Why might you be considering live-in care in Belgravia?
If your elderly loved one is fortunate enough to live in Belgravia or one of the nearby boroughs such as Knightsbridge, Mayfair or Westminster then they’ll probably be very reluctant to leave their own home. Even if your relative now needs long-term care, on a 24/7 basis, they no longer need to face the upheaval of moving into a care home. Elder’s live-in care service can provide the alternative that your loved one needs.
Why is live-in care better for your loved one than residential care?
With private live-in care, you can be confident your loved one will be safe and cared for day and night in the home they love. Unlike a care home, where there are a number of elderly people to care for, your relative will benefit from all the one-to-one care they need, tailored specifically to their individual needs. An added advantage for many people, particularly those living alone, is the companionship that their live-in carer can provide.
The majority of older people prefer to remain in their own home with all their memories and treasures around them. Staying close to friends and neighbours can also be an important issue, and live-in care from Elder can make this possible.
You will also benefit from the peace of mind of knowing that your loved one is safe and does not need to face the difficulty of adjusting to a new life in a care home - surrounded by strangers.
Because Elder’s carers are highly trained and experienced in caring for people with a wide range of needs, you can rest easy that your loved one will receive all the care they require, whether their individual needs are simple or more complex. Aside from nursing care, Elder carers are able to offer the same level of support as a care home.
Why is Elder the ideal care solution in Belgravia?
Elder’s live-in care service will support your loved one to remain as independent as they are able to in their own familiar environment. The help they need with various aspects of their daily life will be provided by a live-in carer who has been carefully selected with your loved one’s interests in mind. Elder’s carers are also well aware of the importance of supporting their care recipients to remain as active as they can and will encourage your relative to continue enjoying any favourite activities and to keep mobile wherever possible.
How can live-in care enhance your loved one’s life in Belgravia?
Many people are anxious about leaving the security of their home, particularly if they struggle with their health or mobility. Our carers will chat to your loved one about the things they would enjoy doing in the local area and will, depending on their situation, accompany them on short walks in the lovely squares nearby or on excursions to the places they would like to visit.
The capital has a wealth of interesting places, and in good weather, your relative may like to visit one of the open spaces close to home, such as Green Park or Hyde Park. Parts of Buckingham Palace itself are regularly open to visitors and a surprising number of Londoners have not explored what is on offer.
For a different experience, your loved one may enjoy visiting the iconic Harvey Nichols department store, perhaps finishing the day with tea on the wonderful roof terrace of the Fifth Floor Caféwith its views over the rooftops of Knightsbridge.
With their live-in carer to accompany them in a taxi and to stay with them to ensure that they are safe, our care recipients can visit friends, make the most of their communities and live their lives to the full.
What does a live-in carer do in Belgravia?
A unique care plan, tailored to the individual needs and preferences of your loved one will be created by Elder. Their live-in carer will do what is needed to keep them as comfortable and safe as they can be. For example, your loved one may no longer be able to keep their home clean and tidy or do the laundry by themselves. Their caregiver will ensure that all the necessary tasks are carried out, cook for them if required and support them to continue with interests or hobbies they enjoy.
As far as personal care is concerned, their live-in carer will provide assistance with any areas necessary, for example, they can help with getting up, bathing and dressing, as well as support your loved one to remain as mobile as they can. If there are any changes in your loved one’s condition or circumstances, then the care plan will be updated to reflect this.
Elder’s carers will also help with health appointments and will accompany your loved one to see their doctor, for example, at the Belgravia Surgery in Eccleston Street. If supplies or prescriptions need to be collected from local services such as A. Moore, community pharmacy, then the carer will ensure this is done.
What is the cost of live-in care in Belgravia?
Elder’s fees for their live-in care service are £795 per week, up to thirty percent less than care home fees. This is a flat rate with no added charges. If care is required for a couple then the saving when compared with the cost of a care home will be even greater.
Although our fees are very competitive, the carers we work with earn above standard industry rates. This ensures we’re able to attract the most experienced and highest quality carers throughout the UK.
If you have any queries about Elder’s nationally renowned service, you will find our care advisors available every day from 8am-8pm.