When the time comes and professional care or respite care is needed, an increasing number of people are opting for live-in care arrangements as an alternative to residential care or nursing homes. Live-in care comprises a professional carer living in your home, providing care to the person living with dementia as well as housekeeping and companionship.
Live-in care avoids the upset and disorientation caused by moving somewhere unfamiliar and being separated from family and friends. It also brings greater flexibility and can enable a person to have a greater level of independence and choice than a care home can provide. Compared to residential homes, live-in care may also be more affordable.
The organisations below are members of The Live-In Care Hub which is a not-for-profit organisation. Some hub members specialise in dementia care.
England & Wales
Guardian Angel Carers
West Sussex & Hampshire
Avon, Wiltshire, Hamoshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire
Oxford Aunts Care
60-70 mile radius of Oxford
The Good Care Group
Award winning domiciliary care provider. They specialise in providing 24 hour live-in care at home on a permanent or respite basis across the UK. Read their factsheet on 24 hour live-in care for people who have young onset dementia here. They offer a young onset dementia service.
Buckinghamshire & Berkshire
You might also find the UK Homecare Association's website useful.