At the point of enquiry we will ask you whether you or your loved one requires a live in carer that drives. If the answer is yes, we will then match you with a carer that drives.
How much does a live in carer get paid?
Live in carers are paid 80% of the fee that you pay us. Therefore you can feel assured that they are receive the majority of money you pay for care.
Will my live-in carer need their own room?
A live-in carer must have their own room with clean sheets, chair, wardrobe for hanging their clothes and the usual items to make their stay as comfortable as possible. They would also normally expect to have a television in their room if possible.
What are the living arrangements for a live-in carer?
The live in carer lives at the property, with their client, for the duration of the booking
What are the sleeping arrangements for a live-in carer?
A live-in carer is expected to be able to have sufficient rest period during the night time (at least 8 hours’ sleep). If a live-in carer is regularly woken more than twice in the night by the person they are caring for, an additional carer may be needed to cover waking nights. £15 will be charged by Helpd per night call.
When does a live-in carer take their breaks and what hours do they normally work?
A live-in care will usually have their break between 2pm-4pm as this is seen as a quiet time for clients i.e. after lunch when usually no personal care is needed. A carer would be actively working for approximately 8 hours per day and would be on call at all times except their break times and as agreed.
Do live in carers get time off?
Live in carers usually take a 2 hour break daily. This down time that they are free to leave the home or spend time in their room without being required to montitor their client. The timing of this break can be discussed with the carer. However it is usually taken between 2pm-4pm when most clients are settled after lunch.
How do I get a live in caregiver?
In order to hire a live in carer for yourself or your loved one, we will require you to speak to one of our trained advisers. They will be able to talk you through the support needed based on the information you tell us. They will then contact members of the team who match the kind of carer you are searching for. Once they have suitable carers they will arrange for you to view their profiles and conduct a phone interview with them. Following the success of this, we will help you to arrange a suitable start date for the carer.
Can my carer live with me?
Yes, live in carers expect to live at their client’s homes for the duration of the booking. This can be a matter or weeks or months.
What is a live in caregiver?
A live in care giver is a trained experienced professional who is hired to come to stay with a client and support them with their every day living activities. These activities usually include personal care, domestic chores, cooking and assistance with medication
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