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What does a Live-In Carer do?

What does a Live-In Carer do?

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For people who need ongoing assistance with their daily tasks and activities due to age, illness or disability, then having a live-in carer can be a great option.

Live-In care allows a person to stay in their own comfortable surroundings and get bespoke one on one support based on their needs and wants. 

 

What is a Live-In Carer?

A live-in carer is a person who provides 24 hour care in a person’s own home. They provide both physical and emotional support to the person they are caring for ensuring that they feel comfortable and safe.

 

What does a Live-In Carer do?

So, what does a live-in carer do exactly? Here are the main things a live-in carer helps with:

 

Personal Care

Live-in carers assist with personal care tasks such as bathing, hygiene and toileting. They may also help with dressing and grooming.

 

Medication treatment

A live-in carer will help with administering medication and ensuring that medications are taken as prescribed by their doctor. All medications taken will be recorded by the carers in their notes.

 

Mobility Assistance

Live-in Carers help the person they care for to stay active, by helping them to get around. They can help with getting in and out of bed or chairs and aid walking in conjunction with mobility aids such as walkers, canes, and wheelchairs when necessary. 

 

Household chores

Live-in carers can assist with many light household chores including cooking, cleaning, laundry, and grocery shopping. Part of their role is ensuring that the home is clean and tidy and that the person they care for is eating healthy, balanced meals.

 

Safety

Live-in carers give peace of mind by ensuring that the person they care is free from danger and their home is safe and free from hazards. They may also recommend the installation of safety equipment if they feel it may be helpful.

 

Health monitoring

Live-in carers will monitor the overall health of the person they care for, regularly checking such things as blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. They may also monitor blood sugar levels for people with diabetes.

 

Companionship 

As well as physical duties live-in carers also provide companionship, friendship and emotional support. Many people who need extra support can feel lonely and isolated, which can lead to depression and other mental health problems. Live-in carers are there to lend an ear, chat and provide stimulating activities to help combat these feelings.

 

Advocacy

Live-in carers can act as advocates for the person they care for, ensuring that their needs are met and their rights are protected. They can also attend doctor appointments, liaise with healthcare providers and communicate with family.

Overall, a live-in carer provides comprehensive support to help a person remain independent in their own home for as long as possible. Live-in carers can make a significant difference in the quality of life for the person they care for, as well as peace of mind for family members who may not be able to provide the same level of care.

 

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