Live-in Care in Huntingdonshire
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You may be concerned that your loved one has reached the stage of needing long-term care and support, but know it would cause a lot of distress and upset at the thought of having to leave the home they love. Elders live-in care service could be the care home alternative you’ve been hoping for.
Although care homes can be a viable option for those who need care in later life, it all depends on the individual who needs it. Should your loved one value a more personal level of attention that a care home might struggle to provide, live-in care might be the answer.
A live-in carer will ensure that your loved one receives the best companionship and attention alongside a bespoke care plan that outlines exactly what your loved one needs and desires regarding help.
It can be very distressing for an older person to leave the home and the community they know. Live-in care can enable them to maintain relationships with friends, neighbours and family and to continue to enjoy their usual hobbies and activities. Live-in carers in the area can move in with your loved one and provide whatever care they need, in addition to companionship and even complex physical or psychological care if your loved one requires it.
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.”
If you are looking for the highest quality live-in care in the Cambridge area, Elder can provide the service you need. Many people find that their loved one has increased support needs as they grow older and requires someone around 24-hours a day, but they would not want to go into a care home. The best alternative is to opt for private live-in care so that all their needs can be met in the comfort of their own home.
Elder provide live-in carers throughout the St Ives. If your loved one has reached the stage where they require long-term 24/7 care and support, but they don’t want to leave their own home, Elder live-in care provides the care home alternative you’re looking for.
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Elder supplies carers both in the town and in all the nearby places such as St Ives, Brampton, and Oxmoor, enabling your loved one to enjoy the best possible quality of life while remaining as independent as they can in their own home.
Their individual needs will be discussed, and the specific help required will be provided. Older people are more likely to remain active in familiar surroundings, and a private carer will be able to encourage this and take them out and about in the surrounding areas. They may like to visit the Cromwell Museum in the centre of town, enjoy a trip to Houghton Mill or simply go shopping in the Chequers Shopping Centre.
If your loved one has pets, having a private carer means that they will be well looked after. A move to a care home would, of course, mean that your loved one would have to part with their cat or dog. There are many well-documented health benefits associated with pet ownership, such as reduced stress and lowered blood pressure. Our carers will continue to feed and look after your loved one’s precious pets just as the recipient wishes.
If they enjoy gardening, the carer will support them to carry on with this where they can. We find that the elderly are often far more active in a familiar environment and likelier to participate in physical activities because they feel more confident at home. Our live-in carers are aware of the positive effects of exercise for the elderly, and will encourage those they are caring for to be active when possible.
In addition to supporting your loved one in all their activities at home, the care provider will also be able to escort or chauffeur your loved one to appointments at the Oak Tree Centre for dental treatment, podiatry or other health services. They can also collect their prescriptions from here or from Priory Fields pharmacy and remind them to take medication if required.
If your loved one normally enjoys attending any local clubs or regular social activities, their carer will also be able to encourage them to continue with this. For example, if they usually go to the weekly luncheon club at the Methodist church, they will still want to meet their friends there, and the carer will be more than happy to escort them.
Here at Elder, we think it makes much more sense to enable the people we love who require care to live the best life they can. So often our primary concerns for those we care about are happiness and safety. We think as little disruption to the life that someone has spent precious time building and have the care fit in around your loved one’s life, is the most effective method.
We want to pair people who share the same values and passions so that trust can be established and care can go as smoothly as possible. We know our carers can keep your relative safe, but we also want them to be able to put a smile on their face too.
Our services are competitively priced, but we ensure the best of the best when it comes to our carers. For a flat rate of £770 a week all in, it is important to keep in mind this is up to 30% cheaper than a care home. Another reason why live-in care is becoming more popular.
Call us today, and one of our friendly care advisors will be happy to discuss how to pay for care, go into more depth on the kind of care we offer and any other questions 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.