What is Live-in Care?
As a live-in carer, you’ll provide personal care, deliver care within the service user's home and help them get out and about. Above all else, you'll help promote independence and choice for the individual whilst offering companionship and emotional support. Live-in care can give family members peace of mind that their loved are fully supported especially when they may live far away.
At Source Care, we are keen to enable our service users to live safely and happily in their own home in the knowledge that there is always a person to call on who will ensure they are protected from harm and can meet their assessed needs.
Key Responsibilities of a Live-in Carer
As a live-in carer, you may be involved with:
Personal care - including dressing, undressing, washing and bathing
Household - to make and change beds, tidy rooms and do light cleaning around the home
Medication - helping service users in taking medication, all according to the customer’s care plan
Mobility - assisting service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence, and help with use of care aids and personal equipment
Companionship - promoting mental and physical activity through talking to service users, taking them out, and helping them to engage in activities that they enjoy
Preparing and cooking meals