Live-in Care in Cardiff
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If you have a loved one is struggling to manage day-to-day tasks while living at home in the Glamorgan area, then they might benefit from a live-in care package from Elder. With dedicated carers working across the region in towns and cities such as Cardiff, Swansea, Penarth and Pontypridd, we offer the highest standards of live-in care, to help your loved one live as independently as possible in their own home.
Following a chat about their needs and hopes from a care package, Elder matches your elderly relative with a carer who then moves in with them. In addition to the care benefits, a live-in carer also offers companionship and provides the reassurance that your loved one is safe at any time of day or night. If your relative has mobility issues or complicated healthcare needs, which mean they require a higher level of assistance around the home, Elder can provide you with a suitable and experienced carer.
Your loved one’s carer will only do as little or as much as your relative requests, perhaps assisting with household chores such as cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning and gardening, or with personal care tasks such as getting up and getting to bed, washing, dressing or getting to the toilet.
They can also lend a hand with things such as dispensing medication or helping to look after family pets, which is an often overlooked benefit of live-in care. Many of our customers have pets that they would have to be separated from if they were to be relocated to a care home. Pet ownership has notorious health benefits, such as reducing stress and lowering high blood pressure. Our carers are will ensure that beloved cats and dogs are taken care of too.
We will always try to match your loved one with a carer who shares at least some of your loved ones hobbies and interests. If they are keen on history and visiting local sites of significance, for instance, then their carer will be able to organise days out to places such as Porthcawl Museum, Ogmore Castle or Ewenny Priory Church.
If the carer is insured to drive your loved one’s car, they can drive them to social events or accompany them to hospital or doctor’s appointments, perhaps at the Spire Cardiff Hospital or the Swansea NHS Trust. They could also arrange shopping excursions to local outlets such as the Glamorgan Vale Retail Park, all of which will provide mental stimulation and help keep your elderly relative active.
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.”
Now that the live-in care in Wales has become a viable alternative to residential care homes, there are more opportunities than ever to spend quality time with your elderly parents. If you are visiting Ruthin with your elderly loved ones, there are plenty of options for things you can do together.
If your loved one can no longer cope with living on their own without assistance, you should speak to them as soon as you can to discover what type of care they'd like to receieve from the four main types available.
Rather than having to move out of familiar surroundings and learn to adapt to a completely new way of life, care-at-home packages allow your loved one to remain in the familiar surroundings of their own home, with help available throughout the day and night to provide assistance wherever, and whenever, it is needed.
People with dementia experience many problems, both with memory and with cognition. Alzheimer’s disease is the commonest form of dementia, but there are other types including vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. People with Parkinson’s disease can also develop dementia. Whatever your loved one’s specific diagnosis, if they are living with this condition, they are almost certain to need care and support as it progresses.
Most elderly people are protective of their independence and would prefer to remain in their own homes rather than enter a residential care home. Moving into a care home can cause a great deal of anguish and upheaval, particularly if your loved one is forced to throw away possessions as they are made to downsize.
However dedicated the staff in care homes are, they struggle to provide the same level of high-quality one-to-one care that a live-in carer can. With a dedicated carer, there’s a continuity of care which cannot be achieved in a residential home, and that can be a great comfort if your loved one needs help with intimate personal care tasks.
Live-in care solutions are competitively priced and care home fees are not always fixed, so it is difficult to understand just how much to budget for a service like elderly or dementia care.
At Elder, we like to keep things simple. No hidden fees, just a square rate of £770 per week, all in. You may be surprised to learn that this is up to 30% cheaper for a single care recipient and even more can be saved for a couple.
We ensure the highest calibre when it comes to our carers, and this is because we pay our professionals over the standard rate. We always strive for the highest standards.
Elders enthusiasm for providing a brilliant and trusted care alternative is evident throughout our process of sourcing and placing caregivers across the UK.
Of course we wish to work with the best, but it’s not just skills that determine this. When we place a carer, we take every measure to ensure your loved one is paired with someone who they will get along with. After all, they will be sharing a home together 24-hours a day so having plenty in common is essential.
We consider ourselves rather successful at our matchmaking abilities considering so many of our caregivers go on to form exceptional relationships with both the recipients and their family.
Elder’s services are fully managed, and our care experts will be available to you every day from 8 am to 8 pm to answer any queries you may have.
In this short video, Mary and Colin explain how Dulcie’s live-in Elder carer, Sarah, has become part of the family.
They discuss how live-in care has allowed Dulcie to stay independent in her 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.