What comes to your mind when we say the term ‘Live-In Carer’?

Well, a live-in care worker is the person who stays with people in their home, helps them with a variety of tailored tasks ranging from household chores to personal care as per their Care Plans such as:

Personal care tasks: Including bathing, dressing, toileting and continence management, nail filing and cutting and skin monitoring for signs of pressure ulcers and reporting accordingly.

Cooking: Including nutrition, meal preparation, assisting with feeding, cleaning and changing non-complex PEGS and stoma bags etc.

Medication management: Collecting prescriptions, medications reminders and routine administration of medications to the service users.

Getting out and about: Shopping, support with leisure activities, educational activities and social events.

Essential appointments or errands: Dealing with home correspondence, budgeting etc

Household maintenance: Helping to keep the house clean, safe and comfortable.

Mobility and safety: helping to keep a service user mobile, safe and comfortable at home.

Social interaction and community inclusion: Liaising with service user’s network of informal carers, family and professionals to keep a service user mobile, safe and comfortable at home.

In essence, a live-in carer provides a companionship and genuine interest in the people to assist them to live with dignity, choice of care and independence – three core values of Premier care support Services.

More information on home-care can be found on Buckinghamshire council Buckinghamshire council website

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