If your loved one is struggling to cope with everyday tasks while living at home, then live-in care might be the ideal solution. Elder work across Cumberland, in areas such as Bowness, Beaumont and Thursby, providing bespoke live-in care packages which can enable your loved one to receive care at home whilst maintaining their independence and avoiding the need to move into residential care.
How does live-in care work?
Live-in care is rapidly becoming the most popular form of elderly care in the UK. With a live-in care plan, a caregiver moves in with your elderly relative and provides them with all the companionship and support they might need to continue living in their family home for as long as possible.
A live-in carer provides companionship, which is ideal if your loved one is experiencing feelings of loneliness which is something that often accompanies old age if your parent lives alone.
If your loved one needs help with domestic tasks such as shopping, cooking and cleaning, or with personal care tasks such as getting to the toilet, getting into and out of bed or washing, their live-in carer will take care of it. Your relative’s caregiver will only ever carry out the tasks your relative requests, doing as much or as little for them as they want. We find that this helps the elderly in maintaining a degree of independence, by having a say in the care that they receive.
What tasks do carers in Cumberland perform?
Our carers are carefully matched to your relative to ensure they share common interests, so many will be only too happy to help them keep up the hobbies and interests they have always enjoyed. They can also organise mentally stimulating days out, perhaps to visit the beautiful Lowther Castle and Gardens, Carlisle’s impressive Cathedral or for a gentle stroll near Lake Windermere.
One advantage live-in care has over residential care is that your relative need not be parted from a beloved pet, and with the assistance of their caregiver, can continue to care for their animals.
Carers who are insured to drive your loved one’s car might also run them to social events, or take them out to make use of local amenities, such as the North Cumbria University Hospital if they have appointments, or shopping at the Cumberland Plaza or Walnut Hill Shopping Centres.
How much live-in care in Cumberland cost?
Should you need to talk through any concerns or questions you may have regarding the cost of care; please feel free to call our expert care support team to confidentially discuss this matter through with you, no commitment, just friendly advice.
But to give you an idea, our live-in care services cost up to 30% less than a care home. The flat rate is £770 per week, and this is all in. There will be no unexpected costs whatsoever. Just the best caregivers Elder source throughout the nation, who receive a salary above the industry rate to reflect the high standards of care we live by.
What are the benefits of care at home over residential care in Cumberland?
The majority of elderly people would prefer to be cared for in their own homes. Moving into a residential home can be extremely upsetting and disruptive, often meaning your loved one has to part with treasured possessions as they are forced to downsize. They also lose a great deal of personal choice and freedom, as residents in care homes often have little if any say over what time they get up or are put to bed, or over what they eat for their meals and when.
Although there are some incredible care homes across Cumberland, staff are often very stretched and can rarely give the one-to-one care your loved one deserves. With a live-in care plan from Elder, your loved one receives high-quality care and companionship round the clock. For more information, please contact the Elder team today.