When our elderly loved ones are less able and in need of care, not only can care homes be expensive and impersonal but most people prefer to remain in their homes if they had help at hand.
With a live-in Au Pair for seniors, not only do you save money but the care is exclusive, friendlier and most important - in your loved one's own home! Not only that but you are helping a young foreign person see a bit more of the world!
This is an Au pair who would have much the same duties as an Au pair for children. However, they would provide companionship for an elderly person. It is a non-medical, in-home care option for seniors, who need assistance with daily living.
Getting a live-in au pair for my mother was the best thing I ever did! She was in an elderly home but wasn't happy there. She came home and I came to you for an au pair which you provided quickly and efficiently. The girl was lovely and my mother loved her because she had someone to play scrabble with!
Conversation and companionship for your Elderly Loved Ones!
Not only is the company invaluable but here are some examples of the help you can get...
• Organise outings to church, neighbours and shopping.
• Accompanying on hospital or doctor appointments
• Reading to or assisting with reading
• Writing letters, birthday cards etc.
• Assist with clothing selection and personal grooming
• Answering the phone; taking messages
• Assisting with entertaining
• Preparing and serving meals
• Washing, ironing of clothes and bed linen
• Vacuuming, dusting
• Care of household pets
• Grocery shopping
• Putting out the bins
• Assistance going to bed and assistance getting out of bed.
The Au pair will have a list of duties and responsibilities. He/she will also be provided with a timetable at the beginning of the week. The primary function is to treat the senior man or woman with respect and be a companion for them. House work can be difficult for seniors so help is also needed with that. Most families will tailor a package to suit their specific needs.
You can be rest assured that all our Au Pairs are rigorously interviewed, police checked and vetted. We also ensure that we match to the best of our ability the right kind of personality to your family. We also ensure that there is at least some relevant experience and sufficient English speaking ability.
While staff in a traditional setting have to divide themselves between many seniors in need of their help, an Au Pair for Seniors travels from another country exclusively to be with you! You'll get the help you need and friendship from a very grateful young person!