What Are The Duties Of A Live-In Carer?

  24th March, 2020

What Is A Live-In Carer?

A live-in carer is an individual that is expertly trained for a set task of caring whilst also living with the person being cared for. This also makes it possible for the person requiring care to continue enjoying their life in the comfort of their own home, with the helping hand on call. Tasks for a live-in carer will vary depending on the client’s requirements, from personal care, helping with daily chores, or even simply getting around the house.

What Do Live-In Carers Do?

There are a wide range of tasks in which a live-in carer can enable you to continue, whilst still being present at home. These tasks can include:

  • Completing household chores
  • Support with bathing, getting dressed and toileting
  • Mobility support throughout the home
  • Preparing meals
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Caring for pets, including walking and feeding
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Support with leaving the house
  • Running errands
  • Applying and administering medication

Those with complex medical conditions will have the pleasure of receiving a carer that will learn the small niches for helping to deal with said conditions. An example of this would be those with low blood sugar, which will require monitoring and will be provided with certain dietary needs. Other examples would involve those who require regular insulin injections or ventilation.

Reasons To Choose A Live-In Carer

Other than completing tasks, a live-in carer has many other reasons for being chosen. As imagined, being in care may become a lonely and mundane place for someone to be in, with the lack of human communication and other aspects that the rest of us can take for granted. Sometimes just having a carer within the household may put someone at ease. Some of the benefits may include:

  • Avoiding change, keeping life the same as much as it can be with the extra support
  • Flexible care to be built around your needs, requiring your career as much or as little as possible
  • Staying in your home and the environment that puts you must at ease
  • Being able to keep the same routines, hobbies and interests
  • Companionship, watching TV together, enjoying days out or enjoying meals with one another
  • Emotional support, often leading to friendships

Who Can Offer Me Live-In Carers?

With professional training and regulation by the CQC, as well as having a 5* rating on NHS choices and 9.4 on the reputable review website ‘homecare.co.uk’. We believe our services here at Arbour Care are second to none. Contact us now at:

  • "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."