The UK’s top diabetes live-in care provider
We provide bespoke plans to help older people across the UK living with diabetes receive care in their own homes.
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Diabetes is one of the most common serious health conditions in the UK, with over 3 million people living with it nationwide. It can make life very difficult for older people, especially those living with Type 2 diabetes as it can hamper physical mobility and cause extreme fatigue. If not properly treated it can even lead to heart disease, stroke or blindness.
At Elder, we provide specialised diabetes live-in care for those living with diabetes and its symptoms. We help families find the right carers to cater to their loved ones’ specific needs and create care plans that fit their circumstances.
Our team can help your family find qualified local carers who can provide specialised Diabetic care for your loved one. Get in touch with our team to learn more.
Specialist diabetes care
We help you find experienced diabetes carers in your area who fit the needs of your loved one.
Qualified, vetted care professionals
All of our carers go through a thorough screening process to assess the care and emotional support skills.
Dedicated online support
You can contact our team at any time day or night with our 24-hour help chat service.
To book a consultation and see how we could help your loved one receive the care they deserve in the comfort of their own home, click the link below:
What our customers say
Colin and Dulcie’s story
Dulcie is 100-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for six months. We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.
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Diabetes care in the home
We believe that the best place to ensure that an older person living with a long-term progressive health condition, such as diabetes, to feel safe and comfortable is in their own home. That is why all of our live-in carers stay at your loved one’s house with them to give them the safety and security they deserve.
Affordable diabetes care support
The cost of live-in care in the UK with Elder starts at just £895, per week. We are completely transparent about our pricing at every stage and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about our pricing, carers or care plans. Initial consultancy is 100% free, as are all of our online and offline support services.
Expertise in progressive conditions
At Elder, we understand that the effects of conditions such as diabetes can change and develop over time. That is why we are in constant contact with care recipients and their families to ensure that our care plans are completely up-to-date and in line with their unique needs.
Because we believe older people deserve to receive the highest quality of care we can provide them with.
Frequently asked questions
What does diabetes care involve?
Many people living with diabetes require regular insulin injections to keep their blood sugar steady. While our carers are not permitted to administer insulin injections themselves, they will be on hand to support the care recipient or their family members when administering shots. The same applies to administering any prescription medication.
With conditions such as diabetes, symptoms and effects can vary significantly from person to person. As mentioned, these effects can range from fatigue and muscle pain to stroke and loss of sight, and can also change over time.
As mentioned, we undertake a full consultation of the older person in question before creating a bespoke care plan that fits their exact needs and factors in how their condition could progress long-term. Our carers support older people in any way they can, whether that is with serious conditions such as heart disease or by simply providing emotional support and company to make them as comfortable as possible.
What if my loved one requires 24-hour care?
We do offer expert care support around the clock for older people living with diabetes, whether that requires someone to be on-hand in case of emergencies or 24-hour carer attention.
Diabetes is a condition that can lead to health problems such as stroke, which require constant supervision in case of serious issues arise during the night. With our standard care options, the carer will live in your loved one’s home with them and will be on call in case of any emergencies during the night.
But as a general rule, if a care recipient requires three or more carer wake-ups per night on a sustained basis, we recommend that their family look into one of our two-carer plans. These start at £1,450 per week and allow for full, uninterrupted care 24 hours a day.
What other conditions can diabetes lead to?
There are many conditions that can occur as a result of diabetes progressing or being left untreated. While many of the side effects can be relatively mild, such as fatigue and an increased need to urinate, they can become more severe.
In the most extreme cases, diabetes can lead to blindness, nerve damage, heart disease or stroke. This makes receiving the right specialised care in the early stages vital in ensuring that your loved one lives as happy, healthily and comfortably as possible with their condition.
You can get in touch with our team directly to learn more about our diabetes care plans and to book a free care consultation.
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