Live-in care in Bury St Edmunds: what is it?
It can be a daunting thought for you and your loved ones when your elderly relative reaches a point where they require long-term 24/7 care and support. No one wants to be uprooted from their own home and why should they be? Elder’s Live-in care service is a perfect alternative to a care home for those looking for the help they require for their family without the stressful move into one of the care homes in Bury St Edmunds.
Elder’s care advisors are on hand from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week to answer enquiries you may have about how Elder can provide your spouse or relative living in Bury St Edmunds with the quality of home care they deserve.
Why is live-in care a preferable alternative to a care home in Bury St Edmunds?
Care homes take a massive adjustment for someone in later life. To move into a new, unfamiliar place, to let go of memories and possessions and adapt to a routine someone else has planned for all residents may leave your loved one lacking the one-to-one tailored attention and companionship they require.
Your loved one may be entirely comfortable in Bury St Edmunds and just need some companionship, or perhaps they require more complex care due to living with dementia or Alzheimers. Either way, private live-in care is increasingly popular due to the reassurance it provides family and friends, knowing their loved one is supported and safe with a carer in the comfort of their own home.
Our live-in carers help recipients to maintain their independence, friendships within the community, visits to family and allows them to continue to indulge in their favourite pastimes.
The standard of care your loved one receives is in no way compromised due to the advantage of them remaining in their own home. Rest easy knowing our carers are highly qualified and accustomed to providing care for those with complex needs, so you needn’t worry.
Elder can arrange live-in carers throughout Suffolk.
Why choose Elder when it comes to care solutions in Bury St Edmunds?
Across the nation, Elder provides reliable live-in care solutions as a way to give your loved ones the peace of familiarity and the satisfaction of remaining in the sanctuary of their own home. Assistance is provided wherever you and your family deem necessary and discussed before implementation for everyone’s peace of mind.
There are many benefits to remaining in a familiar environment to an individuals wellbeing in later life. It is far more likely that the elderly will continue to be somewhat active, with housework or tending a garden say, when at home. Our carers gently encourage a healthy lifestyle if and where possible.
If your relative has a well-loved pet, the thought of giving them up to move into a care home could be distressing. Owning pets is proven to alleviate stress and lowers blood-pressure and is very advantageous to our mental health. Live-in care allows your relative to continue to look after their dogs or cats with the help of their carer.
How does live-in care in Bury St Edmunds give your loved one comfort and security?
Simply because your loved one has reached the stage in their life when they need care, it does not mean that they should become housebound. Elder’s carers will discuss with the individual what they enjoy doing nearby and, depending upon their situation, accompany them out and about on short walks or trips to nearby attractions such as the Abbey ruins or Rose Garden.
A little further afield are Framlington Castle and Ickworth House with its lovely parkland and gardens. With a live-in carer, your loved one will be supported to safely make the most of their community, whether they live in the town itself or nearby in Lavenham, Thurston or Long Melford, for example.
How does live-in care from Elder work?
We create a care plan tailored specifically to your loved one’s needs. You and they will be asked about their needs and what is important to them and a one to one carer will be chosen for them. They will do whatever is needed to keep your loved one as comfortable and safe as they can be.
The carer will carry out all the tasks that your loved one is finding difficult. This could include activities such as ironing, cleaning or cooking depending on their individual needs. If circumstances change, the care plan will be adapted as necessary.
Your loved one’s live-in carer will assist with personal care and the help needed with washing, dressing, hygiene and mobility issues. If your loved one needs a prescription collected from a service such as Croasdales Chemist, their carer will organise this.
They will also be able to accompany your relative to appointments if necessary such as chiropody at surgeries including Northgate Podiatry or outpatients appointments at the West Suffolk Hospital.
Live-in care in Bury St Edmunds: What are the costs?
Our live-in service costs £795 per week, up to a third less than care home fees. The costs are completely inclusive, and although they are very competitive, Elder carers earn over industry rate to ensure that we work with the best carers throughout the UK.
What’s more, live-in care is available for those using a broad range of funding options - whether you’re self-funding using savings, or with additional support using local auhtority direct payments or NHS personal health budgets.
What makes Elder the best?
We strive to provide the highest standards of home care, and your loved one will benefit from one to one care from a caregiver who has been carefully chosen to have interests that match the individual they are looking after.
Our robust recruitment procedures ensure that our carers are trained to provide the care your loved one needs, even when this is complex as in the case of people living with dementia. They will be able to build up a friendly and comfortable relationship and, in fact, live-in carers often become like another family member to the older person.
You, your loved one and the live-in carer will all be supported by the team as we provide a fully managed service. If any problems arise, there is always someone to offer advice or support when needed.