What is live-in care?
Until fairly recently, when an elderly loved one became unable to care for themselves in their own home, your options were to move them into residential care or move them in with you. While both of these are viable alternatives, they fail to take into account an elderly person’s need for independence, and their attachment to their own home.
With the assistance of a dedicated Elder live-in carer, your loved one can remain in their own familiar surroundings. The carer will assist in any aspect of life where your elderly relative needs assistance, from hanging out the washing to preparing healthy and nutritious meals and arranging stimulating outings.
The emphasis is on enabling your loved one to live as full and active a life as possible, with the carer facilitating this in any way possible.
Why is live-in care in Hessle the better alternative to a care home?
Downsizing into a room in a care home forces your loved one to part with a great number of much-loved possessions acquired over a lifetime, not to mention the stress of having to move away from friends and neighbours.
Many older people have gardens that they have lovingly tended for years, and in many cases, they have much-loved pets, which a care home is usually unable to accommodate.
With a live-in carer, your loved one can continue to enjoy their own little patch of Eden, and the carer will happily assist with pet care duties too.
The caregiver’s sole aim is to enable them to make the most of each and every day, so if your loved one wants to visit friends in Brough or Willerby, or do some shopping at Princes Quay in Hull, the carer will ensure that they can do this.
Care home staff work to shifts and rotas, and have to care for a large number of residents. An Elder carer, on the other hand, is a constant in your loved one’s life, able to assist wherever help is needed, 24 hours a day for complete peace of mind.
From picking up prescriptions at the Pharmacy on Booth Ferry Road to ensuring that your loved one arrives on time for medical appointments at the Hessle Grange Medical Practice or Peeler House Surgery, you can be sure that their health, safety and security is the carer’s primary focus at all times.
Why is Elder the best home care solution in Hessle?
Elder operates throughout the UK and is rapidly building a reputation for offering the highest levels of in-home care services. All of our carers are carefully screened and checked to make sure that they reflect our company’s ethos and are fully committed to the work that they do.
Our carers understand the importance of fresh air and exercise and will encourage your loved one to take part in appropriate activities, such as Aquafit classes at East Riding Leisure Centre, a gentle stroll along Foreshore Walk, or an event at the Ex-Servicemen’s Club.
Can your loved one remain independent in Hessle when they need full time care?
Elder recognises the desire for as independent a life as possible despite requiring care. It is imperative for us to make sure your loved one can live their life as they wish, still doing the things that they love to do while feeling safe and supported.
Whether your relative enjoys getting a cup of tea in the local cafe or likes to go shopping in Hessle, as much as their situation allows, our carers will accommodate.
Live-in care allows you and your loved ones the peace of mind of retaining a regular routine. The elderly can, at times, be vulnerable and at risk of being targeted by criminals but knowing our carers are providing 24/7 care can help alleviate your concerns.
Care at Home in Hessle - How does it work?
Every person is wonderfully unique in their own way and so it should remain. Elder works with you and your relative’s carer to devise a care plan exclusively tailored to every individual’s specific needs and desires.
Perhaps your relative relishes in preparing their own food and doing their chores around the house but now finds it difficult to clean or hang out the washing. Our one-to-one carer will be happy to assist with the more unfavourable tasks and enable your loved one to choose when and if they need help. Elder’s live-in carers can be as involved as you decide but at the very least, they provide excellent company and reassurance that your loved one is in safe hands.
Circumstances can of course change and if dementia care is required, or your loved one lives with any other condition that perhaps deteriorates, their tailored care plan can always be adapted accordingly. The level of care will increase as needed.
Understandably, care homes in Hessle can not adjust their processes for each person they care for. When extra care is needed, it can be a concern for family who are not around to help their loved one adjust to new faces and new procedures. Private care can lessen stress and simplify this transition into needing full-time home help.
What’s the cost of 24 hour care in Hessle?
Whether your loved one requires live-in care or dementia care, the costs of private care can be up to 30% less than the price of a care home. Even more is saved when care is required for a couple.
There are no hidden fees with Elder’s live-in care service which costs a flat rate of £770 per week. We choose to pay our carers above the industry average to ensure we pair you with the highest quality professionals across the UK.
Why choose Elder?
Elder is dedicated to providing a higher standard of elderly care.
Elder’s model works seamlessly for the many people we care for in Hessle and across the UK due to the time we take in ensuring that the carers we provide are well-suited to those they care for. We look at matching interests and personality traits which means that carers often develop strong bonds of friendship with those they are looking after and their relatives.
We understand that inviting someone new into your life is a big commitment. For Elder, it is essential that everyone feels as comfortable as possible when it comes to live-in care. As a fully managed service, Elder’s care support team will offer the support you require, every step of the way.
Our Care Support team are available now to assist in your decision making about the right type of care for your family. Get in touch to discuss your particular circumstances and we’ll see how we can help.