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Private Caregiver

There is no place like home and Guardian Carers enables you to continue living the life you love in the home you love.

COULD A PRIVATE CAREGIVER BE THE BEST OPTION FOR YOU?

The need for a reliable, experienced and compassionate private caregiver in the home is continuing to be in demand. At Guardian Carers, we pride ourselves in giving you the very best of the best, with the most qualified caregivers. Our private caregivers will give you a helping hand around the home and assist you with any daily task or activity. This will enable you to live independently, just with additional support, and still remain in your home as long as possible. Our private care agency provides a wide range of private caregiving services with a lot of flexibility, such as Part-Time or Full-Time work, as well as Live-In or Live Out, therefore we will be able to tailor to your needs and find the perfect caregiver to suit the level of support for you or your loved one.

WHAT IS A PRIVATE CAREGIVER?

A private caregiver for the elderly is a carer who will responsibility of looking after your own personal wellbeing, as well as looking after the household tasks, such as cleaning and cooking, all of this in the comfort of your own home. Your private caregiver is there to support you with any activities you want to do, and when you want to do them. If having a private caregiver in your home is something new and for you, and possibly sceptical about, you can always start off with a Part-Time caregiver and gradually progress on a Full-Time caregiver if you require more support. Guardian Carers will be able to help you every step of the way and assist you with the transition between the types of private caregivers. Our private caregivers for the elderly will always perform their duties with professionalism and experience. We ensure to provide you with the most friendly, enthusiastic and highly qualified private caregivers that can help you to continue to live independently. The private caregivers for the elderly will go above and beyond to make sure your safety and security is the number one priority.

WHAT TYPE OF PRIVATE CAREGIVERS ARE AVAILABLE?

At Guardian Carers, we offer a great range of private caregiving services, and we will always understand that every individual is different and requires different levels of support. That is why we pride ourselves in providing an extensive range of private caregivers. Private caregivers can offer you either a Full-Time or Part-Time private caregiver for your needs, this will give you more flexibility as you can have your private caregiver exactly when you need them.

Guardian Carers can provide you with a Live-In private caregiver for you or your loved one, this is considered the most comprehensive type of care. We highly recommend this type of care and it is typically known to be the most popular step before moving into a care home. At Guardian Carers, we know how daunting it can be to consider moving yourself or a family member into a care home, therefore we will always ensure this doesn’t happen. If this is the case, or it care home is simply not an option at all, we think having a Live-In private caregiver could be the best option for you. Our desire is to make you feel the most comfortable with your carer, and can have full confidence in them to look after your personal care and other daily needs. Your Live-In private caregiver will be able to care for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing you to remain in your own home and surrounded by the things and people you love.

If your situation is different, and you do not require constant care and assistance, then a Live-Out private caregiver could be the perfect option for you. Having a Live-Out private caregiver will be a seamless addition to your daily activities and tasks, as well as helping maintaining everything in the household, such as cleaning, ironing or preparing any meals.

If your need for care and assistance is very limited, then we have a wide range of Part-Time private caregivers you can choose from. This will mean you may only require a private caregiver once a week, a few times a week, or just a couple of hours a day. Every one of our clients is different, so this would depend on what specific type of support you are looking for. If you are unsure if you need a Part-Time private caregiver, then our expert consultants will be on hand to discuss your requirements, and able to assist and recommend the perfect type of care for you. If 24 hour care or 7 days a week is something you do not need, then a Part-Time private caregiver will be the best option for you. This will give you the freedom to specify what type of care you need, and when you need it.

At Guardian Carers, our expert consultants can also find the perfect private Housekeeper-Carer for you. A Housekeeper-Carer helps with both the household duties and personal care. Your private Housekeeper-Carer can be very flexible and will always be there to give you a helping hand whenever you need it. They are able to assist with array of duties, such as preparing any snack, helping you go for walks around the neighbourhood, and personal hygiene. Your private Housekeeper Carer can be available for both Part-Time and Full-Time work, as well as Live-In or Live Out.

PRIVATE CAREGIVERS FOR THE ELDERLY

Many of our private caregivers are highly trained and qualified for caring for the elderly. Even though a private caregiver can help with an array of, they tend to focus and take priority on your health and wellbeing. Private elderly caregiving is the perfect way to help the people you love and ensure they are looked after in the most comfortable way. They can assist with anything they need in their daily life, specifically if you are not quite ready to move into a retirement residence. A private caregiver can be very flexible and work around your needs and requirements, as well as your schedule. If you need private caregiver to care to live in full time, or once a week to take you to any appointments or help with any medication, or simply just needing someone to come round the house once a week, they are always ready and waiting to help. The additional support for daily life and routine could make such a difference in your wellbeing, and this means less worry from your loved ones, as well as allowing you to remain in your beloved home.

All of our private caregivers have a First Aid qualification, therefore able to assist with basic medical needs. We also have a variety of private caregivers with a nursing qualification, so they can help you if you have any medical conditions. Having a specialised private caregiver would be a good option for you as they will have a deeper understanding of your issues and care for you from a medical perspective, as well as providing support and companionship. If have an elderly loved one that may have more complex needs, for example Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, it is highly recommended to remain in familiar surroundings and staying in your home for as long as possible, this will be more beneficial for the client. Having that experience and training in these medical conditions will enable the private caregiver to deal with any challenging situations that may arise. The private caregiver can also give you information and guide you through the changes that happen, giving you much more reassurance and an extra shoulder to lean on.

