How can live-in care keep my loved one safe and active?
Elderly people often find it difficult to get out and about, particularly when they are unable to drive. If your loved one lives in one of the larger towns in the region, such as Carmarthen or Llanelli, they may be able to access public transport, but particularly in the more remote areas, such as Llangadog or Pencader, where public transport cannot be relied upon.
An Elder carer will ensure that your loved one is able to leave the house, whether to attend medical appointments at Glangwili General Hospital or Llanfair Surgery, for example, or for trips to St Elli Shopping Centre in Llanelli. There are six leisure centres across the county, offering exercise and fitness programmes for the elderly, along with a number of social clubs which your loved one’s carer can facilitate.
Everyone needs fresh air and exercise and a certain amount of social interaction is necessary in order to function at optimum levels. Elder carers understand the importance of keeping the body and mind as active as possible. Above all, the carer is a constant presence, helping to keep loneliness at bay - and with loneliness now acknowledged as being a blight on the lives of so many elderly people, this is an incredibly invaluable part of the service.
No matter what activities or entertainment your loved one enjoys, from visiting antique shops to riverside walks, their carer will ensure that they spend time doing the things that they enjoy, making the most of every single day.
How does Elder live-in care work?
Unlike in a residential care home, where staff have to meet the needs of many residents, an Elder carer offers one-to-one care and companionship throughout every day and night. Every elderly person’s needs are different, so Elder spend time understanding your loved one’s requirements to establish the type of care required.
Some of our care recipients require assistance with household chores, perhaps some help with gardening or pet care and transport and assistance for days out. Other elderly people have more complex needs, such as those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. In these instances, care is likely to include personal care tasks such as help with bathing, dressing and toileting, for example.
An Elder carer’s duties are usually likely to increase over time, and because the carer lives with your loved one 24/7, any change in your loved one’s care requirements can be accommodated seamlessly into the care plan, with no confusing change of personnel to confuse them.
How much does live-in care in Carmarthenshire cost?
Elder care costs around 30% less than you would expect to pay for a place in a residential care home. Our live-in care costs a flat rate of £770 per week, with no hidden extras. Your loved one receives dedicated one-to-one care throughout every day and night, providing you with the reassurance that they are safe and well-looked after at all times.
Why choose Elder?
We take pride in our commitment to finding just the right carer for each of our care recipients. Live-in care is a personal service, one which involves a lot of time spent together at some of the most intimate of moments.
We want to ensure that alongside our caregivers having the necessary skills to adequately care for your relative or spouse, we also want to guarantee everyone feels comfortable with the arrangement. A great relationship between carer and caregiver is essential for home care to be successful.
Our bespoke care plan allows for your loved one’s lifestyle to be taken into consideration, unlike a care home. We want caregivers to assist your life, not have you fit in around their routine.
To get the process underway and to assist throughout, our support team are always on hand to help with any concerns or questions, with no obligation. All you need to do is call.