Live-in care

Cherish your memories, loved ones and home comforts with live-in care – a direct alternative to residential care.

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A new local care service in London from leading home care provider, The Good Care Group

What is live-in care?

Live-in care is round-the-clock support from a specially trained carer, who will assist in retaining your independence, so that you can continue living in the comfort of your own home. Your live-in carer will live with you, providing comfort and a source of companionship that you can truly rely on.

As with all of our care services, live-in care is centred around you and your choices. Your dedicated care manager and carers will work with you to understand exactly how you wish to be cared for and the things that are meaningful to you – whether that’s giving your beloved furry companion some fuss or if it’s visiting your local park to take a daily stroll.

Live-in care is an alternative option to moving into a care home or nursing home; it allows you to receive bespoke care at home where you feel safe and comfortable. There’s no need to go through the stress and upheaval that comes with moving, because you can receive the support you need in the familiarity of your own home.

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Why may I need live-in care?

There are many reasons why someone may choose to have live-in care, such as:

companionship Companionship

If you’re living by yourself, a live-in carer can provide a valuable source of companionship and conversation, ensuring you’re never alone.

dementia Advanced dementia

As dementia progresses, more support may be required to keep your loved one safe and well, including assistance with personal care.

Palliative needs

If you’re living with a life-limiting condition, having round-the-clock care from a friendly carer gives peace of mind to both you and your loved ones.

Loved ones not local

Your family and friends may live a distance away and are unable to pop in or be your caregiver, which is where our carers can step in.

Complex conditions

For those with physical disabilities or health conditions that require specialist support, such as PEG feeding or stoma care.

General frailty

If you aren’t as mobile as you used to be and need assistance keeping on top of the housework, or if you’re prone to falls.

Over 66% of people said they would prefer to stay in their own home.

– The Live-in Care Hub, 2023

Live-in care from Cherished

Cherished Home Care is all about choice – enabling you to choose exactly how you want to be cared for. We may be new, but we are lucky to be working closely with our sister companies – The Good Care Group and Oxford Aunts – who both have 70 years’ live-in care experience between them and who will be sharing their expertise and knowledge with us.

It’s really important to us that we get to know you and your carers, so we can place the right carers in your home with you. That’s why we carefully select your live-in carers to ensure that they have similar values and interests to you, as well as being able to support you with your specific health requirements, so that both your physical and psychological needs are met.

We place a huge amount of effort in getting to know our carers, understanding what motivates them and why they do what they do.

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Live-in care is a direct alternative to residential care without the upheaval of leaving your home

Why choose Cherished Home Care?

We are a brand-new home care provider based in London, offering local, bespoke care to you in your home. We may be new, but we have the expertise, knowledge and experience of ‘Outstanding’ care provider, The Good Care Group, who work closely with our Cherished team to provide high-quality care, support and carer training.

Local to you

A dedicated team of care managers and carers who know London and the local areas.

Carer matching

Carer matching

Carers matched to you in personality and care experience, so all of your needs are met.

Experts in care

Experts in care

A team of in-house clinicians including a registered nurse, occupational therapist and dementia expert.

Cost-effective care

Cost-effective care

Pay for the care you need when you require it with our market-leading rates.

Our live-in care experts

Our team of specialists oversee the care for more complex needs, such as advanced dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and stroke. We are extremely lucky to have in-house clinicians, including an occupational therapist and consultant nurse, who support our care teams with specialised training and oversee complex care plans.

Admiral Nurse, Dr Jane Pritchard

Dr Jane Pritchard

Dr Jane Pritchard

Dementia Expert

“As our dementia expert, I provide support and insight into the care delivery for those living with complex needs.”

Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper

Jackie Cooper

Jackie Cooper

Occupational Therapist

“I provide expertise in complex mobility, transfer needs and support on falls prevention for our clients.”

Head of live-in care, Rebecca Malone Robertson

Rebecca Malone-Robertson

Rebecca Malone-Robertson

Head of Live-in Care

“I ensure that a high-quality care plan is created to support our clients needs and promote independence through our personalised care.”

