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The benefits of Live In Care

The benefits of Live In Care

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Live in Care has become an increasingly popular form of care, as it has many benefits for both the person receiving the care, and their families.

Live-in care allows individuals to remain in the comfort of their own home and receive personalised one on one care around the clock, allowing for greater flexibility and independence. It can also give family members peace of mind that their loved one has the support they need when they need it.


Live-In Care Benefits

Staying in your own home

Live-In care allows you to stay in your own familiar surroundings, which is especially reassuring for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. There is also no upheaval of selling (which is often needed to fund a care home) and no moving, which can both be upsetting and emotional. You also get to keep all your treasured possessions around you. 


One-on-one care

One of the key benefits of live-in care is that you get a dedicated carer looking after you 24 hours a day. This allows for care to be personally tailored to your specific needs and wants. In a residential care home, carers can be looking after 4-6 people, so it’s difficult to provide personalised care. 

With visiting care, a carer is only with you for a certain number of hours a day and if help is needed outside those times, it’s not there, unless you have family that can help. You are also not guaranteed the same carer on each visit with visiting care.



As previously mentioned, live-in care allows for an individual to receive personalised, tailored care. Individuals can choose their own routines with care at home and are not governed by the set timetable you get in a residential care home. With live-in care you also have greater flexibility to be able to do what you want, when you want.

Having a consistent caregiver also builds trust and familiarity, which can be especially important for individuals with dementia or other memory impairments.



Another benefit of live-in care is that it gives individuals a greater sense of independence and control over their own lives. Individuals can continue with their daily activities for as long as is possible and make their own choices around such things as the food they eat. It also allows them to stay connected with their local communities. This can be especially important for individuals who have lived in their homes for many years and may feel a sense of attachment and comfort there.


Peace of Mind

Live-in care provides peace of mind for family who may be worried about the safety and well-being of their loved one. Knowing that someone is there 24 hours a day and can respond to the needs of their family member can be very reassuring. Having dedicated carers also means that family members can be kept up to date regularly with how the care is going. This can be harder in a care home. It also allows time spent with family to be quality time rather than managing their care needs.



Unfortunately, if you are in a residential care home you are more likely to pick up an illness as you are mixing with others and sharing some of the same space. In your own home this is less likely. Research also shows that you are more prone to infections such as UTI’s and bed sores as you will be less mobile.



Live-in care allows couples to stay together, which is not often possible if you move into a residential care home. In care homes rooms are often single occupancy and if partners have different needs they may be in different areas of the care home.



The cost of live-in care is comparable and often more cost effective than a residential care home. The costs of live-in care vary depending on the level of care needed, but it can often be more affordable if you are a couple or you have complex care needs. 


Live-In Care Nationwide with New Age Care

New Age Care provide live-in care nationwide. Our management team have over 70 years combined experience in the care industry. We tailor our services to our clients’ wishes and needs which allows our customers to live independently in the comfort of their own home. We pride ourselves on forming meaningful and respectful relationships with people and are flexible and adaptable when a customer’s situation and circumstances change.

We believe that great care begins with great people, which is why we invest so much time recruiting the right carers, paying them above the industry average, providing ongoing training and continually supporting them in their job.


Here are a few more reasons you should choose New Age Care:

Safeguarding – We protect your health, wellbeing and human rights.

Professionalism – We have exceptionally high standards and are always professional in our interactions.

Compassionate – Our carers are trained to show empathy, respect and most importantly, listen!

Care Tailoring – We work with you and your family to create a care package that is tailored to your individual needs and wants. 

Carer Matching – We spend time getting to know you and your personality and match you with the best carer, so a strong relationship is built right from the start. 


To find out how we can help with your care needs, give us a call on 0808 808 5000 or visit our Live in Care Page 


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