Cleaning & Laundry | The Good Care Group

Help with cleaning and laundry

As we get older, it can be difficult to stay on top of the long list of daily chores it takes to maintain a home. Due to ageing, disabilities, or simply time constraints, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the day-to-day tasks required to keep your much-loved home from becoming uncomfortable, disorganised, or even unsafe.

If you feel that you could benefit from some extra support at home, help is available in the form of live-in care. A live-in carer can help relieve you of the burden of tedious chores such as cleaning and laundry while providing you with a friendly face and companionship, if and when you need it.

To learn more about how live-in care from The Good Care Group can help you remain in the comforts of your own home while receiving highly-personalised care and support, contact our friendly team.

How to become a live-in carer

What domestic and cleaning assistance can be provided?

As we age, domestic chores may become too physically demanding to handle on our own. Part of the duties of a live-in carer is to provide you with support with a number of everyday domestic tasks.

Some of the light household duties a carer can see to include:

  • General tidying up
  • Washing and drying dishes
  • Cleaning, vacuuming, dusting and polishing
  • Cleaning bathrooms including the tub, sink and toilet
  • Food shopping and meal preparation
  • Light gardening duties
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Pet care

Help with laundry

Doing the laundry can be very physically demanding, especially for those with mobility or frailty issues. If you or your loved ones are living with an age-related illness such as dementia, memory loss, arthritis, osteoporosis, or heart and lung issues, you may find it difficult to stay on top of the demands of your laundry and ironing.

Regular laundry is important as maintaining clean clothing, bedding and towels can help prevent ulcers and bed sores, along with removing potential irritants to sensitive skin. A clean and tidy environment can also have benefit your mental health by allowing you to feel comfortable and relaxed in a tidy home.

A live-in carer can help support you with a number of laundry related tasks including:

  • Stripping and making beds
  • Washing and drying bedding and clothing
  • Ironing clothing, linens and bedding
  • Hand washing delicate items
  • Hanging or storing clothing neatly away

Many people may prefer to do their own laundry or ironing. In that case, a live-in carer will be there to assist with any other household duties.

The benefits of live-in domestic help

Receiving extra help with domestic chores and day-to-day tasks from a live-in carer offers a number of benefits including:

Some of the light household duties a carer can see to include:

  • Relief from the physical demands of chores
  • Choice and control over the appearance of your environment
  • A clean and comfortable surrounding for mental and physical wellbeing
  • Consistency and continuity from a familiar and trusted carer
  • A tidy home can help reduce falls and injuries
  • Receiving respite care after an illness or operation

Flexible care solutions

It’s important to remember that live-in care is a flexible arrangement designed to enhance the quality of your life, not take over it. A live-in carer is there to provide you with the support you need while encouraging you to maintain as much of your independence as possible.

At The Good Care Group, we understand that each person has their own specific needs and personal cleaning standards when it comes to their own home. Thanks to our flexible care arrangements, you will be involved in every step of planning your own care. You can establish your own requirements for how you would like your home to be taken care of and our live-in carers will always respect your boundaries and preferences.

Learn more about live-in care

At the Good Care Group, we’ve been providing highly-personalised live-in care and domestic support for over 10 years. Our dedicated and bespoke care helps individuals to continue living happily and safely in the comfort of their own homes while receiving the care and domestic support they need.

Unlike introductory agencies, we are fully regulated by independent regulatory bodies in England and Scotland and are the only dedicated live-in care provider in England to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC in all five categories for being safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive. We only select the most talented carers, each of which must surpass a rigorous recruitment process. All of our carers then undergo an unrivalled training programme that far exceeds the statutory requirements.

Our holistic and flexible approach to care allows for unparalleled quality delivered consistently. Our team of live-in care experts and clinical specialists will work with you and your family to create a no-obligation assessment of your needs that takes into consideration not only the care and support you need but your lifestyle choices, routines and preferences. We go to great lengths to match you with a carer suited to your hobbies, interests and values.

Once chosen, your live-in carer will move into your home and provide support for a number of day-to-day tasks ranging from discreet and sensitive personal care to facilitating social arrangements for you in your home and community. On top of highly-personalised care, a live-in carer can provide you with companionship and emotional support, if, and as, you need it.

Call us today to learn how live-in care can help you live well in the comfort of your own home.

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