At Corinium Care we offer a wide choice of registered carers able to provide live-in care to our clients. We seek to provide to our clients someone who will:
- give support and gentle companionship;
- respect a client’s dignity, privacy and choice;
- assist with all personal care tasks;
- encourage and help their client to do as much for themselves as possible; and
- undertake light housework, cooking and shopping duties if that’s what the client wishes
Selecting our carers
All our carers go through a careful selection process and take part in our award-winning training scheme, where they learn everything from first aid, personal care, and moving and handling, to how to deal with dementia.
They come from all walks of life, and many come from Zimbabwe and South Africa as well as the UK.
Whilst Corinium Care is not a nursing agency, many of our care workers have some nursing experience. What they all have in common is a compassionate and caring nature, and a desire to make their client feel safe and comfortable in their own home.
Assessing our carers
During the week-long training period which takes place at our head office in Gloucestershire, our carers are closely assessed for their ability to work in such a sensitive role.
Our care managers get to know each new arrival, and build an understanding of their character and particular strengths. What we look for most is common sense, integrity and reliability – and a sense of humour.
Recognising the importance of continuity to both our clients and to their families, we try and propose the same regular live-in carers for each client. Most importantly, clients are always involved in the decision-making process when a carer is selected, and their preferences are always taken into account.
A carer’s duties
The duties of a live-in carer depend on the needs of their client. Generally, they are on hand to help with personal care such as washing and bathing, to do household duties such as cooking, cleaning and shopping, and to help make their client’s life as rich as possible. They’ll definitely walk the dog and take care of the cat.
Most of all, they are always there to provide companionship and peace of mind. They encourage their client to be as independent as possible, while ensuring their safety and wellbeing.
We are always happy to discuss individual requirements and create a care plan personally tailored to suit you.