If you are worried about the high costs of residential care homes, or are concerned that you will be forced to sell your home one day to afford care, flexible at-home care may be the answer. There are lots of carers out there who can provide the services you require. In this article, we focus on hiring a carer from the Philippines.
As the name suggests, this is care that is provided to you in the comfort of your home. It can allow you to stay in your own home as you get older, which, for many people, is extremely important. The main advantage of at-home care is that it can be adapted to your specific needs. For example, you might just need some help with the housework and running errands a few times a week. Alternatively, you might need someone to live with you full time to provide 24/7 support. The other key benefit of at-home care is that it works out more cost effective than residential care home fees and means you don’t have to sell your home.
Care providers, such as Guardian, work with professional carers from all different backgrounds, including those who speak multiple languages. This is so they can offer clients a choice as to who they invite into their home. There is a large and thriving Filipino community in the UK, which is a popular destination for those wanting a career in health and care services. Britain has enjoyed a good relationship with the Philippines for many decades and the NHS recruits a high number of nurses and healthcare workers from the country. For Filipinos who come to the UK and choose a career in the care profession, the rise of at-home care offers an opportunity to work with clients one-on-one to provide the support they need.
Whether for yourself or a loved one, it can be hard to know where to start when looking for a carer. You will likely have many questions, and maybe even a few concerns. This is where a care agency comes in. If you would like to receive care, support and companionship from a Filipino carer, a good agency will match you with a suitable candidate who has been interviewed and vetted, with full documentation and satisfactory references. A good agency will only work with carers who are genuinely passionate about what they do and will be happy to provide the services you require, from housekeeping and cooking through to personal care and transportation.
When it comes to selecting a carer, it is important that you find someone who can offer what you need and that you enjoy a good rapport with your carer. A Filipino carer can offer you the support necessary for you to enjoy a good quality of life in the comfort and familiarity of your own home.