Live-in Care

Ideal for when dependency needs increase.

What is Live-in Care?

Live-in Care involves around the clock care, with one of our highly trained care professionals becoming a companion and residing with you or your loved one in your own home, full time. A benefit of this is that the evolving needs of your loved ones are met to allow them to live as independently and comfortably as possible – there is always care on hand when you need it. It’s a great alternative to residential care and allows you to stay connected with family, community, and pets, whilst maintaining interests, routines, and hobbies.

How will it work?

We allow you to have full control to decide the level of care required each day, and the tasks your Live-in Carer assist with. You will be invited to choose from a selection of our handpicked Carers for you or your loved one, to ensure you are comfortable and well suited. 

We believe in involving family, and we will work with you to create a bespoke care plan, to ensure all your loved one’s needs are accommodated, but also to ensure dignity, privacy, and boundaries are always understood and respected. We listen to every detail and wish you and your loved one may have, such as: if your Carer wears their care uniform, or normal clothes when out in the community with you, as you may be concerned that this draws attention. We’re here to make you as comfortable as possible.

Examples of who may require Live-in Care:

Long-term conditions: Diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson’s require observant and careful monitoring. Our care professionals are trained and experienced to detect changes to an individual’s physical health, behaviour, and wellbeing.

Losing a spouse: Losing a spouse understandably takes time to adjust emotionally and practically. A Live-in Carer may be a needed companion and fulfil the support role that was sadly lost.

Dementia care: Living at home enables your loved one to remain in familiar surroundings and maintain daily routines and habits that may not be possible in residential care. Continuity Home care suits somebody living with a dementia, where continuity of life in the home they have grown to love is proven to be beneficial.

Frailty: For many people, getting older means not being able to do the simplest of tasks like you used to, shopping meal preparationeven, getting in the bath, or making a cup of tea can be difficult. Live-in Care can enable someone to remain independent and maintain their quality of life.

What do Live-in Carers do?

We understand that everybody is different and has different needs, and that’s why we work with you to create a bespoke care plan tailored to your loved ones needs to ensure not only the support meets they needs, but they are happy too. We handpick a Carer for your loved one to be a companion and support with all daily activities. They will understand your loved ones wishes, likes, and dislikes to become the next best thing to family. 

Example of duties our Carers assist with:

  • Support with personal care – bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting
  • Meal preparation and washing the dishes
  • Housekeeping – cleaning, laundry, ironing,
  • Mobility support around the home and when out and about
  • Administering or prompting medication, ointments, and treatments
  • Emotional support and companionship
  • Help with shopping and general errands
  • Accompanying to appointments and social events
  • Helping look after pets

Benefits of Live-in Care?

Live-in Care provides many proven benefits and can make a real difference to not only your loved one’s life, but yours too, providing you peace of mind that that your loved one is in safe hands. Live-in Care enables your loved one to live life to the full, their way. They can decide anything from their night routines to what they want to eat for their tea.

Benefits include:

  • Maintaining routines, hobbies, and interests in a familiar environment
  • Staying close with family, pets, and friends in the community
  • Emotional support – many carers become more like companions to care recipients
  • Avoiding change – daily life can often continue as normal with our carers extra support
  • Companionship – having someone to enjoy daily life experiences with such as walks, sharing meals and good old conversation.
  • Continued involvement of family and friends if wished
  • Peace of mind that your loved one is receiving attentive, personal care around the clock
  • Couples/family can remain living together
  • Risk aversion, for incidents such as falls or accidents

Matching the right Carer to you

React Live-in Home Care will invite you to meet a team of experienced care professionals who will be mindfully matched to your loved one to ensure we find a perfectly suited Carer to meet your exact needs. We carefully handpick our care team on their compassion, warmth, and enthusiasm, resulting in a trusting bond being formed and peace of mind provided for you.

Together, we will work with you to identify a main Carer and additional members to provide around the clock care with your own bespoke care plan. You and your loved one will decide on the care professionals’ usual hours of work and requirements.

Follow our four-step guide to getting the right care solution

Find your Local Office

Enter your postcode or location to find the most convenient care office for you.

Arrange an At-Home Meeting

Speak to a friendly member of our Care Team at your Local Office to arrange a complimentary Care Assessment.

Agree your Bespoke Care Plan

We work with you to create a bespoke Care Plan that is tailored to yours or your loved ones needs.

Your Home Care Begins!

We identify and match a carer to you and your needs so that the required care and support can begin to take place.

Family values are at the heart of everything we do

You may have noticed your loved-one’s health has deteriorated quite rapidly or you have noticed their dependency is increasing beyond the existing levels of care provided. The last thing you want is for your loved one to go into a Care Home.

In these instances, when an increase in the provision of care is required, we can provide 24-hour Live-in Care. An increasing number of our Service Users and their families are benefiting from this service and are happy with the way we match our Carer to the Service User.

How does it work in practice?

Due to the nature of Live-in care, with the Carer and Service User living under the same roof, we will invite you to meet a team of Carers who will support your loved one, ensuring not only will you feel comfortable allowing them full access to the home but more importantly your loved one will feel safe and comfortable in our presence. Together we will identify a main Carer who will spend their time with your loved-one whilst ensuring we have other members of the support team available when the main Carer takes time off.

