Home is Where the Heart is

  21st April, 2017

Throughout our lifetime, we build up a story about who we are, where we came from, what we achieved and intertwine them with the people we meet.

No matter where we end up in the world, no matter how many stories we have to tell, there is always one place we seek and that is somewhere to call home.

Many of us already have a place to call home where many of our memories are centred around and the thought of having to give it up does not bare thinking about.

Unfortunately, life is unpredictable and things can happen in our lives that are often out of our control and require us to seek care.

The possibility of moving into a care home can be a harrowing and emotional experience; however, there are other options where retaining independence by continuing to live-in your own home has become paramount for many people.

The Rise of Live-In Care

Even in cases where complex care is required, live-In care services are on the rise as a viable option to allow families peace of mind and their loved one to retain independence.

Elderly members of the population are living longer meaning the impact on the care service is greater.

As demand grows, live-in care services bring many benefits not just to the families but also bodies such as the NHS.

Research has suggested that people who remain in a personal setting whilst receiving live-in care reportedly suffer a quarter fewer hip fractures and a third fewer falls than those in care homes.

A reason for this can be attributed to the assessment process a live-in care company such as Arbour Care carry out in order to ensure a carer is carefully matched with those they provide for.

This is a critical factor as the need to form a positive friendship is paramount to all concerned with a close bond bound to be formed between the live-in carer, the person requiring care and the family.

After all, if home is where the heart, why would you leave?

For more information on how Arbour Care has helped many people retain independence by providing 24 -hour-live-in carers, visit our WEBSITE or call us on 0114 358 3991 today.

Make sure you watch our latest video where we introduce to the friendly team behind Arbour Care and the vital roles they play in ensuring the right care is provided to the highest standard.

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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."