What is live-in care?
At Elder, we provide compassionate and affordable live-in care for the elderly, in and around Barnes, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the comfort of their own homes.
Elder provides trained caregivers who provide 24/7 live-in care assistance for the elderly in their own homes, or in your home if your relative has moved in with you. Such support provides a practical alternative to residential care and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move can cause.
There is no need to go through much-loved possessions, choosing what to keep and what to part with, as you might have to do if your loved one moves to a residential care home. Thanks to our elderly care-at-home packages, your loved one can retain their much-loved treasures and mementoes of a long and happy life.
Who can benefit from a live-in carer?
We can supply compassionate and capable caregivers to any elderly person in need of an extra pair of hands around the home. Some of our care recipients require a short period of assistance, perhaps after surgery, for example, providing help with cleaning, shopping, cooking and medication.
In some cases, where an elderly loved one resides at home with you, a live-in carer provides companion care throughout the day while you are at work. Some families use our services when they go on holiday, to provide a short period of respite care without interrupting the daily routine.
In the majority of cases, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home on a permanent basis, offering help and support day and night, as required.
What are the benefits of care in the home?
Your loved one may have spent many happy years living an independent life in their own home. They will have built up friendships with neighbours and other people in and around Barnes and may be reluctant to move into residential care.
Many of our care recipients have gardens that they have tended for many years which they are not ready to give up. In some cases, we find that elderly people have much-loved pets with whom, of course, they do not wish to part. Or perhaps, one of your parents requires personal care that their partner is unable to provide due to their own advancing years.
By employing a caregiver to move into their home, you will find that your loved one can continue with their lifestyle, which has a profound impact on their wellbeing. Being among their own much-loved possessions and in familiar surroundings allows them to maintain a level of independent living, but with the knowledge that someone is on hand whenever help is needed.
What does a live-in carer do?
At Elder, we carefully match the caregiver to the care recipient, to ensure for compatibility. We take into account your loved one’s personality, hobbies and interests, and we do our very best to pair them with a carer who will believe they will forge a bond with.
The carer will do as much, or as little, as required by you or your loved one, so they can be as involved as they like in everyday duties. This could be anything from support with housework, shopping, outings and meal preparation, through to personal care such as help with bathing and dressing.
Your live-in carer will make sure that all prescriptions are ordered and collected, and that your loved one takes their medications as directed by their medical advisers. They will arrange medical appointments, and accompany your relative on trips or visits anywhere at anytime.
Barnes is the perfect place for your elderly loved one to live. The leafy country village boasts great independent shops and restaurants and a great sense of community, with the opportunity for your loved one to meet new people. With the assistance of their live-in carer, you can rest assured that your loved one won’t be lonely or run out of things to do and see.
If your loved one requires dementia care, we have carers who specialise in this type of care, who are familiar with dealing with the personality attributes associated with the disorder. At Elder, we only hire the best, highly trained staff and ensure that staff we assign to your loved one are capable of handling any situations that they may come across. For example, is your loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s, we will ensure that we assign a carer with experience in dealing with other people with the disorder.
Knowing that your loved one is safe, secure, well-nourished and in good hands provides peace of mind for the whole family. This means that you can relax and enjoy their company, without worrying about cooking for them or cleaning their house. Should your relative’s needs increase over time, the caregiver will step in and provide more help as necessary.
Elder is always happy to discuss your individual requirements for care in the home, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care could make for all the family.