What is live-in care?
As your elderly parent or other loved one grows older you may worry about how they are going to manage in the future, particularly when they reach the stage of needing full-time care. Most elderly people are reluctant to leave the familiar environment of their own home, so live-in care can be the ideal alternative to a care home.
To find out more about Elder’s live-in care service, contact us and speak to our care advisors who will be happy to give you all the information you need. Lines are open seven days a week from 8am until 8pm.
Why is live-in care in Daventry preferable to a care home?
Live-in care gives our customers peace of mind because they know their loved ones are being cared for, and kept safe, in the comfort of the home they love. Because Elder’s dedicated carers are there only to look after your relative, the attention they receive is aimed specifically at meeting their needs. There is no competition from other residents, as there would be in a care home.
Often a person’s community can be as important as their home, and with live-in care your loved one will be supported to continue seeing friends and neighbours. They will be able to carry on enjoying their hobbies and activities as far as possible.
Live-in carers can move into your loved one’s home in Daventry or in surrounding villages such as Norton, Welton and Staverton to supply all the care they need. If your elderly relative is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, Elder’s carers can provide the complex care they may require.
The carers who work with us are highly trained and have experience of caring for elderly people with a wide range of conditions, so you can be confident the care they deliver will be some of the best your loved one could receive.
How does live-in care work?
Your loved one’s unique needs will be documented in an individual care plan, prepared exclusively for them, and the live-in caregiver will use this as a basis for providing the support and assistance needed on a daily basis.
If your relative enjoys certain activities, for example, cooking, their carer will support them to continue to do this and concentrate on tasks that your loved one would like help with, such as cleaning or ironing. Any changes in your loved one’s abilities or preferences will mean that the care plan is adapted to reflect these changes.
Your elderly relative may need assistance with different aspects of personal care, such as washing and dressing, or they may need someone to ensure they take their medication appropriately, and the dedicated carer will do whatever is necessary to keep them safe and comfortable.
If your loved one is a car owner, our carers will also chauffeur them to any appointments they need to attend such as physiotherapy at the local Danetre Hospital. The live-in carers can help their care recipients by collecting any medication that is needed from a local service such as Spackman & McKenzie’s pharmacy.
How can Elder’s live-in care service enhance your loved one’s life?
Having a live-in carer around whenever your loved one needs assistance can give your relative the confidence they need to enjoy activities beyond their home. Our carers will talk to your relative and find out what they like to do and accompany them, for example, on gentle walks or on trips to local attractions. If your loved one likes shopping, a drive out to the Heart of the Shires shopping village can make a good day out.
The paths around Daventry Country Park are suitable for less mobile visitors, with wheelchair-accessible bird hides. So, even if your loved one’s mobility is poor, they can still enjoy fresh air and wildlife with their live-in carer. Nearby, the National Trust property Canons Ashby also attracts visitors who enjoy visiting both the house and the terraced gardens.
In the centre of town, Daventry Museum is a friendly place with many interesting exhibits and level access at the rear.
Why choose Elder?
The carers who work with us always have at least one year experience and go through a face-to-face interview, care exam and DBS check (PVG check in Scotland) before they join. But, it’s about more than simply ensuring the carer has the professional and trusted experience required to do the job. Our care planning experts go to huge lengths to make sure your elderly relative and their carer have the best possible chance of really getting along.
That means taking the time to listen to your loved one’s case, building up a picture of what’s important to them, and using that information to match them to carer we’re confident they’re going to get along with. Our unique character-matching process focuses on hobbies, interests and specific preferences.
Our carers normally work on a rota basis with one other carer, often working two weeks on and having two weeks off. Thus, your loved one will benefit from great continuity of care and get to know the carers really well and feel comfortable with them.
Our carers know the importance of encouraging their care recipients to remain as physically active as possible, with all the health benefits this brings. If your loved one has pets, our carers will ensure they’re cared for and fed regularly, if this has become difficult for your elderly relative to manage alone. Pet ownership is associated with health benefits, such as lower blood pressure and reduced stress, so it’s important they’re not separated in their later years.
How much does live-in care in Daventry cost with Elder?
From a cost perspective, Elder’s live-in care service is extremely competitive at a flat rate of £795 per week. Many people find this to be considerably less than a care home would cost. Because we try to ensure the carers who work with us earn higher than industry rates, we’re able to work with only the most experienced and skilled carers available.