FIND A LIVE-IN CARER
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Finding the right person to provide 24-hour live-in care in Dorset, Bournemouth and Southampton means drawing from a wide pool of people, to find the right carer that works for your loved one. We help families get their elderly relatives the care that they need, without having to compromise on personal time and always ensuring that their loved one feels safe, secure and loved the whole time.
We take every care to match the appropriate carers with the right people and train them to provide a tailor-made service for you, or your loved one’s, particular needs.
All potential live-in carers submit to our 9-point selection process before signing up with us, so you know for sure that the person in charge of your loved one is appropriately skilled, rustworthy and that your family member is secure in their company.
Prove the right to work in the UK
Enhanced police check
Review of CV/application form, proving their experience
Fluent in English
Pass the interview process
Ability to commit for the required period of time
Are they a good match for you?
Caring for a loved one at home, without assistance, can be challenging and stressful. A live-in carer lifts the anxiety and physical toll that families endure while caring for elderly relatives. With a live-in carer, specially trained help and support are readily available, leaving you to visit when you can and resume a social relationship with your loved ones, as it’s supposed to be. The alternative is a nursing or care home which, frequently, isn’t the preferred option for elderly people. Our service provides a great alternative, giving the elderly companionship and friendship at what can be rather a lonely stage of life.
A well-trained health professional will visit and make an assessment of yourself and your relative to understand the sort of support you require, including health status, social abilities and home life preferences (such as food and bedtimes). We also assess your physical environment and make recommendations before our staff move in. At this point, you and your loved one will also have the opportunity to raise any concerns you may have with the process. Beyond that, we work with local teams to ensure that the necessary equipment, such as hoists, special seating and rails are installed to make your home safer and to facilitate our role with you. Then, your new live-in carer moves in and goes to work!
Our Live-in carers are adept at managing all areas of domestic life. They help with personal care, light housework, personal errands, shopping, outings, meal preparation, sorting bills and managing the household in general. Put simply; they cover all the areas of home life that your elderly loved one used to handle themselves but, now, find themselves unable to do so.
We endeavour to find the best possible match for your loved one. Based on their health needs and preferences, as well as your own, we make sure to source a carer with the right skillset to keep your loved one safe and happy. Wherever possible, we offer the opportunity for you to meet the carer on video chat before the home visit, to get an initial impression.
One element of our service that we’re very proud of is the work-life balance we arrange for our carers, allowing them time to rest and attend to personal affairs, as needed. This isn’t a luxury afforded to most carers in the industry, but we think a happy and fulfilled carer makes for happy and fulfilled elders too! Holidays are booked so as not to interfere with the care schedule of your loved one and, in the event of illness or any other unscheduled absence, we will, wherever possible, advise you in advance, before replacing them with someone equally suitable for the duration of your original carer’s absence.
We want our services to be affordable for everyone. Nobody should have to go without the vital care and support that they need due to a lack of funds so recommend using this strategy to help deal with payment issues.
Billions of pounds-worth of government benefits go unclaimed every year, so make sure you look deeply into your eligibility and make sure you’re getting every benefit you can.
NHS funding is quite difficult to get but, if you qualify, you can get the entire cost covered, free of charge, so it’s certainly worth looking into. Speak with your GP and ask for an “NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist” to see whether you’re suitable for a full assessment.
If the NHS path is closed to you, it’s worth looking at support from your local authorities. A referral from the NHS can increase your likelihood of getting funding. In England, you will be some sort of funding if your liquid assets come to less than £23,250.
As a last resort, if these other outlets can’t help, there’s always the option to liquidate your assets to pay for care. There are more and more ways to release equity form your home, allowing you to stay in your home, but use that value to fund the care of your loved one instead.