Moving into a care or nursing home can represent a significant change in a person’s life. The change in environment and routine can lead to confusion and feelings of unhappiness, especially for those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
However, if your parent or loved one needs around the clock care, a care home can seem like the best solution for ensuring their needs are met, but there are other viable options. Live-in care is an often preferable, affordable alternative to care homes or nursing homes.
Why choose live in care in Newark?
For many older people living in Nottinghamshire, the thought of having to leave their own home is very distressing. They would prefer to stay where they are and employ somebody to be on hand throughout the day and overnight to help them with the daily essentials, and to make sure they are safe and well looked after.
However, finding reliable, personalised live-in care is a daunting process. How do you go about employing somebody with the right experience for the job, who would be willing to live in? This is where Elder steps in.
With years of professional experience, Elder is best placed to find the very best live-in carers in Nottinghamshire. What’s more, due to the number of carers working for Elder, care cover is always ensured.
Many people living in the larger cities may feel they have access to a wider pool of potential employees than those living in other areas of the UK, such as Nottinghamshire, where options may be more limited. However, by using Elder’s managed services, everyone throughout the UK has the same access to personalised around the clock live-in care.
Elder also charges a flat of £895 per week with no hidden charges, making engaging private, one-to-one, live-in care more affordable than many care home options in the area.
Plus, you won’t pay more for more acute needs, such as Alzheimer’s care.
Can I trust Elder to find the best carer?
The Elder live-in care service is well-known throughout the UK. We are fortunate enough to attract the best carers through our well-developed training program, assurances of a good working environment, and our industry-beating rates of pay.
Although many live-in care agencies experience a high turnover of staff, we at Elder enjoy long-lasting relationships with our carers. This is because we are very experienced at what we do.
We always aim to match care recipients with their best match of live-in carer, and we take personalities and preferences into account. Our well-managed back office system makes us a highly efficient company, and we were able to pass on our cost savings to our customers.
When searching for a private live-in carer online, it can be hard for individual customers to know the right questions to ask or how to arrange an interview. Engaging a live-in carer with Elder removes this hurdle.
Will my loved one be happy at home?
Our customers, as well as our carers, tell us that care recipients prefer living at home. In their own home environment, a sense of independent living is better supported; they have more choice over their daily schedule, meal times and of course, what’s for dinner.
Most importantly, the environment is familiar, and this supports a better sense of confidence and well-being. Older people living at home are more likely to maintain social connections with family and friends. What’s more, they feel more comfortable venturing out with their carer for day trips or just to the shops, and for many older people, these daily activities and routines are connected to the home they live in.
Many also still wish to prepare or help prepare their own meals and do a little light gardening, or simply sit in the garden and get some fresh air. Maintaining this routine is one of the cornerstones of managing Alzheimer’s and dementia, and ensuring that older people stay healthier, happier, and more active for longer.
Out and about in Newark
Nottinghamshire and nearby Derbyshire offer many attractions which cater for older or disabled visitors. Bolsover Castle, Eyam Hall, Haddon Hall and Hardwick Hall all offer parking and access ramps. Certain local attractions are a must visit.
Chatsworth House is one of the most fully accessible stately homes in the UK. A lift allows visitors to reach all floors and a free audio tour of the house is available for older people. Clumber Park is also very famous. This was once the site of a manor house, but now it’s famous for its large walled garden, lake and pleasant aspects.
With a disabled car park next to the garden and level or ramped access around the grounds, it is a popular site with older visitors. For those who yearn for a little nostalgia, the Crich Tramway Village makes for a great day out. Showcasing the history of trams from horse trams of the 1870s to the famous trams of the 1960s, there’s something for everybody.
Newark also has two very good GP surgeries, both located at Barnby Gate. There is also the full range of supermarkets, including Morrisons, ASDA, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
How does Elder live-in care work?
If you choose an Elder live-in carer, your carer will come to you fully trained and ready to begin looking after your parent or loved one. They will help with all aspects of day to day living, including domestic and personal care. In the case of holidays or illnesses, Elder will send a replacement carer, so there is never any interruption to your loved one’s care cover.