Live-In Care

Stay in the company of the people, things, and routines that you enjoy.

Live-In Care

We'll find a caregiver that fits your loved one's needs and personality.

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Live-In Care

Live-in care allows your loved one to stay in the company of the people, things, and routines that they enjoy.

Our devoted team specialises in arranging customised live-in care for clients who want to remain safe in their own homes. We provide high-quality live-in care in London and the South East, including the adjacent home counties of Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, West Sussex and East Sussex.

Our service, which is becoming a more popular alternative to a care home, allows you to stay in familiar, comfortable settings while maintaining complete control over your life.

If you or a loved one requires special care or assistance in recovering from a recent hospital stay, one of our experienced live-in carers can provide you with the extra round-the-clock assistance you require.

They will make sure that all of your medical needs are taken care of while maintaining your privacy, dignity, and freedom of choice.

We’ll find a caregiver that fits your loved one’s needs and personality. They move in and do everything they can to help your loved one make the most of their later years. To live their lives where their origins are, where they are happiest, and where they feel most at ease — at home.

What is the role of a live-in carer?

A live-in carer assists your loved one with a variety of household and personal care tasks to ensure their well-being.

Household chores

Assist with dressing

Personal hygiene

Preparation of meals

Prompting for medication

Companionship

Who are our live-in carers

Who are our live-in carers

We hold your carers performance to a high level. From background checks and in-person evaluations to the most basic and effective question: “Would I trust this individual to care after my mother?”

You can trust that if you choose us, you’ll get a caregiver who is qualified for the job.
Our Live-In Carers have extensive experience in the area. They receive in-house expert introduction training as well as continuing refresher training to maintain their skills current with industry best practices.

They have been thoroughly vetted, interviewed, and have received an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). They will always be on time and greet you with a friendly smile, remaining courteous and helpful throughout. We only hire people that we would trust to look after our own family – the best!

DBS Background
Check

Checking their background to ensure that you can entirely trust them.

Situational
Understanding

They'll be put to the test to ensure they make the proper judgments at critical moments.

Character
Assessment

Assuring that they have the kind of loving, polite demeanour that will bring joy to others' lives.

Live-in care funding options

With proper planning, live-in care is more affordable than many people think.

Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) in the NHS

Continuing Healthcare on the NHS is for people who have long-term health problems.
It covers all of your medical expenses.

As a result, you should always double-check your eligibility.

Direct Payments from the Council

Many people pay for care through local government financing. Your eligibility is determined by your requirements and financial situation. With Direct Payments, you can regain control of your finances.

Savings and assets

Most families use their savings if they are not eligible for government aid. Alternatively, you might use the equity in your house to help pay for your care.

To find out more about funding, call nightingales Live-In Care on 0800 612 9132. You are welcome to the benefit of our experience for free whether you choose us or not – and we think you’ll find us refreshingly easy to deal with.

How does live-in care work

You and your loved one may have a number of questions, including how quickly we can begin the procedure and when the best time to begin is.

Nightingales will make every effort to accommodate you, providing support and assistance through the five stages of the process.

Learn about the benefits of live-in care, how live-in care works and the steps involved in the process.

How it Works
How Live-In Care Works

Frequently asked questions

Live-in care: how does it work?

If you’re looking for professional care for your loved one, but not comfortable with them being in a residential or nursing home then this is a perfect solution. Care can be provided within their home where it’s comfortable and secure, ensuring your loved one is relaxed and provides continuity to their environment.

Please get in touch and we provide you guidance to the best possible solution or find out more about how live-in care works.

Who is live-in care suitable for?

Live-in care is an ideal choice for anybody that requires support within their own home. We want to encourage our clients to maintain their independence and continue living in a homely but protected environment. We support clients with multiple conditions including mobility concerns and dementia, there’s no restriction to the clients we support.

How quickly can we find a suitable Live-in Carer?

We aim to locate you a suitable carer within 3-5 days after the examination is completed.
This varies depending on your requirements and meeting arrangements for suitability.

What are my funding options for Live-In Care?

While it’s possible to self-fund live-in care through savings, pensions or help from family, there are a number of options available for financial support. Give us a call on 0800 612 9132 or enquiry@nightingales.co.uk and we’ll be happy to guide you.

How will I be matched with a carer?

Nightingales Live -In will send various profiles of the carers which match your requirements.

We will then arrange for the client and all loved ones to have an informal meeting with the live-in carer. This might be completed via the use of technology depending on where the carer is based, although we’re keen to provide you with various options for carers.

Where do live-in carers stay?

Live-in carers would move into the spare room. This would make them readily available whenever the loved one may require assistance.

Do you support specific medical conditions?

At Nightingales we support clients with multiple medical conditions. Our staff team have been trained to provide you a high level of care standard and are specifically trained on various conditions.

These are some examples of the medical conditions we’ve supported.

Cancer
Diabetes
Dementia
COPD
Epilepsy
MS
Parkinsons
MND
Stroke
Heart Disease
Cerebral Palsy
Fibromyalgia
Hearing & Sight Impairment

Can I choose a female or a male?

Yes, we will support our clients to feel comfortable within their own homes. If possible, we can provide you with various carers to choose from, each will have a detailed profile so you’re able to choose your preferences.

What happens if I don’t like my carer?

We meet the needs of your loved one in finding the best match for you, this will be based on interests, skills, qualifications and personality type.

Before we make any arrangements and they move in, we will encourage you to meet them face to face or via Zoom depending on the location they will be coming from. If you do have any problems, feel free to contact us anytime and we can make arrangements for your replacement.

How do I set up live-in care?

Setting up live-in care is effortless and begins with a care assessment where most information can be obtained over the phone. Give us a call on 0800 612 9132 or enquiry@nightingales.co.uk.

Need more information?

We provide a free assessment service in which we come to your home and meet with you and your family to discuss your specific needs and answer any questions you may have. For more information, give us a call on 0800 612 9132 or Complete our Online Form below.

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Call us on 020 8466 9664 for more information on Live-In Care

Kim Thomas, Director

Kim Thomas
Director

Paige Lyons , Admin Assistant Manager

Paige Lyons
Admin Assistant Manager

Becky Loring, Planning Assistant Manager

Becky Loring
Planning Assistant Manager

Nella Loring, Admin Assistant

Nella Loring
Admin Assistant

We’re here to help, so if you’d like to know more please call us. We guarantee you won’t be in any way pressured; we’ll just listen to your questions and share the benefit of our 30+ years of experience. Only if you decide you’d like to take things further will we then arrange for one of our team to visit you in your home for a free assessment. Our phone lines are open between 9am and 5pm, although there is 24 hour support once our service starts.

Call us on 0800 612 9132 for more information