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Live-in Care FAQs

On this page, you can read questions and answers about our live-in care service.

What is live-in care?

A professionally trained carer lives with you in your own home to provide full-time care whenever you need it. Live-in care is a wonderful, welcome alternative to residential care. No upheaval, no disruption and allows you to be independent, stay close to friends, keep pets and maintain all your hobbies.

Why use a live-in care agency?

With our live-in care service, you benefit from our 20 years experience in the care sector. Our live-in care is a bespoke service, completely tailored to your needs. You also have the full confidence and knowledge that we are fully regulated and regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission. 

How does live-in home care work?

With live-in care, a compassionate TrinityCarer will move into your home to provide you with round the clock assistance whenever you need it. Using our Matchcare Program, we carefully select a carer who will suit your personality and lifestyle so you develop a personal bond. 

What are the two types of live-in care? 

Our primary live-in care service is Trinity managed live-in care, where we control every aspect of your care. This service is rated outstanding by the CQC. The second is self-managed live-in care, where we introduce you to one of our live-in carers and you will then manage their employment. 

What is self-managed live-in care? 

Self-managed live-in care introduces you to a personally matched carer. You then pay them directly and provide them with your required daily routine. Each carer works for a defined period before handing over to a replacement in accordance with a booking schedule, managed by a Trinity dedicated Care Manager.

Which live-in care is more suitable for me? 

Self-managed live-in care is suitable for people who are able to manage their own care surrounding companionship or smaller amounts of care. If you require more than this, our Trinity-managed live-in care is more suitable, as under this service we are able to influence your care and manage personal support plans.

Can I have a male live-in carer?

Yes, of course! We have many male live-in carers, many of whom have been nominated for our Trinity Home Care Values Awards. If you have a preference, please do let our team know.

Is there short-term temporary live-in care?

We can flexibly provide you with as much care as you need. For example, if you have just left the hospital and need round the clock recovery support, live-in care can be arranged from 2 weeks to 8 weeks and another placement can be arranged for longer-term support if you wish.

What is respite live-in care?

This is a short-term and temporary live-in care at home. We step in and give your full-time carer a break. As always, we would provide a comprehensive assessment of your needs so we can walk into your home and take full responsibility for the tasks your carer does on a daily basis.

What is live-in home help?

Our live-in carers are there to provide you with all the support you need – including support with care such as bathing, dressing and assistance with your routines. We can help you go out shopping, to medical and hospital appointments and keeping up with events, family & friends.

Will my live-in carer drive?

Some of our live-in carers are drivers and will be happy to drive you wherever you need to go. If you use our Self-managed live-in care service and wish your live-in carer to use your car, you’ll need to arrange for them to be insured at your own cost.

Will my live-in carer cook for me?

Yes, our carers are happy to shop for your food and cook all your favourite, nutritious meals that will provide you with the fuel you need to tackle the day. 

Do you provide live-in nursing care?

Our live-in carers will help with all personal care (like washing, dressing and supporting routines), supervision of medication, cleaning, cooking and companionship. However, nursing care, such as wound care, injections, suppositories are not services we provide.

Do you just provide live-in care for an elderly person?

It’s not just elderly people who can benefit from live-in care. We also offer Personal Assistants for Younger People too.

How much does a live-in carer cost?

The cost of a live-in carer will vary according to your circumstances, but with a budget of around £750 per week, remaining at home is a cost-effective solution compared to a care home. Also, if you’re a couple, sharing the attention of a live-in carer makes even more financial sense.

Contact us today to discuss the cost of live-in home care. 

What do I need to provide for my live-in carer?

You’ll need a suitable, furnished, warm, secure, and private room for your carer to live with you. Your carer may spend their downtime in their room; so it is nice for them to have furnishings such as a comfortable bed, bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe, desk and television where possible.

How many days and hours will my live-in carer work?

Although the TrinityCarer lives in your home, they are not expected to care 24 hours a day.

A typical day will be broken into contact/work time and non- contact/downtime, based around your daily routines and preferences. On average a TrinityCarer may typically work 8-10 hours a day.

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