A1 Live-In Care F.A.Q.
A1 Live-in Care is a specialist provider of domiciliary and live-in care servicesfor adults of all ages.
A1 Live In Care Frequently Asked Questions
Live-in care can appear to be an intimidating prospect when you lack familiarity with it. There’s much to ponder, and it may seem as if an unending list of queries is on your plate.
For this reason, we’ve curated this FAQ page to offer guidance on comprehending the mechanics of live-in care and to shed light on why it serves as an excellent solution for your 24-hour care requisites.
Within these pages, you’ll discover responses to some of the most frequently posed questions about live-in care. However, should you have further inquiries that remain unaddressed, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to ensure your understanding and peace of mind.
What does a live-in carer do?
A live-in carer offers continuous support tailored to the client’s needs. Services encompass personal care, companionship, medication management, mobility assistance, meal preparation, and light housekeeping.
What care conditions can you support?
Our skilled carers assist clients with various needs, including dementia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, arthritis, and mobility challenges.
What housekeeping duties will my carer be able to help with?
Carers can handle light housekeeping tasks such as laundry, vacuuming, dusting, and meal preparation.
What are carers not allowed to do?
Carers cannot administer medication via injections, perform medical procedures, or execute heavy-duty cleaning or gardening tasks.
Do carers need their own room?
Yes, carers necessitate a private room to ensure they have a comfortable space to rest and recharge.
What if I don’t get on with my carer?
If you find your carer is not the right fit, we will collaborate with you to identify a suitable replacement as quickly as possible.
How long will a carer stay with me?
Carer placements can vary from a few weeks to several years, based on the client’s needs and preferences.
What happens if my carer is sick or goes on holiday?
We will organise a temporary replacement carer to provide continuous care during your regular carer’s absence.
Will my carer take care of my pet?
Carers can assist with basic pet care tasks such as feeding, walking, and providing companionship for your pet.
How will my care be managed?
A dedicated care manager will oversee your care, regularly reviewing your care plan, liaising with your carer, and ensuring that your care needs are consistently met and adapted as necessary.
When do carers have breaks?
Carers are entitled to breaks throughout the day and a longer, uninterrupted break each week. The exact schedule will be discussed and agreed upon with the client and their family.
Can I have a male carer?
Yes, we offer both male and female carers to meet the diverse preferences of our clients.
Will my live-in carer drive?
Some of our live-in carers possess valid driving licenses and can drive. If you require a carer who can drive, please inform us during your assessment, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Have the carers undergone a DBS check
All our carers undergo a thorough background check, including a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, to ensure they are suitable to work with vulnerable individuals. Additionally, we require references and conduct in-depth interviews to verify that our carers possess the necessary experience, compassion, and professionalism. Read more about us or contact us now!