home care services


Live-in care

Live-in care provides flexibility when, typically a customer needs a personal assistant around the house at various times of day or night to assist or carry out varying tasks.


Support with bathroom visits or dealing with incontinence support.


Support with bathroom visits or dealing with incontinence support.

Help to get up and to get dressed

Support with bathroom visits or dealing with incontinence support.


Support with bathroom visits or dealing with incontinence support.

Cooking your
favourite meals

Support with bathroom visits or dealing with incontinence support.


Support with bathroom visits or dealing with incontinence support.

No two days need be the same and our customers can, if they wish, choose a different agenda each day. The daily tasks of everyday living can be fulfilled by the CAREPal but he/she can also help with pastimes and activities if required.

Arranging your live-in care service

The first step is to contact Happiest at Home to speak with one of our experienced client relationship managers.  This gives you the opportunity to discuss the care needed, to chat about our process, and to ask us any questions. We only move to the next stage once you are entirely happy with the service and feel comfortable with instructing us.  We will schedule time with you to take all the details we need, including start dates and any particular requests you may have.

Once we have found a good match for you, we will send you a profile through, and if you are happy to we will arrange a chat with the CAREPal.   If all goes well, we will then arrange for the Personal Assistant to arrive on the requested day.

Starting your live-in care service

On the first day the Happiest at Home CAREPal will arrive at an agreed time to introduce themselves to you, and to discuss the way you wish your care to be administered.

After a short settling-in period our Client Relationship Manager will be in contact with you on a regular basis to make sure that everything continues to run smoothly.

The benefits of live-In Care

There are many benefits to opting for a live-in care service over a care home. The main advantage is that the person receiving care can stay in an environment they’re most familiar with. They can be around the people and things they know and love best.

Getting used to a new and unfamiliar environment is difficult at the best of times. Coupled with the disruption to routines and lifestyles, such a move can cause significant amounts of distress and not just to the individual – it impacts the whole family.

With our live-in services, we keep disruption and upheaval to an absolute minimum. Rather than change what you or your loved one are used to, ask your new CarePal to fit tasks around established routines.

A one-to-one alternative to care in a nursing home

In a nursing home there are many people receiving care.

In fact, a report produced, from a sample of seven specialist Dementia care homes, by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, found that staff to resident ratios in residential care homes averaged 1:4. It was also found that the poorer the staff to resident ratio was, the more pressure the care home staff were under and the less time they had to spend with the residents as a result.

Happiest at Home helps to deliver one-to-one live-in care. This means that you or your loved one is at the centre of the carer’s attention. They’re fully committed to ensuring that yours or their medical needs are always provided for.

Staff rotation is also common at many nursing and elderly care homes. This means that residents don’t get to build up that rapport with the person responsible for providing their care. They also don’t have that consistency. And consistency is hugely important in any form of care.

We don’t rotate our carers, meaning our customers can build up a relationship with their carer. This approach also enables the carer to really understand and listen to the needs of the individual.

What difference does staying at home make compared to a residential home?

The home is so much more than just a building with four walls, windows and a door. It’s a treasure trove that constantly reminds us of the happiest times in our life; it houses possessions with sentimental value, and it’s easier for family and friends to come and visit.

We’ll provide help around the home – from assisting you with basic chores, like washing the dishes and preparing meals, to collecting prescriptions.

Coming out of a care home

Many of our customers have tried a care home and decided it’s not for them. If this is the case for you or your loved one, we can visit you and your family to discuss an option that does work for you. To keep that level of continuity, we liaise with any professionals currently involved in providing care in a home.

How does live-in care compare to residential care?

Live-in care -vs- Residential care home

Remain in the comfort of your own home
Move to a new unfamiliar environment


One to one attention
Many carers sharing responsibility


Continuity of customer’s life style is maintained
Change of lifestyle

Funding available. Please see our FAQ section for more information
Funding available


Choice of what you eat and when you eat it

Set menu and regimented meal times


Pets can remain at home
Rules vary


Significant cost savings for couples
Paying for two beds

Finding out more about alternatives to Care Homes

The choice between a residential care home and one-to-one care in the home is one of the toughest you’re likely to ever face. It’s not an easy decision to make, and it’s one that requires a significant amount of thought. However, you’re not alone.

Our team of care advisors are warm, friendly and more than willing to talk you through the steps involved in home-based care, our services and the costs.