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A helping hand 7 days a week with the support of a professional trained Carer who moves in with your loved one.

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How does Live in care Work?

Offering a great alternative to a care home, our Live-in Carers provide constant reassurance and hands-on practical support at all times of day and night. This includes assistance in the morning routine to intensive support for clients with more complex needs – Lifted Carers are trained to think of everything.

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What is Live in care?

For those in need of full-time care, live-in care can often be the most appropriate option. There may be a situation where your family member has been receiving hourly care but the number of visits a day is no longer sufficient to meet needs and they need more assistance. There are times when a person has tried residential care in a traditional care home but is unable to adapt to living somewhere unfamiliar, surrounded by so many others and not having their comfortable surroundings. Live-in care for those is, if possible, the perfect alternative.

Live in care can help you or your loved ones live a happier life

Many couples with different care needs find that it is more convenient and cost-effective to receive care inside their own home. Depending on the kind of care your loved one needs, they may be discharged from the hospital after receiving care. Arrangements for private care in their own home are the only alternative to a nursing home or residential care facility in this case.

People often confuse the two. The main difference between live-in and domiciliary care (also known as home care or hourly care) is around-the-clock care. In domiciliary care, caregivers usually work on a four-week on-and-off schedule. It’s an affordable alternative to a care home

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How can Live in care help me?

Live-in care can help if you or your loved one need around the clock care and support. As a rule, live-in care is only available for people who have a vacant spare bedroom in their home for the carer to occupy.

Choosing live-in care allows people the freedom to do as they please in their own homes, in comfortable surroundings and get to retain their independence. In all forms of care, people must negotiate between getting the proper support they need, while also wanting to move forward and achieve their goals.

Personal care

Lifted carers can provide dignified support with washing, dressing and continence care.

Nutrition

Our carers can manage the weekly shop, and produce home cooked meals to ensure your loved one stays happy and well.

Companionship

A key role our carers play is simply becoming a companion; alleviating loneliness with friendly chats and going our together.

Household Help

From dusting to vacuuming, Lifted carers can perform fundamental housekeeping tasks.

Medication Prompting

All our carers are specially trained to assist with administering prescribed medication at any level.

Mobility

From walks in the park to at home exercises our carers love to help people stay active.

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A connected experience at all times

Winner of the Laingbuisson Innovation in Care award, with our leading care app, we are making care a better experience for all. Whether you are the one receiving care, you are organising care for a loved one or you are a carer – we continue to develop technology to make our care better and more accessible to all. Learn more about our app here

Never miss a moment

Through our app with Lifted moments, our Carers share moments of joy with your loved one. So if you are sat behind your desk and thinking of them, it’ll provide you with something to make you smile.

With Lifted connected families, the app allows individuals to form a team and keep everyone in the loop wherever they are. From an auntie in Cornwall to a cousin in Norfolk…you’ll all be up to date on the care of your loved one.

Another helping hand

Our hourly at home care keeps you in control and allows you to receive the support and care you or your loved ones need, where and when you want it, all helped through the innovative Lifted app.

What are the benefits of live in care?

With live-in care your loved one is able to stay where they feel most comfortable, in their familiar surroundings, at home. This allows them to remain certain elements of independence such as meeting with friends, watching their favourite show on the telly and sticking to a routine which they may have known for years.

One to one support is provided day and night, providing you the re-assurance that your loved one is always being looked after. We understand that it can be worrying for your family member to feel like a burden on you and live-in care can help alleviate this, by giving them back some of that all important freedom and being less-reliant on you.
From nourishing and nutritious meals, to helping them get around, too simply being there for some company and a chat has a number of profound positive impacts on life and on mental health.

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Our carers might actually have super powers

Passionate. Handpicked to live Lifted’s values of kindness, competence, proactivity, passion and reliability. They have to love care as much as we do.

Supported. Highly trained by us and provided with 24/7 support. We are proud to pay the London Living Wage for hourly care.

Trusted. All our staff undergo a through recruitment and vetting process with enhanced criminal record checks, professional references, and multiple interviews.

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“I love being a carer for Lifted because seeing the people I support happy and achieving their daily goals gives me great fulfilment’

When looking for a carer, what do you look for?

Having a reliable live in carer is critical. Why? Outside of the obvious. We only hire around 2% of the carers that apply to work at Lifted. Our high standards of recruitment ensure that you or your loved one receive the highest quality care possible. Our carers need to have empathy and compassion.. All carers that work here must tick both those boxes as a minimum.

