Guardian Carers is a live-in carer service provider with over 14 years experience. Our highly knowledgeable team sources, interviews and vets carer applicants to match with our clients. We adapt our search to our client and the care recipient’s specific needs to ensure a good fit. Our clients’ satisfaction and well being always come first.
We understand the process of finding a live-in carer can be somewhat daunting and we aim to make it as stress-free as possible. We know what skills, experience, attributes and personalities make a great live in carer and only put forward suitable, qualified candidates.
The service we provide can be an end-to-end managed service or our clients can choose to interview the candidate we suggest before placement. Once you’ve decided on a carer, on-going support such as sample contracts and access to an extensive payroll service, which includes monthly payslips and HMRC registration will help make everything much simpler.
Live-in carers are primarily employed to enable older or mobility impaired care recipients the option of living in their own home. They provide personal care, domestic care and companionship and a sense of security. While not every care recipient has the same needs, these can include help with showering, bathing and using the bathroom as well as dressing and grooming. In the home, carers also cook, clean, hoover, do laundry and shop.
Other aspects of the role may fall under companionship and enabling. Our live-in carers will read to care recipients, take them on mornings out, have conversations and help them visit friends and family. They will also supervise medicine routines and make sure hospital and doctor appointments are kept.
For most care recipients, the greatest benefit they experience from having live in care is the ability to remain in their own home. However, there are many more positive aspects. A live-in carer provides peace of mind to both the recipient and their family. It’s easier to keep in contact with a care recipient when the carer is always there to pick up the phone.
Having a carer also means a cleaner home, better standards of hygiene and healthy, home-cooked meals. Most care recipients experience a much higher standard of living once a live-in carer is in place.
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If you’re considering a live in carer for yourself or a loved one, Guardian Carers can help you find your way. Our consultants are available for a no obligation chat.