As a live-in carer, you’ll provide care and companionship for our elderly clients in the comfort of their own home. As you live with the person, it means you’re on hand to assist with all aspects of daily life, from personal care, to household chores, to trips out and about; but most importantly, you’re there for those little moments in life.
We asked one of our current live-in carers, Andrea, about her thoughts on this type of role…
Why did you choose to become a live-in carer?
I got into live-in care because I was tired of feeling like my work didn’t benefit anybody. I guess people need coffee, but being a barista isn’t terribly fulfilling! Care seemed like the perfect solution. I’m also a musician and a photographer, so the week on/week off schedule I have doing live-in care means I work a lot of hours in a row, but then get more time off to pursue these things.
What stood out to me about Bright Care was that they seemed to do things differently. The website explained that they put a lot of effort into matching clients to carers, which really appealed to me, and I immediately loved the founding story and the fact that the company is family run. From the first contact I had with the hiring manager and throughout the process thereafter it was clear that Bright Care have a supportive and helpful team, and that they genuinely want to make life better not only for their clients but for their staff as well. I thought this was really unique.