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What is the job description for private carers and what is the cost associated with private carers?

Private care is the perfect option for you if do require daily care and assistance but you’re not quite ready to make the move to a care residence. Private care also takes the pressure off your loved ones, who while they are happy to help when and where they can, are most likely not equipped with the skills and experience that a private carer will offer.

Private care provides you with personalised, one on one care that is flexible to your everyday requirements. Private care ensures you are able to remain within your home, your community and maintain your schedule for as long as you wish. Living an independent life throughout your golden years.

Private carers are able to assist with a wide range of duties but mostly focus on your health and wellbeing. So while they will help with household chores their main duties will include things like medication management, assisting with physiotherapy exercises, taking you to appointments and liaising with doctors, mobility support, grooming and personal care. Private carers are also a source of emotional support and friendship so no matter what you’re going through, you’ll have someone standing by your side.

By having a private carer, you will have one on one care that is completely focused on you and malleable as your needs change.

Your private carer can assist you with almost everything such as:

  • making your favourite meals
  • organising and taking you to appointments
  • medication management
  • liaising with your doctors
  • personal care
  • mobility support
  • organising your laundry
  • helping with the hoovering
  • changing bed linen
  • ensuring your home is kept clean and organised

On average full-time private carers will make £12 to £15 an hour and part-time carers will make between £13 to £16 gross per hour, however, depending on your requirements there may be some flexibility with this. Guardian Carers are able to provide a comprehensive payroll service once you have found your perfect private carer.

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