All About Au pair for the elderly

 How can an Au pair help?

An au pair may benefit you if you don’t have sufficient family help or if they live a large distance away.  You may feel too frail to complete tasks that you need to live comfortably in your home. 

An au pair can help you overcome these worries and enjoy your life at home.
Your au pair’s duties can include:

  • Making meals and snacks
  • Maintaining the house by tidying and cleaning
  • Reminding you about medication times
  • Arranging doctor’s appointments
  • Running errands such as picking up medications, driving duties, hairdresser appointments.
  • Supervising you and provide warm companionship
  • General household duties such as feeding pets, watering plants and laundry

 What qualifications do Au pair hold?

Our au pairs come from various backgrounds and have qualifications including Health and Social Care Diplomas and awareness of a range of health and dietary issues. 

They also have important hands-on experience of care work and will provide the best possible service to meet your needs.

 How much does it cost to hire an Au pair?

Typical costs of Au pair for the Elderly can range between £120 to £200 per week depending on the experience of the au pair and the duties involved.

Costs that you will also face include travelling expensive for any transport required and holiday pay. These costs should be included in the weekly payment. The au pair may also expect free food and accommodation depending on the level of service they provide.

It is important to remember that au pairs are employed by you. As your employees you will need to pay PAYE tax and National Insurance contributions. This can be discussed when hiring your au pair.

 What hours do Au pairs work?

Working hours of Au pairs are usually around 8 to 12 hours a day, seven days a week for two weeks at a time, rotating with another carer. 

Au pair for the Elderly should have a two hour break during the day.

 How do I hire an Au pair?

Please contact us to hire your ideal Au pair. Selecting the right au pair can lead to you living comfortably in your own home, with dignity and free from the anxiety of those frustrating tasks that you may find difficult.

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