If you are worried that your loved one now needs care 24/7, but you know they would hate to go into a care home, live-in care could be the solution you are looking for.
What are the advantages of live-in care in Broadstairs?
Elder’s live-in care service can give you the peace of mind of knowing that your loved one is safe and being well cared for in the comfort of their own home. Unlike in a care home, your elderly relative would benefit from one to one attention from a maximum of two carers.
Because our caregivers typically work two weeks on and two weeks off, there is much more continuity of care, which leads to a better quality of life for your loved one.
In addition to being able to remain in their own home, your loved one also benefits from staying in the community they are used to, and among their friends and neighbours. They will also be able to carry on enjoying their usual activities and hobbies as far as their health allows.
Live-in carers simply need a room of their own in your loved one’s home. They are highly trained and able to provide anything from companion care to complex care for people with various health conditions. The quality of care that your loved one receives in their own home is excellent, and you will not have to worry about them being unhappy in a care home.
Elder provides live-in carers throughout the town and all nearby places, such as Ramsgate, Flete and Manston.
Why is Elder the best care solution in Broadstairs?
Enabling your loved one to remain as independent as possible in their own home is central to Elder’s aims. Your elderly relative’s individual needs will be thoroughly discussed so that all appropriate help can be provided.
Your loved one is likely to remain more physically active in familiar surroundings, and our carers are well aware of the benefits of exercise in the elderly and will help and encourage them to stay active.
If your loved one has pets, a live-in carer will help with caring for them, so that your elderly relative can continue to enjoy the health benefits associated with pet ownership, such as lowered blood pressure and reduced stress.
How can live-in care enhance my elderly loved one’s life in Broadstairs?
Just because your loved one is no longer able to live independently, this does not mean they should not get out and about and enjoy life. Our carers will support your loved one to do the things they enjoy, accompanying them on short walks in the neighbourhood, for example. They may like to go into town and enjoy an ice cream at Morelli’s or Chiappini’s, the 1950s ice cream parlours that may remind them of years gone by.
Broadstairs has plenty of interesting places for elderly people to enjoy. Their live-in carer could chauffeur your loved one to the Dickens House Museum if they have a car, or could accompany them in a taxi to the Little Art Gallery or the bandstand in the park when a concert is on, depending on your relatives interests.
What does a live-in carer do in Broadstairs?
What the carer actually does depends entirely on your loved one’s needs and preferences. They will assist with personal care if your loved one needs help with washing, dressing or any other aspect of personal care, but they are also able to assist with domestic tasks, such as meal preparation, laundry, cleaning or shopping.
A unique care plan will be created so that your loved one’s needs are documented, and the carer will carry out whatever is needed. They will also support your loved one to continue with hobbies, and provide much-needed companionship. If changes occur in your loved one’s condition or circumstances, the care plan will be altered accordingly.
If your elderly relative needs to attend podiatry or osteopathy appointments, for example, the carer will escort them to the Willow Therapy Centre or another venue and will ensure that they are aware of any aftercare instructions or advice given.
Our carers can also help their care recipients with prescriptions, ensuring that they are ordered when required and collected from local services, such as Pierremont Pharmacy.
What is the cost of live-in care in Broadstairs?
Elder’s 24/7 live-in care service costs a flat rate of £770 per week. This is considerably less than a residential care home, and even more cost-effective if care is required for a couple.
All our costs are wholly inclusive, and there are no hidden fees. Although Elder’s live-in care service is competitively priced, we pay our carers above the industry rate, to ensure we are able to attract the best and most experienced carers throughout the UK.
Why choose Elder’s live-in care service?
Elder’s standards of elderly care are the highest available. We are careful to match the interests of your loved one with a specific live-in carer, ensuring there is plenty of common ground to enable them to be able to build up a caring and friendly relationship.
Knowing that there is someone they know very well to support your loved one 24 hours a day and keep them safe means that you can enjoy your own life without having to worry.
Our fully managed service means that the care support team are with you whenever you need any support or information.
Give us a call, without obligation, to discuss your situation and the kind of care your loved one needs, with one of our very approachable care advisors.