Choosing live-in care is likely to be one of the biggest decisions you and your parents or relatives make – financially, emotionally and probably practically.
You will be choosing someone to move into the family home to take care of one or other of your parents, and get involved in all aspects of their life, as well as the home. Big decision. But – we have put together all the information and guidance you need to help you make the best decisions about live-in care.
What you need to know about live-in care
If this is all new to you, fear not, we have covered all the key things you need to consider. The buttons below will take you to different sections where you can find out more detailed information.
Arranging live-in care for your relative
If you have decided that live-in care is the right option for your parent or relative, then the next step is to find the right carer. The easiest option is to use a specialist live-in care provider or agency. We have put together a list of some of the UK’s best live-in care companies, to help speed up your search. The buttons below will take you through the process.
Live-in care regulations
Live-in care providers are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and will all be given a CQC rating – Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate. These ratings can help you make an informed decision, however you may be interested in understanding more about the process, and what to do if you are unhappy with your care support and want to make a care complaint. The sections below will provide you with all the information you need.
Live-in care costs start from approximately £950 per week. You or your parents might be eligible for funding support. Visit our finance section to read more about benefits and funding options. Alternatively, if you will be covering the full cost, we have some useful advice on self funding care including our guides to annuities and equity release.