Care In The Home
Christies Care specialises in providing fully trained and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked live-in carers throughout the UK. Family owned and run and rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), we have over 25 years of experience in this specialised field.
Why have live-in care?
Live-in care gives you an alternative to a residential or nursing home. Your carer lives with you, in your home, giving round-the-clock support. This means that you can stay in your own home, follow your own routines, keep your garden and pets, keep up with your friends and neighbours and live your life just as you want – for a cost equivalent to, or lower than, many residential homes. It saves you from being committed to an institutional life.
Live-in care can be cheaper than most good care homes
Consider the service you get at home with a live-in carer. How much would you pay to get the same, one-to-one service elsewhere? The weekly cost of live-in care is in the region of £900 to £1,300. The savings are greatly increased when a couple both need care. They can share one live-in carer, rather than paying two care home fees. It is also substantially cheaper than having three carers working in eight-hour shifts.
Recent research proves that people who have live-in care are less likely to fall, and far less likely to have a hip fracture than people in residential and nursing homes. But it’s not just physical health. Our research shows that people with live-in care are happier with ‘softer’ positive outcomes too. They enjoy their home-cooked meals and the sense of freedom and independence that’s maintained.
Maintain your independence
Live-in care lets you lead the life you want to lead. You eat what you want, go out where and when you want, see your friends when you want, get up and go to bed when you want.