic package of care for clients. They oversee all live-in nursing placements to ensure our clients are receiving the best care possible.

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What does a Live-In Carer do?

Live-in carers are trained to support with a wide range of care needs from personal care including incontinence, minor medical conditions such as arthritis, mobility problems and major medical conditions such as Parkinson’s, Strokes, Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. In addition to this, our live-in carers are able to provide palliative care and end of life care, helping you to manage life-limiting illness and improve your quality of life in your remaining time. Live-in carers can also provide assistance in other areas such as housework, cooking and pet care.

What does a Live-In Nurse do?

Our live-in nurses will live with you or your loved one, providing a personalised care package. Our live-in nurses are trained and experienced in dealing with specific health conditions. Our live-in nurses will work closely with other healthcare professionals to create a personal care plan to provide the right level of nursing support to suit your needs. They can provide symptom and pain relief, manage medication and provide immeasurable support to both clients and their families.

Benefits of Live-in Care or Live-in Nursing

  • Live-in Care and Live-in Nursing is safer - falls are three times more likely in a residential home
  • Total peace of mind for family members and friends

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Consultus offers a unique choice of three services


It is important that everyone is able to make decisions and choose how to live their life – everyone has different views on what is important and what makes us feel our best. Making decisions about care, whether for yourself or a loved one, can be challenging; we all want to make the right decision.


If you are looking for private live-in care, Consultus offers a range of bespoke, reliable live-in care services to meet your requirements, and with over 60 years of experience we are confident we provide the very best possible care available across the UK.


The longevity of our business and our clients’ testimonies evidence that live-in care is the best solution for many people and their families. 


Which Service is Right for You?


Across all 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 so you can be confident that you will receive the dedicated help you need. 

Live-in Care | Fully Managed Service

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This is our CQC regulated, fully-managed service, established as an alternative to the Introductory Service option.


All the advantages of the Introductory Service are very much present, together with the additional advice & support from a Consultus Local Consultant, who will manage all elements of the care service, thus relieving the client, their family or representative, from such responsibilities.


Live-in Care | Introductory Service

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This is our longest-established service, offering the most cost-effective live-in care option to clients who have a family member or relative nearby.


Consultus introduce our agency carers to clients and continually liaise closely with the client or client’s representative to arrange bookings and ensure that the expectations of the carer, client and client’s family or representative are met.


Live-in Nursing Service

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Our live-in nurses are trained and experienced in dealing with specific health conditions and are assigned based on their particular areas of expertise. Our Nurse Coordinators carefully match our live-in nurses with our clients to ensure a good relationship with the client is fostered from an early stage.


With the continuous monitoring that comes with one-on-one nursing, it is always reassuring for the entire family to know that a skilled and professional live-in nurse is there when needed. If you or a relative have any serious health concerns or have had a terminal diagnosis, a live-in nurse may be the best solution for everyone involved.


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Live-in Care or Nursing versus a Care Home


Going into a care home can mean an upheaval of life as you’ve known it. With live-in care, your life doesn’t need to change. Sharing your home with a life-in carer means you can be properly cared for, in the place you feel most comfortable.


Receiving live-in care at home enables you or your loved one to remain with your spouse and pets, continuing to spend your day as you wish – there are no set visiting hours, set menu or restricted activities. You can continue to make your own choices whilst enjoying the company of a live-in carer who has been hand-picked for you. You can build meaningful relationships with your small rota of carers, rather than being cared for by a larger number of sometimes unfamiliar care home staff.


For over 60 years, we have been identifying common interests between carers and clients. Wherever possible, we ensure that the person who stays in your home will share your enjoyment in a love of film, music, books, foreign language, or any other interest you may have! We pride ourselves on making good matches which benefit all involved.

Here is an interesting radio clip regarding care homes and live-in care which was recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic:

Funding Live-in Care


We understand that any kind of private care service is expensive. We cannot provide financial advice but we can pass on some guidance as to how many of our clients fund their care.