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What are the different types of domestic carers?

What are the different types of domestic carers?

Hiring a domestic carer is proves to be the ideal choice for people in need of support at home. What makes domestic care such an ideal option is that it is completely customisable to your own needs and requirements.

Domestic carers can be hired on a live-in or live-out basis and on a part-time or full-time schedule, depending on how much support you need. Of course, this can be adjusted along the way.

In this article, you will learn what are the different types of domestic carers, what support is available for you, how domestic carers can support you at home and how to make the best decision for your short-term or long-term home care needs.

Different types of domestic carers

Domestic care can be completely customisable to your own needs and requirements. Opting to hire a domestic carer does not mean that you are giving up your independence - on the contrary, a domestic carer will support you in maintaining your independence for as long as possible while remaining in the home you love and cherish.

Domestic carers are there to ensure that your life continues to run as smoothly as possible by simply offering you a helping hand where you need one. For instance, you can start off with a domestic carer for a few hours per week, on a part-time basis. If and when your needs evolve, you can progress to full-time care or 24-hour live-in care.

Live-in Care

Live-in care s one of our most popular domestic care services. Your domestic carer will live at home with you and will provide care for you whenever you need it. Live-in care is one of the most comprehensive types of care available.

Live-in care will offer you the chance to remain in the home you love, close to your family, friends and neighbours. If you require in-depth care we recommend that you choose live-in care instead of opting to go into a care home.

This type of home care will allow you to maintain your independence for as long as possible, which proves why it is one of our most in-demand home care services. Your domestic carer will be there to support you with respect and dignity, provided that you maintain your freedom.

Full-time Care

Full-time care is another excellent service that we offer. It is the ideal option if you don’t need someone 24 hours a day. A full-time domestic carer will help with any personal care needs, remind you to take your medication or accompany you to any appointments, for example.

The tasks you require from your full-time domestic carer will be established in advance. If you have any special circumstances or a particular condition, we will ensure that the domestic carer we choose for you has the relevant experience to support you.

Part-time Care

If your needs and requirements are not too advanced, we recommend that you choose our part-time home care service. Part-time domestic care is great if you only need someone to support you with minimal care needs such as help with getting ready in the morning, meal preparation or food shopping, just to name a few.

You may hire one of our part-time home carers for a minimum of 3 hours a day and a maximum of around 30 hours each week. With part-time care, you can slowly increase the hours as your needs evolve.

The duties of a domestic carer

The duties that a domestic carer can perform are quite varied. A domestic carer nowadays does not just tend to the care needs of a person but also takes on the role of companion and housekeeper. Therefore, the duties of a domestic carer include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal care duties such as helping with bathing, toileting, looking after teeth, skin, hair and nails, and assisting with dressing
  • Medication administration
  • Accompanying to the doctor’s
  • Liaising with doctors, nurses and GPs
  • Running errands such as picking up prescriptions or going to the bank or post office
  • Housekeeping duties such as doing the hoovering, mopping, dusting, changing bed linen, ironing
  • Doing grocery shopping or shopping for clothes and other essentials
  • Accompanying on walks and activities
  • Engaging the client and encouraging an active lifestyle

It is essential to know that a domestic carer must be qualified and have the relevant training to be able to provide care. Domestic carers are also required to possess a First Aid certificate as well as have a clean DBS certificate.

You must not worry, as the vetting process is taken care of by our specialist consultants. Each domestic carer must have a minimum of 2 years of professional experience in the care field, they must have a valid enhanced DBS check, as well as present references from 2 previous employers. For an added layer of security, these references are also verbally checked by our specialist.

No matter the needs, here at Guardian Carers we will make sure that you find the right domestic carer for you or your loved one. We work very quickly and can even have someone in your home within 24 hours.

If you would like to know more about our domestic care services you candownload our care brochure or speak to one of our specialist consultants on 0207 183 1395. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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