The role of the live-in carer is entirely dependent on the individual. They can typically assist with anything that a care home worker would assist with, but often with additional tasks such as light housework or caring for pets. Every care plan is unique to the client so we can only give a representation of the kinds of tasks that might be covered.
Carers can help with personal care, including dressing, bathing and grooming. They can also help to keep your mobile, ensuring you can move around your home safely. They will also help to keep your home tidy, and will likely be involved in planning meals, going to the shops, cooking and cleaning. They might also assist with laundry and other household tasks.
They can provide specialist support to help safeguard your health. This could include making sure you take the right medication at the right time. They could also help monitor blood glucose levels or blood pressure. If you need help to visit the hospital or local doctor’s office, your live-in carer can facilitate this.
And finally, they also provide much-needed companionship to help prevent loneliness. If you live alone, it can be very reassuring to know there is always someone around to have a catch up over a cup of tea. They can also help you to stay connected to your family and wider community.