What is a home carer?

If you’ve ever felt that you could benefit from an extra helping hand at home, a home carer can provide you with the support you need to live life on your terms. A home carer provides professional care at home to support individuals or couples in living comfortably and independently. 

At Prestige Nursing & Care, we provide high-quality and expert home care services for every stage of life. The care provided by our home care experts is highly personalised and flexible enough to evolve with the changing needs of those we care for.

Here you can learn more about what a home carer is and how they can deliver life-changing support, all in the comforts of your own home. 

Home care explained 

Home care provides flexible care at home to individuals or couples that could benefit from extra support. A home carer will visit their clients directly in their own homes to offer assistance with any daily living task that is needed to support them in enjoying an independent and fulfilling lifestyle. On top of delivering practical support, a home carer can also provide companionship and emotional support, should you need it. 

What are the duties of a home carer?

A home carer provides support to their clients in a variety of ways. The duties of a home carer can include everything from practical support with domestic or household tasks to discreet and sensitive personal care or even looking after your pets. 

Some of the duties and responsibilities of a home carer may include: 

  • Specialist care for complex conditions like dementia or Parkinson’s
  • Sensitive and discreet personal care
  • Help with domestic tasks, such as laundry, cleaning and shopping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Medication management and administration
  • Companionship and emotional support
  • Transportation
  • Assisting with mobility in and around the home

While home carers provide practical support, they can do so much more. At Prestige Nursing & Care, our carers will support your social, emotional and psychological needs as well as your care needs. This could include companionship and emotional support, facilitating visits with your loved ones or helping you stay connected to the community you love. 

What conditions can a home carer help with?

At Prestige Nursing & Care, we are experts in the specialist care of conditions that affect a person’s ability to live well

Our experienced and dedicated carers are trained to provide care and support for most complex and medical conditions that impact how you wish to live your life. Our carers are supported by a registered home nurse who provides unrivalled monitoring and supervision of the clinical care we provide. 

With this leadership and oversight, our carers can perform many delegated healthcare tasks and interventions at home, avoiding unnecessary doctor’s appointments or hospital admissions. 

We can provide nurse-led support for the following conditions: 

  • Progressive conditions like dementia, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple sclerosis
  • Cancer care
  • Stroke care
  • Mobility or frailty care 
  • Physical disabilities such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Anyone that is about to be discharged from a hospital but faces a substantial recovery process
  • Anyone requiring a cost-effective alternative to residential care facilities or nursing homes
  • Palliative care
  • End-of-life care

What qualities should you look for in a home carer?

Our nurses and carers are the heroes of our business. That’s why we recruit to the highest standard and only hire carers that show true passion and dedication for caring for others. 

Two of the most important qualities we look for when hiring our own home carers are empathy and compassion. While our industry-leading training programme ensures all of our carers have the knowledge and skills required to care for our clients, compassion and empathy are natural qualities that can not be taught. 

By choosing carers that demonstrate qualities like compassion, empathy, patience and reliability, we know that they will have what it takes to join us in our commitment to delivering the highest quality of care to our clients. 

We also perform several background checks on potential candidates including a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) screening. All of our carers are then required to complete a comprehensive training programme that covers topics such as manual handling, safeguarding, dementia care, medication management and first aid.

Exceptional care, for all of life 

Prestige Nursing & Care provides high-quality, personalised and expert home care services for every stage of life. Our comprehensive range of services provided by highly trained home carers, registered nurses and clinical experts, ensures our clients receive the right kind of care at the right time, all delivered in the comfort of your own home. 

We offer a variety of flexible care services that can evolve as your care needs change. Care can be provided for as little as 60 minutes a day up to as many hours / visits you need throughout the week. With the help of our skilled carers, you can continue to live life your way while benefiting from one-to-one dedicated support. 

Many of our clients share close relationships with their carers and even describe them as friends or extended family members. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of receiving such life-changing support, contact one of our friendly advisors. We are here to provide you with information and impartial guidance on the care options available to you.

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