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Health 386 views Aug 06, 2019
Live-in Care - A Rewarding Job Helping The Elderly

Find out about an amazing care role you can do that provides great personal benefits, whilst enabling an elderly person to remain in their own home.

 

Are you looking for the kind of career that makes you feel like you have made a difference in the world? Are you looking for a job that is as challenging as it is rewarding? Would you love to work in the kind of job that enables you to apply your training properly without time constraints or budget issues?

 

Perhaps it is time to start looking into live-in care.

 

A live-in carer provides elderly care in the clients home. The level of care provided depends on the support that the client needs. In one job you may be providing basic care and companionship, helping with person tasks and otherwise being on hand for support. In another job you could be accompanying your client whilst they go on holiday, and otherwise provide them with help with personal tasks, gardening, cooking and cleaning. Jobs may be long-term or short-term and you can provide live-in care as part of a rota with another carer (2 weeks on 2 weeks off).

 

The Benefits For The Client

There are many benefits to a client having live-in care. The primary benefit is that they get to live in their own home, rather than moving to a residential home. 97% of people would rather not go into residential care if they become unwell or unable to care for themselves. Receiving care at home means they can stay in the place they love the most. Other benefits include:

  • Companionship - 1.9 million older people in the UK feel ignored or invisible. Having a live-in carer helps to combat loneliness by providing immediate company and supporting mobility and independence.
  • Nutrition and help with cooking
  • Physiotherapy if needed
  • Specialist care for stroke recovery or dementia
  • Safety in the home
  • Peace of mind for the family of the client
  • Being able to stay with a partner
  • Being able to keep a pet

 

There are many more benefits, and often ones that surprise you with every new client who has their own individual needs for live-in care.

 

The Benefits For You

Being a live-in care is incredibly rewarding and you are making a huge difference to your clients life by supporting them at home. Other benefits of being a live-in carer include:

 

  • Saving money on household bills whilst you live in the home of your client
  • Free and frequent training from your live-in care agency
  • Often there is no need for qualifications to get the job (you won't be placed until you have been trained)
  • Great pay
  • The opportunity to travel (in some jobs)
  • A good opportunity to apply the skills you have been taught without time restrictions or budget restrictions

 

There are many more benefits to being a live-in carer, many of which you find out for yourself during your placements.

How To Get A Job In Live-in Care

Do some research and have a look at the pay, the type of tasks you will need to do, and the type of person you need to be to be great at this kind of job. Not just anyone can be a carer, you have to be very special and very compassionate, with a real need to make a difference in a person's life. If you are already a carer in a residential home, then moving into live-in care could be an amazing next step for you.

Take a look at live-in care and how it could benefit you and those you work with. It could be the best career decision you ever make.


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