Paid Careworkers in the Home

If you are caring for someone at home there can be a lot of other people involved. There may be a community nurse, a GP, an occupational therapist or a physiotherapist. You may also have the palliative care team, as well as having paid care workers to help you. You may also have family and friends visiting.

Having so many people around can be reassuring or it can sometimes feel intrusive. You may find disruption to your usual household routine. You may have to coordinate everything.

It is important to remember that they are visitors to your home. They are there to help make things easier for you.

Whenever possible try to make sure that some private, quiet time is set aside for the family.


Fact Sheet

Last updated 24 January 2017