Live-in Care in Camden
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What are the benefits of live-in care in Camden?
At Elder, we understand that many older people are reluctant to enter a nursing home or residential care home. Leaving your own home, where you have lived for many years and built-up many positive memories is a very unfavourable choice. In our experience, the vast majority of older people would like to remain in their own home surroundings if at all possible.
We are committed to providing live-in care for as many care recipients as possible. By keeping our service inclusive, and as affordable as possible, we hope many older people can take advantage of the health benefits of remaining at home, for longer.
Is live-in care available in Camden?
As a nationwide service, Elder enables older people all over the country to take advantage of the best live-in carers available. Our carers travel all over the UK, so no matter whether you live in Scotland or London, our carers can come to you. For our care recipients living in the south of England, particularly London, live-in care makes particularly good economic sense. The cost of care homes and nursing homes around the capital can be extortionate, and as Elder live-in care costs the same amount per week no matter where you live in the country, higher London care home costs can be avoided.
What’s more, choosing live-in care means the care recipient can remain in the community and the area they prefer. They can continue to engage in their usual social activities, whether this means attending a local faith group, a cafe or social centre, or simply a favourite park or garden. Staying in their own home also means loved ones can keep their favourite pets around them.
What do live in carers do?
A live-in carer is somebody trained to look after older people in his or her own home. They have been thoroughly vetted by Elder and trained to look after those with long-term illnesses, reduced mobility, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
A live-in carer’s job description entails everything from light household duties and cooking to companionship and personal care, and everything in between. However, many of our care recipients tell us their carer is much more than simply an employee to them. Our customers, care recipients and carers often build warm and long-lasting relationships, so that the person in your home feels more like a family member than an employee.
What is there for older people in Camden?
While Camden is seen as a young and vibrant hub within London, many parts of the area are also surprisingly accessible. A Community Centre based on the right side of the canal near The Lock is fully wheelchair accessible, and from here, visitors can take a lift to the lock to explore the canals on a fully accessible boat. For the more adventurous, the area is very close to many North London places of interest. The British Museum is one possible option and entry is always free. Furthermore, blue badge holders can park right outside the door.
Age UK is also very active in Camden, arranging coffee mornings and social groups, and even charity cake sales. The town also has an abundance of doctors and pharmacies. The Camden Family Centre practice is located on Fair Street, with Sentinel Health on Robert Street. The Post Office is on the High Street, very close to a range of supermarkets.
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.”
How much does live-in care in Camden cost?
No matter where you live in the country, Elder live in care costs a flat rate of £795 per week. This covers all wages and insurance, and there are never any hidden costs for training or transport. The only additional costs are the food provided in the live-in care arrangement, and any additional expenses incurred during days out.
What are the advantages of choosing live-in care?
Whether a care recipient decides that they prefer live-in care or care in a residential or nursing home, their comfort and safety are of primary importance. In a live-in care arrangement, the care and support are always one to one. This means when the care recipient needs something, such as a drink, an extra blanket, to be moved to a different chair, or to use the bathroom, there is always somebody on hand to help them right away.
Similarly, when they have particular tastes or food preferences, these can be easily accommodated. Most importantly, the care recipient is able to remain in his or her own community and to keep in contact with the people they have known for many years. This leads to an increased sense of independence and confidence, which in turn helps older people stay more active.
Why choose Elder?
At Elder, we have been matching carers to care recipients for many years. We understand that engaging a live-in carer is a multifaceted task. Not only do we recruit, train and vet our carers thoroughly, we also have a management system in place to ensure there are never any gaps in our care recipients’ care schedules. We also ensure that all the legal aspects of employing a live-in carer are properly managed. From employment law to getting the right insurance, Elder handles everything, every step of the way.
Our customers, care recipients and carers tell us that they appreciate our expertise and our dedication to the quality of the service. We continually attract the best carers in the UK, by ensuring that our administration remains as efficient as possible and providing the best remuneration in the industry.
Dulcie's Care Story
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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