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Companionship, cooking, housekeeping, medical prompting
Moving and handling, exercise, eating and drinking assistance
Early stage dementia, physical disabilities, late stage dementia
Personal care, dressing/undressing, bathroom assistance
Hourly care gives you the flexibility and security of home assistance when you need it — and your independence when you don’t. Visiting carers can stop by to take you to a doctor’s appointment or complete a chore, or they can visit on a regular basis to help you stay healthy, happy and secure. Curam’s experienced hourly carers provide specialist support to meet your needs throughout the UK.
With a visiting carer, you can continue living a fulfilling life in your own home. They can support you in numerous ways:
Hourly care can be as simple as an occasional visit from a carer for a chat, or as complex as a schedule of daily visits for long-term needs. Curam can connect you with hourly carers to meet your specific needs.
While live-in care may be right for those with complex care needs, hourly care is a great option for many with care needs that can be met at home on a certain schedule. Hourly care can also allow your relationship with a carer to blossom over time.
Visiting care can help in many ways:
Enable you to remain living independently or with family
Maintain your privacy and existing schedule
Provide care when you need it, and not when you don’t
Help you to keep in contact with your family, friends and community
There are also tangible physical and mental health benefits to hourly care at home. Being able to maintain your social network and keep up with your favourite hobbies while being cared for is very beneficial to your mental well-being. Physical health benefits include reducing the risk of falling and the likelihood of being housebound.
Hourly home care is the most cost-effective kind of care for those who need support but would like to maintain their independence.
Arranging hourly visits gives you the flexibility to receive your care at home when you want it. Unlike live-in care, hourly care gives you the personal freedom of living alone or with your family, and only seeing your carer when you need them.
If you have family or friends that otherwise provide care or help you around the house, hourly care can be a great solution for when you need care that doesn’t fit into their schedules. With Curam, you can hire an hourly carer of your choice and build a relationship with them over time.
Hourly care at home is a popular choice for those who wish to remain in their own home and stay independent while receiving the support and care that they need.
If you have care needs that can be met at home, but aren’t so complex that you need 24/7 assistance, hourly care may be right for you. This includes those who need home care due to mobility issues and conditions such as arthritis, or those who are recovering from a stroke or recent hospital stay.
Carers will fulfil the tasks agreed to in their service agreement. These tasks can range from personal care to domestic tasks and chores including shopping, laundry, meal preparation and transport. The focus is on making sure you feel safe, independent and cared for through your regular routines.
Hourly care is tailored to you. Carers on the Curam platform provide many different kinds of care:
Respite care while your regular carer goes on holiday
Palliative and any other specialist care type needed, including following a hospital discharge or following a stroke
If you have pets, there are carers that can help to look after them. Many carers also drive their own vehicles and can help you with transport or accompany you as you need.
A carer looks after the person needing care according to the tasks agreed in the service agreement. Some of the tasks that an hourly carer might normally carry out are:
Hiring a carer through Curam is a 4 step easy process with you having all the control.
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Message suitable carers - we suggest a minimum of three to give you the best choice
Hire your insured and vetted carer via Curam - you only pay for the care delivered
Alternatively, in an emergency or if you need care for a specific period of time Share your care needs' with our carers
Hourly care is just that: hourly. You and your visiting carer can decide on a regular schedule that suits your needs, whether that be every weekday afternoon for several hours at a time, or only for a few hours once a week.
If you are seeking part-time care from one care professional, your carer will likely have other clients they see during other shifts throughout the week, and will not be able to assist you outside of your agreed schedule. You can seek to work with other carers in a rotation, or arrange for one-off visits as needed.
Hourly carers are often sought after at the same few times a day, so those who are more flexible in their care times will find they have more available carers to choose from. If your care needs are concentrated at night or exceed 8 hours per day, overnight care or live-in care may be better suited to your needs.
Depending on your needs, the responsibilities of your hourly carer may include meal planning, grocery shopping and preparing meals. In these instances, most people pay for the meals that the carer prepares or eats during their time in their client’s home.
However, many hourly carers will not spend enough time in your home and will eat on their own time outside of their shift. Expectations around food can be agreed in the service agreement.
Many hourly carers are comfortable helping with or managing an array of household chores that fit into their care schedule with you, including laundry, basic cleaning, gardening, mail and email management, taking out the rubbish, grocery shopping, running errands, preparing meals and more. These expectations around housework can be agreed upon in the service agreement.
While hourly carers are not professional cleaners, they are often happy to do basic household cleaning chores during their shifts such as vacuuming, wiping down counters and cleaning up after their client. Expectations around cleaning can be agreed in the service agreement.
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For hourly care you will pay £4.30 less than the average agency rate.
All rates are negotiable.
Carers set their own rates.
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