Our Live-in Carers provide help in areas such as personal care, practical support, medication management, meal preparation and domestic chores. They can also accompany you loved one to pre-booked appointments such as hairdressers, doctors or even social events ensuring they feel included in the local community.

Testimonials from our Branch Network

Read what our care recipients and their families have to say about their experience with React Homecare.


Care Recipient's Daughter

The Carers at React Homecare are very caring and nothing is too much trouble. The team always takes the time to listen. Paulina – thank you for going the extra mile with my Dad yesterday, you were brilliant. Even the ambulance crew commented on how good you were, so a big ‘Thank you’!

Michael C.

Care Recipient's Husband

Our relationship with the Carer who comes on time every morning to bathe and dress my wife is very good. Her manager and herself are always very helpful and can’t do enough for us. They are wonderful people and a credit to React Homecare.

John D.

Care Recipient's Wife

Our family are so grateful for the considerate and patient care that our Mother receives from React Homecare. Everyone that we have dealt with has been so efficient, any time we have had a question or concern it has been answered promptly and to our satisfactio


Care Recipient

I was very apprehensive about having Carers for the first time. It was a delight to welcome them into my home. Their attitude and friendliness put me at ease. The care they gave me was very professional and I was treated with dignity. Nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend them!

Frequently Asked Questions

Often decisions about our loved-one’s care are made in haste as a result of having to react to circumstances the family are suddenly faced with. As we know almost 3 in 4 people would rather spend their time in their own home when growing old, we believe it’s important to initiate a conversation sooner rather than later to help a more seamless introduction of care in the recipient’s life. Being prepared means having a choice and planning ahead. Identifying and addressing the care needs, providing a supportive solution before it’s needed is the best way to avoid this. We’re here to help you do that.

Primarily, you want to maintain the strength of a relationship that’s always been enjoyed. Time spent with your loved ones in their old age should be memorable and enjoyable, not resentful. Choosing a high quality, trusted home care provider removes a great deal of the stress surrounding long term decision-making for your loved ones and home care is the least expensive arrangement compared to care delivered in a residential setting.

There are a number of consideration about care for your family member that have perhaps led you to research it further, you may be: struggling to provide support yourself due to time, work, a lack of proximity to your loved one, or other pressures, you may prefer their time spent with you to be sociable, needing a break from the time you spend looking after their needs, concerned about the long term costs associated with residential care? If one or a number of these strike a chord, then home care may well be the right option for your family.

We offer a wide range of care services that will be of valuable help to you and your wider family in looking after your loved-one. A full listing of how we can help can be found by visiting our ‘Services’.

The benefit you have in maintaining control on the costs for home care is to ensure the care plan is covering the bespoke requirements you have for your loved-one’s care. You can therefore decide the level of care and support you need rather than paying a care home provider to fund care which is shared across many individuals. When considering it in those terms, home care makes for a preferential investment than residential care

Contact the friendly and helpful teams at one of our React Homecare offices [use hyperlink to locations page] and we can arrange a complimentary consultation and review to visit you and discuss how React Homecare can work for you. We are happy to visit you at the care recipient’s home and once we have decided on the best course of action and you’ve reviewed the care plan, we can take everything on from there.

Having done this for over 26 years, we’re aware that people’s care needs very often change. We therefore understand that the care requirements may need reviewing from time to time. To support this, we carry out reviews on a regular basis and why we are pleased to hear from members of the immediate family about effective methods for delivering the care service for their relative.

Due to their medical nature, our Carers are not able to give injections or change sterile dressings. Please also bear in mind that we cannot carry out tasks which are likely to cause risk to either the care recipient or to our Carer. Tasks will be agreed with you in advance as part of the care plan. Any changes to the plan can be discussed with your local team

This will largely be determined by the dependency the care recipient has and on how many care visits are planned each week to provide this support. Please be aware that we very rarely have just one care assistant assigned to a particular customer however we will aim to have well-matched Carers allocated to your loved-one. As you can appreciate, we must manage the time where the Carer may be away on holiday or unwell, however we do try to keep the number of your care assistants to an absolute minimum.

Every member of our care teams has been through a rigorous vetting procedure before they start working with us including a DBS check. In addition, all staff will always be in uniform and carry a personalised identification card which shows their name, photograph and signature.

This can vary depending on how where the source of the enquiry was received. Using the example of it being directly with yourself, then we will send you an invoice once a fortnight/month. If you wish to pay by standing order just let us know.
Please get in touch with your local office as the payment methods may vary.

We will put together a detailed care plan for each customer which, as well as setting out the care to be delivered, also shows the weekly costs. Some people will be entitled to assistance with the cost of their care either from their local Social Services office or via other Government grants.

React Homecare is registered with the local registration body in each country in which we operate. These bodies set the minimum standards by which we operate, however in every case we seek to exceed these minimum standards by a significant margin. These bodies have standards which set out how we should operate. We also carry Public Liability insurance (£10million).