Private Carers in East Calder
If you're looking for carers in East Calder for you or a loved one then private care might be the right option for you.
Who are we?
We're an introductory agency that helps you to find the perfect private carer without all the hassle of crawling classified ads and background checking them yourself. We have various types of carer for you to choose from, including hourly carers, live-in carers and night carers. We cover the whole country but this page showcases our top carers in East Calder.
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How does it work?
Filter carers in East Calder by your needs
Message the carers you like
Book a free interview to be sure
We offer tools to help you filter East calder carers by their skills, price and ratings.
When you've found a few carers you like you can chat to them to see if they can help.
Narrow down your carers and book a free face-to-face interview with your local East calder carer to check they are right.
Types of care available in East Calder
The carers on our platform offer various types of care from hourly to live-in so if you're not sure what you need then our article on choosing the right type of care might be worth a read.
When you know what type of care you need you can then filter carers by skills. Specialist skills include PEG Feeding, Ventilator care, Colostomy Care and others.
Hourly Carers East calder
Hourly carers are great if you just need a bit of care. It's especially easy to find hourly carers if you can be a bit flexible on time as there are rush times in the mornings and evenings that people prefer.
Night Carers East calder
If your loved one requires 24 hour care then a night carer might be able to provide you some respite care during the night. Not all carers work night shifts and some will have slightly different prices when working nights.
Why choose us?
Find the right carer for you
We check that our carers are good at their job, so that you can focus on making sure that they are the right person for your loved one.
You pay less, your carer earns more
Our carers set their own prices and we take the lowest fees of any of our competitors. This means carers are better rewarded whilst you pay less.
We handle the admin
We take the hassle out of paying for and managing care. Just book your visits online and we'll handle contracting, payments, scheduling and insurance.
How do we check carers?
Enhanced DBS Check - All carers on the platform are on the update service so that we can check their criminal background.
Interview - One of our experienced team members will interview the carer to test their knowledge and skills.
Reviews/References - We seek out references from previous private clients that contribute carers review scores.
Find out more about what makes the best carers here.
Recent Blog Posts
We cover lots of topics related to care in our blog. If you'd like to find out more about care and how it can work for you then take a look.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does PrimeCarers employ carers directly?
PrimeCarers is what CQC (care quality commission) define as an introductory service. When you work with a carer on PrimeCarers you will be engaging them directly as a self-employed individual. All carers usually work with multiple clients throughout the year so you won’t need to worry about organising PAYE and payroll for your carer. We’re here to give carers and clients the tools to find each other, manage money transactions and continue to work together into the future.
How much will care cost?
All the carers on PrimeCarers set their own prices based on their experience and expectations. All carer prices are displayed to you on their profile. Most carers will have different pricing based on the type of care being provided and may adjust their price up or down slightly based on the complexity of the job. If you’d like to find out more about carer pricing, head over to our pricing page where we’ve broken down the typical cost of various types of care: https://primecarers.co.uk/pricing.
Are the carers insured?
Yes! All visits booked through the PrimeCarers platform, excluding those booked with home assistants, are insured by our insurance provider Fish. You can view the details of the insurance on our terms of service page
Is there a fee for an initial assessment?
We don’t offer an in-person assessment at PrimeCarers in order to keep costs to yourself as low as possible, but our team is available during opening hours to answer any questions you may have for free. In addition, you may organise interviews with as many carers as you like for free before booking your first paid visit.
What if I don’t get on with my carer?
When you work with a carer privately you’re in control of the decisions. If you’re not getting on well with your carer then you’re not locked into any long-running contracts, however, we do enforce a 48 hour (for an hourly carer) and 7-day (for live-in care) cancellation policy as this helps carers to plan their schedule and not have to turn down other work.
Do you have a minimum visit length and number of visits?
We leave decisions on minimum visit lengths and minimum numbers of visits up to carers themselves. A 30-minute visit can be a great arrangement if a carer lives very nearby or it fits into their existing schedule while it won’t be practical for those further away. Very few carers enforce any sort of minimum number of visits and plenty of clients book one or two visits as a trial before booking out ahead.
Will my carer cook and clean the house?
When you work directly with a carer, you are their client and so most carers will be perfectly happy to help you out in any way you might need rather than sticking to a more formulaic care plan.