Live-in Care in Bath
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When you’re concerned that your loved one is struggling to cope at home, you face a number of options. You could invite them to move into a spare room in your own house, which may not be practical for a few reasons, such as no-one being at home during the daytime.
You could also try to secure a place in a residential home, which your loved one may be hesitant about. Alternatively, you could arrange for a live-in carer to move in with your elderly relative, helping them with a variety of tasks, and enabling them to continue living independently.
Despite the negative press, there are plenty of hard-working and caring residential homes for elderly people. However, even the very best care home cannot provide one to one care to residents throughout every single hour of the day and night.
Care home residents may encounter several different staff members during a single day, making it hard to form friendships, and leading to a lack of continuity on a daily basis.
A live-in carer is your loved one’s facilitator and enabler every day, so spur of the moment outings can be easily accommodated. If your elderly relative suddenly decides that they want to browse the boutiques on Catherine Hill, then the carer will accompany them and even help to carry their shopping bags.
The carer will ensure that your loved one gets to enjoy their favourite pastimes and their favourite places, with no form filling or risk assessments needing to be conducted before each trip.
Many of our care recipients have gardens that they have lovingly tended for many years, and that they would be reluctant to leave behind to move into residential care. Others have pets, such as cats and dogs, that care homes are just unable to accommodate. An Elder carer can assist with gardening duties, if required, and will help with pet care, grooming and walking.
Wherever your loved one lives - either in the central town or one of the neighbouring villages, such as Lullington, Egford or Little Keyford - their live-in carer will encourage them to get plenty of fresh air and exercise. That may be a swimming-pool based fitness class at the Leisure Centre or a chair-based exercise class at the Medical Centre on Enos Way or even just a leisurely stroll around Victoria Park.
An Elder carer ensures that your loved one can enjoy social activities and events, from pub quizzes to a catch-up with friends or neighbours, enabling them to get out and about as much as they would like to and to enjoy life to the full.
What our customers say
“The carer you sent me is fantastic. My mum loves her. She’s kind, caring and works as a team with me.”
Elder provides live-in care across Taunton, providing bespoke home care packages which are tailored to suit your elderly relative’s level of need. Whatever support your loved one requires, Elder’s expertly qualified team can provide 24/7 care and companionship to help them remain in their own home.
Surrounded by the sea on all sides, apart from its border with Devon, Cornwall is a beautiful part of England, which is renowned for its warmer than average climate. This makes it a popular place for people to settle in retirement. Picturesque towns and villages, rocky cliffs and delightful beaches mean that there’s always somewhere new to visit and take in the spectacular scenery.
At Elder, we provide a favourable alternative to residential care for older people throughout Devon. If your elderly loved one needs help to stay in their own home, whether they live in Torquay, Exeter, Plymouth, Barnstaple, Bideford or any of the other towns or villages throughout the county, then we can supply high-quality in-home care to meet their exact needs.
Spending quality time with your loved ones offers everyone the opportunity to explore new places, enjoy new experiences and escape the routines of daily living. For elderly people, this can be of particular benefit. In fact, regular outings to stimulating and relaxing destinations have been shown to help increase energy levels, provide a more positive outlook and improve wellbeing.
Safety in the home is a big concern for relatives of the elderly, and a live-in carer provides great peace of mind. The carer ensures that doors and windows are locked before leaving the house, and at night, and also screens visitors to make sure that they are not unscrupulous callers, keen to prey on the elderly.
Because the carer lives in the home with your loved one, they are on hand at all times in case of any emergencies. Many older people find it a source of great comfort just knowing that there is someone else in the house, giving them a stronger feeling of security.
The carer will help with sending emails or texts, if required, and will enable your loved one to stay in touch with family members and friends. They will make sure that your relative attends appointments at the Medical Practice or the local Community Hospital, and will collect prescriptions from the Acorn Pharmacy at Lock’s Hill, or from the late-night pharmacy at Asda.
Prescription medicine will be dispensed according to the doctor’s advice, so you never have to worry that your loved one may have forgotten to take important medications.
At Elder, we don’t believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to live-in care, so every care recipient is catered for with a tailor-made plan, which is fully expected to change and adapt over time as your loved one’s needs increase.
We take the time to source a carer who shares your loved one’s temperament, likes, dislikes and hobbies or pastimes, as we find that the more that both parties have in common, the more quickly bonds of trust and friendship are formed.
Care plans encompass everything from companion care and assistance with housework, shopping and cooking, through to the more complex needs of care recipients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, who require more in-depth help, including personal care tasks, such as help with bathing and dressing.
We charge a flat rate of £770 per week, which is roughly 30% less than the cost of a place in a care home. You won’t find any hidden charges or unexpected extra fees either, so you can proceed with confidence that there won’t be any surprises about the costs involved.
At Elder, we believe that elderly people have the right to lead full and exciting lives, and our carers are trained to support them to do so.
We are always on hand to answer any queries or worries that you may have. Call us anytime between 8 am and 8 pm, for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that an Elder live-in carer could make to your loved one’s life.
In this short video, Nick and Maro explain their reasons for choosing Elder live-in care.
They discuss how live-in care has allowed Nick’s father Mikis to stay independent in his own home while making a new friend at the same time.
Give us a call, drop us an email or simply fill out the form and one of our specialist care team will get in touch as soon as possible.