What is Live-in Care

  13th April, 2017

Live-in care provides for a loved one the opportunity to retain their independence whilst ensuring that they receive the right sort of care.

Often, at some point, many of us will require a certain level of care in our lives. Identifying this can be a difficult process but also a necessary one.

Keeping our independence is an aspect of life most of us take for granted. However, life is unpredictable and things can change.

Whether taking the decision for a family member or for yourself, a lot of thought must go in to the process in order to ensure that you receive the right level of care.

What are the Options?

Moving a family member into a ‘home’ can be a harrowing experience for all involved and in the past, has often been seen as the only viable possibility.

Leaving your home where you have often spent a large part of your life or your loved one’s life is no easy task to undertake, but there is another way.

Live-in care has developed significantly over the last five years and provides families and individuals with the option to remain in their own home whilst ensuring that they are suitably cared for around the clock.

The opportunity to stay in your own home whilst receiving professional and personal care is a way for people requiring to keep their independence and to continue to live in their own home, but, at the same time, giving family and friends the peace of mind that they are looked after as if they were in a care home.

Your House Your Rules

The great thing that makes Live-in care such a growing sector is that your home stays your home and you make the rules.

It is the carer’s purpose to help you or your loved one fulfil any of the activities they may be having difficulty with.

Live-in care is tailored around the individual (or partners) needs no matter how complex that care might be.

Ensuring a retained quality of life and peace of mind is one of the major reasons why Live-in care is a growing market place and has become a viable option when considering care.

Watch our latest video below where we look at who Arbour Care are and how they came to be experts in the Care industry.

To find out how Arbour Care uses its 30 years’ experience in the care industry to help families ensure loved ones are properly looked after by providing live-in care, then visit our website HERE or call us on 0114 358 3991

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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."