The role of the live-in carer is to provide personalised and one-on-one support based on your individual needs. This could include anything that a residential care home worker would assist with, alongside additional tasks that will be unique to your household. For example, your carer could help with caring for your pets or with light gardening.
The most common tasks completed by a live-in carer are related to personal care. This could include washing, dressing, grooming and other personal care tasks. They might help around the house by going food shopping, planning healthy meals, cooking and doing light housework. For larger properties, we recommend additional cleaning staff so your carer can focus on supporting you rather than property maintenance.
Live-in carers will also provide limited health care support, such as making sure you take the right medications on time, or taking you to your GP appointments. They can also offer catheter and incontinence care. Finally, live-in carers also provide companionship and emotional support. They are essential for staving off loneliness and ensuring individuals do not feel isolated due to their condition.