Dr Jane Pritchard

Dementia Expert

“As our dementia expert, I provide support and insight into the care delivery for those living with complex needs.”

Jackie Cooper

Occupational Therapist

“I provide expertise in complex mobility, transfer needs and support on falls prevention for our clients.”

Rebecca Malone-Robertson

Head of Live-in Care

“I ensure that a high-quality care plan is created to support our clients needs and promote independence through our personalised care.”

What’s included with live-in care?

We want you to feel comfortable and at ease in your own home, which is why your dedicated live-in carers will support you with a whole host of different tasks and arrangements, including:

dementia Personal care

Support with washing, toileting and getting dressed, as well as maintaining nails, hair and your appearance.

companionship Safe mobility

Ensuring you mobilise safely in and outside your home, managing any trip hazards and calling on the support of our in-house occupational therapist for expert advice.

Companionship

Ensuring you always have a friendly face to talk to and to provide stimulating conversation and activities – whether that’s someone to visit the shops with or to discuss your interests.

Household tasks

Light housework, including vacuuming, laundry, cleaning the dishes, dusting and watering your plants, so that you can relax and enjoy being in your home.

Medication support

Assisting with medication administration, which is recorded on a digital platform and closely monitored by your care team.

Pet care

Everything from taking your pooch for their daily walk, cuddles and fuss, to keeping them fed and watered and keeping their homes clean, too.

Food prep & cooking

Our carers are happy to prepare healthy, nutritious meals for you, but if you prefer to be involved in the cooking process, they’ll provide as much or little assistance as you require.

Social trips

Keeping you in touch with your local community, our carers can help you get out and about to see friends, attend social groups or simply go for a coffee and cake at your local café.

Complex care tasks

Overseen by our clinical experts, our carers can perform more complex care tasks, including assisting with PEG feeding, stoma care and blood sugar monitoring.

Costs of live-in care

The cost of live-in care from Cherished Home Care starts at £1,095 per week. Costs are determined by the intensity of your needs and the amount of support you may need, but will be confirmed by your local care manager during your free home care assessment.

As a thank you, we will also refund your setup fee straight back to you after four weeks of receiving our support.

For couples, live-in care is more cost effective than care homes and sometimes more so than domiciliary care. This is because we only charge a small fee for an additional individual from £395 per week, rather than paying for two people in residential care. For two people who both need extra support, couples live-in care is a great way to receive bespoke assistance at home whilst continuing to live together as you always have done.

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Your cherished care journey

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1. Speak to us

Get in touch with our friendly care advisors today 0203 728 7572, and they will be able to answer all of your questions to help you make the right choice.

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2. Free assessment

Our team can arrange a free home care assessment with your local care manager, where they can meet with you and access your needs and requirements in detail.

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3. Care begins

Meet your carers and begin your journey with Cherished Home Care. With minimal carer changes, you’ll soon be acquainted.

Live-in care costs are comparable, if not cheaper, than residential care – which can cost up to £2,500 per week

The Live-in Care Hub 2023

Our live-in carers

We cherish our live-in carers so that they can support you to do the things you love at home. They are at the heart of what we do and make us stand out from the rest; that’s why we’re very particular about who joins our close-knit team. Although we provide full training for each and every one of our carers, regardless of experience, we also look for those who have empathy – something you can’t be trained for. Part of this is assessed during our situational judgement test, which presents scenarios a live-in carer may face and looks at how they may deal with them.

Our care assistant roles

We ensure all of our live-in carers:

Trained

Trained

Carers complete our five-day training induction, delivered by the same in-house team behind The Good Care Group’s Age UK endorsed training.

Experienced

Experienced

All carers have at least six months’ professional care experience, with a Step Into Care training programme available for those with domestic care experience.

Employed

Employed

We directly employ our carers so you never have to worry about their pay, benefits or finding absence cover.

Vetted

Vetted

Completed by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS), all carers are required to complete a background check before commencing employment.

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If you are considering care at home, our latest brochure will have all the information regarding our bespoke care services. Download today to find out more.

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