As a live-in carer, you can expect to work an average of 8-to-10-hour days. However, you must be flexible just in case a client needs help outside those hours.
You’ll often receive a break off the premises, which gives you time to relax and rejuvenate. That is very important as a carer because the job usually requires you to stay in one spot throughout the day. So having a change of scenery can be refreshing.
Usually, you won’t have to work through the night, but this often depends on the care company you work for. If a client needs support throughout the night, there’s usually a carer for a local agency who can help during these hours.