500,000 people in the United Kingdom alone employ a carer at home. With care at home, a person’s life expectancy can actually increase.
Guardian Carers provide care to suit various needs. Some people may simply be on the search for companions, while some may need a carer to help them perform more complicated tasks.
What can a carer do?
Carers can be hired on a full-time or part-time basis for live-in or live-out positions. These are just some of the duties that a carer can perform:
- Assisting with personal care
- Assisting with mobility
- Offering companionship
- Prompting to take medicine
- Booking doctor’s appointments
- Meal preparation
- Housekeeping duties
- Running errands
Making the decision to get care at home is often a sensitive matter, which should be made with consideration for your loved one’s feelings and values. No adult likes to admit that they need help or care in their life – they wish to maintain their independence and dignity, so one must be very careful when making care decisions.
But research shows that hiring a carer at home, before the need is too great, is better than waiting until the situation worsens. Making the decision to get a carer now will ensure that your loved one will stay at home for longer and won’t be forced into a care home later on.
How can you know what type of care is needed?
It’s essential to make the right decision about what caring is needed. Every single person is special and they have different needs. Guardian Carers can offer help when making the often difficult decision of choosing the right type of care. Here are some indicators to help the decision-making process a bit easier:
- Getting care at home sooner can prevent early deterioration and needing a higher level of care later on
- Having a carer at home will offer your family peace of mind that your loved one is in safe hands and no accident can happen to them unsupervised
- Carers are able to prevent crisis situations because they are trained to observe changes in a person’s behaviour or general health
Enlisting the services of a recruitment company such as Guardian Carers will offer help with making the right decision about the care services needed. Deciding on such an agency will take off the stress and hassle of finding a carer on your own. Guardian Carers will find a carer which best matches the needs and requirements of your loved one.
How can an agency ease off the stress of finding a carer?
Guardian Carers sets itself apart from other care at home providers. This is due to the premium services that they offer. From the very first point of contact, you will be dealing with a personal consultant who will find you the best-suited carer for your needs and requirements.
What is truly unique about them is that you can interview the carers face to face before making a decision to hire. Your personal consultant will send you carer profiles that you can choose from and then interview yourself. This will ensure that the carers don’t simply look good on paper, but are up to standards in person too.
What is more, Guardian Carers has some of the most thorough vetting procedures in the business. They interview all the carers face to face before registering them and check references verbally. All registered carers also undergo an enhanced DBS check, also known as a police check.
Before interviewing the carers, they will offer you interviewing tips and support you all along the way. You then choose the time and place which suits you, interview the carers of your choice and then pick the one you like the most. Guardian Carers will then provide guidance with paperwork, sample contracts, a payroll service. They will also keep in touch even after the carer has been placed with you or your loved one.
Call Guardian Carers on 0207 112 8537 to start your carer search today or download the care brochure.