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Live-in care in Acton

At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for the elderly and those in need throughout Acton.

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What is live-in care?

Live-in care allows your elderly relative to keep on living in their own home, while receiving permanent, round-the-clock care. A carefully chosen caregiver moves in with them on a 24/7 basis, facilitating and enabling your relative to continue to lead a lifestyle that’s as independent as possible.

What makes live-in care in Acton the better option to a care home?

Whether your elderly relative lives in Acton itself, or one of the surrounding areas, such as Gunnersbury, Emlyn Gardens or Park Royal, they are likely to have built up a network of friends and neighbours amongst the local community. Moving into residential care means moving away from everything that is familiar. This can be devastating, particularly for those with memory problems, who are likely to become confused following such a move. With the help and support of a live-in caregiver, your loved one can continue to enjoy their favourite routines in their own familiar surroundings.

Residential care homes are constrained by staff numbers and health and safety regulations that make it difficult, if not impossible, to arrange spontaneous events. Whilst understandable, this can be hard to bear for independently-minded elderly folk, who are used to being able to do what they want, when they want. A live-in carer is at your loved one’s disposal every hour of the day, able to facilitate outings on the spur on the moment. So, if it’s a gorgeous day and your loved one fancies a stroll around Gunnersbury Park or Kew Gardens, the carer will facilitate this, as requested.

Many Elder care recipients have gardens that they have tended for many years, and may have pets that are part of the family. Sadly, the majority of care homes simply cannot accommodate animals, but a live-in carer will happily muck in with pet care duties, as well as assisting in the garden, if that is something that your loved one would like assistance with.

How can live-in care in Acton keep your loved one safe and comfortable?

One of the primary reasons for considering residential care for an elderly loved one is their personal safety. Elderly people are prone to slips, trips and falls, which can have catastrophic consequences for ageing bones. Another common reason is where a loved one is showing signs of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, which both cause forgetfulness and could lead to accidents or injury in the home. With a live-in carer on-hand throughout every single day and night keeping an eye on your loved one’s safety, you don’t have to lose sleep worrying about whether or not they are safe.

Memory problems and a lack of motivation can lead elderly people to neglect themselves, by failing to eat properly or take care of their personal hygiene. A live-in carer will ensure that your loved one is happy and motivated, with appropriate amounts of fresh air and exercise, together with a balanced and nutritious diet. Of course, they will also assist with washing, dressing and staying clean.

Elderly people often fall prey to scammers and thieves, who view them as easy targets. Having another adult on the premises acts as a powerful deterrent. The carer can also help your loved one with modern technology, assisting them with sending emails and text messages to friends and family.

The carer will make sure that your loved one attends medical appointments on time, whether at Crown Street Surgery or Acton Medical Centre, and will collect prescriptions as required from locations such as iCare Chemist on Jenner Avenue, ensuring that medication is taken in accordance with appropriate advice d instructions.

What’s more, all Elder carers are trained in emergency procedures, so in the event of something serious happening, you can be completely sure they know exactly what to do, giving you greater peace of mind.

What our customers say

“It is reassuring to know that my father is being cared for by someone who understands his needs and his dementia symptoms.”

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Who can benefit from live-in care in Acton?

Some Elder care recipients require temporary help in the home following a period of illness or surgery, in which case the carer’s duties slowly decrease over time. In the majority of cases, live-in care is a more permanent solution, with the carer’s duties gradually increasing over time.

Elder provides everything from simple companion care, for older people who are struggling to cope with loneliness, through to the more complex demands of personal care for those living with diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. We’re able to adjust your loved one’s care plan according to their changing needs.

How much does live-in care in Acton cost?

Although live-in care provides levels of one-to-one support that not even the best care homes are able to offer, the cost is actually significantly lower, by as much as 30%. More still if the carer is looking after a couple in their own home.

Elder live-in care is charged at one single flat rate of just £795 per week, with a guarantee of no additional charges or hidden extras, making it easy to plan your budget. The only time you’ll ever pay more for permanent live-in care than our flat rate is if there’s more than one care recipient, or there is a need for the use of a carer’s car.

It may be cheaper than residential care, but that doesn’t mean that Elder carers suffer financially. In fact, we do our best to make sure they earn above the industry standard rates, by keeping our margins low.

How can I find out more about live-in care?

At Elder we are always delighted to discuss all aspects of our live-in care service. Our knowledgeable customer care team is on hand every day of the week to answer your questions and queries and to discuss your concerns about your elderly loved one. Call us between 8am and 8pm to discover the difference that a live-in carer from Elder could make to your loved one’s life.

Mikis' care story

In this short video, Nick and Maro explain their reasons for choosing Elder live-in care.

They discuss how live-in care has allowed Nick’s father Mikis to stay independent in his own home while making a new friend at the same time.

Get live-in care of the highest standard

Give us a call, drop us an email or simply fill out the form and one of our specialist care team will get in touch as soon as possible.

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