Home Companions For The Elderly
Here at Oaktree Care Agency, our home companions for the elderly can offer comfort, companionship and a sense of security to those in need of a bit of extra help and company. The decision between choosing a care home and hiring carers can be a difficult one to make for many families, particularly when their elderly relative may only need a bit of extra assistance or company. With an au pair, this decision can often be eradicated completely. Each au pair individual can offer a unique kind of friendship, providing help, support and company throughout their stay and ultimately crafting a comfortable and fulfilled lifestyle for you and your family.
An au pair could provide assistance with a number of daily household chores, including general housework, cooking, running errands and in some cases, even driving the elderly companion if they need to be somewhere (provided all insurance and licences are in place). They could also offer a friendly face and emotional support for doctor’s appointments, or a steadying hand on trips to the shops or even just around the home. For extra peace of mind for the family, an au pair can even ensure that any medication is remembered to be taken and that prescriptions are picked up on time.
However, it’s important to note that the au pair isn’t likely to be a qualified individual. While those who are willing to offer this service may have previous experience in caring for the elderly or providing assistance, we do not require any of our au pair applicants to be qualified carers. Therefore, medications can’t be administered and they cannot provide lifting or personal hygiene and care. However, we do make sure that every au pair we offer has passed a variety of police checks, has good references and are some of the most caring individuals around. For companionship and someone to help with daily activities, our home companions for the elderly are second to none.
Become A Companion For The Elderly
If you’re a young person looking for elderly companion jobs, on the other hand, we are able to offer secure and safe placements with elderly individuals across the UK. You’ll be responsible for a few light household chores and can offer comfort and companionship to otherwise lonely individuals and truly change their life while enriching your own. Learn a new language or simply pick up new skills as you provide a unique kind of support to those who need it most.
There’s no need for qualifications, either – we are able to place individuals who have no official qualifications relating to elderly companion jobs and you won’t be expected to provide any support outside your level of training. You won’t have to help with lifting, administering medications or providing personal hygiene care, and instead can supply much needed support through general household chores and some much needed company.
If you want a truly unique travel experience with the opportunity to not only gain a true sense of independence and earn some cash along the way, but to also enrich an elderly person’s life with much-needed company, our elderly companion jobs could be ideal. Register online, or get in touch if you have any questions or queries, today.