What is live-in care?
At Elder, we provide compassionate and affordable live-in care for the elderly in Bishop’s Stortford, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the serenity of their own homes.
Elder provides trained caregivers who offer 24/7 live-in care assistance for the elderly at home, 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 for your loved one to go through much-loved possessions, choosing what to keep and what to part with, as they would likely have to do if they moved into a residential care home. Thanks to our elderly care-at-home packages, your loved one can retain their much-loved treasures and mementoes.
There are many interesting things for live-in carers to do with those that they are caring for in Bishop’s Stortford. With the assistance of their live-in carer, they can enjoy visits to Hatfield Forest, which is also a National Nature Reserve and a Nature Conservation Review site. Or, if they’re into their history, they can enjoy a visit to the famous Stansted Mountfitchet Castle. With a live-in carer, your loved one will be given the opportunity to continue to live in the way that they want.
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How can live-in care in Bishop’s Stortford benefit my loved one?
Elder’s experienced private caregivers provide 24-hour care to any elderly person in need. Live-in care is becoming a more common alternative to care homes for long term care, providing help with chores around the house, reminding care recipients when to take their medicines and providing companionship to those that can often feel vulnerable and lonely.
Many of Elder’s customers use live-in care to assist them when they are caring for a loved one themselves. A live-in carer can provide invaluable support to those looking after individuals living with dementia or other conditions that may be challenging to handle alone.
The live-in care model is very simple; 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 Bishop’s Stortford. Our professional live-in carers in Bishop’s Stortford, provide care and dementia care for the elderly and those in need, meaning that there is no reason for them to move out of their much-loved home.
Elderly people tend to be happier remaining in their own home as they are able to continue with the daily activities that they have performed all of their life i.e. gardening or walking their dog. Live-in carers can take over pet duties if they become too much for your loved one, making it possible for them to keep their beloved pets. Most care homes do not allow the elderly to bring their pets with them, which can be extremely distressing if they are close to their animals who act as companions and are proven to promote a healthy and active elderly mind.
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. Elderly people’s conditions often decline when they move into a care home due to the unfamiliarity which can be especially distressing for someone living with dementia. 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 a 24-hour live-in carer is on hand to provide help wherever and whenever it’s needed.
What does a live-in carer do?
At Elder, we carefully match the caregiver to the care recipient, to encourage the formation of a strong bond. We take into account your loved one’s personality, hobbies and interests, and we do our very best to pair them with a private carer who we believe they will grow a friendship with.
Elder’s private carers are there to support your loved one. This could be anything from helping with housework, shopping, outings and meal preparation, through to personal care such as help with bathing and dressing.
Your live-in carer in Bishop’s Stortford 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.
Many of our customers enjoy trips to parks and gardens in Bishop’s Stortford which has a rural feel, while being close to transport links. And if the typically british weather disappoints, they can enjoy Bishop’s Stortford Museum, The Little Arts Workshop or Ware Museum. You can therefore rest assured that they’re living life as well as possible while have the peace of mind of knowing that your loved one is in safe hands.
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 condition.
At Elder, we only hire highly trained private carers and ensure that those we assign to your loved one are capable of handling any situations that may arise. For example, if your loved one is living with dementia, we will ensure that we assign a one-to-one carer with experience in dealing with this condition.
Knowing that your loved one is safe, secure, eating well 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 draw up a new care plan to meet these changing requirements.
Elder is always happy to draw up a care plan unique to your loved one’s specific needs in their home, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care could make for all the family.