Somerset

Looking for Live-in care in Somerset?


Are you looking for the best Somerset live-in care? Hometouch carefully chooses Somerset's best in-home carers. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you require private in-home care, elderly live-in care, or dementia live-in care.
Somerset

Where your loved one comes first

We know what it takes to make a great live-in carer – warmth, empathy and expertise. We’ve handpicked the finest carers from across the country to provide live in home help, dementia live in care and live in care for the elderly, ready to assist your loved one live happily, safely and with dignity in their own home.

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Our carers are paid above the industry average
We are founded by a dementia doctor and have an experienced nursing team
All our carers undergo in house dementia training
We cover 24 hours/day 365 days a year
Trusted by more than 1,000 families - we deliver 50,000 hours of care each month

Customise your loved one’s care with Hometouch


There are two ways to manage the provision of care to someone who is in need of support from a carer. These are called Regulated and Introductory.

Introductory care


Our introductory service helps you find the best carer and gives you full control, affordability and flexibility.

  • Search for and view approved carers online
  • Communicate directly with carers via our secure messaging system
  • We help you find, shortlist and choose your carers - if you need
  • Create and manage your care plan online
  • Review bookings and billing information
  • Stay informed with your care journal

Regulated care


If your care needs are complex, or if you would prefer a fully managed service, regulated by the CQC, then our regulated CQC live-in care service will give you total peace of mind.

All of the benefits of introductory care plus:

  • Fully managed clinical service
  • Access to our multi-skilled clinical team comprising of registered nurses, mental health first aider and healthcare professionals
  • Dedicated care account manager
  • Face to face assessment
  • Personalised carer matching process with you choosing your main carer
  • Bespoke person-centred care plan curated by our in house clinical team
  • Activities to support mental health and wellbeing
  • Remote access to your care plan to review daily updates via an app
  • Regular check-ins and reviews of your care plan and carer
  • Full PPE included
  • Emergency cover
  • Dignified approach to end of life care
Speak to one of our knowledgeable care advisers about Hometouch’s high quality live-in care service

Tailored live-in care in Somerset


At Hometouch, we offer an unparalleled level of care nationwide. Are you looking for a carer in Somerset? We can match your loved one with the perfect care professional. So whether you’re in Bath or Bridgwater, find out how Hometouch can transform your loved one’s life. Speak to a Hometouch Care Advisor today.

We’ll ask you about your loved one’s choices and care needs and then recommend a curated list of live-in carers we think will be a good fit for your situation. You can customise your care plan to ensure that your loved one receives the appropriate level of care, ranging from companionship to clinically complex assistance.

We can offer care for a variety of conditions, including dementia, neurological conditions, spinal injuries and acquired brain injuries. Find out more about the types of care we offer.

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Exceptional live-in care


Dr Jamie Wilson, a former NHS dementia specialist, founded Hometouch to help individuals live joyfully, safely, and with dignity in their own homes.

Whether it’s expert dementia care, post-operative care, palliative and end-of-life care, respite care, or just companionship, we believe in offering the most outstanding care. We’re proud of the live-in care services we provide, but don’t take our word for it: we have a five-star rating on Trustpilot and nine out of ten Hometouch customers would refer us.

Thousands of families trust us across the UK, so why not join them? To learn more about how we can assist your loved one, contact a Hometouch Care Advisor.


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


Live-in care isn’t the only type of home care accessible. Dementia care is becoming more widespread in Somerset as the number of persons over 65 increases.

Because of the unique effects of this condition, such as wandering, agitation, and confusion, dementia care necessitates specialised skills and training. Our live-in carers provide care in the comfort of your own home as an alternative to dementia care homes in Somerset.


What sets domiciliary care apart from other types of care in Somerset?


Hourly or drop-in home care in Somerset is a less intense option that provides short visits to cover basic requirements like washing and dressing, food preparation, and personal care.

Our private live-in carers are primarily self-employed and operate independently or through an agency. Nighttime carerespite careParkinson’s care, and companionship care are just some of the options offered.


What is Somerset respite care, and how does it work?


Choosing respite care for the elderly or respite care for elderly patients can provide carers and people they care for with a much-needed break, allowing them to relax and enjoy a vacation or some alone time.

Hometouch offers respite care for family caregivers, providing a much-needed break or an alternative to short-term residential care.


Elderly care Somerset


Are you looking for a less expensive option to a Somerset residential care home? Then our Somerset live-in care services for private live-in care may be the best option for you. All of our live-in carers have extensive expertise and have been thoroughly vetted. They operate professionally while providing appropriate care and attention.

Our commitment to home care means that each customer is treated as an individual, with personal choices and independence taken into account at all times. Our live-in carers are suitably trained in elderly care and provide an alternative to Somerset’s nursing facilities. Frailty, mobility limitations, loneliness, and various medical issues are all common characteristics of elderly adults who require special needs.

Hometouch’s elderly Care in Somerset includes medication administration, companionship, and taking clients to appointments.


How do care homes in Somerset differ from live in care?


Residential and live-in care are the two types of care available in Somerset. In the end, deciding between a live-in carer at home versus care in a facility boils down to balancing one’s own personal practical circumstances and feelings.

Choosing between live-in care and a care facility is a personal decision that must be made based on what is most important to you and your family. If your loved one has trouble settling into a care facility, home care may be the best alternative.

Please see our in-depth article for additional information on Somerset care homes and live-in care as an option.


