Exceptional live-in care in Dorset

From Shaftesbury to Swanage, we’ve assembled the finest carers across Dorset. So whether you’re in Poole, Bournemouth, Lyme Regis or Dorchester, you can be sure of an exceptional standard of care for your loved one anywhere in the sunny South West.

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All our live-in carers are handpicked for empathy and experience. They undergo a rigorous vetting process to make sure we only take on people we’d want to have looking after our own families. We’re rated five stars on Trustpilot, and we’ve got a rating of 9.8/10 on homecare.co.uk.

Our live-in care service in Dorset

hometouch was founded by Dr Jamie Wilson, a former NHS dementia specialist, to help people live happily, safely and with dignity in their own homes. We believe in providing the best care – whether it’s specialist dementia care, post-operative care, palliative and end-of-life care, respite care or just companionship. We choose carers who have both empathy and experience, to make sure you have peace of mind, and your loved one receives first-class care.

Our prices start from £850 a week for live-in care in Dorset, and we also offer packages for more complex medical needs. Whatever your loved one’s care needs, companionship or clinical support, we’ll find out their interests, preferences and requirements and match them with an exceptional carer. Get in touch with a hometouch Care Advisor to find out how we can help.

24 hour care at home Dorset: What other types of home care in Dorset are available?

24 hour live in care in Dorset is not the only type of home care in Dorset. Dementia care in Dorset is also increasingly common due to the rise in older people affected by this condition.

Dementia care requires specific skills and training due to the particular effects of the condition, such as wandering, agitation and confusion.

Care in your own home from our specialised dementia live in carers offers an alternative to dementia care homes in Dorset.

How is domiciliary care in Dorset different from other care options?

Hourly or drop in home care in Dorset offers a less intensive option where short visits are provided to meet basic needs such as washing and dressing, food preparation and assistance with personal care.

Private carers in Dorset are typically self employed and either work independently or through an introductory agency. There are various types of care available including night time care, respite care, Parkinson’s care, and companionship care.

Respite care in Dorset: How does it work?

Dorset respite care is available with Hometouch for family caregivers and allows a much needed break or to offer an alternative to short term residential care in Dorset. Live in respite care in Dorset is one option where round the clock supervision is required. This is typically for a minimum of one week.

Elderly care Dorset

Our Dorset live in carers are specially trained in elderly care and offer an alternative to older people’s homes in Dorset. Frailty, mobility constraints, loneliness and multiple medical conditions are all typical of elderly people needing care.

Elderly care in Dorset provided by Hometouch includes activities such as medication administration, companionship, and driving clients to appointments.

How do care homes in Dorset differ from Live in care?

24 Care in Dorset broadly can be divided into residential and live in care. For more details on care homes in Dorset and live in care as an alternative please refer to our more in depth article.

Are you looking for live in care jobs in Dorset?

If you are looking for live in care jobs in Dorset, please review our dedicated page to help you with your application.

"I have been using hometouch since September 2016 for my Grandmother who has dementia and I can honestly say they are fantastic … Professional, helpful and very timely. Exactly what you want. Cannot recommend them enough highly."

What is live-in care?

Live-in care is when a carer lives with the person receiving care in their home. From companionship care all the way to round-the-clock complex care, a live-in carer can provide one-to-one support in your loved one’s own home. This is especially important for people living with dementia, who may become increasingly confused or distressed in unfamiliar surroundings.

A dedicated live-in carer can provide your loved one with more individual care than they’d receive at a residential home. So whether it’s a day out on weekends, or fish and chips in front of the TV on a Friday evening, your loved one can carry on doing the things they enjoy. And because the carer is staying on-site, it’s often cheaper than a care home too. To find out more about the cost of care where you live, take a look at our page on understanding the cost of care.

At hometouch, we help people live happily, safely and with dignity in their own homes. If you think live-in care could be right for your loved one, contact a hometouch Care Advisor today.

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