What is live-in care?
At Elder, we provide the best live-in care available in and around Highgate. We help members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the comfort of their own homes with the help they need, whilst retaining their independence.
Elder has thousands of trained caregivers who provide 24/7 live-in care assistance for the elderly in their own homes, or in your home if your relative has moved in with you. Such support provides a kinder alternative to residential care and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move can cause your elderly loved one.
There is no need for your loved one to go through their much-loved possessions, having to choose what to keep and what to part with, as you have to do when moving to a residential care home. Thanks to our elderly care-at-home packages, your loved one can retain their much-loved treasures and mementoes, along with their independence.
Who can benefit from a live-in carer?
Our Elder carers are compassionate and capable caregivers who will happily help your loved one who is in need of an extra pair of hands around the home. Some of our customers require a short period of assistance, perhaps after surgery, for example, providing help with daily tasks and basic hygiene.
In the majority of cases, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home on a permanent basis offering 24/7 care and companionship.
What are the benefits of care in the home?
Your loved one is likely to have spent many happy years living an independent life in their own home. They will have built up friendships with neighbours and other people in and around Highgate and may be reluctant to move into the unknown of residential care.
Live-in care enables your ones to continue with hobbies and activities that they enjoy and allows them to keep any much-loved pets. Your live-in carer will be happy to help out with any pet care required, i.e. dog walks.
With a live-in carer around, your loved one won’t notice much change to their lifestyle. They will be able to be as independent as they were before, without the stress of house chores, which live-in carers happily take care of. Your loved one can be as proactive around the house as they wish, so if they enjoy cooking, their live-in carer will take a back seat.
What does a live-in carer do?
Your loved one’s live-in carer will make sure that prescriptions are ordered and collected, and will ensure that your loved one takes their medications as directed by their medical advisers. They will arrange hospital appointments and drive your loved one anywhere they want to go. Whether to a friend’s house or the park, their live-in carer will happily adhere to any travel requests.
Highgate is the perfect location for the elderly, with lots of quaint tea rooms and bookshops on leafy streets for a village-feel. If your loved one enjoys history, they can visit Holly Village houses - the most stunning group of homes in London. All visits will be accompanied by your live-in carer, providing you with the peace of mind that they are keeping themselves busy while receiving the best one-to-one care possible.
At Elder, we provide highly trained staff who can cope with all levels of need. For example, they are experienced in dealing with the negative side effects associated with dementia. Our live-in carers are patient and understanding and will always put your loved one first. They understand that their job will be challenging at times, so you can rest assured that their carer will be able to handle anything that is thrown their way.
A carer provides overall peace of mind for you and your family and allows you to spend quality time with your loved one. A live-in carer means that you don’t have to perform the often uncomfortable task of, for example, taking them to the toilet, which can cause embarrassment on both parts.