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Helping provide peace of mind
Mental health is one of the most serious care areas in Britain today and this is just as true for older people as anyone else. There are thousands of people up and down the country living with conditions such as depression and anxiety, which can have a serious impact on their physical health, happiness and general wellbeing.
Elder’s specialist live-in carers provide vital help and support to people throughout the UK living with mental health ailments, whether this involves helping them to attend counselling appointments or simply providing company when times are hard. To learn more about our care services and how they could help your loved one, you can get in touch with our team below.
We provide carers in your area that fit your loved ones specific needs. Get in touch with our team directly to learn more about our mental health and depression care for elderly people.
Specialist care plans
We work with your family to create bespoke care plans that fit your loved one’s specific circumstances and how they may progress
Round the clock support
You can contact our team by phone or email during the day or at any time via our dedicated online support chat service
Qualified, caring professionals
All of our carers are vetted for care and emotional skills to ensure they are the right person for your family’s needs.
To book a free consultation with our team and to see how we can help an elderly relative living with mental health issues, 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.
Get in touch for expert care advice
Specialist mental health care in the home
At Elder, we understand that receiving full-time care can be a stressful process, particularly for elderly people living with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. That is why all of our care plans take place in the home, to ensure that your loved one feels as safe, secure and comfortable as possible, while receiving valuable company and mental health support.
Affordable care for those who need it most
Our live-in care pricing starts at just £895 per carer, per day and we offer full transparency around every area of our cost and payment processes. Consultations are free of charge and our staff are on hand to take you through all the details of our elderly mental health care plans and how we can help you find the perfect live-in carer for your family’s needs.
Local carers that can start soon
As part of our process, we present you and your loved one with carers who don’t just suit what the care recipient needs skill-wise, but also emotionally and geographically. We strive to ensure that your chosen carer can start work with 48 hours, fully up-to-speed with what is required. All of our carers are fluent English speakers to ensure that your loved one has everything they need to live happily and healthily.
Frequently asked questions
What does mental care involve?
While some mental health conditions require medication or medical treatment, our carers aren’t permitted to administer these treatments themselves. They will, however, remind the care recipient of when they need to take any prescribed medication or administer themselves with treatments such as injections.
Our mental health care plans are bespoke to the specific needs and conditions of the older person in question. This can include physically helping them with household tasks such as cooking, cleaning and going to the toilet, should their condition hinder their ability to do this themselves.
On a basic level, our carers can provide a vital source of company, conversation and support to older people who feel scared, isolated or unable to cope with the world around them. We run a full consultation process prior to beginning a care programme to make sure we understand every area of the care recipient’s needs.
Can I get local authority help to pay for live-in care?
Some people are eligible to receive funding and payment support for their elderly loved one based on personal circumstances.
To find out if you are eligible, you need to contact your local authority to organise a care assessment, which will look at the medical and financial health of the care recipient. If the combined value of their liquid assets is less than £23,250, then they may be eligible to have their care either subsidised or fully covered.
Our team can help you through every stage of the care assessment process. Simply get in touch so that we can show you how.
Does Elder offer 24-hour mental health care plans?
We understand that some mental health conditions can cause people to become unhappy or uncomfortable at any time, which is one of the many reasons why we believe that live-in care in the home, where someone can be on-hand 24-hours a day is so valuable.
Our carers live at home with the care recipient and can be alerted at very short notice should the older person require urgent help or support during the night. However, if a care recipient consistently requires more than three caster wake-ups in a single night, then we recommend a plan which includes two live-in carers working alternating shifts. This is so that the older person can receive the round-the-clock supervision they need.
These plans being at £1,450 per week and you can get in touch with our team directly to find out how we are caring for older people across the UK living with mental health conditions.
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