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Why consider live-in care in Kidderminster?
When your loved one has reached the stage in their life when they need full-time, long-term care, you might be considering a care or nursing home place for them, often feeling there’s no real alternative.
Care homes are facilities in which those needing a bit of extra help and support are often placed, sometimes miles from their familiar neighbourhood and far away from friends and family.
Visiting can sometimes be difficult and inconvenient when long journeys have to be made and, as time goes by, friends may find it increasingly challenging to maintain regular contact with your elderly relative.
Your loved one may see you as their only visitor and can become isolated and feel lonely, even when surrounded by a busy staff and other care recipients. Sometimes, good intentions and adequate care are not enough to provide your loved one with the happiness that they deserve.
Better than any care home in Kidderminster
There’s good news, for residents of Kidderminster, however, as finding a care home is not your only option when in comes to a loved one’s long-term care needs in the locality. Elder has worked hard to find some of the very best carers in the industry and can now offer live-in care for your loved one, giving them all the support that they need while being able to stay in their own homes, their own neighbourhood and near their friends.
This increasingly popular form of care has been proven to be beneficial to care recipients in more ways than one. Firstly, being able to stay in their own home provides an emotional boost to your elderly loved one, as they may fear the upheaval of moving to a care home. Indeed, having to move into a care home is a fear of a great many people. Secondly, independence is easier to maintain for your loved one and they will not become as dependent on care as quickly as can often happen in a care home environment.
A care home will not be able to enable all their residents who want to cook for themselves to continue to do so, for example. With a live-in caregiver, however, such independence can be maintained and supported by the carer for as long as the care recipient is able to continue with these types of tasks, and the live-in carer can provide as much or as little help as required.
What our customers say
“The security and patience of live-in care has meant my mother has relaxed and her general disposition has improved to no end.”
Kidderminster live-in care
A live-in carer will stay with your loved one in their home in Kidderminster, or surrounding villages, providing care around the clock, seven days a week. Carers usually alternate with one other carer about once a fortnight, with only two carers being responsible for a single care recipient. By not rotating a large number of carers, friendship bonds can be created and your loved one’s carers will really get to know them, including their likes, dislikes and favourite habits.
Their live-in carer will be able to support your loved one on trips out, where applicable, from shopping trips to Weaver’s Wharf Shopping Centre to a game of bingo at Shipley’s Social Club, whatever your loved one likes to do most. Your loved one will also benefit from being able to keep their family doctor, whether they are registered at the Church Street Surgery or with Dr. Marley at Kidderminster Health Centre. The relationship that many older people have with their GP is one of trust, so being able to keep that going is one of the bonuses of having a live-in carer.
Many of our clients have stated that they have made a real friend in their loved one’s carer and that having someone that they have come to know and trust gives them great peace of mind.
Bespoke live-in care plans
Your loved one has their own personality, their own healthcare needs and their own likes and dislikes, so it should come as no surprise to learn that their care plan devised by Elder will be tailored to reflect their individual preferences and requirements. Elder will work with you and your loved one’s care professionals to create a care plan that is specific to their needs. Should your loved one’s care needs change over time, then their care plan will also be adjusted as necessary, ensuring that the care recipient’s current needs are always met.
Care can be as simple as providing safety and security for an active and physically able loved one who may become confused and may present a danger to themselves, or it might be more comprehensive, providing cooking and cleaning duties, for example, as well as personal care. Medication is carefully distributed at the right times throughout the day (and night if necessary) and orders placed with the local pharmacy to ensure that nothing runs out.
How do I find out more about Elder’s service?
There are often many questions that arise when you are trying to determine the best way to fulfill your loved one’s future care needs, and our dedicated care advisors are on hand to answer any queries that you might have regarding Elder’s live-in care service. So, why not call today to find out more about how Elder can help your loved one? With a highly competitive price of £950 per week, Elder’s live-in care service is a great option to enable your loved one to stay in their own home and also receive all the care that they need.
In this short video, Dulcie and her family explain her reasons for choosing Elder live-in care. They discuss how live-in care has allowed her to stay independent in her own home while making a new friend at the same time.