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The Role of a Live-in Carer

The roles and responsibilities of a live-in carer

Our care provisions are founded on the passion and commitment this very company was founded upon. This requires us to select only those candidates who have the personal characteristics, professional qualifications and integrity to uphold our principles.

We choose people who emit a genuine enthusiasm for providing care and possess the motivation, sensitivity, patience, empathy, respect and commitment required to maintain exceptional standards. Throughout the interview process they have to continuously demonstrate how they uphold these qualities and what drives them to become a live in carer. 


The role

- To enable clients to live safely and happily in their own home in the knowledge that there is always a person to call on who will ensure they are protected from harm and can meet their assessed needs.

- To act as part of a larger care team, whose aims are to ensure that the client’s individual, personal, domestic and social needs are met on a daily basis.

- To provide clients with care that would reasonably be given by members of their own family and not to perform tasks that would normally be undertaken by a trained nurse.

- To cooperate with other live-in care companions in meeting the personal care needs of clients in their own home in a way that respects and maintains the dignity of the person.

- To help promote independence and choice for the individual client in line with their written and agreed plan of care.


The responsibilities

- To keep Clients safe from harm and meet their assessed needs.

- To deliver care within the client’s home, carrying out care and other tasks as specified in the individual’s care plan.

- To assist Clients with all aspects of personal care; including dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and toileting needs.

- To care for Clients with temporary ailments by providing bed nursing, help with feeding, etc.

- To provide palliative care.

- To administer medication.

- To report any significant changes in the health or circumstances of Client’s to line managers.

- To be aware of steps to take in line with safeguarding vulnerable adult policies should an allegation of abuse be made to you or if you witness any type of abuse.

- To have an understanding of the meaning of Whistleblowing.

- To strictly maintain confidentiality at all times regarding a person’s particulars.

Where appropriate, under guidance of your line manager, liaise with the person’s relatives, GP and other health care professionals contributing to the care of the person, in order to promote good communication, continuity of care and quality of service.

- To take part in training as required by your line manager to improve personal skills and knowledge.

If using your own vehicle to travel to the person’s home, to ensure that this is suitably insured and well maintained.

- To comply with the KP Live in Services guidelines and policies at all times.

Promoting anti-discriminatory practice throughout your work and maintain equality and diversity throughout the work force.

- To perform such other duties as may be reasonably required.

- To assist Clients with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence, and help with use of care aids and personal equipment.

- To make and change beds, tidy rooms, do light cleaning and empty commodes.

- To promote mental and physical activity through talking to Clients, taking them out, and helping them to engage in activities that they enjoy.

- To read and write reports, and take part in staff meetings and training activities as required.

- To encourage Clients to remain as independent as possible.

- To assist Clients to reach goals which have been agreed with family members or other appropriate persons.

- To undertake regular supervision and observation sessions and under guidance from management and health care professionals, take actions to enable the person to carry out as much independent self-care and other activities as possible.


Live-in Care Careers


Can we help?

If you or a loved one could use our professional support, it might be time to get in touch. One of our dedicated care coordinators will be happy to discuss a plan that’s most suitable for you.

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