At Elder, we pride ourselves on offering the highest standards of private live-in care across Aberdeen, allowing your elderly loved one to remain in the comfort of their own home.
Known throughout Scotland as the granite city, much of Aberdeen built using silvery-grey granite hewn from the now abandoned Rubislaw Quarry, at one time the biggest artificial hole in the ground in Europe. On a sunny day the granite lends an attractive glitter to the city, but when low, grey rain clouds scud in off the North Sea it can be hard to tell where the buildings stop and the sky begins.
Aberdeen’s beauty is just one reason why it’s the perfect city for your loved one to explore. With 300 castles and 165 miles of coastline on their doorstep, you can rest assured that they’re living life to the best the can with the help of their live-in carer.
The advantages of live-in care
Few elderly people would choose to move into residential care, as the thought of giving up their own homes and moving into one of the care homes in Aberdeen with strangers is stressful. If your loved one/s have lived in their home for a long time, the idea of leaving it, along with their garden and much-loved pets can be a very upsetting.
Even in the best of care homes, there are never enough staff to provide the one-to-one attention that a live-in carer can provide. Changing shift patterns make it impossible for residents to form lasting relationships with members of staff, and for a proud generation used to running their own lives, adapting to institutional life can be difficult and degrading.
Thanks to Elder’s private live-in care packages, your loved one can remain in their own home, without the upheavals that a move causes. They can continue to go about their familiar routines, surrounded by the things and the people that they know and love, with the additional companionship of a live-in carer.
Who can benefit?
Elder provides private care solutions for any older person who needs assistance in the home, whether that is in their own home, or in your own home. From a permanent live-in arrangement through to respite care, Elder care gives you peace of mind that your loved one is safe, relieving any guilt that you may have about not being able to be their primary carer. You can relax in the knowledge that the caregiver is experienced in handling any problems associated with elderly care-giving, ensuring your loved one’s safety and well-being.
Many of our carers have specialist training in looking after elderly people with complex needs, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s care. They can cope with challenging behaviour and understand how to diffuse the anger that can result from such conditions, so you can rest assured that your loved one would be in the best hands.
What does a live-in carer do?
An Elder one-to-one live-in carer can provide as much assistance as your loved one wants. For example, if they enjoy cooking, your loved one will take a back seat and focus on household chores instead. We understand that your loved one is likely to value their independence so our live-in carers will respect their wishes with regards to things they’d rather remain doing to maintain a sense of normality.
Live-in carers can help with tasks that your loved one might be uncomfortable with a relative performing such as dressing, bathing and toileting. The carer will dispense medication, organise and attend doctors appointments if required, and ensure that your loved one has nutritious diet to ensure for optimum health.
Loneliness is a common yet avoidable problem for elderly people. A live-in carer means that your loved one has a companion and a friend with whom they can discuss any fears or concerns. The carer can organise shopping trips and outings, so if your elderly relative suddenly fancies a walk along the coast, the carer can accommodate this. Social outings and events can also be arranged, ensuring that your loved one can lead a fulfilling and active life with their companion.
What makes Elder special?
We are passionate about providing the highest standards of one-to-one elderly care. We take the time to match the interests of the care recipient to the caregiver, ensuring plenty of common ground to foster a comfortable and friendly working relationship. In fact, many of our carers go on to form strong bonds of friendship with their care recipients and their family members.
Elder is always happy to discuss our private care packages with no obligation, so call us today, or contact us online, to find out how quickly we can arrange a caregiver for your loved one.