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Live-in care home visit from a Universal Care employee

Live-in care in the comfort of your own home

Live In Care provides around the clock care and assistance to people in their own home. Whether you live alone or with a loved one we know from experience that most people would rather stay in their own home than move into residential care. Live in care provides care and support as well as companionship, meaning that you can have a more enjoyable life and stay in the home you love.

Our Live In Carers are exclusively employed by us to ensure a high quality service, providing a discreet and confidential service to our clients. They are all trained to a high standard and also receive on-going training and development to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to deliver the very best standard of care to our clients.

If you are unsure whether Live In care is right for you, please call our Directors or Care Managers who will happily discuss your needs with you on 01494 678811 or email care@universal-care.co.uk.

The Benefits of Live-in Care:

  • Reduce the amount of time spent in hospital.
  • Avoid the move to a residential care home.
  • Reduce the likelihood of being readmitted to hospital.
  • It is more comfortable at home.
  • Keep in touch with family and friends.
  • Provide your loved ones with the comfort that someone is on hand to help.
  • Enjoy a higher level of personal independence.
  • Choose what you want to eat and have it cooked the way you like it.
  • Gives you the flexibility and freedom to get out and about with help.
  • Live-in Care helps you and your spouse stay at home together.
  • Allows you to keep your pets and have help caring for them.

Meet our Live In care manager Catherine (and her horse Wapiti!).

“Hi, I’m Catherine and I joined Universal Care back in November 2014. I manage the live-in care side of our business, helping to build tailored support for our clients to keep them in their own homes for as long as possible.

I have always enjoyed looking after people and get a great deal of satisfaction by enabling people to lead an independent life. My first care job was at a Saturday club for children with learning disabilities, initially just to earn some extra money whilst I was at University. It was quite a challenging job, many of the children had very complex needs but I soon realised that it was an area that I really enjoyed working in.

Throughout my time in the care sector I have sadly witnessed poor care, and people not receiving the right support- this has made me determined to provide the best care and support that I possibly can.”

What does a typical day in the life of a care manager entail?

“One of the things I like most about my role is that there isn’t really a typical day! Much of my time is spent out of the office either meeting new clients, or visiting existing clients and supporting our carers. Our live-in service is expanding and we now have several clients further afield in London, Surrey, Southampton and Northamptonshire. I think it is really important to stay in touch with our clients and make sure our carers feel well supported. When I am in the office I am often updating care plans or organising paperwork for existing clients. Olivia (my colleague) and I also spend a lot of time discussing our client’s schedules and trying to ensure that carers and clients are well matched. One of the things I like most about working for Universal Care is that it is really personal - I know all of our clients, and our carers and spend a lot of time building up positive relationships with them.”

What has been your greatest highlight so far?

We complete a client and carer survey every year, which helps us to continue to provide the highest standards of care. Our most recent survey yielded some really positive results - it was lovely to see the positive impact that our service has on our clients and their families, and to know that our carers feel well supported. There really is no greater feeling than knowing you have genuinely made a positive difference to someone else’s life.”

If you would like to learn more about Catherine and the Live In care support that we can provide, please call us on 01494 678811

Call us for FREE friendly advice on 01494 678811

We can provide Live-in Care services across the whole of the South East of England.

Call us for FREE friendly advice on 01494 678811

A Live-in Care visit from a universal care employee in Aylesbury

Our client Mr Poyton celebrated his 100th birthday and lives at home with his wife with the help of a live-in carer

Catherine (and her horse Wapiti!).

Catherine Sadler, Live-in Care Manager.