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Visiting Carer

Why could a visiting carer be a good option for my loved one?

If your loved one has a regular carer, whether a professional carer or a family member, who is going to be unavailable to assist with your regular care needs, a visiting carer is here to fill the gap. Caregiving is a demanding job and everyone needs a break from time to time.

Visiting carers at home are here so your regular carer can take a break, go on holiday and come back to you refreshed. Visiting carers for your family members are able to step in your home and completely take over the duties that your regular carers assist with. Whether you require someone full time or part-time, live in or live out, your visiting care will be completely personalised to you and your specific needs.

It is important that everyone is able to take a break from their day to day life every now and then, which is why visiting care is such an essential part of the care industry. We understand that even though you need to take time for yourself, that does not mean that the care you were giving can go hold. A visiting carer is a perfect option for. A visiting carer at home will be able to step into your shoes seamlessly so you are able to take time to yourself, rest and relax. Taking time for yourself is essential to ensure you are able to do any job to the best of your ability without overworking yourself and burning out.

If you have more complex care needs such as dealing with an illness such as Parkinson's, having consistent and constant care can be essential. A visiting carer at home can step in and provide you or your loved one with specialised care relating to your more complicated care needs. Many private carers for the elderly 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 with expert advise, hands-on experience and emotional sensitivity that these issues require. Visiting carers for elderly parents also give yous the peace of mind that your loved ones are in capable and qualified hands, receiving the support and assistance.

What does visiting care involve and is it a suitable option for me?

A visiting carer is perfect for your loved one if their regular carer needs a break, whether that is a professional carer or another family member. A visiting carer at home means there will be no gaps in care while they are away taking the much needed time to rest, relax and recuperate in order to continue to provide your loved one with care. Visiting carers for elderly parents step in seamlessly to their regular care schedule. Visiting care for senior people ensures that the carers who ensure the lives of your loved ones remain as independent as possible, that they are getting exactly what they need when they need it and ensure the wellbeing of your loved are able to take a step back and have a break but your loved ones care remains exactly on schedule.

Personalised visiting care

Visiting carers for family members provide personalised, one on one care in the environment your loved one feels most comfortable, their home. Moulding and evolving to your needs, a visiting carer ensures your needs are being met and they remain independent while their regular carer takes time to relax and rest so they can continue to provide your loved one with the excellent and essential care they require.

A visiting carer is here to help with:

  • Laundry and ironing
  • Preparing your favourite meals
  • Cleaning and tidying the home
  • Liaising with doctors
  • Gardening
  • Ensuring your home is kept clean and tidy to your standards
  • Taking pets on walks
  • Running errands such as grocery shopping
  • Taking you to social events
  • Home administration such as paying bills
  • Organising activities
  • Helping with a hobby
  • Changing bed linen

Your security for your peace of mind

Visiting care for senior people gives your loved ones the added peace of mind that you are in safe, capable and experienced hands. Having an extra able-bodied adult within the home adds another level of security. Visiting care at home assures that there is someone on hand if you should have a fall at any point of the day or night and it also deters any uninvited visitors. Ensuring you feel safe and secure within your own home is a core aspect of visiting care at home.

Emotional support going hand in hand with the physical support

Visiting care is an excellent source of emotional support. While staying in your home for as long as possible is the goal, this can come with feelings of loneliness. Visiting care keeps you in your home, in a familiar environment and surrounded by the things you love most but with the added benefit of companionship. As your loved ones become busier or even move away, having someone to share a cup of tea with or a friendly face to get groceries with can have an immense effect on your mental wellbeing.

Visiting care agencies will make it a core requirement that your loved one has hobbies and interests that align with their visiting carer so that they two can spend quality time together over a game of cards or working together on a hobby you share! They will have someone by their side, who really understands them and whatever it is they are going through.

How do I begin to find my visiting carer?

Taking the first step and knowing where to start can be a daunting thought, which is why consulting an agency that specialises in visiting 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 elderly 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

Visiting care agencies such as Guardian Carers take the hassle of resourcing potential visiting 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 visiting care agency in London 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 visiting 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 visiting 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 visiting 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 visiting 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. Even when your carer takes a break.

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