10 Step Guide on How to Hire a Carer

Published on July 3, 2017

As an expert in recruitment, many families choose to come to us for advice when looking to hire a carer.  Regardless if you are planning on self-recruiting or going through a professional agency, hiring a carer can give you and your loved one’s peace of mind that your family members are cared for in the highest degree.

We all get older, and sometimes we are unlucky to struggle with medical or mobility issues as we age.  It can be a difficult time for the individual or the family members, and hiring a carer can give everyone much needed support and professional attention. Here are our handy steps on how to hire a carer.

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Private Caregivers for Hire: A Guide to the Hiring Process

Published on June 26, 2017

It can be a difficult time when you realise that you need additional support for your loved ones.  It may be that their health and level of care has reached a level that you are unable to sustain or are not qualified to handle.  Others might need temporary private caregivers in order to support them through a specific timeline of recovery, and some families might need specific care support for disabled or special needs.  Whatever the case is, it is important to recognise that it is OK to ask for help.

We are lucky that in this modern time, there are lots of options, possibilities and private caregivers for hire.  Here is a guide to hiring a private caregiver.

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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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