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Live-In Care in Dorset

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


Live-In Care in Dorset

Live-in care in Dorset allows your loved one to remain with the people, things, and routines they enjoy.

The advantage of having a caregiver in your house is that you have access to support and assistance both during the day and at night. We offer flexible care that is tailored for you, whether you need personal care, companionship, or general support.

Our carers focus on our customers’ continuity and ability to stay in their homes, and they are highly experienced and knowledgeable in every area of care.


Which areas in Dorset do we provide live-in carers?

We provide live-in care across Dorset including these towns and villages.

Blandford Forum
Lyme Regis
Sherborne – market
Sturminster Newton

What is the role of a live-in carer?

A live-in carer helps your loved one with a variety of household and personal care duties to ensure their wellbeing.

Live-in chores

Household chores

Live-in dressing

Assist with dressing

Live-in hygiene

Personal hygiene

Live-in meals

Preparation of meals

Live-in medication

Prompting for medication

Live-in companionship


Who are our live-in carers

Who are our live-in carers?

Your caregiver is expected to perform at a high level. The most fundamental and impactful question we ask is, “Would I trust this person to take care of my mother?”  You can be sure that if you choose us, a skilled carer will be assigned to you.

They receive both ongoing refresher training and in-house expert introduction training to keep 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, will greet you with a friendly smile, and will always be courteous and helpful. We only hire people we would want to look after our own family.


DBS Background

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



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



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

Live-in care funding options

Live-in care is more affordable than many people realise with careful planning.

pip payments

PHBs (Personal Health Budgets) in the NHS

The NHS Continuing Healthcare programme is open to those with ongoing medical issues.

It pays for all of your medical expenses. As a result, you should double-check your eligibility.

direct payments

Direct Payments from the Council

Many people use local government funding to cover the cost of their care. Your eligibility is based on the conditions you meet and your financial situation. You can take back command of your finances by using Direct Payments.

care savings

Savings and assets

The majority of families use their savings if they are not qualified for government assistance.
You might also use the equity in your house to subsidise your care.

Call Nightingales Live-In Care on 0800 612 9132 for more information on funding. Whether you decide to work with us or not, you are welcome to benefit from our experience. We think you'll find working with us to be surprisingly simple.

What medical conditions are supported by your live-in carers?

Experienced live-in carers from Nightingales can assist clients with a range of physical and mental health issues, including those requiring complex care.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Brain injury
Cerebral Palsy
Motor Neurone Disease
Mental Health
Spinal Injuries
Muscular Dystrophies


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 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.

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

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.

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

Adijat Akinsanya, Registered Manager

Adijat Akinsanya
Registered Manager

Paige Lyons , Assistant Manager

Paige Lyons
Assistant Manager

Becky Loring, Care Coordinator

Becky Loring
Care Coordinator

Nella Loring, Admin & Recruitment

Nella Loring
Admin & Recruitment

Tracey Moore, Care Supervisors

Tracey Moore
Care Supervisors

Leanne Tan-Case, Care Supervisors

Leanne Tan-Case
Care Supervisors

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