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Top 5 tips to find the right housekeeper-carer for you

Hiring a housekeeper-carer shouldn’t be stressful or time-consuming. The purpose of hiring a housekeeper-carer is to make your life easier, not harder! You are in luck because here at Guardian Carers we specialise in matching people with the perfect housekeeper-carers. We have put together a list of the top 5 tips to help you find the right housekeeper-carer for you.

Housekeeper-carers from Guardian Carers are handpicked professionals. Your wellbeing and home will be completely taken care of, meaning you will have time to focus on the things that matter to you. Our housekeeper-carers will be a seamless addition to your home and your life. First, let’s run through the top tips to find the right housekeeper-carer for you.

Top 5 tips to find the right housekeeper-carer

1. Establish what are your needs

Before reaching out to any housekeeper-carer agencies, you should establish what are your needs. This refers to both your care needs and your household needs. You should have a clear idea of what you need, so making a list would be a great start.

If you are unsure, you can consult with other family members who are involved in your care and decide together what is the best course of action. Furthermore, in terms of your care needs, your doctor or another medical professional can help you out with this.

A housekeeper-carer will be able to support you with anything you may need, so don’t be afraid to outline exactly what your needs and requirements are. A competent housekeeper-carer agency such as Guardian Carers will be able to find you the right person, based on any conditions, illnesses or any other special requirements you may have.

In order to give you an idea of how a housekeeper-carer can support you in your home, here are some of the tasks they can do for you:

  • Support with personal care
  • Manage medication
  • Support with mobility
  • Accompany on walks and appointments
  • Liaise with doctors and GPs
  • Clean and tidy the home
  • Prepare your favourite meals
  • Help with home administration
  • Run errands
  • Do the grocery shopping

2. Make a list of your expectations from a housekeeper-carer

Before you move further, another good tip to find the right housekeeper-carer is to make a list of your expectations. This will help you to have a clear idea of what you expect from a housekeeper-carer and it will also help the care agency in finding you the perfect candidate.

Some of the things you may want to consider are the years of experience you want your housekeeper-carer to have. This refers to their experience in the care profession, as well as experience with particular conditions or illnesses. For instance, if you have spinal injury, you will want to hire someone who has worked with people with spinal injury in the past for at least one or two years.

Other things you may want to consider are if you want your housekeeper-carer to have particular studies, such as care certificates and diplomas and whether you want them to hold a First Aid certificate. You may also want them to speak a foreign language or have experience with a particular type of cuisine. Whatever your expectations are, do write them down and speak to your Guardian Carers consultant about them.

3. Determine how long you will need a housekeeper-carer

Another important tip is determining how long you will need a housekeeper-carer for. It’s very good to know these things in advance of your first care consultation. For instance, you may be recovering from an operation and will only need a temporary housekeeper-carer, typically for a couple of months. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the length of your care plan.

It is good to know whether you will need a housekeeper-carer for a temporary period or long-term. Establishing if you want someone to work part-time, full-time or live-in your home is also important.

Don’t worry if you do not have all of the details yet. Your personal consultant will be able to advise you on the best course of action during your initial consultation. Moreover, many people start with a part-time plan which can easily be increased or decreased over time, as their needs evolve.

4. Set up a budget

Budgeting correctly for care is a must. You should know how much you are willing to pay a housekeeper-carer, whether on an hourly rate, monthly rate or annual salary. If you don’t have these details figured out from the beginning, you may search for a housekeeper-carer which is out of your budget and thus end up wasting valuable time.

You should look at your personal expenses and figure out the maximum budget you would like to spend on a housekeeper-carer. When you communicate with your personal consultant be clear from the start about how much you would wish to spend.

5. Find the right housekeeper-carer agency

Our last top tip to find the right housekeeper-carer for you is simply finding the right agency. If you manage to find the agency that will strive to meet your expectations and can find you capable housekeeper-carers based on your exact specifications, then you will have no reason to worry.

Guardian Carers is the right housekeeper-carer agency for you, as we will be with you every step of the way and we won’t give up until we find you the right housekeeper-carer. After a detailed consultation where we will get to know you, your needs, your expectations and the type of care you are after, our specialist care consultants will provide you with profiles of housekeeper-carers who complement your needs to a tee.

Your personal consultant will arrange interviews with you and your selected candidates at your convenience. They will guide you through paperwork such as contracts, hours and payments. With us, you don’t have to worry because your housekeeper-carer will be someone who has been carefully selected to ensure they are precisely what you are looking for.

If you want to find your bespoke housekeeper-carer for your home, look no further because Guardian Carers is here to help you. We recommend that you speak to our consultants on 0207 183 1395 for a no-obligation enquiry.

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