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Live-in Carer’s Job Role

The Live-in Carer works at the service user’s home. The working hours and the duties depend upon the daily routine and the conditions of the client. The advantage of Live-in Care is that the service users do not have to leave their own homes and move to nursing homes, but they are provided the required and personal care in their own homes in the usual and relaxed atmosphere. Therefore, the clients can live their everyday lives without changing their environments and habits.
The Live-in Carer lives with the person who needs care 7 days a week, so the live-in carer works every day during the placement. The Live-in Carer is provided accommodation in a separate room for free of charge in the service user’s home, and the food is provided free as well. The working hours and the duties depend upon the personal conditions and the requirements of the service user so they will can vary in each case. Some service users are bedridden, therefore the live-in carer has to provide personal care. However, some other clients are very active and need help when shopping, walking or going out. Some clients sleep in the afternoon and sleep well in the evening as well. On the other hand, there are service users who get up early and go to bed early, too. All in all, service users require different levels of care and attention which depend upon their conditions, illnesses and personalities.
The service users all require different levels of care. It is all dependent upon their condition and requirements. However, you can expect to carry out the following tasks:
- personal care and aid
- helping with toileting and using the bathroom
- helping with getting up, getting dressed, and going to bed
- handling incontinence
- medicine e.g. checking the time and how its administered
- housework, cooking, cleaning
- accompanying them to social events, general practitioner, visiting relatives.
- up-dating paper work of the medication and the condition of the patient

Besides personal care, you will usually asked to do the general housework e.g. cooking, cleaning, ironing, shopping, dog walking, collecting medicine from the pharmacy, etc. Regarding the different level of care required by the service users, the Live-in Carer can indicate her/his preferences e.g. the location, what conditions and sickness of the client can be handled by her/him, etc. For example, if the live-in carer is allergic to animal fur, she/he will not be placed where there are pets. What is more, the location can be selected by the Live-in Carer, too. So, if someone prefers busy towns or rural life in the countryside, our colleagues in the UK office will try their best to find the most suitable match. All preferences are taken into account during the placements.
The Live-in Care’s working hours will vary dependent upon the level of care needed. Each day the Live-in Carer will be entitled to 2 hours free time each day, and during this time you can leave the house. However, during your stay with the service user, the Live-in Carer will not be working consistently throughout the day. Once the daily tasks have been done the live-in carer can relax in the company of the service user. Also, it can happen that the service users are regularly visited by their relatives and friends, and then the Live-in Carer is not needed. In these cases some free time can be counted as extra and can be spent at one’s discretion.
The Live-in Carer is employed with a contract by a British company registered in the UK. Therefore, the Live-in Carer is entitled to e.g. paid holiday (2.33 day/ 30 working days), as well as other employee rights complying with valid UK and EU legislation.