Are you unsure of what type of care is best for your loved one? Would they prefer to stay at home, but you are worried that it may not be the best option? Hiring a carer is an important decision, because you want to ensure you have complete peace of mind.
Here are our top 5 advantages of hiring a carer at home.
1. The position can be completely tailored to match your specific needs
Are you looking for an experienced carer who also is also able to carry out light housekeeping duties? Or is it important that they are comfortable around your loved ones pet dog? Would you prefer a carer who has specific training and experience in Dementia? To ensure you find the right person for the job, these attributes can all be listed in your job specification. You should take your time to understand exactly what you need because it will speed up the job recruitment process and you’ll be able to easily identify the right person for the role.
2. Staying close to friends and family can prevent loneliness
Hiring a home carer will mean that your loved one can stay close to their friends and family. Finding the right care home can often mean moving further away, therefore making it harder for friends and family to visit. A home carer can assist with taking your loved one out to activities that they enjoy doing. They can help them to stay social, preventing loneliness. This companionship is statistically proven to help improve happiness and emotional stability, and it can mean that the loved ones go on to live for many more years!
3. Familiar surroundings
The early stages of dementia can be difficult, but keeping your loved one in familiar surroundings with their beloved belongings can help them to remember and understand where they are. The transition of moving into a care home with unfamiliar surroundings can be difficult for those with dementia. Having this peace of mind that your loved one is as least distressed as possible is always a main reason why clients look to seek live in care for their family members.
4. The same carer every day
Having the same carer everyday is a great advantage of hiring a home carer – they can get to know your loved one, what they enjoy doing, their favourite food – making a positive impact on their life. In a care home, unfortunately it is unlikely that your loved one is going to see the same carer every day. This continuity with the same carer can also have a positive emotional impact on your family member.
5. Promoting independence can slow down deterioration
Hiring a home carer is a great way to promote and maintain independence. Your loved one is more likely to continue to do what they are able to do, with as much or as little help from their carer as is required. This independence can allow them to retain both physical and emotional strength. Therefore it is a preferred choice for many families.
Looking to Hire a Carer?
If you need our help or just any advice on hiring a carer, we’d love to hear from you. You can drop us a line or give us a call and we’d be happy to chat through our specific process and how we can best help you hire a carer.