Whether you need someone to pop in for tea and a chat or help with running your errands, private carers are here to ease your everyday stress and strain. You can either employ your own carer or go through an agency, and both have their pros and cons. If you opt for an agency then it can offer peace of mind that they have done the vetting and checked all your carer’s documents and experience, so you don’t need to worry about a thing.
If you choose to employ your own carer, then you can get more choice and control but you’ll also become an employer and need to take on all the associated legal, financial and practical tasks. It’s not easy for many families, which is why a lot of families turn to agencies to do the vetting and payroll work on their behalf.
Caring for a loved one is an incredibly rewarding career but it’s not without its challenges. A good caregiver should not only be caring but compassionate and empathetic too, so they understand how much their role means to your loved one and will adapt accordingly. Caregivers also have the option to take breaks and vacations, something that family members don’t, and this can make all the difference when it comes to carer fatigue. To ensure that your loved ones are well cared for while they’re away, ask your carer if they have appropriate insurance in place. At PrimeCarers, we automatically insure all our carers to give you peace of mind. Private Carers