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Private Carers in Sheffield

There comes a time when you might want to consider care for yourself or your loved one. There are a number of care options available in the area of Sheffield. Probably the best option and the most recommended is private care. Choosing a private carer in Sheffield, compared to going into a care home, will dramatically reduce your costs. If you also want to hold on to your independence and stay within the familiarity and comfort of your own home in Sheffield, then hiring a private carer is going to work out perfectly for you!

What you need to know about private carers in Sheffield

There are many private care services that you can access in Sheffield. But just remember to always do a very thorough research before deciding what private care agency to choose or whether you want to hire a private carer in Sheffield yourself.

Firstly, you should understand what private care is and what private carers can do for you when they come into your Sheffield home. Private care is essentially home care - care provided to you by a private carer in your own household. Private care means different things. Every person is special and has different needs. Guardian Carers recognises that and this is why we would never send you a private carer in Sheffield that doesn’t suit you. We tailor our private care to your specific needs.

If you are looking simply for some companionship and a little bit of help with housekeeping, we can pair you up with the right private carer for you. If your needs or your loved one’s needs are a bit more complicated than this, we can also find the private carer who will meet those requirements.

If you’re located in the Sheffield area and you’re looking for a private carer to offer you companionship, here are some examples of what that might mean:

  • Being a conversation partner
  • Going on family or friends visits
  • Attending the theatre or shows together
  • Assisting with doctor appointments
  • Picking up prescriptions
  • Providing transportation for various trips
  • Cleaning/ organising around your home
  • Preparing meals
  • Doing food shopping
  • Watering plants
  • Gardening

If you need a private carer in Sheffield that can help you or your family out with more complex activities, that is also fine. We can provide fully-trained private carers who can do, among others, the following:

  • Vacuuming
  • Dusting
  • Help with mobility
  • Help with personal care, such as bathing, using the toilet and more
  • Help using public transport
  • Driving (if necessary)

That is why hiring Guardian Carers will help take the burden of looking for a private carer in Sheffield off your shoulders. Guardian Carers will help you or your loved one find a private carer that matches your needs and requirements. Guardian Carers can go as far as finding a private carer which shares the same hobbies and interests with you, because it allows for a stronger connection to be made. This outlook is what leads to many of our private carers to create a strong bond with families in Sheffield and stay together for longer.

Guardian Carers will offer you a list of private carers which best match your interests and needs. We take care of all that boring stuff for you, so you can only focus on picking the best private carer for your home in Sheffield. Guardian Carers will give you interviewing tips and make sure to book the interviews for private carers at your home in Sheffield, even if the private carer we find you will be from outside Sheffield. As soon as you go through a batch of interviews or if you’re lucky and you really love and connect with the candidate, Guardian Carers will still guide you through. Once you have chosen your private carer in Sheffield we will help you with paperwork and will provide sample contracts, in order to carry out a simple and adequate hiring process with your private carer. We have a 15 year experience in placing carers. All our qualified private carers have a minimum of 3 years experience. Also, if you’re in Sheffield and you’re looking for a private carer with medical training we can provide that too.

What do Live-in Carers in Sheffield do?

So you are at a point in your life when you are considering hiring a private live-in carer in Sheffield. You should know what your options for private care are. You might want to hire directly, but you should keep in mind that there are both advantages and disadvantages to hiring directly.

It might seem like a great idea to hire your own private carer, because of the obvious reasons:

  • Hands-on hiring process
  • Providing continuity
  • Increased familiarity with your private carer
  • Create a bond with your private carer over time

This all sounds wonderful, right? All you need is to find a competent private carer that lives in the area of Sheffield or who is willing to relocate to Sheffield and with whom you can form a strong bond over time. But if you want to hire your own private carer, you must keep in mind that there are some strict legislation rules that will apply to you as an employer. Some things to keep in mind if you want to hire a private carer for your Sheffield home, such as:

  • Providing the living wage
  • Assuring 48 hours of work per week for your private carer
  • Ensure your private carer has a DBS check
  • Check verbal references
  • Assure fair dismissal for your carer, if the relationship was to terminate

Private carers in Sheffield can be recruited tailored to your needs. If all you wish for is simple companionship, we can find the right companion for you. If for whatever reason you are on your own and you don’t get to spend much time with your loved ones, a private carer or companion is a great way to make the loneliness go away. These private carers are great because they can become your friend or in some cases, they even turn out to become the equivalent of a grandchild. If you want to get an idea about how this private carer relationship will look like, here are a few points. A private carer companion can:

  • Join you on outings
  • Come with you to visit friends or family
  • Play the games you like together
  • Join you to the theatre or a concert
  • Read aloud
  • Help you with cleaning and organising your home

A Sheffield private carer can do more than that too. If your needs are more complex than this and you need help getting around, you will be paired with a private carer who is equipped to carry out a different set of tasks. Private carers can also help you get in and out of bed, help you get dressed, they can bathe you and help you with other elements of personal care. If you are experiencing difficulty with mobility, a private carer can also help you access public transport or could drive for you if that is necessary. Otherwise, private carers can also help you book doctor’s appointments, make different calls, remind you to take your medicine or pick up your prescription, just to name a few.

How to find elderly carers in Sheffield

Guardian Carers is based in London, but that doesn’t mean we only recruit private carers for London. Guardian Carers offers flexible private care services all throughout the United KIngdom. This includes London and locations around London, as well as other counties in the United Kingdom. So if you are looking to hire a private carer in Sheffield, we will find be able to find one for you. Our private carers live all around the United Kingdom and that means there might be one right in Sheffield. Nevertheless, we can find private carers which are based in London for example, but they would be willing to relocate in Sheffield.

The issue is not sourcing private carers in Sheffield, because there are so many options for recruiting private carers for almost any part of the United Kingdom. So if you are worrying about finding the right private carer for you in Sheffield, don’t sweat! If you enlist the services of a company such as Guardian Carers, we will do the whole work for you.

Guardian Carers conducts extensive interviews with all our private carers and we talk in depth about their previous experience. We also guarantee that all our private carers have a minimum of 3 years experience. We also conduct DBS checks for our candidates. In case they do not possess a DBS check, we will help them get one. You can hand over all this stress to us and you can simply focus on choosing the right private carer for you and your needs.

Opting for private care is so great because it provides you with personalised , one-on-one care fit to your own requirements. Private care in Sheffield also means that you can remain remain in your own home and stay within your community for as long as you wish. This is the reason why so many elders choose private care, rather than the other option of going into a nursing home.

Private care allows you to keep living life just as you normally would, maintain your independence and keep the same routine. And why not, even discover new things in life or about yourself with the help and guidance of your private carer, all in your home in Sheffield.

By choosing to go for private care, you will be the beneficiary of one-on-one care, which is solely focused on you and can change depending on your needs. For example, if you require full-time private care in Sheffield you should know that private carers will make anywhere from around £12 to £15 per hour. If you want to hire a part-time private carer the rates will be approximately between £13 to £16 per hour, due to a shorter contract. But keep in mind that depending on your needs, the private care price may differ. It may be lower or higher.

Guardian Carers has been active in the care system for 15 years, so all these years of experience in the care industry have taught us what it takes to be an exceptional private carer. We provide a premium level of service and we maintain the highest standards.

If you are looking for your private carer in Sheffield now or you simply want to get your questions answered, our consultants are available to do just that. They can help you find the private carer that best suits your needs and walk you through the whole process from start to finish and beyond. We pride ourselves with the quality of service we provide. We are there for the private carers, but also for you, every step of the way. Even after we have finished the search and your private carer has settled into your home. We regularly check back with our clients because we care.

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