This is because we care deeply about the people and families we serve. All of our Lifted team members are amazing and we’re so proud of their work.

People can’t be taught empathy and compassion, but they can be trained to become exceptional Lifted caregivers, even if they have never taken care of anyone before. We conduct comprehensive assessments of our carers before they begin caring for our customers, as well as thorough background checks, including an advanced DBS check. Our training program covers topics such as manual handling, dementia, medications, health & safety, first aid and more.

After completing initial training, carers receive regular refresher courses, as well as the possibility of specialising in particular areas of interest or taking advanced courses. For example, a dementia care specialist might take advanced courses.

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What does a lifted live in carer do when they visit?

Our live-in carers are well versed and specially trained to perform all daily tasks. From helping them get washed and dressed in the morning, to preparing dinner and round-the-clock care. By keeping the goals of you or your loved one at the forefront, they provide both practical and emotional support to you or your loved one. Carers strive to help their patients live as independently as possible in their own homes.

As part of their duties, home care workers typically provide their clients with some kind of personal care. Be it bathing and dressing them every morning, taking care of their continence, or even just washing their hair now and then. In some cases, however, this isn’t necessary for everyone that requires live-in care. Our care assessors will help you create a personalised plan tailored just to you.

We provide personalised and individual care plans for every person we support, so we can ensure we are meeting their needs exactly. As to whether an individual needs help getting out and about, doing light housework, or watering plants, it depends on what they wish to accomplish through their support plan.

Besides providing practical assistance, caregivers are also friendly faces you can get to know and trust. While you watch your favourite TV program, they’ll make you a cup of tea and maybe a few digestive biscuits (chocolate) while you watch! If your care requires regular attention while away from home, live-in carers can accompany you on any trip you plan, wherever you plan to go. Whether it’s a holiday trip, errands or a walk to the park, we’re there for you every step of the way. You can rely on our caregivers to not only travel with you, but also be there when you need them. If you choose to go with your family or alone, it is always reassuring to know there will be someone to support you.

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Is home care right for everyone?

Those who prefer to receive treatment at home can opt for home care services. People of all ages can benefit from this type of care. Whether you are recovering from a sports injury, need some help in the short-term to help get better, or have a long term condition. We are here to help.

You might start to think about organising home care when you or a loved one of yours is:

Having trouble moving around your house on your own

Recovering from an injury or short-term illness

Daily tasks such as getting dressed or washing have started to become difficult

Memory issues, confusion, or physical difficulties prevent you from taking your medications

Having difficulty with household chores, such as cleaning, laundry, organizing shopping, etc.

You have a desire to stay in your own home

Among the medical support our trained caregivers can provide are catheterisation, convalescence, PEG feeding, and suppositories. Our caring staff is managed by our clinical team, who will design a tailored and specialised plan that fits your needs and eases your life as you receive care in your home.

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Live in Care FAQs

How does Live in Care work?

A specially trained Carer moves in with you or your loved one and provides support all the time. They can help with anything from cooking meals, to support using hoists to move safely. They receive regular supervisions and support from our care managers.

What is required for a live in carer?

A live-in carer will need their own separate room to sleep in and a two hour break every day. We can arrange cover for this time.

What happens when a live in carer has a break/holiday/other emergency?

Your Carer will typically work for a block of time, from a few weeks to a month or more, and then take a break. During the break, Lifted will arrange another Carer to support your loved one. We are a fully managed service so we will never you leave your loved one without care.

Are Lifted Carers self employed?

No. Lifted is a fully managed service, we directly employ our professional carers.  All carers go through a robust and rigorous recruitment process and are trained to the highest level. You will be supported by a dedicated care manager and a care supervisor who are highly experienced in supporting families. We are  a regulated service, which means the quality of its care is regulated by The Care Quality Commission, This is not the case for a self employed care, even if they are introduced to you by an agency. We are proud of our report from the Care Quality Commission. You can read it here.

By contrast, an introduction agency may introduce you to a Carer but then you will be left to supervise, manage and organise all aspects of the care for their loved one. This can be stressful and time consuming. It also means you will need to arrange cover for breaks, sickness and holidays. There is also no guarantee that the Carer will be trained or supported, and sometimes even background checked.

Lifted by contrast provide 24/7 support for you and our staff and the reassurance of regulation as well as all the benefits of transparency and peace of mind given by our Care platform

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