"The pace is set by the client and not by the clock"

Your home is your cornerstone, full of good memories and perhaps generations of family history. That’s why live-in care has become a popular choice when you, or your loved ones, need some assistance with the challenges that come from living at home. 

Live-in care is an increasingly popular alternative to a care home, enabling the client to stay independent in their own home.


What is live-in care?

Live-in care is when a carer lives in the client’s home to help throughout the day and at night, if necessary. 

Live-in care includes:

  • Companionship and friendship
  • Meal preparation
  • Light housework
  • Shopping, trips, visits, errands
  • Recreational support, social events
  • Hobbies and seeing friends
  • Dementia routines
  • Mobility support and personal hygiene

Live-in care is particularly effective for people living with dementia, where continuity, routine and familiar surroundings are very reassuring, important and improve quality of life.


How does live-in care work?

We provide Saga live-in carers in Hertfordshire through Saga Care at Home, and national coverage through our introductory agencies, Country Cousins and Patricia White's, where our carers are self-employed and you or your relative manage and pay them directly (don’t worry as self-employed contractors they are responsible for paying their own tax and NI contributions). You would also pay an agency fee to cover the administration, central support and recruitment.


Care is complex, so call and let one of our friendly advisers discuss the different options available to you.



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Country Cousins

With over 55 years of experience in selecting and training the best self-employed carers, Country Cousins offers live-in care across the whole of the UK.

Carer and client with Patricia White's logo

Patricia White’s

Supplying private care to some of the most prestigious families in the UK, hand-picked carers from across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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Saga Care at Home

A unique private hourly care and live-in care service, provided by Saga professional carers, offering continuity of care and a bespoke service tailored to your needs.