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Is a private home carer the best option for me?

A private carer for the elderly is someone who takes care of both the household chores that come with running a home and all duties that fall under personal support and wellbeing. They will give you a helping hand where you need it. Private home carers are flexible to your needs and requirements. Your carer would never be angry if you decide to change your schedule or not want to do a particular activity planned, your carer is there to support and assist you with activities you want to do and when you want to do them. You may start with a Part Time carer but over time need more support and move to a Full Time Live In carer, Guardian Carers are able to help you transition between the different types of carers.

At Guardian Carers we understand that independence is key to our care recipients maintaining a good quality of life, which is why our in-home service ensures you are able to live as independent as possible in your home, for as long as possible. Dealing with an illness can be extremely overwhelming and unsettling and we believe there is no place like home when recovering or going through life-altering changes. Guardian Carers provide you with carers with medical training and nursing qualifications to ensure you are able to receive the right support whilst remaining in your home.

There are different types of private home care, Guardian Carers understand each individual is unique and will require different needs which is why we provide an extensive range of different private home carers. Private Home Care can consist of Part Time or Full Time and either Live In or Live Out. We also provide Housekeeper Carers who do a mixture of both household chores and personal care or Companion Housekeepers who are there to share each other’s stories over a cup of tea or accompany you to events.

Private home care can also be available on a temporary basis, for instance, if your current carer has time off, if you have just had an operation and need some assistance while your recover, this is known as Respite care.

With private home care you are able to have comprehensive care at half the price of that in a care home. Private home care allows you to continue to live your life independently, just with some additional support. You would be in complete control and can do what you want when you want to do it, this would not be possible in a care home as you would have to “fit into” their set schedules.

How to find Private Home Care agency?

Knowing where to start your search for a professional carer for an elderly at home can be difficult and very time consuming, especially if you don't know what type of care you may acquire. There are many different agencies offering different care packages from respite care to comprehensive live in care. With an agency, like Guardian Carers you have access to expert and experienced advice. Agencies take away the hassle and stress from you and find you a candidate who would be a seamless addition you your household.

Before considering a Home Care agency it is important to consider your budget and remember how long you need your care for and whether you or your loved one qualify for any benefits. Reputation is also key, hearing first hand from someone how has received care from a company can be a valuable source of information. Established companies, such as Guardian Carers will have a detailed website with almost all the information you need on them. It is also easy to find the contact information to discuss any other questions you may have or how to start your search for a private home carer.

Emotional support guaranteed with your private home carer

While aiming to stay in your home for as long as possible, this can come with the feeling of loneliness and isolation. Having a carer can allow you to continue to do the things you love and be near to your friends and families.

All our carers are carers are used to dealing with challenging and complex circumstances, so you can be assured you are safe as you are in the most able hands.Having someone that has a deeper understanding of what you are going through than your loved ones and able to provide the essential support required. Your carer is not only there to assist you with your wellbeing and round the house but to be a beloved friend, who can be there through the tougher days.

Providing you with one on one care at home

Having your own private home carer allows you to not only stay in the household you love, surrounded by the people you love but ensures all their attention is on you. Something that is impossible if you were at a care or residential home. Your one on one carers is at your beckon call and are flexible to your requirements. They allow you to live an independent life following your daily schedule in your own time for as long as possible.

Your home carer for the elderly can help you with:

  • Personal hygiene and grooming
  • Dispensing medication
  • Accompanying you to various social events or outings
  • Changing your bed sheets once a week
  • Organising and taking you to appointments
  • Encouraging you live a healthy and active lifestyle
  • Organising leisure activities
  • Keeping the household neat and organised
  • Cooking your favorite meals and swapping recipes
  • Going for walks to the park or around the neighbourhood
  • Helping with home administration such sorting out bills
  • Booking reservations and transport to your favorite restaurants and cafes

Having one on one care at home, whether it is on a full time or part time basis, means the quality of life is improved. Your carer is able to focus on the day to day chores while you focus on what is really important to you.

If you have a pet, private home care allows you to keep looking after and loving your pet and if you feel like your unable to fully care for them anymore, your carer can help you by feeding it and taking it for a walk.

Expert and specialist private home care services

Guardian carers can provide carers that have been medically trained, for those in the early stages of more serious health diseases, for example Alzhimers or Dementia. Our carers can be Live In to provide round the clock, 24 hour care 7 days a week, if required. All our carers have a minimum of 3 years on experience so are able to help and guide you through common changes you are experiencing. They also have a deeper understanding of the impacts these changes will have on you and there to offer you support and a shoulder to lean on.

Guardian Carers can also help you find a private home carer that can provide assistance in postoperative and rehabilitation care. Your carer would not only be there to help when you return home from hospital but can also assist with the transfer from the hospital to your home. They will focus more on you or your loved ones comfort, safety and pain management.

A premium agency providing premium care at home

Guardian Carers having been in the care service for 14 years, we know what it takes to stand out from the rest, which is why all the private home carer we work with are the best there is. We aim to maintain the highest standards and expect the best from our carers.

We are committed to providing a premium service which is why 90% of the families we work with result in a joyous and lasting placement. We will take the stress of finding a private home carer from you and provide you with profiles of carers that perfectly compliments your care needs. We work with your family to find solutions, whatever your needs.

Here at Guardian Carers we ensure all our carers have:

  • Undergone an enhanced DBS check
  • A Firstaid and Safeguarding qualification
  • At least 3 years of experience

With Guardian Carers you can be assured that you will receive a choice of highly qualified, professional carers, which you have total control when deciding what carer you want and the type of care you want. You will have constant support, our experienced consultants are also on hand to help and answer any questions you may have along the way, theres no such thing as a stupid question when it comes to finding someone to take care of you or your loved one.

Start your Private Home Care search today

If you would like to find out more about our private home care services and the current carers we have available or what type of home carer would best suit your needs. Contact us today for a free expert consultation to discuss how we are able to start your search and potential costs. By using an agency like Guardian Carers you will have access to expert and experienced advice.

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