Guardian Carers Feature on BBC News London

What is a housekeeper-carer and what do they do?

Find a Carer Near You

Contact us today and we will be in touch shortly with more information about our services. Or, call us on 0207 183 1395.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Are you thinking of hiring a housekeeper-carer but you are unsure about what they do and how they could support you in your home? We have all the answers for you. Guardian Carers are experts in providing quality home care services.

In short, a housekeeper-carer is a person who takes care of the household chores, as well as proving tailored care to their client. With Guardian Carers you will have the benefit of receiving one on one care that is flexible to your requirements.

Our housekeeper-carers will ensure that you remain in your home for as long as possible, close to your friends, family and neighbours. Making this life improvement will ensure that you maintain your independence and generally improve your life.

What is a housekeeper-carer?

A Guardian Carers housekeeper-carer is someone who is highly trained and performs their duties to a high standard. A housekeeper-carer will look after your home, as well as yourself. They will adhere to your needs and requirements, as agreed upon with your personal consultant and subsequently, your housekeeper-carer.

The process of hiring a housekeeper-carer with us is very simple and straightforward. You will have an initial consultation with your personal consultant, where you will discuss your needs and requirements, any medical conditions that you may have, the chores that you need help with and the expectations you have from your future housekeeper-carer.

As mentioned above, housekeeper-carers are highly trained individuals. Despite completing household tasks, they are typically highly skilled in the field of care, having completed multiple courses and possessing the necessary certifications. Generally, housekeeper-carers hold First Aid certifications and many will have other diplomas under their belt.

No matter what your expectations are from a housekeeper-carer, we can promise you that you will receive exactly what you ask for. All our housekeeper-carers come with a minimum of two years of professional care experience, but many of our registered housekeeper-carers typically have five, 10 or even 20 years of experience.

What is a housekeeper-carer

What does a housekeeper-carer do?

So, what does a housekeeper-carer do? The tasks that they are required to do are based on your needs. Some of the household duties that a housekeeper-carer may help you with are:

  • Making your favourite meals
  • Changing the bed linen
  • Doing the mopping and hoovering
  • Doing the dishes
  • Doing the laundry
  • Organising your wardrobes
  • Helping with gardening
  • Helping with administrative tasks
  • Doing grocery shopping
  • Running errands

These are just some of the household tasks that one of our housekeeper-carers may help you with. Of course, as we explained, whatever tasks you need help with around your home, we will ensure that we find you a housekeeper-carer who can do them.

For instance, many of our clients have antique furniture or silverware, both of which require a particular type of maintenance. It is often that our clients require a housekeeper-carer to polish the silverware, polish marble or clean any antiques.

A housekeeper-carer does more than just tend to your home. As mentioned above, professional housekeeper-carers are trained in caring, come with years of experience and many times hold various care certificates and diplomas.

Guardian Carers housekeeper-carers are no different. They are equipped to tend to any sort of care needs and support with any conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis or spinal injury, just to name a few. Some of the tasks which a housekeeper-carer can do for you are:

  • Support with personal care
  • Manage medication
  • Liaise with doctors
  • Organising appointments
  • Accompany to appointments
  • Help with mobility

Why could a housekeeper-carer be right for you?

There comes a point in almost anyone’s life when they feel that they need some extra support. A housekeeper-carer is the perfect hybrid between having a housekeeper to care for your home and a carer to care for you. They are the best of both worlds.

A housekeeper-carer will give you the helping hand you need so that you can focus on what truly matters for you. They will work with you to support you in your routines. The end goal of having a housekeeper-carer is to enhance and maintain your independence for as long as possible.

Depending on the level of support you think you need, you can hire a housekeeper-carer on a part-time, full-time, live-out or live-in basis. If your needs are not too great, you can simply hire one of our housekeeper-carers to visit your home a few times per week for a minimum of three hours per day. However, if you have complex care needs, we recommend that you hire a live-in housekeeper-carer.

As with any domestic housekeepers, our housekeeper-carers are completely flexible to you and your needs. Whether you require more care support than housekeeping or vice versa, your care programme is completely up to you. If your needs change along the way you can increase or decrease the amount of care. Guardian Carers and our housekeeper-carers are flexible to you.

Our housekeeper-carers will be there to ensure that you are able to live your life as independently as possible in your home for as long as possible. Dealing with an illness or change in lifestyle can be tough and we understand this. We also believe that there’s no place like home when recovering or going through changes or rough patches in our lives.

Housekeeper-carers are also a source of emotional support and friendship. Regardless of what you are going through, be it an illness, post-surgery recovery or recent bereavement, you will also find a trustworthy shoulder to lean on in your housekeeper-carer.

Our housekeeper-carers are highly trained professionals who will be able to support you in your home with whatever needs you may have. We think that choosing a housekeeper-carer in your home is one of the most convenient care choices you can make.

We recommend that you speak to one of our specialist care consultants to find out what is the best option for you. They will be able to advise you and speak to you about our brilliant housekeeper-carers. You can reach them on 0207 183 1395.

Book a consultation

Give us a call. We are ready to help. We believe we can find your perfect carer.