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How Should I Interview Live-in Carers?

Just like any big decision, this requires time, effort, and research. This article will help you take the first steps in interviewing live in carers. We will tell you what aspects of a live in carer matter during the first meeting with them and which of these will have an impact on their time with you or your loved one. This information will help you judge whether they are the right fit for you or to keep looking.We’re here to help. Call us if you have any questions about our exceptional live-in care.020 3870 4220 What attributes should I look for in a live in carer? Essentially, these questions revolve around the usual ‘getting to know you’ phase in any new relationship. Hometouch already has a rigorous screening process which includes things like reference checks, induction, and training, but in the end, you are in charge of judging which kind…

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What are the qualities of a good carer?

What makes a good carer for the elderly? When it comes to finding a carer for someone close to you, you want to get it right. If you’re on the hunt for a high-quality carer, take a look at our…

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What do Admiral Nurses do?

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What qualifications should carers have?

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Changes in Behaviour that Require Specialist Live in Care

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