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Cancelled flights and incoming carers – what do I do now?
Date created: 05/08/2020

In an ideal world, handovers always go smoothly. We plan our travels and the incoming carer arrives on time. We do our handover and get on our way... read more

I think my agency is abusing me – what can I do?
Date created: 05/08/2020

While we have all been trained to watch out for abuse in different ways, what we are very seldom told as live-in carers, is that there are times when we ourselves are abused... read more

I’m feeling the ongoing stress of lockdown – is this normal?
Date created: 05/08/2020

During the lockdown it was quite common to feel down. This may even have been more pertinent when working as a live-in carer with no chance of getting home or seeing family for several months... read more

My workload seems to be increasing – what can I do about it?
Date created: 05/08/2020

When you arrive at a placement, it is accepted that you have a detailed description of all you are supposed to do. This description will outline your daily tasks and include things such as laundry, shopping, light housework etc... read more

The incoming carer won’t stay – help!
Date created: 05/08/2020

It must be every outgoing carers nightmare when the incoming carer decides for whatever reason that she is simply not staying... read more

Family are putting my client in a care home – why do I feel so bad?
Date created: 23/07/2020

While it may be stressful taking care of our clients, most live-in carers face all sorts of adversity and challenges in a positive way. We simply handle things as they come, and make sure that we do the best we can for our clients... read more

I’m so sick of cooking – what can I do?
Date created: 23/07/2020

If you have been staying with your client through the entire lockdown period, as many carers have chosen to do, then by now you are either bored out of your mind or frazzled with work which seems to come from nowhere when you stay in the house all the time... read more

My client gets aggressive with me – what can I do?
Date created: 23/07/2020

Many live-in carers will find themselves in a placement with a client who suffers from Dementia. Simply because there are so many older people who have this disease, it is only a matter of time before you are placed here... read more

My client refuses medication – what do I do?
Date created: 23/07/2020

As live-in carers, we will often have to oversee our clients taking their medication. Sometimes we will need to help administer meds, particularly if a client cannot do this. .. read more

Staying smart in summer
Date created: 23/07/2020

As the months pass, the seasons change, and we start to head into summer, it is worth remembering a few things about the heat and how this can affect our clients... read more