Who are we and how can we help you
It all began for us in 1959 when our founder, former Royal Navy Nursing Sister Josephine McGregor decided to help local people in West Sussex with home care. Her dedication and personal approach lives on in the service we provide today.
Live-in home care is about more than having someone around to help with household tasks or daily hygiene. Home care is about companionship and comfort too. That’s what lies at the heart of Country Cousins, the UK’s longest-serving live-in care introductory agency.
We provide short-term and long-term live-in home care for the elderly, respite care and dementia care.
Perhaps your loved one requires 24-hour care for a few days or weeks while you’re on holiday or out of town for work. It could be that your elderly parent needs more support while they recover from surgery. Or maybe independent living just isn’t possible anymore for your spouse and you need a helping hand. Rather than endure the separation of your spouse living in a residential care home, you can stay together in your own home with our care for elderly couples service.
Whichever kind of care you’re looking for, we’ll match you with a Cousin, which is what we call our live-in carers, who will fit right in at your home and provide compassionate, conscientious care.
Do they like pets? Are they avid gardeners? Are they fans of Scrabble? These seemingly insignificant details can make all the difference when you’re living with someone. That’s why we’ll carefully consider the answers to these and similar questions, as well as the work history, personal qualities, and family background of our Cousins during the matching process.
Your dedicated Care Relationship Executive will send across a detailed ‘Who am I?’ profile of your matched Cousin and if you like what you see, we’ll arrange for a phone call from our Cousin. Your loved one can then get to know their prospective Cousin before agreeing to go forward.
The difference a Cousin can make
With Country Cousins, your loved one can continue to enjoy their independence, with the peace of mind that someone they can trust and rely on is there should they need help. Our Cousins can even accompany clients to events, so they can live their life to the fullest.
Find out more about our live-in home care services and take comfort in knowing that you can provide your loved one with the care they need in the place where they’re happiest — at home.
Here is just a small sample of our client and carer feedback:
The best cook ever
[our current carer] is the best and most friendly and the best cook that we have ever had and the most modest! We are very grateful for all that you help us with.
Anonymous - client rep, 2020