Dorset, United Kingdom,
GBP71.50 per hour, Employed (PAYE)
Posted: 4 days ago
Working as a Live In Carer can be a particularly enjoyable and rewarding career; everything you do makes a positive difference. Not only are you delivering the highest quality dedicated care and support for your client, you also work closely with them to help them realise their personal goals and wishes.
A wide range of people receive live in care, from those who have become elderly and frail, have physical disabilities, terminal illness, or complex care needs, to mental health support needs or a learning disability. Without support, many elderly people can become lonely and isolated and the Live In Carer really comes into their own through providing friendship, companionship and a link to the outside world.
Typically, the following situations may require a Live In Carer:
Friendship and companionship
Short term live in care for recovery from an operation, illness or injury
End of life care
Care for couples to prevent one from going into residential care
Stroke or brain injury rehabilitation
Tasks you may help with include:
Washing, dressing and personal appearance
Help with going to the toilet or managing continence
Ensuring medication is taken and on time
Preparing and cooking nutritious meals
Laundry, hoovering, tidying and cleaning
Changing and making the bed
Getting to medical appointments
Help with keeping up hobbies and interests
Assistance with mobility or getting out and about
Hoisting and manual handling
Help with looking after pets
Assistance with daily exercise
Teaching how to use a computer, tablet or smart phone
Teaching how to use Skype or Facetime to stay in touch with family and friends
Although you will be dedicated to your client, you will have the support of our experienced office and supervisory team, together with training opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills.
The rate of pay for this post starts at £71.50 per day.