What Does a Carer Do?

If you are considering live-in care for the first time, you may have questions such as “what do carers do?” and “is a live-in carer right for me?”.

Here we provide guidance on what you can expect from a live-in carer so that you and your family can make an informed decision.

What is live-in care?

Live-in care is when a professional and fully-trained carer moves into your home with you to provide you with the one-to-one support you need to continue living independently. The care provided will be tailored to your specific needs to ensure you can continue living happily and safely in the comfort of your own home. This dedicated care can be provided to an individual or a couple.

What does a live-in carer do?

A live-in carer provides flexible and highly-personalised care that is tailored to the needs, wants and preferences of the person they are caring for. This support can range from providing discreet personal care and help with household tasks to companionship and emotional support.

A live-in carer’s duties often include:

  • Sensitive personal care
  • Domestic and household services
  • Medication management
  • Food planned and cooked as you wish
  • Safe movement in and around your home
  • Keeping you connected with your community
  • Transportation to and from appointments
  • Pet care

Live-in carers offer so much more than just help with the day-to-day tasks of living. They can be a source of compassionate companionship when you need them most. From chatting over a cup of tea to enjoying a stroll together in the garden, live-in carers are there to provide you with friendship and emotional support, as and if you need it.

What conditions can a live-in carer support?

At Oxford Aunts, we are experts in providing specialist care for complex conditions. The conditions we are able to care for include, but are not limited to:

  • Dementia care
  • Mobility/frailty care
  • Parkinson’s care
  • Stroke care
  • Cancer care
  • Multiple sclerosis care
  • COPD care
  • Palliative care

Our personalised live-in care service

If you are finding it challenging to continue living safely and independently at home, our dedicated carers can help.

We have been providing care services throughout Oxfordshire and its surrounding counties for over 50 years. We provide everything from companionship care, to support with mobility and frailty through to specialist care for complex conditions.

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 stay safely and happily in the comfort of your own home. Our high-quality live-in care is focused on improving health, well-being and quality of life.

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.

How can live-in care be provided?

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

  • When a person needs 24-hour live-in care because ageing and health limitations mean they need around-the-clock care and support to continue to have a good quality of life.
  • respite 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 24-hour live-in care would work for you and your family.
  • Specialist care of complex conditions like dementiaParkinson’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. Our carers make sure a person’s health needs are met 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.

What are the benefits of our live-in care?

Receiving care at home can help you retain your independence and allow you to continue living happily and safely in your own home. Here are just some of the benefits of receiving live-in care:

  • Living an active lifestyle filled with physical activity and healthy, nourishing foods can help you maintain your independence. Our carers will be more than happy to encourage and support you in building or maintaining healthy habits.
  • Support for a number of day-to-day tasks from discreet and sensitive personal care to cooking and meal planning
  • A level of unrivalled and dedicated support that is hard to achieve in other care settings
  • Providing safe mobility assistance such as transferring between beds, wheelchairs, and other seating options
  • Helping your render your home a safer environment by removing clutter and suggesting mobility aids and home adaptations that can reduce your risk for slips and falls.
  • If you are no longer able to drive, a carer can provide assistance with running errands
  • Older adults sometimes experience feelings of anxiety or isolation. Our compassionate live-in carers are there to provide you with companionship and friendship, if and when you need it.

Our high-quality live-in care service includes:

  • A comprehensive assessment of your needs – our assessment will address not just your care needs but how you wish to live your life
  • Careful matching of an experienced and dedicated carer who will meet all your needs
  • A highly-tailored care plan created using a multidisciplinary approach in consultation with other healthcare professionals and community organisations involved in your care, as well as where appropriate your family members or loved ones
  • Unrivalled support from a team of two care managements experts local to you
  • Domestic and household tasks
  • Cooking, meal planning, shopping and preparation
  • 24-hours a day out-of-hours emergency support should you need it

Get in touch with us about your care needs

At the heart of our personal care is enabling people to live well in their own homes with the care and support they need from a carefully well-matched, trained and dedicated carer. With an Oxford Aunts personal care assistant you can be reassured that you are receiving high-quality care that is based on mutual respect and dignity.

Our expert care advisors are here to help you understand the options available to you.


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