Who do you turn to when your loved one lives in Hertfordshire and needs help and assistance with daily tasks? Perhaps you have an elderly mother who needs support to carry on living in her own home, or maybe you have a relative living with dementia, who needs more time and attention than you can give?
At Elder, we are proud to offer our Hertfordshire clients some of the finest home care services available in the UK today. We provide a high standard of live-in care which allows your elderly relative to remain in his or her own home, rather than face the uncertainty of moving into one of the care homes in Hertfordshire.
We cover areas across Hertfordshire, including Rickmansworth.
Why choose live-in care in Hertfordshire?
Most older people are scared at the prospect of finding themselves in a care home or nursing home. That’s hardly surprising as, for many people, such a move represents a loss of independence and a wrench from familiar surroundings, friends and neighbours.
On moving into a care home, an elderly person leaves everything they know behind – trading a much-loved home full of memories for a room in an unknown institution, surrounded by unfamiliar people and strange routines and noises. At a time in life when many people already feel vulnerable, such a move can cause stress, anxiety and even fear, none of which are useful emotions to someone experiencing failing health and possibly memory problems.
Private live-in care allows your loved one to remain in their own familiar surroundings, which can be a great source of comfort. Your elderly relative can continue living independently, with the security of knowing that there is someone on hand to offer help whenever it is needed, day or night. Not only that but many people are surprised to learn that the cost of private care packages such as this can be up to 30% cheaper to funding a place in a residential care home.
How does it work?
At Elder, we offer our clients in Hertfordshire complete peace of mind. We take the time to discover your loved one’s likes and dislikes and any special hobbies or interests that they may have. Then we carefully match their profile with one of our dedicated caregivers, to ensure the perfect match. We believe that finding a connection between the client and the caregiver promotes a warm relationship which is beneficial to both parties.
We establish the level of care required and make sure that we create a tailored live-in care package to suit your loved one’s needs and circumstances. In many cases, the carer has specialised dementia or Alzheimer’s care training. All of our carers are thoroughly checked to make sure that they have the appropriate knowledge, skills and training to ensure your loved one’s safety and security.
We want you and your loved one to be happy with the service that we provide, which is why we will always go the extra mile. If you or your relative decide that the carer we select is not suitable, then we will arrange a replacement, and we have a dedicated hotline open seven days a week so that you can discuss any worries or concerns with us.
The purpose of Elder is to make life easier for you and your loved one. We offer our clients in Hertfordshire solutions from full-time live-in care to respite care in your loved one’s own home, so if you are a carer yourself and just need a break, do give us a call. We tailor our services to your needs and those of your loved one.
We provide live-in care in Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas
Our experience in training and vetting carers ensures that our care recipients always receive the best possible live-in care in the county of Hertfordshire.
What our customers say
“Judith is absolutely lovely and you could see the fantastic relationship she has with my mum. My mum’s smile nearly lit up the whole house when Judith arrived.”
The benefits of in-home care
The caregiver is on hand to provide 24/7 care for your loved one, from assistance with bathing, dressing and toileting to shopping trips, social outings and help with preparing meals. We find that most of our care workers forge strong friendships with their clients, and the simple fact of having someone on hand to talk to can help to dispel feelings of loneliness.
Many older people spend hours on their own, and this can lead to them neglecting their health and wellbeing, by forgetting to eat regularly, for example. Personal hygiene can sometimes be compromised, and trying to maintain a social life can feel like a step too far. Having company in the home can make a huge difference to your loved one’s morale and wellbeing and provides you with the reassurance that someone is always on hand in case of emergencies.
Arranging care at home
If you are interested in learning more about our elderly care services, then please get in touch with us. We are always happy to have a chat to talk about our services and how they can benefit you and your loved ones.
As a leading private care company, Elder believes in providing the best service we can. Contact us to find out more about how a live-in carer could be the solution you’ve been looking for, to bring help and security to your loved one.
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.
Care in Hertfordshire: Useful Resources
A local free and confidential information service offering help to all ages. It provides a single route into a wide range of expertise, support and resources offered by a network of organisations across the county.
Call: 0300 123 4044
The local council website, where you find information about services for the elderly and apply for care and support for older people through an assessment of social care needs.
Address: County Hall, Pegs Lane, Hertford. SG13 8DQ
Call: 0300 123 4040
Local branch of a national charity providing advice and information for those living with dementia and those who care for them.
Address: c/o Venture House, Ground Floor, 6 Silver Court, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. AL7 1LT
Call: 01707 378365
Volunteers who help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community.
Call: 01992 552069
Charity providing expert advice and befriending for older people.
Address: Age UK Hertfordshire, Information and Advice Team, Age UK Hertfordshire, 1 Silver Court, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1LT
Call: 0300 345 3446
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