Live-in Care Edinburgh

Live-in Care in Edinburgh.

Scotland’s capital city is a vibrant and bustling place, but the busiest destinations can feel lonely for older people who, because of reduced mobility, can no longer enjoy the Edinburgh they knew.

When Older People and People with a Disability need Care cannot live life without support and have high care needs, the world can be an anxious place and seem very small and lonely. At such a time, often, a decision is made as to how care support can be accessed to maintain a safe and independent as possible way of life.

The First Choice.

For many years it was "the norm" for an older person who needed a significant level of care to have been encouraged to either move into a care home or try to remain in their own home with carers visiting just a few hours each day. Care home costs from the Scottish Government in 2020-2021 advise that the weekly cost of a care home place ranges between £574 and £1,600 per week.

The Second Choice.

Your 2nd choice is to have Live-in Carer Support, where a professional carer will move into your home and provide domestic support, personal care assistance and provide companionship. 

A Live-in Care Package from Able Community Care ranges from £850-£950 per week.

Able Community Care has been providing this Live-in Care Support in Scotland for over 20 years. Our Live-in Care Support works by having a carer living in your home for periods of a week or fortnight working to your own personal care plan. Colin Howes is our Scottish Care Manager, and for almost a decade, he has enabled older people and people with a disability to remain living in their own homes. 

How it works for you or a loved one.

After getting to know your care workers, you choose whom you would like to have on a regular rotational basis. With a Live-in Carer, your home continues to run as you would wish. Your personal care support is there day and night. The opportunity is there to have companionship and the opportunity to go out, to have friends in for afternoon tea or supper, to visit Edinburgh’s attractions, to go to church, to maintain hobbies, the choice is yours. Colin is happy to answer any questions you may have about our care support. 

Our information pack is available with no obligation just call 01603 764567 and ask for Colin or email Colin at

Able community care trusted Live-in Care for 40 years.

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