Live-in Care in Edinburgh
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One of the biggest problems facing the elderly is loneliness, which can have a devastating effect on health and wellbeing. A live-in carer is on hand at all hours of the day and night to provide comfort, reassurance and a friendly face, giving you much-needed peace of mind in the process.
The job of the carer is to make life easier for your loved one, so they will help with anything which facilitates this, from help with the housework, laundry and gardening, through to the more complex needs of those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Fresh air and exercise are important at every stage of life, and the carer will make sure that your relative leads a fulfilling social life, when and if possible. Whether your loved one lives in Duns, Coldstream, Greenlaw or one of the many towns and villages in the county, the carer will assist in outings and social events.
Perhaps your loved one enjoys seaside walks at Eyemouth, or likes to watch the annual Ridings ceremonies that pass through the Border towns. From shopping trips to visiting farmers’ markets, the carer will make sure that their care recipient makes the most of this beautiful part of the world.
The carer will arrange medical appointments, whether at the local medical centre or at NHS Borders Hospital or Knoll Community Hospital at Duns. They will arrange prescriptions and dispense medicines as advised by your loved one’s health professionals.
At Elder, we take the time to understand your loved one’s exact requirements, so that we can tailor a bespoke care plan for them. Of course, an elderly person’s needs tend to increase over time, and your loved one’s dedicated carer will increase and adapt their duties according to their needs.
Because the carer lives in your loved one’s home as part of the family, we take the time to make sure that both parties are compatible, as we find this helps to foster a strong bond to allow a friendship to naturally develop. So we do our best to match hobbies, interests and pastimes, to achieve the best possible outcome for both the carer and the care recipient.
In the unlikely event that you or your relative are not completely happy with the assigned carer, then please do not hesitate in contacting us to arrange for an alternative carer without delay. We understand the need for your loved one to feel completely at ease with their caregiver and for you to have the peace of mind that they’re happy.
What our customers say
“Judith is absolutely lovely and you could see the fantastic relationship she has with my mum. My mum’s smile nearly lit up the whole house when Judith arrived.”
With many families choosing to explore live-in care in Scotland for their loved ones, days out with older relatives are becoming easier to organise. Even if your parents have health problems that affect their mobility or their memory, you can still arrange fun and entertaining activities that they will enjoy and benefit from.
Learning disabilities come in many different forms, but they all have an impact on a person's ability to live a full and independent life. In the past, residential care was the only alternative to an elderly person remaining in the family home, but nowadays, thanks to the increasing popularity of live-in care, there is a practical and viable alternative to institutional care.
Many professionals believe that enabling people who have dementia to remain in their own home offers many benefits compared to placing them in a residential elderly care facility. If your loved one is living with Alzheimer's disease, consider how their quality of life could be improved by live-in care at home.
With live-in home care, you will have the peace of mind of knowing your loved one is being looked after by someone familiar who they are comfortable with and who will be alert to changes in their condition and act accordingly. If a doctor is needed, or there are any problems with medication, help will be available and there is someone in the house with them 24-hours a day to keep them safe.
At Elder, we understand the stress involved in trying to find a clear answer to how much care costs. In residential care, costs can escalate quickly, but our services are all inclusive and can cost up to 30% less than a care home in Berwickshire.
The cost per week amounts to a flat rate of £770 all in. Despite being competitively priced, you get what you pay for. We seek the most skilled, compassionate caregivers across the UK and we pay them over industry rate to ensure such high standards.
We strive to implement the best of the best one-to-one elderly care in the UK.
We take our matchmaking services very seriously. We think it is crucial to pair our customers with carers who compliment them in personality, likes and dislikes and any other qualities which would lead to the best friendship. So many of our carers go on to bond with care recipients and family alike.
Elders care support team is also on hand to guide you through any questions you may have, seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.
Feel free to contact us today to discuss any and all your options, concerns and enquiries with no commitment whatsoever.
In this short video, Mary and Colin explain how Dulcie’s live-in Elder carer, Sarah, has become part of the family.
They discuss how live-in care has allowed Dulcie to stay independent in her own home, while making a new friend at the same time.
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