For when you need someone on hand 24 hours per day
With a package tailored to you
The provision of live-in care has to be flexible to meet the needs of the client, but also to recognise that the carer does not have the freedom of movement that a normal 9-5 job provides.
Where our hourly-based carers would not normally use any of the client’s possessions, with live-in carers the client has to provide accommodation and associated services in order for the carer to be on hand. We have therefore set out in detail how this would normally work. However, we are always happy to personalise the service to meet the needs of each client.
All Pinnacle Caring Service live-in carers are trained and insured to the same exacting standards as our other carers.
What We Offer?
We offer three levels of service based around the client’s needs:
Companionship – £118 per day plus £7 carer meal allowance
The purpose of the service would be primarily to provide companionship, including:
- Taking the client to appointments;
- Caring for any pets;
- Prompting medication;
- Light cleaning;
- Laundry (to include carers laundry);
- Shopping, and;
- Cooking (see meal-plan option).
The carer would be available to work for eight hours per day, including up to three interruptions per night, but you will need to provide exclusive use of a bedroom for when they are not working. They would have two hours off per day (for which we can offer additional care to cover) when they may leave the client’s home, but would otherwise be in the home unless on an agreed errand for the client.
Personal Care – £143 per day plus £7 carer meal allowance
As for Companionship, but where the client requires personal care such as assistance with:
- Going to the toilet;
- Bathing, and;
Intensive Care – £168 per day plus £7 carer meal allowance
As for Personal Care, but where the client requires more than eight hours assistance per day, up to a maximum of 12 hours.
If more than 12 hours care is required each day we recommend opting for our hourly care services to ensure the carer is fresh enough to be able to offer a quality service.
If the carer and client’s diets are compatible, and both are happy to eat the same meals, the client may provide food for the carer in lieu of the £7 meal allowance. Where this works it is often better as the carer does not need to spend time preparing an additional meal, and has social benefits to the client to eat with someone else.
The carer would not be expected to undertake maintenance items save for simple sewing tasks, depending on their ability.
The Small Print
- The carer would provide their own toiletries and food, unless a meal-plan has been agreed.
- The client should provide adequate linen for the carer.
- When shopping for the client the carer would also shop for themselves, although pay for their own things.
- The client would provide the carer with reasonable liquid refreshments such as a choice of tea, coffee and water whilst they are in the client’s home, but no premium products.
- The client would provide the carer with reasonable access to power, light and heat, and internet (if available) and television when not working.
- The carer would be able to use the client’s domestic appliances, such as cookers, fridges, kettles etc for their own reasonable personal use.