🏠Live-in care Birmingham

Everything you need to know about live-in care.


Everything you need to know about live-in care.

What is live-in care?

Live-in care is a full-time homecare service where a carer or carers live with the person receiving care in their home. It provides continuous support and assistance tailored to the individual's specific needs. The services that a live-in caregiver provides can include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal Care: Help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and grooming.
  • Medication Management: Ensuring that medications are taken correctly and on time.
  • Meal Preparation: Cooking healthy meals, and possibly assisting with feeding if necessary.
  • Household Chores: Helping with housekeeping tasks such as cleaning, laundry, and shopping.
  • Companionship: Providing emotional support, companionship, and promoting social interactions.
  • Mobility Assistance: Helping the individual move around their home safely, and assisting with any physical exercises or physiotherapy routines.
  • Night-Time Assistance: Being there to provide help during the night if necessary, for example, if the person needs to go to the bathroom or if they have trouble sleeping.
  • Live-in care can be an excellent option for people who need regular support but want to maintain their independence and continue living in their own home. 

At Bluebird Care, located in Moseley and serving Central and Western Birmingham we proudly offer exceptional live-in care services for those needing 24/7 care without having to lose their home. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring the safety, happiness, and well-being of individuals within the cosy confines of their own homes, helping them to lead a more independent lifestyle.


Live in Care Birmingham

We provide live-in care services in these areas;

Birmingham City Centre, Edgbaston, Harborne,
Moseley, Kings Heath, Selly Oak, Bournville, 
Kings Norton, Stirchley, Northfield, Longbridge,
Rednal, Rubery, Bartley Green, Handsworth,
Hockley, Bearwood, Ladywood & Balsall Heath.



Who Could Benefit From Live-in Care in Birmingham?

Our Live-in care service in Birmingham provides round-the-clock support for people who need assistance with various daily tasks.

  • Elderly Individuals: For elderly people who prefer to stay in their own homes, a preference research indicates is shared by as many as 97% of individuals, live-in care offers the necessary assistance for daily tasks. This service allows them to remain in their familiar environment.
  • People with Chronic Conditions such as dementia, Parkinson's disease, or stroke recovery: The continuous presence of a professional carer can help manage their symptoms, provide assistance with medication, and provide physical assistance.
  • Individuals with Disabilities: Live-in care allows people with physical or mental disabilities to live independently while still receiving the care they need.
  • People Recovering from Surgery or Illness: Individuals recuperating after surgery or severe illness require intensive support from a carer, allowing them to focus on recovery rather than day-to-day tasks.
  • Family Members: Often the role of carer falls on family members who put lives on hold; Live-in care can free them up to focus on their own lives, while still ensuring their loved one is taken care of.
  • Hospice Care: For those in the final stages of terminal illnesses, live-in care can provide a more comfortable and peaceful alternative to a hospital or care home, with one-to-one support that's not always possible in other settings

Live-in care v’s care homes

Both Live-in Care and Care Homes have their own sets of benefits and potential drawbacks, making a choice depends on your personal circumstances and preferences. Here’s a brief guide.

Live-in care is one or more carers providing 24/7 care to one individual in the comfort of their own home. This means personalised care, tailored to the specific needs and preferences of the person being cared for, rather than off the shelf care. People receiving live-in care maintain a sense of independence and benefit from the comfort of familiarity, allowing individuals to stick to their routines, keep their pets, and have more control over their daily lives. It also allows for greater flexibility in terms of visitations from friends and family.

Care homes provide a communal environment where residents have access to 24-hour support, depending on how many other individuals need care at the same time. Care homes offer structured activities and social interaction with other residents, which can be beneficial for those who enjoy socialising outside of their family group. However, moving into a care home is a significant lifestyle change involving leaving your familiar home environment, and giving up some of your personal freedoms for a more structured environment.


Live-in care is suitable for people who value independence, familiarity and wish to stay in their own homes, while care homes could be a better choice for those who prefer a more social environment and a more structured environment.

Live-in care for couples

One of the services we frequently provide and that is highly sought after is live-in care for couples. Regrettably, it's often the case that many nursing homes are unable to offer accommodation for couples. This unfortunate circumstance forces individuals, who have spent decades together, to live separately precisely when they need each other's companionship and support the most.

Advantages of Live-in Care for Couples

The advantages of live-in care are amplified when provided for a couple, with both emotional and financial gains to be realised.

In many instances, remaining in their cherished home environment, free from the disruption of a significant relocation, paves the way for a smooth transition into assisted living. When there's no requirement to adapt to unfamiliar surroundings, and well-known people, places, and objects are within easy reach, all energy can be focused on enhancing quality of life, rather than being expended on navigating new scenarios.

From a financial perspective, it's usually more cost-effective to employ a live-in assistant for a couple at home, compared to bearing the costs of separate care for each partner in different locations.

It's not uncommon for one partner in a relationship to be more capable than the other, thus shouldering the responsibility of care for the less able individual. In such cases, we can provide assistance, offering respite when the primary caregiver requires a break or additional support at home for a limited period.