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For many older people, home is where the heart is. Their memories of birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas celebrations are all based here. So it’s reasonable to think, given the preference, they would prefer to stay living in their own home.
However, there comes a time when we must consider what’s best in the long run. After the death of a spouse, a hospital stay or an accident, or a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, this issue becomes critical. The most obvious solution is usually nursing care or a residential placement, but many elderly people are reluctant to leave home. Whatever the event, it is never an easy choice to make.
This is something Elder understands well. It’s the reason we developed our live-in care service.
Choosing to stay living at home
Home care, or live-in care, is a practical and affordable alternative to residential care home living. Rather than moving out of their own home, saying goodbye to their neighbours and communities, and in some cases their pets, our care recipients welcome a new person into their home. This person is a trained carer, who has a wealth of experiencing helping older care recipients.
Our carers are practical and flexible and they help with all aspects of home care.
How does live-in care work?
Live-in carers undertake all the tasks of domestic, personal and complex care associated with a care home environment. They cook, clean and do the washing, help the care recipient to get up in the morning, get washed and dressed and into their usual routine, and they offer companionship throughout the day.
Most importantly, a live-in carer is there to make sure the care recipient is safe and well. If anything is needed, another blanket, a cup of tea or a visit to the bathroom, the carer is there, offering one-to-one support. After they have helped your loved one to bed in the evening, the carer has their own bedroom to go to, and they sleep over. This way, they are on-hand in the night should the care recipient need anything.
Many of our customers tell us that their live-in carer soon becomes an extension of the family, someone they trust completely. Having a reliable carer there 24 hours a day is a huge relief and one of the main advantages of live-in care.
We provide live-in care in Boston and the surrounding areas
Elder’s live-in care services in Boston and throughout Lincolnshire, provide the best possible level of care for your loved ones in the comfort of their own home.
What our customers say
“The security and patience of live-in care has meant my mother has relaxed and her general disposition has improved to no end.”
What are the advantages of choosing live-in care in Boston?
For those who choose live-in care over a care home, the advantages are plenty. Staying in well-known surroundings with neighbours you have known for many years supports confidence and a better standard of living.
Many older residents choose to spend their retirement in Boston, because of its unique heritage and culture. The town is famed for its ports and the architecture associated with this. The parish church of Saint Botolph (were the name Boston comes from) is known locally as Boston Stump and is famous for its size and its dominant appearance.
It acts as a landmark and hub for the town and residents can find the weekly market in its shadow. This is also the location of the annual May Fair, which has been held here since at least 1125. This fair takes place during the first week of May and is one of the last true May fairs in the country. For this reason, it is very popular with visitors and tourists alike and an important date in the calendar for many.
The town is also very special for those with a love of nature. Both Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore, which are managed by the RSPB, lie on The Wash coast. These two nature reserves can be found on either side of the mouth of The Haven and are home to thousands of avocets, redshanks, skylarks and whimbrels. Both reserves offer very good disabled parking and tracks accessible to wheelchairs.
Boston also still has its own railway station, which is served by East Midlands Trains. The Poacher Line runs all the way from Grantham to Skegness and is perfect for days out and longer journeys.
Being able to get out and about with their carer is one of the most enjoyable aspects of private care. Sadly, most care home residents don’t enjoy this luxury. But for those choosing to remain in Lincolnshire, there is so much to do and see, it would seem a shame not to. The carers we work with are also very well aware of the health benefits of a good day out.
How much does live-in in care cost?
At Elder, our managed service live-in care package costs the same wherever you live in the UK. Starting at just £1095 per week, it is comparable to care home prices and in some instances can represent a significant saving. For example, in areas where care places are limited, prices can be very high. Also, when a couple decides to stay living at home, the saving is much more noticeable.
Elder’s flat fee covers everything from the training of the carer to all the insurance costs too. No matter where you live in the UK, a carer will come to you with no extra added costs.
Why choose Elder?
At Elder, we are passionate about what we do and providing the very highest standards of live-in elderly care is our goal. This has made us one of the most trusted names in live-in care in the UK.
So call us today and one of our friendly care advisors will be happy to discuss your situation with no obligation.
Colin and Dulcie’s story
Dulcie is 102-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for over two years. We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.
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