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Live in Care

Looking for around the clock care at home? Then live in care may be the care solution you’re looking for.

A live in care agency you can trust

Novus Care is a family run live in care agency you can trust. We have been providing live in home care for over a decade and as a live in care agency built on a foundation of family values, we treat each and every one of our clients as a member of our own family. We can provide live in care in every town and village across England.

We are committed to providing unique and personalised live in care, providing clients with safety and independence and giving families’ complete peace of mind. Our live in care services are fully managed and regulated by the Care Quality Commission overseen by experienced local live in care managers. We pride ourselves on enhancing the quality of life of our clients, enabling them to lead as independent a life as possible in the comfort of their own home with the support of a professional live in carer.

What is live in care?

But what is live in care?  Our live in care service enables you or a loved one living with a variety of health care needs to remain in the comfort of your own home with the care and support of an around the-clock, live in carer.

From general housekeeping, meal preparation and companionship through to personal care and more complex needs, Novus Care can help. We have a wonderfully devoted live in care team ready and waiting to listen and understand your requirements so that we can provide you with the most excellent live-in care.

What do live in carers do?

What do live-in carers do is a question we are asked frequently. At Novus Care we truly believe in the quality of live-in care we provide. Our highly experienced live-in carers are there to assist with personal care, helping with mobility, administering medication, housework, hoisting and even caring for a pet. Our live in care service can support a wide variety of care conditions at home including complex care.

Arrange your free live in care assessment today

We’re here to help. To discuss our live in care service in more detail or to arrange a no obligation free care assessment, please call  0800 138 4030 or email: [email protected]

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Frequently asked questions about live in care

What does a live-in carer do?

A live-in carer will move in to your home and is there to provide 1-2-1 care and to enable you or your loved one to continue living in their own home with the support of a professional live in carer. They are there to assist with personal care, medication, household tasks and complex care.

Our carers are able to support those age 18+ living with a variety of care conditions including complex care. These conditions include: alzheimer’s and dementia, stroke, multiple-sclerosis, brain injuries, cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease and spinal injuries.

A live-in carer will help with light housework which includes vacuuming, polishing, mopping floors and washing clothes.

Carers are not permitted to change dressings on open wounds or administer injections. These are carried out by the District Nurse. They cannot do home improvements or DIY.

A live-in carer needs their own bedroom with a minimum of a single bed with a wardrobe or chest of drawers. Your live-in carer will be happy to share all other facilities.

Before we place a carer with you, we’ll ask you about the sort of person you get on well with, as it’s important that your chosen carer shares common interests and has a similar outlook on life. We will then match you up with a compatible carer. If you are unhappy, we will organise a change of carer.

A live-in carer on average works for approximately 3-6 weeks at a time before taking a break of 1-2 weeks, in which time we will send a replacement carer to cover.

Once your Live-in Care package is in place then we will guarantee cover. We’ll arrange a replacement carer immediately until they are either well or return from their holiday.

As long as you have stipulated this is a support requirement in your original care and support plan, then yes – we will ensure your carer is an animal lover who will be able to take care of your pet.

We will designate a Care Manager who is responsible for the ongoing supervision of the care and support you receive. All our carers undergo routine observations, assessments and spot checks to ensure you are receiving the highest quality care.

In order to comply with employment law regulations, your carer is entitled to 14 hours of breaks per week. This is usually split in to two hours each day, or a few afternoons a week.

If a family member or friend is unable to cover these breaks then another carer would be introduced to cover for the short break at an additional cost.

Some of our live-in carers are drivers – however if you would like your live-in carer to use your own care, you’ll need to arrange for them to be insured under your own policy at your own cost.

Absolutely. Taking into consideration personal care duties and the sort of person you would like takes priority.

Yes. To ensure you maintain your dignity and feel comfortable with your carer then you can specify you would prefer a female carer.

Yes. All staff undergo a number of checks before being allowed to carry out home care duties. We check with the police and safeguarding authorities and make sure you are safe.

Why choose live in care?

It’s no wonder people are happier and more content when they are cared for from the comfort of their home, after all home is where the heart is. Studies have shown that we feel most comfortable when we are in our home environment and surrounded by those we love and things that we cherish.

Independence

Live in care enables you to live your life according to your own wishes in the comfort of your own home. It allows you to remain close to your family and friends and keep any pets you may have, whilst also maintaining any hobbies or other interests that are important to you.

One-to-One Live in Care

Live in care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at home. With a dedicated live-in carer, you have personalised one to one care and support around the clock that can respond to any changes in your care needs immediately. One-to-one care cannot be achieved in any care home.

Couples can stay together

Whether one of you or both of you need support, live in care can provide a solution where both of your individual care needs are maintained whilst still allowing you to stay together in your own home. It can relieve the pressure of caring for a loved one while not dealing with separation anxiety.

Palliative Care

End-of-life palliative care ensures your loved ones needs are met until the very end of their life. Being able to receive personal care whilst at home in familiar surroundings with an established routine can provide significant stability and often improve quality of life at the time when you or a loved needs it most.

Cost-Effective

Live in care often works out to be at a similar or lesser cost than residential care when taking into account the number of hours of one to one care being provided, particularly in the case of couples.

Pets can stay at home

With our live in care services you or your loved one can keep their beloved pet at home. We’ll ensure your carer is an animal lover and they will look after them.

Companionship

Live in care involves not only the physical care needs of a person but also their emotional well-being. Loneliness can be a massive concern for those needing support with health issues. With live-in care, we do not only provide you with a sense of security and emotional support but also many of our carers become more like friends to our clients and reassure family members that someone will always be on hand to provide help if required.

Infection control

Live in care involves not only the physical care needs of a person but also their emotional well-being. Loneliness can be a massive concern for those needing support with health issues. With live-in care, we can provide you with a sense of security and emotional support. Many of our carers become more like friends to our clients and reassure family members that someone will always be on hand 24/7 to provide help if required.

Complex Care

If you or a loved one are living with a complex care condition then our dedicated team of live in carers can provide an unmatched service. We strongly believe that living with a complex care condition shouldn’t affect your quality of life, and will do all we can to enable an independent and fulfilling lifestyle.

Arrange home care for a loved one

We understand choosing to have care delivered in your own home can be a daunting task and that’s why we are here to guide you through the process, every step of the way.

Step 1

Call 0800 138 4030 or email: [email protected] to discuss your requirements

Step 2

We’ll arrange a free face-to-face home care assessment with an experienced local Care Manager

Step 3

We will create a unique support and care plan tailored to your needs

Step 4

We will help match you with a carefully selected carer that meets your personal needs

Step 1

Call 0800 138 4030 or email: [email protected] to discuss your requirements

Step 2

We’ll arrange a free face-to-face home care assessment with an experienced local Care Manager

Step 3

We will create a unique support and care plan tailored to your needs

Step 4

We will help match you with a carefully selected carer that meets your personal needs

Our live in care staff

Unlike other liveincare agencies that act as introductory agents, all our live in care staff are directly employed by us and undergo a rigorous recruitment and selection process. We ensure they are highly experienced and professionally trained and handpicked to suit your needs.

All our live in carers attend full training at our head office to become proficient at Moving & Handling, Hoisting, Safeguarding, Medications Management, Basic First Aid Food Hygiene and Hydration. We also ensure that they attend regular refresher training events. We also invest in our carers and encourage them to develop their skills and knowledge.

Schedule a free assessment

Get in touch to speak with our care team about your ideal care plan.