When a family chooses to work with a Private Carer they are essentially hiring their carer directly. This can be the most cost-effective way to employ a carer but does come with some additional responsibilities. For example, if your carer calls in sick you will be responsible for finding replacement care. For this reason, many families opt to use a fully managed care service provider which takes the stress and hassle out of managing care arrangements.
A fully managed care provider will perform all the necessary checks and interviews for you, as well as providing training and sick cover if required. They will also take on responsibility for payroll, taxes and insurance which can save you time as well as provide reassurance that your carer is insured in the event of an accident or injury at home.
There are a number of ways to find a private carer depending on how much of the screening you want to carry out yourself. Some families choose to place an ad online or in a local paper. Others will seek out a recommendation from friends or relatives. Regardless of how you source your carer, it’s important to remember that while qualifications are important, experience is equally as valuable when considering a carer.
Choosing a carer who is a good fit can make all the difference in your carer’s ability to support you. You’ll quickly notice a positive difference in your quality of life when you have someone who understands you, your needs and your personal style of care. Private Carer