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Private carers for a few hours a week

  • 25-04-2022 4:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭ Hannibal_12


    Does anyone know of any private carers or individuals who'd be willing to do just a few hrs a week, say 3-5. My mother and father already have publicly funded home help but my downsyndrome brother is at home as well and if my dad wants to go out he can't really leave them on their own.

    They're in the Drumcondra area of Dublin.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,614 ✭✭✭ niallb

    You may find it easier and more reliable dealing with an agency for such a small number of hours.

    We used one for help with my mother and the flexibility was well worth the higher per hour price.

    If a carer had a problem coming, there was a replacement available and if we needed more cover or less cover in one particular week it was very easy to arrange. At 3-5 hours the difference in cost would be marginal.

    The group that worked with us has a national presence and definitely cover your area.

    I can't post the name here as it would be seen as advertising, but if you're interested in the name drop me a PM.