You can expect the same level of care and support as you would receive in a care home. The main difference is that your carer can also help with household tasks such as food shopping, meal planning, cooking and light housework. For very large properties, we recommend hiring a cleaner so that your carer can focus on personal care.
Live-in carers are trained to deliver personal care such as bathing, grooming and dressing. They can help with mobility, ensuring you can access all areas of your home as required. They can also assist with personal hygiene routines, including catheter care and incontinence support.
They can provide healthcare support, ensuring you take medications on time and attend GP and hospital appointments. They can also help ensure you complete things like physiotherapy exercises. Your carer might also monitor health vitals, such as blood pressure or blood glucose levels.
Another important aspect of the carer role is to offer companionship and to help you stay connected to your friends and family. Living alone can be very isolating, so it will be a huge source of support to know there is always someone around for a chat over a cup of tea.