Why do people need live-in care?
Change can be upsetting for anyone, but especially for those in later life. The challenges of reduced mobility, long-term illness or living with dementia can make moving out of your own home very distressing. Faced with the problem of needing long-term, round-the-clock care, a care or nursing home often seems like the only solution. However, more and more of those searching for care are finding out that arranging good quality, live-in care at home with Elder can turn out to be the perfect care solution.
Why is live-in care in Hull better than a care home?
If your elderly relative or spouse is comfortable living at home, but only needs support with their day-to-day living, they should be able to stay where their heart is. Recent studies indicate that care recipients who remain in their own home are more likely to stay healthier, happier and more socially active than those who move into residential care.
This is because living at home is familiar. When something is needed, a cup of tea, a snack or help to move to the bathroom, a personal carer is there to respond. This is why care recipients living at home have an increased sense of independence and autonomy, which supports a better standard of life.
Home care also reduces the stress on you and your family. Using Elder’s live-in care service allows you to live your own life, while remaining safe in the knowledge that your loved one is in a familiar surrounding and being well taken care of at home.
Why is home care from Elder the best solution in Hull?
Elder live-in care is a nationwide, dependable service with many years of live-in care experience. We are the UK’s leading specialists in live-in care. Elder’s large number of carers, and our experience in training and vetting new carers, means our customers and care recipients always get the best possible live-in carer.
Is Hull a good place to choose to stay living at home?
The city is a particularly good place for older people who chose to stay in their own homes. In 2017, Hull was recognised as a City of Culture and through the Older People’s Partnership (or OPP), many new facilities and programs were put in place. The Hull’s Got Talent program offers social events for the over 55s, such as talent competitions, theatre performances, tea dances and intergenerational choirs, as well as singing and dancing classes. All of these are dedicated to improving the health, wellbeing and quality of life of older residents.
There is also a range of interesting attractions particularly suitable for families and older people too. One example is the Trolleybus Museum in Sandtoft. This attraction is home to a large collection of well-preserved trams and trolleybuses, and visitors here feel like they’re stepping back in time. The museum offers disabled parking and disabled toilets.
For rainy days, there’s Hull’s impressive Museum Quarter, Ferens’ Art Gallery and The Deep. These attractions are just part of an array of suitable days out on offer, providing world-class destinations for your elderly relative to enjoy. In particular, the recent refurbishment of Ferens’ Art Gallery has made the East Yorkshire institution more accessible and more enjoyable for the elderly than ever before. When only a bit of retail therapy will do, Hull is also home to the Princes Quay and St Stephen’s shopping centres.
Elder carers are always very keen to ensure that their care recipients get out and about as often as possible. We actively encourage them to ensure your loved one is really able to take advantage of one-to-one care.
How does Elder live-in care work?
To start with, Elder will create a tailored care plan, custom-made to the care recipient’s unique needs. Next, we’ll select a potential carer from our large pool of experienced specialists. To make sure you’re completely happy with the match, we’ll send you over a carer profile and introductory video for your approval. If you don’t think it’s the right fit, we’ll keep providing options until you’re completely happy.
We’ll then arrange all the transport for the live-in carer, and are able to get them to your door in as little as 24 hours. The first week acts as a trial week, if you don’t think it’s working out, you’re free to leave, with no strings. If you’re happy with the care, they will stay in your loved one’s home, on-hand to help around the clock.
How much does live-in care cost?
For live-in care, companion care, dementia care, there’s one affordable charge of £795 per week. Depending upon the average cost of care in your area, this could represent a saving of up to 30% on the cost of a care home. Our customers could save even more, if care is required for couples - although the weekly rate will be slightly higher. We promise there are no hidden fees - and all training, transport and vetting are completely covered.
Other than a small additional charge for couples, and care recipients that require the use of the carer’s care, the only extra cost comes from the day-to-day expenses of having a second person in the house, such as food. Likewise, on days out agreed by the customer and care recipient, travel and admission fees to attractions need to be covered, but in our experience, carers usually go free.
Why choose Elder?
At Elder, we are passionate about what we do. Our goal is to help provide the very highest standards of elderly live-in care.
Our highly-trained care planning experts are the best in the business. It’s our matching process that really sets us apart. As well as considering the practical needs of your loved one, and the level of experience they require in a carer, we go further to match them on personality. That means building up a broad picture of what makes your loved one tick - their interests, hobbies and character.
The time we take to match our care recipients with the most suitable caregiver ensures a friendly relationship. Afterall, they’re living together. As a result of our unique process, many of our carers and care recipients go on to form strong bonds of friendship and stay in touch for years to come.
Furthermore, our reputation means that carers are keen to work with us. We know how to retain talent and can offer our customers the most highly trained live-in carers in the country.
So call us today and one of our friendly care advisors will be happy to discuss your situation with no obligation.