A home carer is someone that provides bespoke care and support to you in your home. As well as providing personal care, medication support and mobility assistance, they build meaningful relationships with their clients, offering emotional support, empathy, and a listening ear.
Home care refers to a range of support services provided to anyone who requires assistance with day-to-day activities due to age, disability, or medical conditions. It allows people to receive bespoke care and support in the comfort of home, which encourages independence and enhances overall quality of life.
The Good Care Group has been providing high-quality home care across the UK for over 10 years. Our home carers are focused on keeping people safely and happily in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, whilst improving their overall health and well-being
What are the types of home carers?
Our live-in carers provide 24/7 support and companionship to our clients. Residing in the homes of those they care for, our carers offer tailored support based on our client’s needs, including daily activities, medication management, household tasks, and emotional support. With our live-in carers by their side, people with complex care needs can maintain their independence and remain in the comfort of their own homes. The constant presence of our live-in carers brings peace of mind to both clients and their families, knowing that professional care is readily available whenever needed.
Our hourly carers offer flexible care and support tailored to the specific needs and schedules of our clients. Whether it’s a few hours a day or several days a week, our dedicated carers provide support with personal care, meal preparation or running errands. Our focus is on empowering our clients to maintain their independence while ensuring they receive the necessary support to enhance their well-being and quality of life.
Caring for a loved one can be emotionally and physically demanding at times. Our respite carers step in to give family caregivers a well-deserved break, allowing them to rest and recharge. During the respite period, our carers ensure the well-being and safety of your loved ones, providing peace of mind for the whole family.
What are the duties of a home carer?
Our professional home carers provide a range of care services including:
Providing discreet and sensitive personal care
This can include any personal care tasks like bathing and getting dressed, but also those that promote self-esteem, like having your nails maintained or your hair styled.
Companionship as and when you need it
Our home carers provide companionship whilst ensuring your privacy is respected. We ensure that a well-matched carer shares similar values and interests to make life interesting, stimulating and enjoyable, whilst supporting your emotional and psychological needs.
Our professional home carers are trained in medication management and use an electronic system to ensure all medications are managed proactively and effectively. They will also collect prescriptions from the pharmacy.
Ensuring safe mobility in and around the home
We have an in-house Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper, who provides guidance and expert advice as to what equipment can help improve safe movement and mobility around your home, whilst minimising falls.
Specialist and expert nurse-led care
Our home carers are trained to monitor and identify any changes in your health, so they can respond appropriately and you can avoid unnecessary hospital admissions. Uniquely our care teams are supported by our own in-house Specialist Consultant Nurse, Dr Jane Pritchard.
What health conditions can home carers support?
Our carers are expertly trained to provide delegated healthcare tasks usually undertaken by a qualified healthcare professional, as well as being able to support the specific needs of each client. This means you can stay in the comfort and familiarity of your own home with all the medical and holistic support you need, all provided on a one-to-one basis
Our nurse-led service for complex care means that all clinical requirements are overseen by our specialist nurse, Dr Jane Pritchard and Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper. They provide expertise, guidance and support to our clients and their families.
Our home carers are expertly trained to support people with a number of complex conditions and care needs, including:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Palliative and end-of-life care
- Multiple sclerosis
- Mobility and frailty
What qualities are important in a home carer?
At The Good Care Group, we only hire compassionate and empathic carers with exceptional qualities and expertise. Our carers are carefully chosen through a rigorous recruitment process to ensure the highest standard of care for our clients. Here are the qualities you can expect from our home carers:
- Expertly Trained and Supported: We employ and train carers to the very highest standards. Our recruitment process is so rigorous only 2% of applicants are successful and our unrivalled training programme far exceeds statutory requirements. All of our carers complete a situational judgement test, as well as a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.
- Employed Directly By Us: We manage and pay your care team, making the process as easy as possible. Our carers are paid well, supported and rewarded for loyalty and performance.
- Compassion and Empathy: We take great pride in our compassionate carers and how they genuinely care for the well-being of our clients. Our home carers really spend time getting to know you and how you wish to live your life.
- Respect for Privacy and Dignity: We prioritise the privacy and dignity of our clients. Our home carers treat each individual with the utmost respect and uphold their personal boundaries.
How to arrange a home carer
Contact our friendly team to arrange for a free, no obligation home assessment. One of our care managers will meet with you and your family to discuss your care needs and how The Good Care Group Can Help. We will then expertly match you with a suitable carer that can meet all your needs.