Offering You the Best Alternative to Care Homes

As a provider of client-led and bespoke home care services for more than 58 years, we firmly believe that if you want to stay independent in your own home, you can. 

The people you care about don’t have to move into a residential care home. There are many benefits to opting for a live-in care service over a care home. The main advantage is that the person receiving care can stay in an environment they’re most familiar with. 

They can be around the people and things they know and love best. It can be stressful for vulnerable people getting used to a new and unfamiliar surroundings. Coupled with the disruption to routines and lifestyles, such a move can cause significant amounts of distress and not just to the individual – but to relatives as well. With our range of companion care services, we remove unwarranted stress and anxiety. 

Rather than change what you or your loved one are used to, we tailor our care plans to fit around established routines. Our fully qualified carers provide the bespoke care and support residential care homes are unable to provide.

Live-In Care Is a One on One Alternative to Care Homes

In a nursing home there are many people receiving care whereas with live-in care you will experience the one-on-one care and support. This means that you or your loved one is at the centre of the carer’s attention. Even if you are an elderly couple looking for care we are certain that our private home care services will have a better carer to client ratio.

How do live-in care costs compare with care home costs?

Live-in care from Country Cousins   Residential Care Home
Remain in the comfort of your own home with client led bespoke care and support vs Move to a new unfamiliar environment
Costs from £745.50 for individual and £787.50 for couples care per week* vs Cost from £920 for individual and £1750 for couples care per week*
One-to-one attention vs Many carers sharing responsibility
Continuity of customer’s life style is maintained vs Change of lifestyle
Funding available. Please see our care funding advice service for more information vs Funding available
Choice of what you eat and when you eat it vs Set menu and regimented meal times
Pets can remain at home vs Rules vary
Significant cost savings for couples vs Paying for two beds

*Pricing based on competitor benchmarking and Country Cousins 2017 Oct price list for Live-In Care & Support single and 2 client care packages.


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  • A great blessing to us

    On behalf of my brother and myself, and indeed all our family, I should like to record the debt we owe the Country Cousins who came to care for both our parents over the past 2 years. Without the help of Country Cousins, Mum and Dad could not have stayed in their own home and this they so dearly wished to do, it was a great blessing to us all that this became a reality.

  • Very professional and extremely caring

    I would like to say that the Country Cousins, who cared for my wife until she died, were very professional and extremely caring and kind during the time they were here. I would like to say thank you, at Country Cousins, for sending them in our time of need.

  • Enjoyed Country Cousins support

    I have now enjoyed the support of your Country Cousins and I would like you to know that of 6 1/2 years of having to need care, these two ladies, though very different in character, they are both splendid carers in their own way.

  • You never let us down

    Thank you to you all at Country Cousins for the support you have given us over the last four years. You have never let us down over the years, we have met some interesting and caring people. We have no hesitation in recommending you to other people.

  • Very pleased and happy in her care

    Can you kindly note that I was very happy with the Country Cousin who came to look after my mother and she was very happy in her care too. Very reassuring to know that she was in the capable hands of someone you could trust.

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