Choosing the Right Support

Funding your care

We recognise that it can be a challenge to accept help at home, but having someone around can maintain your independence. Live-in care is often more cost effective than people imagine, especially if a high level of support if required. It also offers increased flexibility as the daily routine is built around you rather than the time a pop in carer is able to attend.

There may be some financial assistance available to help with the cost. Attendance Allowance is available to anyone over the age of 65 who requires help with personal care; it is not means tested and is tax free. NHS Continuing Care Team can finance care if the needs meet their criteria. For further information on funding your care, please click the following links:
NHS Attendance Allowance
AGE UK – What is Attendance Allowance


How much will live-in care cost?

Domus Live-In Care is committed to providing excellent quality of care at an affordable price. A typical cost per week for our services would be around £885.

Is there a charge for the initial assessment?

We do not make any charge for the assessment. We will need to visit you to discuss your care needs so we can ensure we are providing the correct care for you. We will visit again when the care starts to introduce the live-in carer to you.

Which areas do you cover?

We cover all areas of Kent and Sussex. Unlike many companies, we do not ask our clients to pay for the carer’s travel costs as we work within a limited geographical area.

What happens if I feel my carer is not quite the right match for me?

We aim to match a carer to you once we have met you. We check which carers are available, and will always aim to send a carer we think you will get on well with. We welcome feedback from you about how you are getting on, and if you don’t feel it is a good match, we will try a different carer next time.

Will I have a different live-in carer every week?

We usually work on a two week rota, (usually two weeks with one carer, then two weeks with a second carer), on a rotational basis. We try to place carers regularly with our clients so they can get to know your individual needs, and build a good rapport with you. We know how important continuity is.

What do I need to provide for my live-in carer?

They will need their own bedroom and have use of the facilities. It is not necessary for them to have a separate bathroom. Many of our live-in carers do appreciate access to a television and Wi-Fi. We would ask that you provide adequate nutritious food for the live-in carer. They will also need a 2 hour break during the day, at a time convenient to you both, and should work an average 8-10 hours per day providing care to you.

Are your live-in carers employed by Domus Live-in Care or are they self-employed?

Many live-in carers prefer to work on a self-employed basis, although we also work with employed staff. We interview each of our team, obtain references and an up-to-date DBS check, as well as find out about their care experience, training and personality. Self- employed carers pay their own tax and insurance, clients do not need to worry about this, and they will give their invoice directly to the client.

How soon are you able to provide care from the initial enquiry?

We aim to help as soon as we can, depending on carer availability. We can of course provide care if we have someone suitable and available, however we may need adequate time to find the right live-in carer for you.

Our office is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm to discuss your care needs, and we will be happy to arrange an assessment or send you a brochure.

Make an appointment for a care assessment

Drop us a line by using the form below or call us to discuss your care needs.