Live-in care: what is it?
If your loved one has reached a point where they can no longer live without 24-hour care and assistance, then it can be an upsetting thought that they may have to move into a care home to get that support. Live-in care is a viable, and often preferable, alternative to care homes for the simple, desirable reason that most people prefer to remain in their own homes. If you don’t want to uproot your loved ones, let the care come to them.
Here at Elder, we have expert care advisors available for a chat from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week to advise you on any questions you may have regarding the quality of home care your loved one deserves.
Why is live-in care the better alternative to a care home in Gerrards Cross?
As much as care homes provide for their residents, they just cannot see to every individual’s personal requirements 24/7 and as a result, adapt their timetables to benefit the many, with little time and attention reserved for the few.
It can be distressing to live in unfamiliar surroundings and have your routine disrupted, especially in later life and if your loved one is happy where they live, they would probably prefer to remain there. After all, they could be near friends, relatives and community they care about.
A live-in carer would help them to carry on living the life they have grown accustomed to, while you have the peace of mind knowing they are not struggling to adapt to a whole new way of living.
If your loved one is living with dementia, our carers have a wealth of experience to deal with more complex care within the home which often better suits the recipients needs without undermining the level of care they require.
Elder can arrange live-in carers throughout Buckinghamshire.
Why is Elder the best home care solution in Gerrards Cross?
Elder provides trusted, reliable care across the nation with the intention of allowing your loved one the opportunity to remain as independent as possible in their own home. We thoroughly determine the recipient’s needs and adapt our services accordingly.
In doing so, live-in care has enabled many elderly people to remain somewhat active. It is crucial they continue doing the things they take pleasure in, such as watering flowers or walking to buy the morning newspaper. This gentle exercise is essential for both body and mind and is encouraged by our carers, if and when possible.
Live-in care is also a perfect option for those with pets that they could not bear to be parted with. Cherished cats and dogs can remain in the home with your relative and are not exempt from the care our caregivers provide. Not only can pets be an integral part of the family but they are also considered to have a positive effect on general wellbeing.
How can live-in care in Gerrards Cross keep your loved one independent and safe?
Simply because your loved one has reached the time of life when they need care, this shouldn’t mean that they must become housebound. Elder’s carers will discuss the different things your loved one enjoys with them, and depending on their abilities and preferences, accompany them out and about in the local area and nearby.
They may enjoy a trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum which is very accessible to older people; a visit to the Bekonscot Model Village and Railway; or perhaps a day out at Wycombe Abbey.
There is plenty for your loved one to enjoy with their carer in Gerrards Cross and nearby locations such as Chalfont St Peter, Fulmer and Beaconsfield. You will benefit from the peace of mind that comes with knowing your loved one is safe and can continue to enjoy the company of friends and live their lives happily in their community.
How does live-in care from Elder work?
A unique care plan will be created for your loved one. This will include details of their specific needs and how they prefer to live. Their carer will focus on keeping them comfortable and safe and will be around 24/7 to provide companionship and support with activities. They may like to look round the shops in Packhorse Road or pay a visit to the shopping Arcade in nearby Beaconsfield.
What the carer actually does will depend on the individual. If your loved one enjoys cooking, their carer will support them as they continue with this and carry out the chores that they are not so keen on such as cleaning or ironing. If circumstances change, they will adapt accordingly.
The live-in carer will help with whatever personal care tasks are necessary. If your loved one needs assistance with washing, dressing or mobility, their carer will provide this. They can also help with health care, for example by accompanying them to community health services appointments at Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross Hospital or eye tests at services such as Harrold Opticians.
What is the cost of live-in care in Gerrards Cross?
Live-in care from Elder costs a flat rate of £770 per week, as much as 30 percent less than care home fees. Couples who both require care will save even more. These fees are completely inclusive.
What are the benefits of choosing Elder?
At Elder we are committed to providing the highest possible standards of care at home on a one-to-one basis. Our carers are carefully matched to the care recipient’s interests so that they find it easy to develop a friendly relationship and feel entirely comfortable in each other’s company.
Elder’s fully managed service means that the support team are always available to provide any information or support you may need. Simply call us today if you would like to discuss your loved one’s situation with one of our care advisors and find out how you could benefit from our live-in care service.