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The Life of a Live-In Carer

The Life of a Live-In Carer

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The Life of a Live-In Carer

The role of a Live-In Carer

A live-in carer is a carer that lives in the home of their client to help them with daily tasks, activities and to provide companionship. They are usually employed when someone is suffering from a long term illness or disability and can no longer do some of their daily tasks for themselves.

A live-in carer will have their own room for sleeping but may share other facilities such as a bathroom. They will be on call for a set number of hours a day, agreed at the start, and will have periods of rest and of course sleep.
 

Live In Carer Tasks

A live-in carer will provide full support to their client. Their duties can include:

Personal care such as washing, dressing and toileting
Administering medicine & picking up prescriptions
Cooking meals and cleaning
Shopping and running errands
Organising appointments and helping with life admin.
Facilitating social activities
Companionship when you’d like it

A typical Day

All clients have different needs and requirements so a typical day will vary from client to client. Below is a guide only of how a Live-In Carers day may look.

Morning

The carer will usually rise before the client and get themselves ready for the day, then plan for the day ahead. They may assist their client to get up and help with washing, dressing and personal care if required. They may also prepare breakfast and ensure any medications needed are taken. The morning activities will really depend on the individual client. It could involve a stimulating activity, a trip out, shopping or a visit to the Doctor. Some household duties such as vacuuming and washing may also need to be done.

Afternoon
The carer may prepare and serve lunch and give medications if required. The afternoon may also involve an activity, a trip out, shopping or a trip to the Doctor. If there is family visiting, the carer may take a break. The Carer may also use this time to complete some household duties such as washing or cleaning.

Evening
In the evening the carer can help prepare and serve dinner/ tea. There may then be some quiet time activities such as watching TV, listening to music, playing cards or perhaps doing a jigsaw. The carer will then help the client prepare for bed. They may help with personal care and ensure any medication that may be required is taken. Once the client is settled in bed the carer will write up their notes about the day and go to bed.

Special Notes

Clients should be given choices while they still have capacity to make decisions. Carers should include their client in decisions wherever possible. This includes what they wear, what they eat, activities and days out. Inclusion is key.

A good carer will adapt their routine to suit the client’s wants and needs.
 

The characteristics of a good Live-in carer

Live-In Care are very special people. Some of the characteristics we think make a good live-in carer include:

Empathetic
Compassionate
Caring
Kind hearted
Friendly
Patient
Good communicator
Practical
Professional
Responsible
Positive
Good problem solver
 

Why Choose New Age Care Live-In Care?

Choosing an In-home care company can be difficult, as there are many around, but New Age Care prides itself on being different. Our management team have over 40 years combined experience in the care industry. We have seen how other care companies operate and believe there is a better way! There is so much more that can be done to enhance the lives of clients and carers, and we aim to set the new standard in care.

New Age Care’s services are tailored to our clients wishes and needs and allow customers to live independently in the comfort of their own home. We pride ourselves on forming meaningful and respectful relationships with people and are flexible and adaptable when a customer’s situation and circumstances change.

We also believe that great care begins with great people, which is why we invest so much time recruiting the right carers, paying them above the industry average, providing ongoing training and continually supporting them in their job.
 

Here are a few more reasons you should choose New Age Care:

CQC Registered- We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

Safeguarding – We protect your health, wellbeing and human rights.

Professionalism – We have exceptionally high standards and are always professional in our interactions.

Compassionate – Our carers are trained to show empathy, respect and most importantly, listen!

Care Tailoring – We work with you and your family to create a care package that is tailored to your individual needs and wants.

Carer Matching – We spend time getting to know you and your personality and match you with the best carer, so a strong relationship is built right from the start.

To find out how we can help with your care needs, give us a call on 01926 675 967 or visit our website https://newagecare.co.uk/

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