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Sunderland Carers – How To Find The Right One For Your Elderly Relatives

Employing a carer to care for an elderly, sick or disabled relative is not a decision you take lightly. It can take time and effort to find the right person that you can put your complete trust in. Choosing between the numbers of Sunderland carers is easier if you know what to look for.

The first and most important thing you need to know when considering care at home Sunderland wide, is whether the carer has been thoroughly checked and vetted. Due to the nature of the work, you should expect the carer to have had to undergo an enhanced police check, and for the company they work for to have a record of this check being carried out. They should have at least basic food hygiene and first aid training, to ensure that your relative is safe at all times when they are under their care. If medications are involved as part of the care, then some training in recognising and giving medication is essential. When your relative requiring homecare North East has specific medical needs such as diabetes or uses a catheter, for example, the individual should also have training and experience of these specific areas. Other training that carers should undergo includes in risk assessment, infection control, moving and handling and safeguarding, to name but a few. All of these need to be kept up to date, in line with changing national guidelines. However, choosing the right care providers is not just about training and knowledge, it is also about experience and attitude. The right carer will be the one that shows up on time and takes the time to treat your relative as an individual and with respect.

By choosing Sunderland carers from My Homecare Ltd, you can be assured that they will exceed your expectations. All staff are carefully vetted, trained and monitored to ensure that they keep to our very high standards of care. Call today on 01207 693977 to discuss your needs or go to our website ( to learn more.