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As live-in carers we always hope that things will go smoothly with our placements and that we will return after a short break if we so choose...

Date created: 12/08/2021

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As a new live-in carer, you may find it daunting when you first pack up to head off to your new placement. There is certainly a lot to think of and plenty to forget unless you are careful...

Date created: 24/05/2021

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As a live-in carer you may find yourself in charge of getting your client to various appointments such as doctor or hospital, and even shopping if your client can manage this. ..

Date created: 10/05/2021

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While most live-in-carers head off to their placements with a good idea of what they will find when they arrive, you may one day be asked to go to a client as the very first live-in carer. ..

Date created: 12/02/2021

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Accepting the placement of live-in carer means far more than taking care of a person. While you will normally be responsible for day-to-day running of the home and all that this entails, there are other aspects to live-in care which should be addressed...

Date created: 29/12/2020

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Any fall is frightening, and it becomes even more so when your client hits their head. Any knock on the head must be attended to, even if there is no bleeding and your client seems to be okay...

Date created: 04/12/2020

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While it is a lovely thought to have a client who is calm and contented all the time, this is not always the case with live-in care. In fact, it is likely to be the exception to the norm in many placements...

Date created: 03/11/2020

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Ideally, live-in carers like their clients to eat. Maybe not huge amounts, but we like to see them eat something. Most of the time this will happen, although occasionally you may arrive at a placement where the client simply does not eat much...

Date created: 03/11/2020

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Having a client fall over is possibly one of the worst things that can happen in the daily life of a live-in carer. Apart from your client actually dying, finding them on the floor or elsewhere is the worst feeling in the world...

Date created: 03/11/2020

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It is the dream of every live-in carer to arrive at a placement where all goes well – the client is delightful, the house is a dream, and the neighbours are just great! Getting back to ‘real life’ we find that things may not turn out this way...

Date created: 03/11/2020

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