Live in care is when a professional carer comes to live in your loved one’s home to provide 24-hour care and support. This support includes all the tasks of daily living so they can remain as independent as possible. It also will include domestic tasks, such as housekeeping services. This takes the burden away from you and your loved one, so you can focus on enjoying life together.
A live-in carer will provide housekeeping duties that enable a person’s home to be kept just how they like it. They will help you with cleaning and home help including, vacuuming and dusting. Carers will also help with other domestic tasks, like planning and preparing home cooked food. Out of the home they will run errands and provide elderly shopping services.
With live in care a dedicated carer is there to provide one-to-one care around-the-clock. This care is tailored to your loved one’s individual needs and preferences. All housekeeping services will be included in the package of care provided and included in their care plan.
At The Good Care Group, we have been providing outstanding live-in care for over 10 years in England and Scotland. Our award-winning care at home service includes all domestic and household tasks. Our professional carers are also home companions for elderly people ensuring they have the company they need and socialise. Their focus is to maintain a person’s overall health and well-being making sure they are happy at home.
What does a live-in housekeeping service include?
Our carers provide a range of live-in housekeeping services as part of our high-quality care at home service, including:
- Cleaning – deep and surface cleaning
- Vacuuming and/ or sweeping all rooms in the home
- Dusting around the house
- General tidying
- Laundry and ironing
- Changing bed sheets regularly
- Light gardening duties
- Planning, preparing and cooking food
- In-home pet care
- Shopping and running errands outside the home
- Ad hoc cleaning tasks, like cleaning an oven
With our home keeping services it means your loved one can live comfortably in their home as they always have. Our carers will ensure high standards of hygiene around the home. That means when you visit you do not have to be burdened with cleaning and home help. You can spend quality time together in a clean and relaxing environment. We know our housekeeping services means that family members caring for a loved one can also maintain their own personal time from our carer taking on the responsibility.
Access to a 24-hour concierge service
As part of our fully managed service, we offer a high-quality concierge service through our partner Circles, a trusted Sodexo brand. Our concierge service offers specialist personal assistance for household and lifestyle management, entertainment, travel, transportation and an elderly shopping service. This service alleviates the responsibility and time required to manage these yourself. We aim to relieve the burden of daily tasks and enhance everyday lifestyle experiences. Typical services include arranging for a boiler to be fixed, booking a taxi into town or organising gifts to be ordered and delivered to family members or booking a break away. Our carers have 24-hour access to this service, via telephone and email so can accommodate any request or emergency. Peace of mind when you need it.
Professional live-in carers directly employed by us
All our professional carers are directly employed by us. This means they are committed to their employment and will stay with us longer. For you, it means that you have continuity and consistency of care for your loved one.
The carers that are employed by us go through an in-depth recruitment process. This includes vetting them through the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and employment referencing. All our dedicated carers are highly trained in all aspects of care, including how to provide housekeeping services. We know this provides families with peace of mind that the care they receive is of a high standard. At The Good Care Group, we take time to perfectly match a carer to meet your loved one’s needs. They will not only know how to meet their care needs but will get to know them as a person, so preferences and choices are respected. Our fully managed service is managed locally to you by an experienced care manager. They will provide much-needed support to you, your loved one and our carer.
Why choose The Good Care Group for live in care and housekeeping services?
Expertly trained carers
All our carers are trained in how to provide care focused on dignity and independence. They adapt to existing routines, while finding new ways to positively improve health, well-being, and overall enjoyment in life. Our leading training programme means carers understand how to support care needs, but also practical tasks like housekeeping services.
A perfectly matched care team
When receiving care at home, we know how important it is to get the care team right. We will meet with your family to understand your needs – not just your loved one’s care needs, but their lifestyle choices and preferences. This understanding allows us to match a live-in care team who has the expertise to meet their care and support needs, but also shares common interests and values. We know this adds to enjoyment and fulfilment in life at home. Our carers are focused on enhancing overall quality of life.
Continuity of care
With our live-in care service, your loved one will receive care on a one-to-one basis from a team of the same carers. This gives you the reassurance that the same care team will be there to support them, who have really got to understand their needs and preferences. Continuity from home companions for the elderly means a relationship can be formed between the care team and your loved one. This means they get the company and companionship they deserve.
Support with specialist conditions
Our carers are highly trained to support those living with specialist and complex conditions. This includes dementia care, Parkinson’s care or care for those who have had a stroke. Carers are supported in delivery of this type of care by leading clinical experts. We have a specialist consultant nurse who guides the care we provide and supports carers and families. Our in-house occupational therapist can provide assessments and guidance to help our clients live well at home.
Highest rated service by care regulators in England and Scotland
The Good Care Group is the only dedicated live-in care provider in England to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) across all five categories – safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. In Scotland, our service has been inspected by the Care Inspectorate (CI), receiving the highest rating of a 6 (Excellent) for Quality of Care and Support and 5 (Very Good) for Staffing and Management and Leadership. We know this provides families with reassurance that their loved one is receiving the best possible care.
A fully managed and regulated care service
Unlike introduction agencies, who are not regulated by CQC or the CI, all our live-in carers are directly employed and managed by us. We ensure they are supervised by an experienced manager and supported by clinical experts – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By employing our carers they are engaged in our high-quality approach to delivering care at home and decide to stay with us longer than many carers who work for an introduction agency. This means you get continuity of care and support, without constantly changing carers – peace of mind for everyone.