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How to find the perfect sports injury carer for you: Top tips

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Have you recently suffered an injury due to sports? Whether you are a sportsperson or you have simply sustained an injury in an informal setting and you have been advised to enlist a sports injury carer at home, we are here to help you.

Guardian Carers can help you find the perfect sports injury carer for you. Over the years, we have helped countless sportspeople recover from sports injuries in the comfort of their home with the help of our professional carers.

In this article, we will walk you through the steps to help you find the perfect sports injury carer. We will discuss the research process, what to set out in your initial enquiry, how sports injury carers are vetted for your safety and security, and lastly, we will tell you how easy it is to hire a sports injury carer with Guardian Carers.

Researching the perfect sports injury carer for you

Nowadays, most people start their carer search with a quick Google search. However, you may be able to find worthy recommendations from your peers (if you are a professional sportsperson), your family members or friends, and your doctor.

Our main tip when researching the perfect sports injury carer is to make a selection of care agencies that provide sports injury care. Not many agencies do provide sports injury care, so if you are unsure, it’s better to make a quick call to enquire.

You may ask yourself ‘How do I know if a care agency is trustworthy?’. Some things you can look out for are first, customer reviews. A trustworthy organisation will usually display these on their website’s home page. You should also be able to find these when you do a Google search of the company. And when you do, a good tip is to also check if the agency has been published in the media or if they’ve won any industry awards.

Second, you should check to see if they are active on social media. Look them up on Facebook, where they are sure to have a listed page. This way, you will get a broader sense and more insight into the type of company they are.

Thirdly, a great, trustworthy company should have active partnerships with other companies and organisations. Affiliations with other care companies, healthcare providers, organisations or hospitals add a level of trust.

Establishing your needs, requirements and care plan

Once you feel like you have a good selection of care agencies that provide the sports injury care you are after, you can start enquiring with them on the phone, if you haven’t already. Making the step to having the first telephonic consultation is another step in verifying the agency too. By speaking to their consultants over the phone, you will be able to get a deeper understanding of how the agency operates, how they could support you and, whether or not you connect to it.

You should find out from the start how the agency works, what they will do to offer you the best sports injury care possible, and the costs involved. If everything sounds good to you, you should let the consultant know about what sports injury you have sustained and what care plan your doctor has advised.

The consultant will also need to know how long the care placement will last, what sort of hours you will need a sports injury carer to be with you and what will be your daily needs and requirements, as well as what expectations you have from a sports injury carer.

A great consultant will do more than just scratch the surface. They will maybe ask about your likes and dislikes, your hobbies and interests or what type of personality the ideal carer should have. All of these questions and more will enable the consultant to find the perfect sports injury carer for you.

Finding the perfect sports injury carer

Here at Guardian Carers, we specialise in matching our clients with the perfect carers for their needs and requirements. Finding the perfect sports injury carer will be an easy process. The transition to having a carer in your home will be smooth and seamless.

Once our consultants find out all they need to know about you, your care needs or any housekeeping requirements, they will start the search for your sports injury carer. They will send you profiles of the most suitable carers for you and recruit especially for the role.

All of the candidates you will be sent will have been previously vetted by our expert consultants. Each candidate which is registered with Guardian Carers attends a one-on-one interview where their experience, skills, and qualifications are discussed at length. Our consultants ensure they have passed an enhanced DBS check and they also verify two previous references by phone. All registered Guardian Carers candidates have a minimum of 2 years of professional care experience.

Once you have chosen the candidates you like the most, you will also get the unique chance of conducting your own interviews. Interviewing the candidates yourself will give you a better idea of who is the person who will be best suited to help you recover at home.

After you have completed the interview process and you have made your final decision, your consultant will confirm the employment between you and your new sports injury carer. You don’t have to worry about any paperwork, as your Guardian Carers consultant will deal with all of that. All you need to do is sit back and get ready to welcome your new carer into your home, as they will help get you back on your feet in no time!

If you would like to know more about our sports injury care service and how our specialist consultants can help you find the perfect sports injury carer for you, you can make an enquiry or simply call 0207 183 1395.

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