Have you ever felt as if you could use some extra support at home? Are you or a loved one living with a progressive health condition that has changed what you used to be able to do? If so, you may benefit from the flexible and dedicated one-to-one support of our professional home carers.
By providing care directly in the client’s home, a home carer allows people with care needs to continue living independently in the comfort and familiarity of their own home. It’s not just older generations that can benefit from having a home carer. There are many highly-personalised care solutions available to those living with disabilities, complex conditions or anyone over the age of 18 with care needs.
Since you will be entrusting someone with your home and your loved ones, it is vital to choose the right person. Here you can learn more about what a home carer is and their duties and responsibilities so that you can make an informed decision.
What is a home carer?
A home carer is a person trained to provide support to individuals or couples in their own homes. They provide assistance with a number of daily tasks such as discreet and sensitive personal care, meal preparation, prompting medication and light housekeeping.
With live-in care, our professional home carers will come and live with you in your home to provide you with round-the-clock care, companionship and support so you can enjoy a better quality of life.
With hourly care, which is initially based in West London, our expert home carers can pop in and visit you for as little as one hour as many times as is needed throughout the week. Our professional hourly carers can assist with anything from making your lunch, supporting with personal care or even assisting you out and about in the local community.
Our home care services
Professional home carers from The Good Care Group provide a number of home care services including:
Professional care at home can benefit anyone that requires extra support with practical everyday tasks or could use some companionship or emotional support. Home care is provided on a highly-personalised, one-on-one basis and is designed to encourage the individual to retain as much of their freedom and independence as possible. Older generations, individuals with disabilities, frailty or mobility issues, and people living with life-limiting conditions can all benefit from home care.
A home carer can help those living with dementia to meet their changing care needs. Moving away from home and into a care home can be stressful at any stage of life, but it’s especially distressing for those living with conditions like dementia. Staying at home and receiving one-on-one compassionate care from a professional carer can improve health outcomes and quality of life for those living with dementia.
Anyone living with a specialist complex care condition may also benefit from the care provided by a home carer. The Good Care Group has been supporting individuals living with a number of complex conditions for over 10 years. Our professional home carers provide dedicated care to individuals with complex care needs so that they may continue living a happy and independent life in the comfort of their own home.
The complex conditions we care for includes, but is not limited to:
A home carer provides in-home support to their clients in a number of ways. Their duties may include everything from personal care and hygiene to emotional support and companionship.
Some of the duties and responsibilities of a home carer may include:
Bathing and dressing
Assisting with mobility in and around the home
Along with assisting their clients with practical everyday tasks, home carers also provide companionship and emotional support. Whether it be a chat over a cup of tea or a walk in the garden, home carers are a friendly face that provide comfort and reassurance right when you need it most.
Qualities to look for in a home carer
When it comes to choosing a home carer for yourself or your loved ones, you want to make sure you get it right. Home carers share your home and many other personal aspects of your life, so it’s important to choose a professional carer that you can rely on.
At The Good Care Group, we believe that home carers should be professional, empathetic, patient and share a love of helping others. Our rigorous carer selection process includes a revolutionary ‘situational judgement test’ that profiles candidates and ensures we only choose the most dedicated among them. This confirms that all our carers share our professional values before they begin working with us.
We also complete an enhanced background check on all potential candidates that includes a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screening and a full-employment check. We then train each carer well beyond the industry standard to provide our clients with top-quality, highly personalised care.
We work hard to choose a professional carer that will match the needs, interests and personalities of our clients. Our professional carers offer so much more than just practical support and they often become a valued part of their client’s lives.