If your loved one has become increasingly frail and is no longer able to manage their day-to-day activities at home, Elder can provide live-in care in Derbyshire to support them to remain safely in their own home. Our live-in carers enable people with a range of different health conditions to continue to live in their own homes, including those with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and heart problems.
Your loved one may need full-time care but be unhappy about the prospect of moving into a care home. With a live-in carer from Elder, they will be able to stay in a familiar environment close to friends, neighbours and family members, but benefit from one-to-one care.
Your loved one will also be able to continue to make choices about all aspects of their life, such as what to eat, what time to get up and how to spend each day. Independence and dignity are important to older people, and enabling them to continue to live in the way they choose, with all the support they need, provides the best possible experience in later life.
The knowledge that there is always someone around to help with any problems or challenges that may arise gives both you and your loved one increased confidence to enjoy life at home. Companion care means that your relative is not in danger of falling and not being found for hours or wandering away from the house.
Many older people can become anxious, particularly at night when they are alone in the house, and a live-in carer can make them feel much safer.
Elder’s live-in carers provide the support that your loved one needs with any aspect of personal assistance but also help with everyday tasks to keep the home running smoothly. They will go shopping or accompany your loved one to the shops, do the laundry, prepare meals and help with domestic cleaning.
The actual duties that a live-in carer carries out will vary according to what is needed, even from day to day. They can help with looking after a loved family pet, take the person out to appointments or social events and support them in whatever activity they wish to undertake.
Because this type of care at home is so flexible, your loved one will be able to choose how they want to live their life, and the carer can enable them. We can provide live-in care services for as long as they are needed. This can be a long-term solution - or you might just need a live-in carer for a couple of weeks when another carer is on holiday, or while your loved one recuperates after an illness. Elder can arrange care for as long as it is needed and if the situation is urgent, we can usually find a solution within 24-hours.
Elder’s live-in carers in Derbyshire have extensive background checks before being offered employment. They will have DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks, and Elder ensures that they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Training in elderly care is essential, and some carers also have dementia care training and experience.
Two carers will usually work in a rotation; one will move into your loved one’s home and stay for two weeks before the other takes over for two weeks. This continuity of care is beneficial to the older person, who can build up trust and a good relationship with the carer. It also means that the carer gets to know your loved one well and therefore will be aware of subtle changes in their condition that might otherwise be missed.
Elder matches the live-in carer with the care recipient so that they have things in common and are likely to get on well. A live-in carer can often become like an extra family member to the older person so that they feel totally comfortable together.
If your mother and father are both living at home in Derbyshire, a live-in carer can support them both. This solution often prevents people who have been together for many years from being separated when they get older, simply because their care needs are different.
If for example, your father needs a high level of care, a live-in carer will be able to support your mother with the care provision and other tasks so that they can stay together in their own home. If both people need full-time care, they will be much better off, both financially and emotionally, supported in their own home by a carefully selected live-in carer from Elder.