What is live-in care?
Elder’s live-in care is the ideal solution if your loved one now needs long-term care and support 24/7 but is reluctant to leave their own home. Elder provides a new alternative to the care home. It’s the solution you and your loved one have been looking for.
If you’d like to find out more about how Elder can offer your loved the highest standard of care, simply contact our expert care advisors. They’re available to provide help and advice 7 days a week, from 8 am to 8 pm.
Why is live-in care in Bedfordshire the better alternative to a care home?
If your loved one needs one-to-one care and companionship, they’re unlikely to find this in a care home. A live-in carer will provide all the practical help they need as well as offering emotional support and friendship. You’ll have the benefit of knowing your loved one is safe, well cared for and happy in the home they love.
Elderly people are often upset by change and prefer to stay in their community amongst neighbours, friends and family. A live-in carer from Elder will enable them to do this and will also support them continue to enjoy hobbies and activities where they can.
Live-in carers in Bedford, Luton, Dunstable and throughout the county can move into your relative’s home and supply the care they need. Elder carers are able to offer a broad range of care to meet the personal requirements of the care recipient. From simple companion care to complex support for those with dementia.
How does live-in care from Elder work?
We’ll devise a unique care plan that’s tailored specifically to your loved one’s needs. All their requirements will be fulfilled, with the carer carrying out domestic tasks such as cooking, laundry and cleaning, at their request. Assistance with personal care needs, such as washing and dressing will also be provided. And, if your loved one needs to be escorted to an appointment at Bedford hospital, or needs a prescription collected from a local outlet such as Westbourne pharmacy on Ampthill Road, that will not be a problem.
What are the benefits of care in your loved one’s Bedfordshire home?
At Elder, we believe that just because an individual has reached the stage of life where they need care, they should still be able to enjoy life outside the home. Our carers will accompany your loved one on trips out, walks or visits to nearby attractions, provided this is something they’d enjoy. They may like to browse the Arcade in Bedford or perhaps visit the John Bunyan Museum or the lovely Swiss Garden in Biggleswade. A live-in carer will even be able to drive your loved one out and about if they have a car and you ensure the appropriate insurance is in place.
Why is Elder the best care solution in Bedfordshire?
With Elder live-in care, you get a solution for your loved one that truly is the best of both worlds. They get the help and support of a specialist carer, ideally suited to their needs, while still being able to enjoy the comforts of home. It’s all the care they need, with the life they want.
How can live-in care keep your loved one as safe and comfortable as possible in Bedfordshire?
Elder is all about empowering older people to enjoy their life as much as possible. That means keeping active and getting out and about. Home care doesn’t mean being housebound. Elder carers take a huge interest in making sure your loved one continues to do the things they love, encouraging your family member to be vocal about saying what they want to do. Elder carers are there to help. Whether that’s accompanying care recipients on short walks or excursions to the garden centre, the park, or wherever they fancy.
With beautiful countryside and plenty of accessible activities, Bedfordshire is the ideal location to grow older. Your loved one can enjoy a trip the historic Bedford Castle, a stroll around the shops of thriving, multicultural Luton, or a day out to view animals from around the world at Woburn Safari Park.
What’s more, with the rolling Chiltern Hills nearby, contributing to Bedfordshire’s quintessential English charm, there are few more beautiful parts of the country to enjoy the local countryside. A live-in care from Elder will ensure your mum, dad, or loved one is able to enjoy Bedfordshire to the best of their abilities.
How does Elder live-in care work?
Elder is also all about making care personal. Providing you or loved one with carers that really feel like family. To get started, get in touch with our team of expert care advisors. Their job is tailor an individual care plan to meet your needs. That doesn’t just mean ensuring our live-in carers fit the job description, but they have the potential to be a real friend for your loved one. That means they share the same interests. They have a similar outlook on life. And their personalities match.
The care plan is about planning the care your loved one needs and wants. For example, if they want to take a lead in the kitchen, or more of a backseat, they carer will do so on request of the person they’re caring for. However, the plan isn’t fixed. It’s an entirely flexible and can be changed according to any changes in preferences or condition.
Generally speaking, our live-in care plans are designed to help out with the things we usually take for granted. Things that can be more difficult as we get older. Whether that’s a bit of help around the house with cleaning, help to get dressed and washed, or help to collect prescriptions. Elder home carers are there to help your loved one manage with everyday life.
How much live-in care in Bedfordshire cost?
Paying for care is stressful. We keep our prices simple. Our flat rate is £795 per week. This works out around 70% cheaper than a care home in Bedfordshire. It’s even cheaper if the Elder carer is there for a couple.
We don’t charge hidden fees. We’re always as upfront and honest about how much care is going to cost. And we’ll always be on-hand to talk you through options of how you fund the care. Whether that’s receiving money from your local authority, or using financial products such as equity release or lifetime mortgages.
Even though we charge less than care homes, we pay our carers more. That’s because we want the best, most experienced carers to work for us. It’s also because we believe happy carers are better carers.
Why choose Elder?
We’re different from the rest of the care companies out there. We’re here to provide care that feels like family.
Our matching process is the thing that really sets us apart. We’re so good at it, many of our customers end up forming long-term friendships and bonds with their carers. It’s not luck. It’s hard work and an attention to detail that you’re simply not going to get with alternative live-in care, home care, or dementia care providers in Bedfordshire.
Having said that, we know things don’t always work out how we’d all like them to. If there’s not a real bond, or the relationship between carer and care recipient isn’t working, we’ll change it as quickly as possible. If there are ever any issues, we have a fully-trained support team, available seven days a week, who’ll move the earth to resolve your problems.
This is perfectly-matched, expertly-guided and fully-supported live-in care. We’re with you every step of the way and if there’s anything we can do to make you or your loved one happier, we’ll do it.
Call our team today to get your free care consultation. We’re Elder. We really care.