What to expect from your Live-in Carer

Personal Care: To assist our clients with all aspects of personal care in accordance with the client’s individual care plan which may include the following tasks:

  • Assistance with dressing and undressing
  • Washing, bathing and showering
  • Personal hygiene requirements
  • Care of pressure areas
  • Caring for the skin, teeth, mouth, hair and nails
  • Positioning and movement of clients with poor mobility
  • Prompting and administration of medication
  • The management of incontinence
  • Assistance with toileting and cleaning of toileting equipment
  • Assistance with eating and drinking meeting nutritional and cultural needs
  • Prompt reporting of changes to the client’s health or wellbeing
  • Organising and managing medical and health related appointments
  • Ordering and management of medication

 

Social Care: To actively assist and support clients in all aspects of their social and emotional interests and wellbeing. Such tasks may include:

  • Participating with our client in social, leisure and personal interests
  • Providing companionship and emotional support to our clients and their families
  • Organising and accompanying clients on outings and social engagements
  • Assisting our clients to manage personal and financial affairs
  • Organising and maintaining regular contact with our client’s family and friends
  • Encouraging and assisting our clients to pursue and achieve personal goals and wishes
  • To participate in meetings and reviews where the care worker’s direct knowledge of the care of the client is an essential element in the process

 

Domestic Care: To ensure that domestic tasks are completed to the highest standard. Such tasks may include:

  • Washing and ironing of clothes and linen
  • Food shopping and food stock rotation
  • Cooking and serving well balanced nutritious meals for our clients and their guests
  • Cleaning and maintaining a high standard of cleanliness throughout the client’s property
  • Light garden and property maintenance
  • Organising and maintaining garden and property maintenance and services

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