Our Live-in Respite Care Services
Live-in Respite Care services available in the comfort of your own home
We provide high-standard one-to-one live-in care/companionship to the relative/friend/partner you usually care for, in the comfort of their own home whilst you are on a respite break or in case of an emergency.
We are also here to assist you if you live alone and need temporary assistance, so you can rest and relax in your home knowing that a competent carer will help with everyday life activities and personal care, with safety and security concerns, mobility issues and routine (re-) organising if necessary.
EMERGENCY respite care may often be arranged within 24 hours or sometimes even less, to help with your urgent care requirements.
We help people from all age groups, those recovering from surgery, injury or a stroke, coping with a long-term illness, palliative care or managing ongoing medical conditions such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's, other dementia-related disorders, ALS, MS etc. as well as anyone recovering from COVID-19.
Assisting you from just 1 day, our Caring Assistants are professional, friendly and compassionate. They are reliable and will do their best to address the health and wellness requirements of the person they assist.
What else is included in our live-in Respite Care services?
Your package includes a person-centred, comprehensive Custom Care Plan. It will detail life history, routines and preferences which enable us to match the most appropriate carer, suited not only to your loved one's needs but also to their personality and interests, whenever possible.
We provide daily reports, identification cards with emergency contact details and printed pictures of the carer with their name as a reminder for your loved one.
Please contact us if you have other needs, we may be able to help or personally recommend other professional care.
Our assistance includes activities of daily living:
- Personal hygiene (bathing, grooming, oral care)
- Toileting and continence care
- Eating / Diet monitoring
- Ambulating and transferring including the use of hoists
We also include assistance for the instrumental activities of daily living:
- Companionship and mental support
- Indoor and outdoor activities including stimulating dementia activities
- Transportation (to appointments or activities) and shopping. Please note that for all transportation needs, carers will use YOUR vehicle so please make sure it is insured for any driver
- Preparing meals
- Managing basic household duties: light cleaning, tidying up, removing trash, doing laundry and folding clothes
- Pet care
- Medication (NO MEDICAL SERVICES)
- Communicating with others, visitors, phone calls etc.
It is always a good idea to plan ahead because our services are often busy.
Booking early gives us a better chance of finding the Caring Assistant who is best suited to your needs.
EMERGENCY care may be organised within a day.
We currently serve Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
Please note that our 8-hour daytime and 12-hour night-time shifts are only available in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.
Respite care in farther counties may sometimes be arranged so please don't hesitate to contact us.
Daytime / Night-time
Our 24-hour Shifts
All prices are exclusive of carers' travelling expenses.
- Per 8-hour DAYTIME shift: £195 plus 45p per mile from the carer's home to yours
- Per 24-hour shift: £395 plus 45p per mile from the carer's home to yours
NIGHT TIME shifts may be arranged as follows:
12-hour shift starting at 6, 7, 8 or 9pm: £320 plus 45p per mile from the carer's home to yours
Extra hours will be charged at £20 per hour, starting 15 minutes after the agreed end of shift (provided that the carer is available to stay longer).
There are no hidden costs.
Please make sure you leave enough cash to cover extras (outings, eating out or shopping). Your Caring Assistant will keep all receipts and will present them to you as well as the change when you return.
When possible, our Caring Assistants bring their own sheets, towels and food.
If you require that Caring Assistants take your loved one for an outing, we kindly ask that their expense be paid (food, drinks, entrance fees etc).
We have a strict policy of non-smoking indoors and no tolerance for drugs or alcohol consumption.
In some instances we are able to provide assistance to couples.
For a couple, fees are:
- Per 8-hour DAYTIME shift: £298 plus 45p per mile from the carer's home to yours
- Per 24-hour shift: £660 plus 45p per mile from the carer's home to yours
NIGHT TIME shifts may be arranged as follows:
12-hour shift starting at 6, 7, 8 or 9pm: £468 plus 45p per mile from the carer's home to yours