As the population ages, demand for live-in carers is on the rise. Many people with care needs are choosing to remain in the comfort of their own home to receive dedicated care. This increasing demand provides plenty of new opportunities for those looking to become professional carers.
Working in live-in care is not only emotionally rewarding, it also offers many additional personal and financial benefits. To help you make an informed decision about whether working in live-in care may be the right job path for you, we’ve compiled a list of all the top advantages of becoming a live-in carer.
If you would like to learn more about joining The Good Care Group’s award-winning care team, do not hesitate to contact our friendly recruitment team.
One of the unique advantages of becoming a live-in carer is the relationship that you will build with your clients, their family and friends. With many other care roles, time is limited and you do not have the opportunity to build a meaningful and close connection. While working in live-in care, you will get to know your client, build mutual trust and establish an enriching relationship. The Good Care Group takes extra care to match our live-in carers with clients that share similar personalities, hobbies and interests, to help make their daily lives more enjoyable, fun and stimulating.
No two days are alike
Many Live-in Carers enjoy the day-to-day variety working in live-in care provides. Every day on the job will present new opportunities and new challenges. From driving your client to appointments, chatting over a cup of tea or enjoying new activities with them, no two days working in live-in care are quite the same.
Flexible working hours
Another major benefit of working in live-in care is the flexibility a career in care path provides. Although you will be required to provide consistent care for the entirety of your assignment, you can choose the length of your assignment and the time you take off between jobs. This allows many carers to have a flexible schedule and to fit work around other personal commitments.
Time to do your job properly
One of the disadvantages of other types of care roles is that they require high efficiency in a fast paced environment with little time to get to know your client on a personal level. This is not the case with live-in care.
By working with your client directly in their home, you will have all the time you need to ensure you are completing your tasks in a calm and relaxed manner. You will also have plenty of time to enjoy relaxing moments with your client like sharing a home-cooked meal or a walk in the garden.
Make a meaningful difference in a person’s life
Another major benefit of being a carer is the ability to positively impact a person’s life. Everyday you will work with someone in need and help improve their quality of life by providing professional care and companionship. Live-in care may offer many challenges, but the ability to help your client continue to live freely and independently in their much loved home provides an immense sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
Nationally recognised qualifications
Live-in care work offers a number of opportunities for job progression. Although you do not necessarily need to be fully qualified to begin working in live-in care, during your career in care you will have the opportunity to earn nationally recognised qualifications. For instance, earning a NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care can improve your job prospects and you may eventually progress all the way up to Level 7 for managerial care staff.
Plenty of job opportunities
Thanks to a growing demand for live-in care, there are plenty of job opportunities for those considering care work. Demand for qualified care professionals isn’t expected to slow down any time soon, making this the perfect time to begin a career in care.
Start a Rewarding Career in Live-In Care
Are you considering embarking on your own rewarding and enriching career in care?
Our exceptional carers are the reason we’ve become the UK’s most awarded provider of homecare services. By choosing The Good Care Group, you’ll benefit from everything you need to provide outstanding care like industry-leading training, flexible rota patterns, and 24/7 dedicated support.
If you’re passionate about making a positive difference in another person’s life, apply today to become a valued member of our award-winning team.