WHAT DUTIES CAN A PRIVATE CAREGIVER HELP THE ELDERLY WITH?

A private caregiver can provide personalised, one-on-one care for your specific needs, whilst remaining in the comfort of your own home. As time goes on, your personal private caregiver will know more about your needs, and will ensure they are always on hand for any assisting. All of our private caregivers will be able to tailor to your needs, whether it is Part-Time or Full Time caregiver, and Live-In or Live Out. So no matter what your situation is or type of care you need, Guardian Carers will ensure to find your perfect private caregiver for the elderly. This will allow you to focus on the most important things to you, and spend more time with loved ones.

Your elderly private caregiver can assist you with an array of duties, such as:

  • Helping personal care and hygiene
  • Cooking meals and preparing some snacks and beverages when needed
  • Helping with any laundry and ironing
  • Ensuring sure your home is kept clean and tidy to your standards
  • Liaising with any doctors if required, and also family members
  • Managing any medication and ensuring its taken on time
  • Helping with any gardening
  • Feeding or walking any pets
  • Supporting with any mobility
  • Organising activities
  • Helping with hobbies
  • Exchanging stories over a cup of tea

WHAT IS THE COST RATE OF A PRIVATE CAREGIVER?

When thinking of the question ‘how much does a carer cost?’, it is highly important to also look at alternative options to residential care, which can be very expensive depending on which home. The very common query people when searching for a private caregiver is regarding how they will cost. Fortunately, in most cases, hiring a private caregiver is less expensive than going into a retirement residence. However, it is important to take into consideration that the rate could differ and depends on the type of care and level of support you will need, as well as factors such as geographical location.

The price of care will depend on the type of care you need, whether in personal care, companionship or Live-In care. At Guardian Carers, on average, many of the private caregivers may cost £12-15 an hour. Our Live-In care package can range from £100 - 140 per day, but this could depend on the complexity of the role. We also provide a wide range of overnight private caregivers, which can cost between £15 - £20 per hour.

If you or a loved one are medically able to stay home, a private caregiver can provide you with a middle ground between care in the home and independence. Budgeting and financing for private care can be difficult, but Guardian carers can provide you with any advice you need and search for the private caregiver that fits your financial requirements.

HOW CAN AN AGENCY HELP YOU FIND A PRIVATE CAREGIVER?

Making that decision to find a private caregiver for your loved one can be an overwhelming situation, and starting your search can be even more time consuming. With over 14 years experience in the care industry, Guardian Carers understand that you want to search for a private caregiver that best matches your needs and requirements. They should also be able to work the hours you need and are specially qualified to help you with an emergency situation.

At Guardian Carers, all of our private caregivers are required to go through an in-depth vetting procedure and background check. This involves an enhanced DBS check, face-to-face interviews with the carer which will allow us to discuss more detail about their experience and qualifications, as well as personally checking their verbal references. We will then provide you with an extensive list of private caregivers that we think best suits your needs and interests, which you can then interview personally. We will always be happy to provide you with any interviewing tips and questions that you may want to ask, as well as guiding you through all the paperwork that is required to hire a private caregiver. For example, by providing you contract samples and a payroll service. All of our carers have a minimum of 3 years experience in the care industry, and are able to care for you however you may need.

HOW CAN YOU START YOUR PRIVATE CAREGIVER SEARCH?

Our expert consultants are always on hand, so if you want to find out more information about how you can search for your perfect private caregiver, then you can give us a call today.

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Adam

Guardian Carers have been so helpful finding us a carer for my mother. She is extremely independent and guardian carers have helped give us the reassurance that she has someone there to help her if...
12 Jun 2018
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SS

I phoned in on Monday in a panic as the Carer we had just hired for my uncle canceled on us. Renate our consultant was very helpful she immediately sent over two candidates for us to interview. The...
11 Feb 2018
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Emma Lewis

I hired an excellent Carer for my Husband through them. The carer also helps around the house which has been a big help for us. They were the only agency that allowed me to interview and meet the...
10 Jun 2018
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K.A.

Superb customer service. Staff are exceptionally friendly. They have a good range of carers to choose from.
06 Jun 2018
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Denise

Very pleased with the service. They found us an excellent Turkish and English speaking Carer Housekeeper. We have struggled to find someone bilingual before.
01 Jun 2018
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Mariana Canguia

Guardian Carers offers a very good service, I have used and I was very happy with their service as they met all my expectations. So I do recommend :) :)
01 Jun 2018
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Millicent A

My friend recommended the agency to me and I am glad I paid them a visit. I just started a new job through them. Can't thank them enough.
31 May 2018
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Mercy N W

Guardian Carers were able to find my Dad the right Carer Housekeeper. My dad was initially very hesitant to have any help. Our consultant offered to meet with him. She explained the benefits and...
30 May 2018
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R Blumstein

Guardian carers have been brilliant in helping me find two Carers for my parents who are based in Switzerland. We interviewed 5 candidates through them before making a decision. They made sure to...
30 May 2018
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Aridath Oketokoun

Very good service
30 May 2018
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