How to find a private live-in carer in London

March 28, 2024 Live-In Care

How to find a private live-in carer in London

Making the decision to employ a live-in carer or nurse to offer 24/7 care and support is not one you’ll take lightly. It’s completely understandable to feel apprehensive about having someone new move in. However, live-in help can be a fantastic way to ensure your loved one receives the care they need, while remaining comfortable and independent in their familiar surroundings.

There are many benefits of live-in care. For instance, consider an elderly parent who recently lost their spouse. Living alone can be isolating and increase their risk of falls, accidents, and illness. A live-in carer or nurse can provide companionship, ensure medication is taken correctly, and help with daily tasks like household management, bathing and dressing. This provides peace of mind, especially for those who can’t be there in person as often, as a live-in carer or nurse ensures your loved one receives consistent support, as evidenced in our case studies.

We understand finding the perfect fit for your loved one can be a worry. At Cavendish Homecare, we take the time to understand your loved ones’ specific needs and preferences. We’ll then match them with a qualified and compassionate carer or nurse who has the experience to provide the best possible support, while also considering their interests, preferred support style, and personality for the ideal match.

Choosing Cavendish Homecare

With over 30 years of experience in the NHS and private healthcare sectors, our family-owned agency has the compassion, the knowledge and the staff to provide superior quality live-in care.

Cavendish Homecare is renowned nationwide for providing bespoke live-in care, with individually tailored live-in care packages that help to stabilise your loved one’s general health and enhance their standard of living day-to-day. We source only the highest-calibre carers and nurses that are prepared to live and work in your loved one’s home, offering 24-hour support and discretion.

At Cavendish Homecare, our recruitment processes are as stringent as possible. We undertake extensive background checks to provide families with genuine peace of mind in the skillset and reliability of our private home care and nursing team.

From the moment you contact us to discuss a potential live-in care plan for your loved one living in London, your enquiry will be in the safe and experienced hands of our managers, Mairead Liston and Denise Moore. Both Mairead and Denise are comprehensive and compassionate when assessing the day-to-day care needs of your loved one and designing a bespoke live-in care plan.

How to find a private live-in carer

It can take a significant amount of time to research and select a suitable private live-in carer in London for your loved one. There are website portals that advertise self-employed live-in carers, demonstrating their experience and qualifications, but choosing which ones look more employable than others can be a difficult task. Here’s a checklist to help you:

  • Conduct face-to-face interviews with your shortlisted carers
  • Complete a DBS check on each prospective candidate
  • Research the National Minimum Wage and any subsequent Income Tax or National Insurance Contributions (NICs) you will have to pay to work out affordability
  • Research Employers Liability Insurance and Public Liability Insurance to safeguard against any unexpected legal claims – You’ll be responsible for your chosen live-in carer’s health and safety

Cavendish Homecare is here to help. The primary benefit of using Cavendish Homecare’s private live-in care services is that you won’t have to directly employ a qualified carer privately. Instead, we’ll do all the legwork and employ highly trained carers on your behalf. You will also benefit from our extensive in-house care services, providing specialist private home care in London. Whether you require cancer support, Dementia care, nursing visits or palliative care, we can support your loved one on every step of their care journey.

All that’s required from you is to contact us today and a member of our team can walk you through the process and create a personalised plan.

About the Author…

Sophie Cramer

Senior Marketing Executive

Commencing her marketing journey with a bachelor’s degree from Nottingham Trent University, Sophie Cramer seamlessly transitioned into her role as a marketing executive.

Sophie’s proficiency extends to adept copywriting, where she shares her insights through editorials and articles in prestigious luxury publications, including Mayfair Times, Abode2, and NR Times. Additionally, in partnership with our charity partner, Cruse Bereavement, Sophie played a pivotal role in coordinating and participating in numerous fundraising events dedicated to raising awareness and support.

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