The easiest, safest and most convenient option for employing a live in carer is to choose one that is fully employed by a reputable live-in care provider, who is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The agency assumes all responsibility for the vetting, training and management of the carer and for the legal obligations relating to their employment.
Rather than paying the carer’s wages directly, a fee is paid to the provider. They take care of all taxation and National Insurance arrangements. In most cases the fee payable for the provision of an agency-managed live in carer is comparable to the costs of residency in a nursing home.
As with other methods of hiring a live in carer, when you opt for an agency-managed service you still have full participation in the selection process, but with the added peace of mind that your carer has been carefully selected, checked and trained.
The carer is fully managed by the provider and will be supported by an expert care manager. Your needs will be captured in a comprehensive plan of care that guides the care team. So, whether you need personal care or specialist care, domestic help or simply companionship, with a fully managed service you have the reassurance you have all the support you need, whilst receiving high-quality care at home.
The Good Care Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of award-winning live-in care. You can find out more about our one-on-one home care services here. Alternatively, to speak to someone about your home care requirements please call 020 3728 7577.