"Through hometouch we found a really excellent carer for our 91-year old father. From the first day he came it all worked perfectly, doing just as we'd hoped and more."

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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Frequently Asked Questions


Finding a carer

How do I search for carers that fit my needs?

Enter your postcode on the carer page and this will generate a list of carers in your area. You can then filter by language, skills, interests, experience. We recommend you review previous client reviews, watch videos of the carers and read our Trustpilot reviews to see how other clients have used hometouch successfully.

I cannot find a carer in my area. Why is this?

We regularly update our pool of carers – if you are having problems, just call a Care Advisor, and they’ll be happy to help.

Should I meet a carer before arranging a contract?

It depends on the circumstances. If you need a carer urgently to cover another carer, we can recommend carers who are suitable and who have been able to help in this area before. This is best setup as an immediate contract and payment.

If you are looking for a longer term contract, we advise you meet the carer, decide they are the right person for you or your loved one and then agree the contract terms. Many clients like to meet with their carer before confirming an ongoing or longer term contract to ensure there is a good match.

Are carers insured?

Yes, carers have personal liability insurance. hometouch will ensure all carers commencing a contract will have a policy in place if this is requested by a client.

Once I have met a carer, can I arrange to pay them in cash?

No, it is against our terms and conditions to pay for carer services outside of hometouch.

Can I employ more than one carer at the same time?

Yes, If you need a carer for different times of the day or week, you may need to find additional carers who are able to work at different times. Equally, you may have a carer who is taking leave and you can arrange a short term contract with another carer to cover this period. hometouch allows you to have multiple carer contracts simultaneously which can all be managed from the contracts page on the main hometouch dashboard.

Do I pick my own carer or do you assign one to me?

You should pick your own carer according to the criteria you looking for. However, if you need some assistance, we can help you with recommendations. The ultimate choice though is you and your family’s. Please email us at hello@myhometouch.com or call a Care Advisor for help.


Arranging care

Is there a minimum contract length?

No. You can book a carer for a one-off job for a few hours or days or arrange an ongoing contract. An ongoing contract can be cancelled with two weeks notice. If cancelling a single shift, please give the carer 24 hours notice.

How long can the visits be?

hometouch is committed to supporting minimum one hour visits. Otherwise it is as long as is required by you and your family.

What happens if I am not happy with my carer?

First of all, please let hometouch know straight away if you are having problems. We are here to help and want to resolve any problems you have. We take any allegations of poor care, dishonesty, poor punctuality, incompetence or poor communication very seriously and will take action immediately if you have concerns. If you have reason to be dissatisfied with your carer, you need to decide whether they have breached the contract with you (eg have not turned up, been non-punctual), or whether you no longer wish to employ them for your own personal reasons.

How are your carers vetted?

We check all of our carers ID, Qualifications and CRB/DBS certificates. We also face to face interview every carer that joins hometouch and assess them against 5 criteria – punctuality, communication skills, compassion/empathy, ability to take initiative and personal presentation/honesty. We conduct detailed scenario testing and reference check all carers. We pride ourselves on the high quality bar we set and only accept a small fraction of the carer applicants we receive.

Is hometouch registered with the Care Quality Commission?

Yes, hometouch is registered and regulated by the CQC. However our introductory model of care which started in 2015 is technically not regulated by the CQC as the hometouch does not interfere in the care delivery, manage the care plan or provide rotas. Our managed care service is regulated by the CQC.


Contracts and payments

What will the carer be paid?

The carer will be paid the stated rate on their profile minus 20% (inc VAT) commission on an ongoing basis for the duration of the contract and any further contract with the carer. hometouch defines this as an “introductory fee” which is spread out over the length of the contract and any other subsequent contracts with that individual carer. We are committed to supporting a minimum £10/hr income for all carers.

When do I need to pay?

The payment needs to be made before the contract starts. This is held in a third party (escrow) account before being transferred to the carer at the end of the following week. Weekly recurring payments are then made for contracts longer than a week.

How do I pay for care?

hometouch provides a secure online payment facility. Payment details are required before any contract commences and payment is via credit/debit card or direct debit for self funding clients. For ongoing contracts payment is taken in advance every Monday.

Who sets the rates for carer pay?

Carers set their hourly rates according to their experience level, areas of expertise and the trust ratings they have built up on hometouch. The minimum hourly rate chargeable on hometouch is £10/hr. Please be aware that carers are working on a self-employed basis and therefore have to cover their travel costs and other reasonable expenses. We are committed to ensuring that carers can earn a living wage via offering their services on hometouch.

Do I need to pay employers National Insurance?

No, carers work on a self employed basis and there is no statutory requirement to pay Employers NI.

Can I cancel a contract?

You can cancel at any time for an ongoing contract. If you are booking for defined time period of less than a month, you are committed to paying that amount unless exceptional circumstances have occurred. We will look at each request on a case by case basis. Please note, you are party to a contract with the carer and if there is no reasonable reason is given for ending the contract prematurely, you would be in breach of that contract and the care would be entitled to full payment. All cancellations must be submitted by email to both hometouch on hello@myhometouch.com and the carer.

What if there is a dispute?

If there is reason to believe the carer has not fulfilled their duties or there are any other concerns, you can dispute the contract in the contract section. hometouch will look at each disputed contract on a case by case basis and try to resolve the matter fairly. A carer also has the ability to dispute a contract in case they believe they have reason to.

What is your safeguarding policy?

Our safeguarding policy protects vulnerable adults from abuse and is a legal requirement under the Health and Social care Act


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