Live-In & Home Carer Job FAQ’s

If you are considering applying to be a live-in carer, the recruitment process used by Lifted Care is detailed below.

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What does Lifted look for in a carer?

At Lifted, we work closely with families we support. That means we have robust standards when recruiting staff to become a part of our care team. 

We look for individuals who are:

  • Reliable

  • Empathetic

  • Competent

  • Proactive

  • Kind

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Do I have to be self-employed to work for Lifted?

No. When working with Lifted, we’ll directly employ you to become part of our care team. That means we can provide our carers with continuous support and management.

Do I have to live with the client as a live-in carer?

Yes, to work as a live-in carer, you must live in a client’s home. Many of our clients require around-the-clock care.

As a home carer, you may not entertain friends or family under any circumstances. No one else is permitted to live with you in your place of work.

Will I have my own room?

Yes, being a live-in carer requires you to have your own room in the client’s home. At a minimum, you’ll need a single bed and a door that fully closes to ensure your privacy. Having your own room allows you to relax and sleep properly when you’re not working.

What do Lifted care caregivers do while in the home?

Live-in carers perform a wide range of duties when they’re in a client’s home, depending on the type of care a client needs. In general, these duties include:

  • Preparing a care plan

  • Administering medication

  • Assisting clients with eating

  • Helping with personal care, including dressing, grooming, bathing, and toilet visits

  • Light housework such as washing dishes, vacuuming, laundry, etc

  • Running errands

  • Surgery or hospital visits

  • Providing socialising and life-enrichment activities

  • Assisting with mobility

  • Shopping for groceries, planning meals, and preparing them based on specific dietary needs or preferences

  • Providing companionship

  • Performing administrative tasks, such as paying bills, writing letters, and making phone calls

  • Caring for any pets

  • Communicating with family, friends, and healthcare professionals on a client’s behalf

Who do I call in case of an emergency?

You can call your dedicated live-in care coordinator or field-based care manager if you ever need assistance while working. We strive to make sure our carers always have support, no matter the time of day or night.

What type of clients will I be working with as a live-in carer?

Caregivers focus on helping clients with a wide range of health conditions to live successfully in their homes. The conditions include:

  • Alzheimer’s and other dementias

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Stroke and heart disease

  • Chronic kidney failure

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and many other conditions

I don’t have much experience — can I still apply for a live-in care job?

While we prefer that caregivers working with Lifted have at least six months of professional care experience, we’re willing to work with candidates who don’t. That means providing extensive training to ensure a new employee gains the knowledge and skills required to be a successful carer.

At Lifted Care, where are your customers based?

Lifted Care has customers all over England. For example, some of our clients are in east London, while others are in the north and south of the Capital.

Will I receive training opportunities as a live-in carer?

Yes, Lifted Care offers a bespoke training programme that ensures you will be properly prepared to provide quality care for clients. 

Our initial training course lasts for one week and covers a wide range of topics. The curriculum includes everything from the Lifted mission to the unique approach Lifted takes to care.

Below are just a few topics we cover in our training programme:

  • Lifted’s policies, procedures, and goals

  • First aid

  • Infection control

  • Medication support

  • Adult safeguarding

  • Maintaining confidentiality

  • Helping clients with mobility

  • Incontinence care

  • Alzheimer’s and dementia

  • Skincare

  • Nutrition

How much will I be paid?

How much you earn as a live-in carer with Lifted will vary based on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Your experience

  • Your client’s needs

  • Training

In general, you can expect to earn between £650 and £850 per week as a live-in carer.

Do I need to be able to drive?

While it’s not required that you drive, it can be helpful. Driving will allow you to get out and about with your client if their condition allows them to travel.

Have more questions? Get in touch with the Lifted Care team today.

Are you looking to start a new career as a live-in caregiver? Consider Lifted Care. We value our live-in carers as if they were family. Apply to become a carer today.

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