What to expect from a live in carer
We understand that it can be worrying when a new carer comes to live with you in your home but soon you will be close companions. If you choose, carers can learn lots of personal details about you such as where you keep your spare house keys or who your friends are. Trust is absolutely essential for a successful relationship between client and carer.
Fulfilling relationships are always supported by good communication. Here are some useful tips:
- Think about your routines and preferred ways of doing things. The quicker your carer can learn your routine, the less you will need to instruct them. Help your carer to help you.
- Be clear in your instructions and listen to and acknowledge a carer's point of view. Two way communication always works best.
- On a regular basis give both positive and any negative feedback to encourage a good working relationship.
How you manage your carers is a personal choice and over time you will choose the best method that works for you. The Live In 24 management team is always on hand to help with details such as level of care, cost, holiday and sickness cover, emergencies and personal relationships between client and carer.