There are several types of Care services available to those that require an all day and night service. These do include Live in Care, Residential and Nursing care homes and some sheltered housing or care villages which offer community care services to assist.
Live in Care offers a personal, one to one service which cannot be compared in terms of quality of service. There are however several types of provision for Live in Care. These are Care Providers (like us), Care agencies and Private Care workers.
Quite often the Care providers will cost the most for your care as they offer a guarantee and employ all of there own carers ensuring that the correct vetting procedures are carried out, training is provided and up to date and the correct levels of insurance are provided for. Furthermore they would also have a better continuity of care and would be able to deal with sickness and holiday cover easier.
Care agencies do not employ there staff and operate with a list of bank or temporary workers.
Quite often the clients will have to pay the carers direct and pay a management charge to the care agency.
Private carers offer the cheapest charges for live in care, however they also come with the most risk.
It would also involve the customer registering as an employer in some cases and having to calculate PAYE and National insurance contributions etc.
Should the care worker fall ill or need to leave for an emergency, there is no one to help cover the care provision.
On top of that, finding the right person can be lengthy with interviews and advertising costs.