How to Find a Private Live-in Carer in London
Making the decision to employ a live-in carer to offer 24/7 care and support to a loved one is not one you’ll take lightly. First and foremost, employing a stranger to move in and live with your loved one is something to overcome in your mind. Nevertheless, there are plenty of professionally trained resident caregivers that see this role as a vocation rather than a career, helping to provide the personal care and companionship your family member needs.
There are numerous reasons why around-the-clock live-in care can be transformative for your loved one. A common scenario is that an elderly mother or father has been recently widowed, leaving them living alone and potentially vulnerable. If their loved ones live too far away to be able to keep a close eye on them, a live-in carer is a sensible care solution.
If your loved one lives in London, you could consider finding and employing a live-in carer directly.
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.
Our agency 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 registered nurses that are prepared to live and work in your loved one’s London 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 of peace of mind in the skillset and reliability of our private 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 manager, Mairead Liston. Mairead has more than 30 years of experience in the NHS and private healthcare sectors and has been involved at each stage of a client’s care. Mairead is comprehensive and compassionate when assessing the day-to-day care needs of your loved one and designing a bespoke live-in care plan.
Whether it’s day-to-day activities, overseeing the cooking and cleaning, administering their medication or simply being a friendly face to rely on, please don’t hesitate to discuss the live-in care needs of your loved one with one of our experts.
How to find a private live-in carer in London
It can take a significant amount of time to research and select a suitable private live-in carer for your loved one in London. 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 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. We can take care of the entire process and remove the potential stress. 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.
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.