Does Live-in Care mean I will Have no Privacy

  14th June, 2017

This is a question we are asked a lot at Arbour Care, this clearly highlights the importance it has to many people’s opinion of what live-in care may mean for them or their loved one.

The simple answer to the question ‘Does Live-in care mean I will have no privacy is no, however we will elaborate further.

It is true that adjusting to having someone live in your home whilst they provide care for you can take some time to adapt for both parties, however, it is important to remember that it is still ‘your’ home.

Our carers are respectful of you and your home and will adapt accordingly with professionalism whilst always maintaining a friendly, helpful attitude.

This is helped early on in our process as we carry out an in-depth assessment prior to your carer starting which enables us to understand your daily routine, your likes and dislikes and your care needs and personalities of the people involved.

Once we have this information, Christina will carefully match an appropriate carer to the discussed requirements that she believes will be the best fit for a lasting relationship from the very beginning.

It is also important to remember that the carers like their privacy as well. This means they will not constantly be by your side but will allow you to continue your daily life as normal with the knowledge that someone is there to help with the things that you may not be able to carry out anymore.

All of our carers are specifically trained and understand the requirements of who they will be caring for whilst also fully integrating and adapting to their new surroundings.

This is a big benefit to the person requiring care and their family as it allows peace of mind for all parties, and also the trust and knowledge that their home remains their home and that their privacy will still remain intact as much as possible.

On our website, we have a designated frequently asked questions page that answers a whole host of other questions you may have regarding our live-in care service such as cost, who are the carers? and how do you arrange live-in care?

Follow the link to our website HERE or contact us today for an informal chat on 01932 901444 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Also, make sure you watch our latest video below where our office manager Gemma Williams highlights more information about questions she receives at Arbour Care.

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  • "The carers have been very good, one even using her free time to visit the husband in hospital and really going the extra mile."

    ED Westcott

  • "The  care that Jola provides is fabulous in every respect. I cannot praise her highly enough for the patience she shows with. It was a happy day when she came to us "

    RL Englefield Green

  • "As far as I am concerned, Roberta has been an absolute rock for our family. Completely unselfish in her care and invaluable."

    CB Guildford

  • "We are absolutely delighted with Karolina she is gentle and kind I love chatting to her and really enjoy her company."

    JH Cambridge

  • "Arbour provided live-in carers for my wife for six years from 2017-2023 including the pandemic. My main impression is of a very professional organisation in which owners and staff worked all the time to provide the support the client needed at as high a standard as possible. They gave equal attention to statutory requirements, care plans and staff training and never cut any corners."


  • "The support that we have had from Arbour Care has been, quite literally, lifesaving. They found an amazing carer to look after my elderly and disabled husband, who is very experienced, kind and thoughtful. She has made an enormous positive difference to the quality of our lives and I will always be grateful to her and cannot thank her enough."