Live-in Care Trial

Stay in the home you love with 24-hour live-in home care.

Live in care trial Ashridge Home Care

What is a live-in care trial?

Choosing the appropriate care for a loved one can be a daunting prospect. They may need more support than you can provide, but may feel anxious at the thought of living in a residential care home. If you are unsure if live-in care is for you, it’s possible to try it out and see.

Whether you or your loved one has deteriorated in health or is awaiting hospital discharge, a short period of live-in care could be a very good option. Clients who come to Ashridge sometimes express uncertainty as to whether live-in care will be the best option. Our live-in care trial enables families to try our service and decide if it is the best fit – without a long-term commitment.

CQC Rating Ashridge Home Care

What are the benefits of trialling live-in care?

Making the right decisions for your loved one can be a very challenging situation to find yourself in – particularly deciding which care option to choose from. In fact, around 60% of family members we speak to find themselves rushed into making care decisions. However, trialling live-in care is a superb option to guarantee the right choice. 

Some of the benefits include:

  1. Personalised Assessment: A trial period allows for a comprehensive evaluation of the individual’s needs and allows caregivers to tailor their support accordingly.
  2. Familiarity and Comfort: During the trial, the individual can experience the benefits of receiving care in the comfort of their home – promoting a sense of security and enhancing overall well-being.
  3. Continuous Support: With live-in care, the individual receives round-the-clock assistance, ensuring immediate support during emergencies or challenging situations. 
  4. Companionship: A trial allows for the establishment of companionship and trust, offering emotional support and reducing feelings of loneliness or isolation.
  5. Flexibility and Adaptability: During the trial, the caregiver can adjust the level and type of support based on the individual’s changing needs.
  6. Family Support: It allows family members to observe and assess the benefits of professional care, while having the peace of mind that their loved one is well-supported.

How do I arrange a live-in care trial for a loved one?

To arrange a live-in care trial for your loved one, call our care team on 01494 917 344 or email Our team will be delighted to discuss your loved one’s needs and desires, as well as your preference for the trial duration. Our team will guide you through the assessment process and any consultations that are required to develop a personalised care plan for the trial period. 

How does a live-in care trial work?

We can match you with a live-in carer for a minimum of two weeks, to allow you the breathing space you need to make your longer-term care decisions. And if you are happy with the care received, there is the option to extend this period.

The trial period gives you time to assess what is best for you or your loved one – be it to remain in the familiarity of their own home or to look at other options. 

A care manager will then visit the home to complete an assessment, with absolutely no obligation. We will then prepare a suggested care plan that takes not only the individual’s needs and wishes into consideration, but also those of the family, as well as your chosen health professionals. 

Speak to a care professional​

Award winning live-in care provider

Why choose Ashridge Home Care for live-in care?

We are one of the few companies that make it possible for vulnerable people to receive the highest quality care in the comfort of their own homes. We are often astonished by how few people consider live-in care as a viable alternative to residential care.

Our philosophy is centred around getting the little things right for your loved ones – sticking to their well-established routines and their house rules allows them to maintain their independence.

We spend time getting to know our clients as individuals so that we can build strong relationships and understand what makes them happy. Our company’s passion and values come through in everything that we do. From the training our staff receive to the way we engage with families and friends, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional care for your loved one.

How can live-in care benefit the whole family?

Live-in care is a long-established but relatively unknown, growing alternative to residential and nursing care, which substantially extends the care choice available to the individual. It allows someone with high levels of need to remain in their own home and community and lead a good quality life in familiar surroundings.

According to Dr Glen Mason, “I expect live-in care to continue to grow in popularity and to become the high-quality first care choice of many people.” 

Knowing that you require care or that your loved one requires care can be very difficult. But knowing there is an option for care that doesn’t involve the upheaval and distress associated with moving to a care home is a blessing for many families. Live-in care can be a better option for later-life care and can be highly affordable too. 

But most importantly, for families, trialling live-in care can bring peace of mind knowing that their loved one is receiving dedicated care and companionship in a familiar environment. 

It alleviates the burden of caregiving from family members, allowing them to maintain a healthy work-life balance and reducing stress. Family members can also enjoy quality time with their loved ones without the added responsibilities of caregiving tasks. 

Ashridge provided an emergency placement for me when I needed a live-in carer on 24hrs notice. This was a godsend to me as my mother had advanced Alzheimer’s and my Dad had been rushed into hospital. I really appreciated the professional approach from all the staff I dealt with and felt very supported. Ashridge found me a first class carer who was able to provide wonderful live-in care for both my parents allowing them to spend a few more months together in their home of 35 years. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ashridge and live-in care.

Here to help

Choosing care is a huge decision and not something that you should take lightly. Some of these conversations can be tricky and it’s our job to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible.

We are more than happy to visit you and your family at home to discuss your situation and consider the options available to you.

If you’d like more information, simply fill in the below form and we’ll aim to get back to you within 24 hours.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.