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Are you looking to make a difference in someone’s life?

If so, consider joining Lifted Care as a live-in carer. 

But becoming a carer is a process. And you can’t just start overnight. Luckily, we’re here to help you get started so that you have the best chance of success.

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5 Reasons Why Being a Home Carer is a Rewarding Career

Make Someone Smile

Every job comes with its challenges. And care work is no different. However, when you see that you’ve put a smile on someone’s face, you’re likely to experience immediate satisfaction. Making people happy can erase any negative experience you might have as a home carer.

Great Benefits

Many caregiving jobs offer good salaries. You could also get other valuable job perks like health insurance and training.

Perfect and Share Your Recipes

Being a live-in carer often involves meal planning and preparing food for clients. That means you are likely to spend quite a lot of your time cooking. As a result, you’ll be sharing recipes with your clients and even their loved ones. This can be a fun experience for you and your clients.

Work from a Home Environment

As a home carer, you don’t have to worry about working in a fast-paced environment or dealing with overbearing supervisors. You’ll be in a calm environment that won’t require you to do tedious tasks like you would in a typical work setting. For example, as a live-in carer, you’ll be doing the things you probably do at home—preparing meals, doing chores, and perhaps remembering to take medication.

Meet People with Incredible Stories

Everyone comes from a different background. Everyone also has a story. When working with clients in their homes where they’re most comfortable, you’ll hear their interesting stories. Most of your clients will be older people with lots of life experiences to tell you about. As their live-in carer, you’ll have plenty of time to hear about funny things they did when they were younger and learn about life in past decades.

Know the Different Types of Live-In Carers

There are different types of caregiving roles. For example, you can volunteer as a carer for hospice patients who need end-of-life care. Or you could choose to become a professional home carer.

There are three types of live-in carers:

 

  • Volunteer carer: Many people might volunteer as a carer because they enjoy helping people and don’t want employment in this field. Maybe they discovered their love for caregiving when assisting a family member or friend. Non-profits or hospice organizations are great places volunteers can go to make a difference.

  • Non-medical carer: A non-medical carer takes care of the basic needs of clients. For example, this often includes personal hygiene, bathing, dressing, mobility assistance, overseeing medication, and more. This role doesn’t require a certification or additional training. They are likely to work for an agency that provides training as part of the onboarding process.

  • Skilled carer: Skilled carers must undergo clinical training because they take care of specific medical needs of clients. This includes taking blood pressure, assisting with medical equipment, and other essential medical tasks.

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Live-In Carer Job Description

So, what does being a home carer entail?

Live-in carers help individuals who have difficulty performing day-to-day activities due to a disability, medical condition, or old age. This job requires someone compassionate, responsible, dependable, and patient. 

A carer helps clients with:

  • Personal care and hygiene

  • Incontinence care

  • Grocery shopping, meal planning, and meal preparation

  • Finding leisure activities and ways to stay physically active

  • Medication reminders

  • Light housekeeping duties and chores

  • Mobility (some clients need help getting around)

  • Medication reminders

  • Companionship and emotional support

  • Making appointments and running errands

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Is Lifted Care Right for You?

Working for a care company is the next step if you’re ready to pursue a career as a live-in carer. At Lifted Care, we aim to provide the best possible care for every client and the best possible work environment for every caregiver.

By joining the Lifted community, you’ll be a part of more than just a care company. You’ll also be a part of a family of dedicated and passionate carers who work to maintain a high-quality, caring experience for clients. 

Through our comprehensive training, we’ll ensure that you become better at being a live-in carer. Lifted has a T&C champion dedicated to ensuring the wellbeing of our carers by providing adequate support. 

Are you ready to become a carer with the Lifted team? 

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