Christies Care Ltd
-Approved Home Care Provider-
Having Live-In Care
Live-in care provides you with an alternative to a residential or nursing home. Your carer lives with you, in your home, providing round-the-clock support. This means that you can stay in your own home, follow your own routines, keep your garden and pets, keep up with your friends and neighbours and live your life just as you want – for a cost equivalent to, or lower than, many residential homes.
Stay in your own home
We all want to be in our own homes, surrounded by the neighbours, garden, pets, furniture and shops that we have always known. We don’t want to be committed to institutional life.
Live-in care can work out cheaper than most good care homes
Consider the service you get at home with a live-in carer. How much would you pay to get the same service in a care home? The weekly cost of live-in care is in the region of £900 to £1,300. The savings are greatly increased when a couple both need care. They can share one live-in carer, rather than paying two care home fees. It is also substantially cheaper than having three carers working in eight-hour shifts.
- You have one-to-one help
Most care homes work on a ratio of up to four clients to one carer, so cannot give you a dedicated service.
Recent research proves that people who have live-in care are less likely to fall, and far less likely to have a hip fracture than people in residential and nursing homes. But its not just physical health. Our research shows that people with live-in care are happier with ‘softer’ positive outcomes too. They enjoy their home-cooked meals and the sense of freedom and independence that’s maintained.
Maintain your independence
Live-in care lets you lead the life you want to lead. You eat what you want, go out where and when you want, see your friends when you want, get up and go to bed when you want.
Live-in Home Care for Different Conditions
Clients come to Christies Care needing help with a wide range of different conditions – from dementia to a severe physical disability (either acquired or congenital). Our clients may need full personal care and help with all movement, or they may just want the companionship and reassurance of someone else being there.
- DEMENTIA CARE
- PARKINSON'S DISEASE CARE
- STROKE CARE
- MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS CARE
- CEREBRAL PALSY CARE
- LEARNING DISABILITY CARE
- SPINAL CORD INJURY CARE
- PHYSICAL DISABILITY CARE
Why choose Christies Care as your Live-in Home Care provider?
Christies Care is a family owned and run live-in home care agency, established in 1987. We specialise in providing live-in home care to dependent adults, carefully matching personalities so that our clients have a team of carers whom they know and like.
We have grown through word of mouth and positive recommendations. Our consistently good service to our clients and carers has enabled us to become one of the largest specialist agencies for live-in home care in the UK. Christies Care has clients throughout the country, from Scotland to the Channel Islands and we select, recruit and train our carers to look after their clients’ wishes.
Our Local Area Advisors are spread all over the UK , and visit our clients regularly, to complement the service given by our head office.
Christies Care has been inspected and rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission – a rating awarded to less than 3% of all care agencies or care homes. We work closely with Social Services Departments and health professionals.
Our Saxmundham based support staff of around 75 people are there to make sure that we have all the procedures working well to act quickly and efficiently on each client’s behalf, including our ability to start work for a client often within 24 or 48 hours of being asked.
Over the years, we have invested heavily in creating a good environment for carers, staff and all our visitors. We have subsidised guest rooms for our carers, and a disability-friendly en-suite guest room for clients and other visitors who want to come and stay.
Established in 1987, Christies Care is a family owned and run live-in care agency which has grown to be one of the largest providers of 24 hour, 7 day a week care in the UK.
We are one of only three live-in care agencies to be rated Outstanding by our regulator (CQC), thanks to the extremely high quality of the carers we recruit and the excellent, free training they undertake.
We are looking for caring, hard-working individuals to train to be Christies Carers. In addition to being an emotionally rewarding career, our live-in carers earn between £500 and £650 per week with free room & board.
As a live-in carer, you’ll live with your client, giving them as much help and care as they need while enabling them to live as independently as possible.
If your client needs help with cooking and cleaning the house, you’ll help; if they need help moving, you’ll help; if they need help with medication, you’ll help; if they need help washing or going to the toilet, you’ll help; and if they want to go for a walk, but are nervous of falling, you’ll be there to offer an arm.
Most importantly, as a live-in carer, you are there to offer your client companionship, so they have stimulation, someone to talk to, someone to play cards with, or just the knowledge that there is someone else there.
We know that this work sounds tough, but it is so rewarding. And we thoroughly assess our clients, the tasks they want their carers to carry out, living conditions and the carer’s break times. This assessment makes sure that the workload and conditions are suitable for a live-in carer. We are quite strict about this – we know that if a carer has good working conditions, they can do a better job.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Christies Care Ltd
Street Farm Road
- IP17 1AL