At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for the elderly, in and around Esher, helping the elderly to live a happy and comfortable life in the comfort of their own homes.
Why choose in-home care?
Most elderly people are frightened by the thought of leaving their family home to move to a strange care facility. Of course, many care homes offer exemplary levels of service, but it’s not surprising that so many members of the older generation are reluctant to leave the comfort and familiarity of the homes they have lived in for most of their lives.
People who are now in their later years have no doubt lived through some dramatic moments in history. They are from an era of independent living, and many of them dread the thought of entering residential care. Older people fear the loss of independence and worry about losing contact with familiar faces and places in their local neighbourhood.
Live-in care is the modern form of elderly care. Surrounded by familiar things, your loved one can benefit from tailored one-to-one attention from a specialist caregiver, who is available to provide a high level of care whenever and wherever it is needed.
What does a live-in carer do?
A live-in caregiver moves into your loved one’s home and offers assistance throughout the day and night. Unlike a care home environment, where staff may be allocated to different duties each day, a resident carer in your loved one’s home can offer your elderly relative dedicated one-to-one assistance at all times.
This can range from help with getting out of bed in the morning and getting washed and dressed to support with making breakfast and ensuring that they take medication according to the doctor’s instructions. Shopping trips and outings together mean that your loved one is never lonely or confined to their home, due to lack of company or transport.
Esher is a town packed with history, so with the help of their live-in carer, your elderly relative could enjoy visits to The Tudor St George’s Church and the Esher Commons, which cover 360 hectares of ponds, heath and woodland. They provide a superb area for walking, horse riding, bird watching, jogging, dog walking and other outdoor recreational activities, which your loved one can enjoy. Meanwhile, you can relax knowing that your loved one is living life to the full, while receiving the best care possible.
Because the carer is available 24/7, your loved one has someone available to talk to and share stories with. If they need help at any point, their carer is able and willing to assist in any way they can. After helping with undressing and bathing at the end of the day, the carer is just a few steps away throughout the night, so if your loved one needs help, it is available at any time. Carers are also trained in medical emergencies, providing you with peace of mind.
Many of our carers have specialised training in dementia and Alzheimer’s care, which removes any worry from your mind. You won’t need to worry about your loved one wandering off and getting lost, or whether they have remembered to eat or have left the oven on. You can rest assured that your carer will be patient and understanding and that they will be able to cope any challenging situations that are thrown their way.
What if my loved one doesn’t like their carer?
Unlike any other care service, Elder understand the need for a good relationship between the carer and the client. That’s why we work with you and your loved one to find the best match based on personality, to increase the chances of a strong relationship forming.
We try to place carers with similar hobbies and interests to the client, so they have things in common to talk about. In most cases, we find that strong friendships quickly form, which can make it seem less intrusive to have someone in the home.
The carer becomes a friend, helper and confidant, and our clients often report that their lives transformed for the better. Having someone to chat to and share a joke with can foster a great sense of wellbeing, something that is important for both parties.
In the unlikely event that your loved one and their assigned carer do not seem to ‘gel’, we will do our utmost to find someone more suitable straight away. We want you and your loved one to be entirely happy with our service, and we’ll go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that this is the case.
How do I access private live-in care?
At Elder, we are always happy to have a chat, either over the phone or online if you prefer, to discuss your requirements. We understand your worries and concerns, and we will always talk through any concerns that you might have. You may also be surprised to learn that the cost of private care packages such as Elder’s can be up to 30% cheaper than alternative care options.
Call us today to discuss our private care at home packages, and you and your loved one could be benefitting from our services sooner than you might think. We usually aim to have a caregiver in place within 24 hours, so get in touch now to find out how we can help.