What Are Live-In Carers?

When a family member needs full-time care and support, live-in carers offer round-the-clock help. The duties of a professional live-in carer can include medication management, assistance with dressing and toileting, transport/escorts to doctor’s appointments or social engagements, light housekeeping and meals preparation.

Private live-in care is a new standard of care that can provide long-term or short-term care for elderly and ill people living alone in their own home. This type of care can also be used to assist a loved one following a hospital stay, or as an alternative to residential care.

Many families choose to hire a private live in carer who is already known to them, often a family friend or neighbour. However this can come with legal responsibilities for the person hiring them (as their employer), such as paying sick pay, holiday entitlement and arranging respite care. Using an introductory or fully-managed agency to arrange live in care can reduce these hassles and ensure you’re getting the right level of quality care for your loved one.

We’ll take the time to understand your needs before connecting you with a carer, ensuring they have the necessary skills and experience for your needs. We also provide comprehensive assessment of care and review the care plan regularly to make sure your needs are being met safely. This includes a full health and safety risk assessment of your home, conducted by one of our qualified nurses. We also carry out extensive background checks and a DBS check for your peace of mind. Private live-in Carers

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