Live In Elderly Companion
There are many elderly and lonely people who are quite able to look after themselves whose quality of life could be improved with the help of a Companion.
Many of our Au pair’s are happy to offer assistance, companionship and help for elderly people. They are non native English speaking candidates coming to the UK to learn the language whilst living with a British family in exchange for assistance with family life.
They are sourced from our European agencies and are equipped with a medical and police check and character references.
This service is best suited to those who have less acute needs and do not require medical or specialised care and would like to remain in their own home.
The primary focus of the Elderly Companion is to provide emotional support and companionship. In addition to their regular duties, they help the client to live as independently as possible and help keep them alert by having conversations with them, playing games (crossword puzzles, scrabble, cards etc.) and helping them keep as physically active as possible (going for walks, light gardening etc.)
Light duties can include:
- Cleaning/straightening a clients room, kitchen and bathroom
- Clients laundry
- Change bed sheets and pillow cases plan and prepare meals
- Food shopping
- Assist client with outdoor activities (driving to doctors appointments, visiting friends & family ) help looking after pets
Elderly Companion recommended pocket money per week is;
25 hours = £130
35 hours = £180
* Additional required hours will be payable at a rate of £7.00 per hour.
An Au pair companion will live in your home as part of your family and must have their own bedroom and all meals provided in the family home. You don’t have to cook for them, in fact they can perhaps cook for you!!! They also sleep in the home overnight so there is another adult in the house should you need any help or have an emergency. They cannot undertake any personal care but can do other household duties.
It is important that you consider an elderly companion as a cultural exchange and not an employee or carer– perhaps think of them as more of a more mature grandchild who is around far more often and wants to spend lots of time with you and is perhaps a more willing helper!