Live-in care tailored to you or your loved one’s needs
We offer many types of live-in care, from managed to short-term and long-term. With each type our care assistants will tailor their care to you or your loved one’s needs, whether that be companionship, help with personal care and mobility, or a mixture of both.
Managed live-in care
This is the type of care we provide at Caremark - our agency is regularly assessed by the Care Quality Commission
to ensure that our practices, policies and procedures are compliant with standards outlined by the government. Once we’ve placed a carer in your or your loved one’s home we ‘manage’ the service they provide to you, taking an active role in the care they are giving.
This gives you the peace of mind and reassurance that everything is being done to strict guidelines. Before placing a carer with you or your family member we discuss your preferences, wishes and circumstances as well as conduct a risk assessment. A tailored plan will then be created and a management team provided. The management team assesses and ensures everything is going according to plan and the right support is being given. Caremark is responsible for training, matching and paying your carer, including organising tax and national insurance.
We do not provide this type of live-in care but many agencies do. With self-managed live-in care the agency has less involvement than with a managed service. The agency discusses your needs and preferences with you and then vets and interviews self-employed live-in carers for you. They carry out full reference checks and ensure the carer has an enhanced DBS/CRB certificate and the right to work in the UK. They will also help devise a care plan with you. Once the carer has been assigned to you or your loved one, you are responsible for paying them, and making any changes to the care plan. The agency may be in touch to check that everything is going well but they will not usually visit the home.
Long and short-term live-in care
Perhaps you or your loved one has just returned from hospital and needs a period of recuperation under medical supervision, or maybe you’re the main carer but you’ve got to go away for a while unexpectedly and need temporary live-in care to take over the duties you would normally do? In such situations short or long-term live-in care is an ideal solution. Longer-term placements can last anything from a few months to a few years, while short-term live-in care could last for a week or two up to a month.
Our compassionate live-in care assistants can provide support with anything from personal care and medication prompting and administering, to mobility and safety, shopping, cooking and housework, pet care and day trips out, as well as accompaniment to doctor, dental and hospital appointments, companionship and emotional support.
Here we’ve listed a few of the ways in which our live-in carers can support you or your family member’s needs:
- personal care (click Live-in-care for more details)
- shopping, housekeeping and cooking
- meeting dietary and nutritional needs
- companionship and emotional support - many carers become more like friends
- daily activities and accessing local support
- using mobility aids
- administering medication
- attending doctor, dental and hospital appointments
- help with household bills and general admin