If you or a loved one have complex or ongoing care needs, 24-hour care at home ensures that you have the support you need, when you need it, including throughout the night. Our expert 24-hour care provided by highly-trained carers allows anyone with complex medical needs to receive the specialist care they require whilst providing much-needed peace of mind for family members. 

At Oxford Aunts, we are an established and reputable live-in care provider. We are proud to have cared for thousands of people since 1967 enabling them to stay safely and happily in the comfort of their own homes. Our high-quality live-in care is focused on improving health, well-being and quality of life.


24-hour care is provided by two or more carers working opposite shifts so that someone is always available to provide assistance throughout the day and night. This type of care ensures that one carer receives a break whilst the other carer is on call to look after you or your loved one or respond to any urgent needs.

Live-in care involves a carer providing you with assistance throughout the day whilst only being available for ad hoc needs throughout the night. Generally speaking, live-in carers are not expected to be woken up to provide assistance more than 2-3 times a night. For those with complex care needs that require ongoing assistance throughout the night, full 24-hour care is available from a different carer that provides support during the day.


If you have complex or ongoing care needs, there is no place like home to receive the care you need. 24-hour care provided by highly-trained carers delivered in the comfort and familiar surroundings of your own home is paramount in helping people living with complex medical conditions. 

During the day, a professional live-in carer will provide support with any of the day-to-day tasks of living such as washing, cleaning and shopping, as well as support with personal care, companionship and assisting you to mobilise safely. During the twilight hours, another carer will be available throughout the night to ensure you or your loved one enjoys a peaceful night’s rest and is there to provide any support with toileting needs, medication and reassurance. 

It may be difficult to achieve this level of personalised, one-to-one care in a care home setting as there are many residents to care for. There is also no home comforts, treasured possessions or the familiarity of living with a loved one or pet.

With 24-hour care, you will enjoy peace of mind knowing that you or your loved one is being well cared for in their own home. This may be a particular comfort if you live far away from your loved one.


Our 24-hour home care can be used to support a number of conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Dementia care
  • Mobility/frailty care 
  • Parkinson’s care
  • Stroke care
  • Multiple sclerosis care
  • Respiratory care
  • Palliative care 
  • End-of-life care


Many families in Oxfordshire and throughout the country believe the only choice they have when a family member or loved one needs ongoing care is that they must leave their much-loved home and move into a care home.

With our fully-managed, 24-hour live-in care service, families have reassurance at a time when they need it most. Our specialist 24-hour care is offered on a live-in basis. By moving into your home with you, our experienced live-in carers will be there to provide you with the one-to-one support you need to enable you to live safely and happily in the comfort of your own home. 

We are experts in providing specialist care of complex conditions that affect older people including dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis (MS) or those in need of stroke or cancer care. All our live-in carers are experienced in the care of complex conditions, so you can be assured that care is highly personalised to your specific needs.

There are countless life-enriching benefits to staying at home with a highly-trained and experienced carer who is dedicated to you, instead of facing the upset and worry of moving into a care or nursing home. With an Oxford Aunts carer, you will be able to live life your way with a tailored plan of care delivered by a compassionate carer on a one-to-one basis.


The flexible live-in care service provided by Oxford Aunts can be used in many different situations, to support your care needs including:

  • 24-hour live-in care is available for when ageing and health limitations mean that round-the-clock care and support is needed to continue to have a good quality of life.
  • A respite care service can be provided on a live-in basis following hospital discharge or for those needing rehabilitation or to recover from illness. We know how challenging it can be for a family carer supporting a loved one and sometimes a break is all that is needed to rest and recharge. Our respite service can give you the break you need whilst you see whether live-in care would work for you and your family.
  • Specialist care of complex conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s or cancer can be supported with live-in care on a one-to-one basis where there is more opportunity for high-quality care to be provided. You really do not need to move into a care home if you have a complex condition.
  • If you need end-of-life or palliative care, this can also be provided as a live-in care service in the comfort of your home, negating the need to move into a residential setting or a hospice. We are experienced in working with palliative care teams in the community, so that we can enable individuals to get the right support they need until the end of their life. Our carers make sure a person’s health needs are cared for whilst ensuring they have all their wishes, choices and preferences met.
  • Care for couples, so they can stay together as a loving couple with the personalised support they need.


  • A comprehensive assessment of your needs that addresses how you wish to live your life
  • A team of two carefully-matched and experienced carers who will meet all your needs
  • A highly-personalised care plan created using a multidisciplinary approach in consultation with other healthcare professionals, community organisations and, when appropriate, family and friends 
  • Support with any of the day-to-day activities you need to remain living independently at home including domestic, personal and household tasks 
  • The cooking, meal planning, shopping and preparation of nutritious and delicious meals 
  • Out-of-hours emergency support is offered 24 hours a day, should you need it


At Oxford Aunts, we recognise that when faced with the planning of long-term care that the cost of care is an important consideration for many families. We are here to help you better understand your options. 

We base all our care costs around the specific care needs of the indivudal. The weekly cost of care can vary significantly depending on many factors including the type of care chosen, the needs of the person receiving care and whether the person has any complex conditions that require specialist care.

To learn the exact costs of your care, our expert Care Assessor will determine the weekly fee by conducting a thorough assessment of your needs. It is an inclusive price for the care we provide, with no hidden extras. This allows for families to have a full and accurate picture of the cost of 24-hour care. 

Here you can find out more about how to arrange an assessment.


For more information on 24-hour care, what it involves and how we can help you – call us today or complete a contact form. One of our team will be more than happy to discuss yours or a loved one’s care needs with you

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