Elder Live-in Care
Although live-in care is a relatively new way of providing care for older people, it is becoming increasingly popular in Essex and throughout the UK. Elder provides private live-in care for those with a range of health conditions and social care needs. If you want the best live-in care for your loved one, why not explore what Elder has to offer?
Care at home
When your loved one needs elderly care and support, they will probably want to remain in their own home rather than up sticks and go into a residential care home or a nursing home.
Traditional home care can help by providing support for the likes of household chores, but visits are usually quite short, and there will be long periods of time when your loved one is alone in their home. If their needs are such that they require more support or they might be at risk if there is no one there to supervise them, 24/7 live-in care from Elder may be the answer.
Elder individually tailors care packages to your loved one’s needs because the transition into care is an adjustment, but one that doesn’t need to be unsettling. The best way to ensure this is to pair your loved one with someone not only capable, but like-minded too.
Consultations with you, other family members and your loved one will establish what their basic needs are and any other information that could help with implementing the best care specifically for them.
A care plan is then drawn up detailing all this, which can be adjusted at any time.
The live-in carer moves into your loved one’s home and is on hand to assist them, with whatever they require. This may be more general, such as reaching high objects or assitance with getting out of bed, to washing and dressing. We also provide more complex care as required by those living with dementia.
The caregiver from Elder will ensure that your loved one’s nutritional needs are met by cooking them healthy, balanced meals that they enjoy. we’ve found that this can be very reassuring for you, as you can be sure that if the carer has any concerns about your loved one’s diet, they will let you and any relevant healthcare professionals know.
Social aspects of care
In addition to attending to your loved one’s physical needs, Elder’s carers are chosen to support older people to live their lives according to their wishes. If they need support to continue a favourite hobby or would like someone to accompany them to a social outing, the carer will be happy to help keep them active in their passions.
They can also assist your loved one to keep in touch with friends and family members through visits, email, telephone or letters. Simply having someone to chat to or to play a game with can make this type of private care the best option for your loved one.
Knowing there is someone else in the house can also reassure an older person who may be nervous about being alone. The carer and the care recipient spend so much time together that they are able to get to know each other well and can build up a valuable and supportive relationship.
The majority of older people want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Even when totally independent living has become impossible, Elder can still support your loved one to stay in their own environment with our in-home care support.
Recognising the individual’s right to choose how they live and make their own decisions about aspects of their life is key to Elder’s person-centred care ethos. Your loved one will be able to decide when to get up, if they would like to go out somewhere and what they would like to eat, and the carer will support them. Because care is one-to-one, their wishes are central and they can attain the best quality of life possible.
Many people in Essex are living with dementia, but moving to a care home isn’t the only option available to them to recieve round-the-clock care. In fact, people with dementia benefit greatly from being able to remain in their own home, close to the places they know well and surrounded by things they recognise.
Many of Elder’s carers have completed Alzheimer’s care training courses, so if your loved one needs dementia care, they can provide it in the person’s own home.
It can be worrying when your loved one needs a high level of care, especially when you are working or live too far away to visit as often as you would like. Live-in care from Elder can put your mind at rest and reassure you that your loved one is getting all the care, support and companionship they need from a dedicated carer.
This type of care can also be very cost-effective and can up be up to 30 percent cheaper than funding a place in a residential home. And unlike residential care, your loved one will receive individual support 24-hours a day, from a familiar and professional carer.