Domiciliary care essentially is supportive care provided within you or your loved ones household. Your private domiciliary carer can assist you with almost anything from personal care and wellbeing to managing household chores or both. Having a Domiciliary carer allows you to maintain your independence, freedom and quality of life.
Hiring a domiciliary care agency, like Guardian Carers takes the stress and hassle of trying to resource a carer yourself. We will help find you or your loved one a domiciliary carer who best matches your needs and requirements as well as having similar hobbies and interests in common. Having someone who has similar attributes to you, allows for a stronger connection to be developed.
We will provide you with a list of carers that are best matched to your interests and needs. We can give you interviewing tips and book interviews at times that work for you. Once you have chosen the carer you like the best, we can guide you through the paperwork and provide sample contracts. We can also set you up with our payroll service
Guardian Carers has been placing carers for 15 years, we will give you access to a range of qualified carers, starting from a minimum of 3 years experience and can offer skilled carers that have medical training.
There are advantages and disadvantages of hiring direct. On one hand, it can be seen as more advantageous to employ your own carer as it would provide continuity, increased familiarity with your carer and you can almost count on finding a carer that has the relationship you are looking for. This may sound all well and good until you understand the strict legislation rules that apply to you as an employer, for example, considering the living wage, the issue with a maximum of 48 hours a week your carer may insist he or she can legally only be obliged to do. Also if your relationship with your carer breaks down and you want to terminate their contract, you will need to prove that dismissal is fair. You would also need to ensure your candidates have a DBS check, and personally check their verbal references to ensure they have the experience they say they have, which can be very time-consuming.
Guardian Carers offer flexible care service in locations throughout the UK, including in and around London as well as some other counties within the UK. With our vast range of service locations, we can find you a carer that lives close to you to ensure they should never be late and can be there within a short period of time if needed. This allows you to stay in your home as your carer can be as flexible as you need to work around your schedule and needs. Your safety and security are behind the driving forces of what we do, we have an extensive vetting procedure to ensure your carer is a positive and seamless addition to your home.
Your one on one private domiciliary carer is tailored especially to you. Your carer is able to help you with whatever you need from health and wellbeing to household chores or both! Having a domiciliary carer allows you to focus your mind on the things you love to do the most, this can include going to the theatre, reading or taking some time out of the day to relax or have a nap.
For example, they can assist you with:
Remaining in your home also means you don't have to give up all your social life and activities in your local area. You will still be able to see your friends, socialise with your neighbours, attend community meetings, knowing your carer can accompany you to all of these if required.
At Guardian Carers, we personally interview each and every one of our carers. We udertake a face to face interview technique to allow us to go into depth about their previous work experience, qualifications, hobbies and interests and get a feel of their personality. We will obtain all their verbal references, which we personally check.
All our carers will have the following:
With Guardian Carers, you can guarantee that your carer has the highest possible level of training. With our 14 years in the care industry, we know what to look for and what qualities make up an excellent carer. Your carer will be professional, friendly, trustworthy and dependable. When matching our care recipient with a carer we ensure each other's hobbies, interests and morals are perfectly aligned, allowing a bond to be formed and the ability for a valuable friendship to blossom.
The idea of living in sheltered care or residential home, having to follow strict schedules with different carers looking after you each day is daunting and saddening. Having private domiciliary care allows you the freedom you rightly deserve, to do whatever you want, whenever you want to do it, in the comfort of our own home.
Guardian Cares offer a variety of different care packages with numerous professional carers available. You have the choice, you can have assistance with as much or as little as you would like.
Our years of experience within the private care industry means we know what it takes to be an outstanding carer, which is why we work with the best in the industry. We pride ourselves on providing a premium level of service for our clients.
Our consultants have been working in the industry for many years so have a detailed knowledge of the different types of care provided. They are on hand to help and answer any questions you may have along the way, you’ll have a direct line to the experts. Our consultants understand that to ensure a long lasting placement you and your carer must have similar interests, morals and hobbies, so much so we ask for your feedback after an interview to enable us to amend your search accordingly.
Using a domiciliary care agency like Guardian Carers, you can be assured that you will receive support from all sides. We work with your family to find solutions, whatever your needs to ensure your carer is perfectly aligned with your care needs. So much so that 90% of the families we work with result in a happy and lasting placement.
Knowing where to start your search can be overwhelming. If you would like to find out more about private domiciliary care and carers we have available today. Contact us for a free expert consultation to discuss what type of care you or your loved ones should receive and how we are able to start your search.