Live-in care provision is different to any other type of care in that it is not task orientated throughout a 24 hour period. Hourly carers may come in for an hour and during that time, they have set tasks to do e.g. change bed, help a person with personal hygiene, help to dress and toilet, etc.
The care that is given in a live-in situation, although a combination of personal, domestic and social care, is not set, for the main, into rigid task periods. Therefore, the work that a live-in carer provides is divided into "measured" and "unmeasured" work.
Currently, some personal injury solicitors are advocating that the time spent by a live-in carer in a person�s home should be treated the same as shift work in residential settings.
The way in which agencies, such as Able Community Care, provide live-in care in its present format allows for increased independence, flexibility and control to be in the hand of the person being cared for and not "run" by the clock and by the manner, in which it is provided, is an affordable option.
The United Kingdom Home Care Association have issues a four page position statement titled "Managing working time in live-in care" and they are calling on the Government for clarification.
It is, in my opinion, an excellent document and if any reader would like a copy, please give me a call and I will be happy to forward a copy to you.
The situation appears to be that the carer concerned took six months to obtain a training certificate which is, in effect, of little value to her as it stands.
Potential clients have been visited in Bedfordshire, Yorkshire and Cornwall.
A taxi driver has been found guilty of a criminal offence under The Disability Discrimination Act for failing to allow a blind woman to take her guide dog into his cab.
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