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Why 24-hour care is the best option for me

24-hour care is when the carer will live with you in your home and provide care whenever you require. This is what makes it the most comprehensive care. 24-hour care gives our clients the advantage of full-time care and companionship within their home 24 hours a day. Our 24-hour carers will work with our clients, and if necessary their families, to support them in their daily routines. 24-hour care, as any care enables you to stay in your home for as long as possible. As 24-hour care is the most comprehensive care option, many of our clients build up to it and live in care tends to be the step before going to a care residence. That being said, our live in carers are able to come with you to a retirement residence if you wish!

Our 24-hour carers for elderly parents are the very best at what they do. They are friendly, enthusiastic and highly trained to help our clients continue to live independently in the comfort and security of their own home. Dealing with an illness or change in lifestyle can be very challenging, and we truly believe there is no place like home when recovering or going through changes life throws at us.

24-hour carers for aged people 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. 24-hour carers for elderly parents are also a source of emotional support and friendship so no matter what you are going through, you will have someone standing by your side.

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

Your 24-hour carer will require their own bedroom within your home and while they are available to assist you 24 hours a day, it is recommended they have at least 2 hours to themselves within this period, perfect for you to take a nap!

If you have more complex care needs, such as Alzheimer’s, familiar surroundings will be of great benefit, so staying in your home for as long as possible is a necessity. 24-hour carer for your family member is able to provide your loved one with specialised care as many private 24-hour carers have been specially trained and will have a deeper understanding of the issues involved and will support you or your loved one through the condition.

What does 24-hour care comprise off?

24-hour care is the perfect option for you if do require daily care and assistance but you are not quite ready to make the move to a care residence. 24-hour 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 24-hour carer will offer. This means that with a 24-hour carer, your day to day life with greatly improves with expert care constantly available.

One on one care so your focus can be elsewhere

24-hour carers for family members provides your loved one with personalised, one on one care that is flexible to their everyday requirements. 24-hour care ensures you are able to remain within their home, their community and maintain your schedule for as long as they wish. Living an independent life throughout their golden years.

A 24-hour carers for elderly parents can assist them 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

24-hour carers for family members free’s their focus from being on making it through the day to focusing on things that truly matter to them, this can include spending time with you, going to local events and enjoying a hobby.

24-hour care provides them with the freedom to take their time researching different care residences if that is a move that they are considering. They will have the luxury of finding the perfect place without the pressure of moving in their own time instead of when they are not quite ready. The 24-hour carer can even come with them if they so wish!

Peace of mind for their security

A 24-hour carer for family members also gives you peace of mind knowing that they are in safe, capable and experienced care. Having someone on hand 24 hours a day to ensure their security, safety and care will allow you to breathe easier. Also having an extra able-bodied adult within the home adds another level of security. A 24-hour carer for family members assures that there is someone on hand if they should have a fall at any point of the day or night and it also deters any uninvited visitors. Ensuring they feel safe and secure within your own home is a core aspect of 24-hour care.

Its not just physical support, but emotional too

A 24-hour carer for elderly parents is an excellent source of emotional support. While staying in their home for as long as possible is the goal, this can come with feelings of loneliness. Private 24-hour care services keep them in their home, in a familiar environment and surrounded by the things they love most but with the added benefit of companionship.

24-hour care agencies will make it a core requirement that they have hobbies and interests that align with their 24-hour carer so that they get along like a house on fire! They will have someone by their side, who really understands them and whatever it is they are going through.

Expert and specialised 24-hour care, personalised to them

A 24-hour carer for aged parents is a great option for them if they are dealing with some more serious health issues, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. 24-hour carers are specially trained and have hands-on experience in these areas. 24-hour carers have a deeper understanding of the issues involved in conditions like these and will know how best to respond to any challenging situations that may arise. They are also able to guide your loved one through the changes that happen within themselves, provide them with reassurance and an understanding shoulder to lean on.

How do I begin to find my 24-hour carer?

Taking the first step and knowing where to start can be a daunting thought, which is why consulting an agency that specialises in 24-hour carers is essential to ensuring your search is stressfree. With an agency, you have access to expert, experienced advice. Agencies also take the hassle of finding someone out of your hands and make the process a seamless experience. With Guardian Carers, we interview and screen all our candidates and discuss with them in detail their experience and qualifications they have to ensure you are only presented with candidates that perfectly align with your needs. We are able to provide sample contracts and a payroll service once you have found your perfect 24-hour carer and our friendly and experienced consultants are always on hand to help with any questions or concerns during and after your search with us. With Guardian Carers, you can rest assured that from the first point of contact, you will always have our support if and when you need.

Support from the first call

24-hour care agencies such as Guardian Carers take the hassle of resourcing potential 24-hour carers from you and will only present you with the best of the best that we meet. The trust and security that you place in our hands is not something that we take lightly, this is why we have honed our vetting procedure down to a fine art to ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones. We bring them into the office for a face to face interview where their experience and qualifications are discussed at length and we are able to obtain verbal references which we then personally check ourselves.

All of our carers will have the following:

  • First Aid and Safeguarding qualification
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • At least 3 years of experience
  • Any language requirements can be accommodated

From the very first call, your consultant will guide you through what your options are, what would suit your requirements most closely and put your mind to rest with any concerns you might have. Our consultants are also on hand to help and answer any questions you might have along the way, using a 24-hour care agency like Guardian Carers means you have a direct line to the experts.

Professionals working with professionals

Our years of experience within the care industry means we know what it takes to be a phenomenal carer, which is why all the 24-hour carers we work with are the best of the best available. We pride ourselves on providing a premium level of service and care for our clients. We maintain the highest standards and expect the best from our carers because we know you expect the best for yourself. By working with Guardian Carers to find your ideal 24-hour carer, you know you are working with professionals to be cared for by professionals.

So much so that 90% of the families we work with result in a happy, lasting placement. Using a 24-hour care agency like Guardian Carers means you can be sure you will receive support from every angle, we will take the stress of finding a carer from you and present you with a 24-hour carer that perfectly aligns with your care needs and your schedule.

We work with your family to find solutions, whatever your needs. To make perfect and seamless placements is Guardian Carers ethos. With Guardian Carers it is your care, your home, your way.

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