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Top 10 Live in Caregiver Duties: What to Expect

Published on June 21, 2017

It is a big concern for many people when their loved ones get to an age when they might need additional support.  In a global world, with many families not living close to their elderly family members, it can be a traumatic time to have to make difficult decisions on what to do for loved ones.  Sometimes medical problems or health issues can add to a complex situation.

Thankfully there are multiple options and routes that families can take, depending on the level of care and attention that is required.  From residential care homes to private live in caregivers, the choice now allows for peace of mind for all the family.

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The Basic Live in Carergiver Duties: What to Expect

Published on June 19, 2017

Private carers and live in carers provide one-to-one support for the individual or family requiring their care.  It isn’t always isolated to the elderly, but this is where the majority of live in caregiver duties will typically fall.  Some families might need carers for disabled children or adults, whilst others who require extra support after undergoing surgery might need temporary live in carers.

What can you require from a live in carer and the duties they might perform?  It ultimately depends on the needs of the family or person they are caring for, but here is a handy guide to the basic live in caregiver duties you can expect.

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The Pros, Cons & Cost of Carer Services: Which is Better for You?

Published on June 14, 2017

As family or a friend’s health deteriorates, there are many factors to consider when choosing which type of care is required to support a happy and healthy life.  Individuals who are young but undergoing surgery, look to find support if they are unable to partake in normal day-to-day duties, whilst older family members may require more extensive specialist care.  Each case is different and those differences will affect the cost of carer services available. Whatever the case might be, there are multiple routes one can consider.

The three most common types of care are live in caregivers, part time caregivers and more traditional residential care.  But what are the pros and cons of these various options and what is the difference in cost of carer services?  Our handy guide gives a clear and concise picture of what to expect (based on London, UK British rates).

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What is the Cost of Caregivers in the Private Sector?

Published on June 12, 2017

Caregivers in the private sector allow families and individuals to receive private and tailor-made care suitable for their needs and requirements.  It may be that a family chooses to look to have private care to give peace of mind that their loved one is getting one-to-one attention and around the clock care.

But what is the average cost of caregivers?  What salary would they expect? It varies from country to country, and will also vary depending on experience and if the position is live in or live out. This handy guide gives some indications of the rate for private caregivers in London and around the world.

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Live In Caregiver & Other Caregiver Costs and Options

Published on June 8, 2017

People are living longer.  This is a fantastic development in Western medicine, understanding health and treating serious illness.  But with the longevity of life, comes the need for individuals and families around the world to look at alternative options for caregivers.

Traditionally, one would associate caregivers with retirement homes, a place where the elderly go to live in order to have their care managed correctly.  However, in more modern times, families and individuals have more options for their loved ones, including hiring a live in caregiver.

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Example of Housekeeping Training Module

Published on June 5, 2017

Housekeeper Training

The difference between a Housekeeper and a Cleaner is significant.  To understand the difference, a trainee-housekeeper will undergo either years of on the job training, or look to continue their education by enrolling on skills specific courses.  The skills taught to a Housekeeper will include a huge array of detail, from the technical understanding of the tools, products and equipment they use through to etiquette and advanced knowledge of garment care.

In our intensive Housekeeping training course, we take each course participant through a range of detailed modules.  Here we give you complete access to Module 1 & 2 of the Housekeeping training.

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Employment Agency Vs Recruitment Agency – What Polo & Tweed is?

Published on June 1, 2017

Employment and recruitment agencies are two very different entities, but from the outside can be quite confusing. This article should help you understand the differences between the two.

It can seem that there are so many things to think about when looking for a new job. Our hope is that this article will give you the tools to make great decisions on your journey to your dream job.

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10 Interview Questions To Ask An Ofsted Registered Nanny

Published on May 29, 2017

Employing an Ofsted registered nanny may allow the parents/employers to get financial assistance with their childcare costs. Parents can also get childcare vouchers from their employers if their company has signed up for this scheme. An Ofsted registered nanny will also give the parents the peace of mind that she has all the necessary paperwork such as DBS, first aid etc, as without these she will not be able to be registered with Ofsted.

If you want to read further about how you can get your nanny to register with Ofsted, or what Ofsted is etc, you can read more about this here.  But what are the 10 Most Important Interview Questions to Ask an Ofsted registered nanny?

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Housekeeping Training for Hotel Staff – What to Consider

Published on May 25, 2017

When working in a high end or boutique hotel, the skills and quality of your housekeeping staff can make or break the experience for your guests.

Having a solid team that works seamlessly together, with the highest quality of housekeeping skills training and the best eye for detail, is vital for the running of the hotel and maintaining the highest standards possible. Providing regular, specific housekeeping training for hotel staff, will catch problems early, keep teamwork strong and stay on top of developments in the industry.

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The Importance of Investing in Hotel Staff Training

Published on May 22, 2017

When it comes to the hotel industry, great staff can make all the difference. In the world where the reputation of a hospitality business can be made or broken by a simple thing like a Trip Advisor review, making sure that everything works and comes together is of vital importance.

Whether you’re running a 5-star hotel or a small informal guesthouse, having great staff that are trained, knowledgeable and ready to deal with any situation, can leave a lasting impression in your guest’s minds. Investing in hotel staff training plays a large role in this.

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