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Making life fun for frail clients
Date created: 07/10/2020

Often the clients that live-in carers look after may be house bound. If not completely house bound, they may have mobility issues which makes getting out and about difficult for both carer and client... read more

I’ve been there so long and now they want me to stay
Date created: 07/10/2020

Through the months of lockdown and isolation many live-in carers have found that they were living with the same client all year with no break or change of carer... read more

Carers have feelings too – coping when a beloved client passes away
Date created: 06/10/2020

You may well think that when a loved one passes away it is only the family that grieve. Not true. Carers can also experience profound feelings of loss when clients die... read more

Carer insurance – what does it cover?
Date created: 06/10/2020

Many agencies these days are suggesting that live-in carers have their own insurance. This is because many clients and their families are asking for the carer to be covered in case of a misfortune... read more

Should I work for more than one agency?
Date created: 06/10/2020

This is a question which many new live-in carers may ask. While we hope that the agency we sign up with will always have enough work for us, there may be times when you are without a placement... read more

A pay discrepancy – family refuse to pay me
Date created: 08/09/2020

When we head off to a client to take care of them, we automatically assume that we will be paid. This is normally arranged in advance. Such things as night calls and break time is also covered in our job description... read more

Identifying mental health problems
Date created: 08/09/2020

With live-in care it is likely that you will be placed with clients with different health issues. In most situations you will receive a brief of the client and their health issues before you arrive there... read more

I’m a different religion – can we work together?
Date created: 08/09/2020

Most clients that a live-in carer will stay with are sympathetic to other religions. In fact, as a live-in carer you may often find that you are allowed extra time off to attend your own church if you so choose to... read more

It’s too hot to eat – what do we do?
Date created: 04/09/2020

As the summer temperatures rise, so do many people lose their appetites. While this may be acceptable for healthy people, eating less is not what we want for our clients. Unless they really need to lose a little weight, most clients may benefit from eating a little more... read more

My client refuses to wear a mask – help!
Date created: 04/09/2020

Right now, with the coronavirus and all that it brings with it, many live-in carers may be confused about what you can do and what is still not allowed... read more