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Any tips on employing a live- in carer for my mum please

GVic

Registered User
Sep 10, 2015
7
Hi!

So it looks like we've found a suitable live-In carer for my mother in law (who is 71 and has Alzheimer's). The carer is a lovely lady who is a relative of a church friend, and she has been coming to care daily for my mother in law for the last few weeks. They seem to be getting on really well, and after a near miss with leaving the gas on last week, we are looking to step up the care to live-in.

I was just wondering whether anyone on here has any experiences and tips of privately employing a live in carer please? I presume we'll need to do formalities such as a job description/outline the roles and responsibilities and of course will need to draw up a contract.

This is a whole new realm to us, so any experiences anyone can share, we'd be really gateful.

Thanks in advance.
 

Flake

Registered User
Mar 9, 2015
222
Hi!

So it looks like we've found a suitable live-In carer for my mother in law (who is 71 and has Alzheimer's). The carer is a lovely lady who is a relative of a church friend, and she has been coming to care daily for my mother in law for the last few weeks. They seem to be getting on really well, and after a near miss with leaving the gas on last week, we are looking to step up the care to live-in.

I was just wondering whether anyone on here has any experiences and tips of privately employing a live in carer please? I presume we'll need to do formalities such as a job description/outline the roles and responsibilities and of course will need to draw up a contract.

This is a whole new realm to us, so any experiences anyone can share, we'd be really gateful.

Thanks in advance.

I am afraid I cannot help with an answer but thought I would give this a nudge as it is something that has been suggested to me for my Mums future care, and I would be interested to read any comments you receive. May I wish you good luck x x