The Benefits of Live-in Care | The Good Care Group

The benefits of live-in care

Live-in care is quickly becoming the preferred choice for people living with care and support needs. Unlike other forms of care, where individuals may be uprooted from their familiar surroundings, live-in care allows older adults to remain in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, surrounded by cherished memories and possessions.

Explore how live-in care works and the benefits it provides you and your family.


Personalised care and support

Live-in care offers a unique opportunity for one-to-one, highly personalised care and support, delivered by the same dedicated carer with whom you can develop a meaningful relationship. This level of personalised attention is often challenging to achieve, even in the most reputable care homes.

With live-in care, you benefit from a uniquely developed plan of care that is tailored specifically to your individual needs, preferences, and lifestyle. Your carer works closely with you to understand your preferences, routines, and aspirations, ensuring that every aspect of your care is aligned with how you wish to live your life.

From assistance with daily tasks to companionship and emotional support, your live-in carer is there to provide attentive and compassionate care that is tailored to your unique requirements. With live-in care, you can enjoy the peace of mind and confidence that comes from knowing your needs are being met in a way that reflects your individuality and values.

Promoting independence

Feeling heard and respected is fundamental to everyone’s sense of dignity and autonomy. With live-in care, loved ones have the assurance that your preferences will be honoured at any time of the day, allowing you to live more independently.

Our live-in carers prioritise creating an environment where people feel comfortable expressing their preferences and concerns. Whether it’s the timing of meals, preferences for food preparation and menu, or daily routines and hobbies, our carers are there to promote autonomy and independence.

Maintain hobbies and routines

Our live-in care services are designed to be flexible and adaptable, seamlessly integrating into your lifestyle and supporting your individual preferences. With bespoke care plans tailored to your holistic needs, we prioritise not only your physical well-being but also your emotional and social fulfilment.

Whether it’s pursuing your favourite hobbies, visiting family, or exploring your local community, our carers are committed to supporting you in activities that bring joy and meaning to your life. From chatting over a cup of tea to strolls in the garden, they are dedicated to helping you maintain the routines and interests that contribute to your overall happiness and well-being.

Companionship and emotional support

Loneliness and social isolation are pervasive challenges faced by many older adults. According to Age UK, more than a million older people say they go over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.

For many of our clients, especially those who may be living alone or experiencing feelings of loneliness, the companionship provided by our carers is a lifeline. Our compassionate and dedicated carers offer genuine friendship and companionship.

Familiar and safe surroundings

We understand the profound emotional attachment many people have to their homes. Leaving one’s home, at any stage in life, can evoke feelings of distress and upheaval. Especially for people living with conditions like dementia who rely on the familiarity and comfort of home.

Live-in care ensures that loved ones can continue to live in their cherished homes, surrounded by the people and possessions they hold dear. Whether it’s treasured family photographs adorning the walls or the comforting presence of a beloved pet, our carers prioritise maintaining the integrity and familiarity of our client’s home.

Our carers go above and beyond to accommodate personal preferences, ensuring that established daily routines and privacy are respected and upheld. From arranging living spaces to align with individual preferences to facilitating opportunities for hobbies, our goal is to create a nurturing and supportive environment where clients feel truly at home.

Peace of mind for families

We understand that entrusting the care of a loved one to others can be an emotionally challenging decision for families. At The Good Care Group, we strive to provide families with the peace of mind they deserve, knowing that their loved one is in capable and compassionate hands.

By choosing live-in care, families can alleviate the burden of worry and stress that often accompanies caregiving responsibilities. They can confidently pursue their own obligations and commitments, knowing that their loved one is safe, comfortable, and well-cared-for in familiar surroundings.

Stay in the community you love

Maintaining connections with the community you love is essential for preserving a sense of belonging and fulfilment. With the support of a live-in carer, travelling long distances becomes more manageable, allowing people to stay engaged with the places and people they cherish most.

A dedicated carer serves as a valuable companion and facilitator, helping to organise outings into the local community. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll through the park, a visit to cultural attractions, or a trip to favourite neighbourhood shops, a live-in carer ensures people can enjoy these experiences to the fullest.


One key advantage of live-in care is its cost-effectiveness, especially compared to alternatives such as care homes. In care homes, additional charges for special care services can significantly inflate costs. In contrast, live-in care fees cover only the support provided without the added expense of room and board.

When it comes to visiting care, the total cost of providing hourly care to someone living with high or complex needs is likely to exceed the price of an inclusive live-in care service.

Live-in care offers flexibility, allowing carers to respond quickly to changing circumstances and evolving care needs. This is particularly advantageous for couples who wish to remain together in the comfort of their own home while receiving personalised support and assistance. In many care homes, couples will be split up to be cared for in separate sections of the home.

Our new study demonstrates the benefits of live-in care

Our new study, “Improving Wellbeing through Care at Home,” reviews studies and evidence of care for older people, including those with dementia, examining the case for live-in care as opposed to residential care in a care home.

When families realise that their loved one or family member needs increasing levels of care and support, many still feel the only option is to move into a care or nursing home. While there are many good care homes in Improving Wellbeing through Care at Home, live-in care is shown to be the preferred choice for those who wish to continue living in their own homes while receiving the care and support they need.

In addition to evaluating existing research and studies and expert opinion on the topic, it reviews new data collected independently by The Good Care Group. This data reveals the significant positive impact that person-centred home care can have on health outcomes, including:

  • Improved quality of life and well-being
  • Higher levels of happiness and satisfaction with care received
  • Fewer hospital admissions
  • Reduction in falls
  • Reduced decline in function in people with dementia.

The results are clear: given the choice, most people would prefer to continue living at home while receiving the care they need.

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