Live-in Care in Cheshire
Given a choice, the majority of older people express a wish to stay in their own homes, rather than endure the upheaval of moving into a residential home to receive care. When you can see that managing day-to-day tasks is starting to become a struggle for your loved one, you may wish to explore alternative forms of private care, which enable them to continue living at home. With an in-home care plan from Elder, your loved one could continue living in their familiar surroundings and enjoy a sense of independent living, even when living alone has become a challenge.
Elder works across the county of Cheshire, providing bespoke home care packages which are tailored to suit your elderly relative’s level of need. Whatever support your loved one requires, Elder’s expertly qualified team can provide 24/7 care and companionship to help them remain in their own home.
What is live-in care?
With a care at home package from Elder, your loved one is paired with a caregiver who is specially chosen to suit them, both in terms of the type of care they need and in personality. When you first approach us, we will sit down with you and your loved one and discuss their requirements and what they expect from a care plan. Having consulted any medical practitioners who are currently involved in your loved one’s care, we can then work with you to create a care package that will give your relative the level of support they require.
A live-in carer is then selected for your loved one and moves in with them. Your relative’s caregiver will be able to assist in a range of tasks, from personal care such as helping them to wash, dress, use the toilet and get into and out of bed, to household duties such as light cleaning and gardening, shopping, laundry and providing meals.
How does Elder choose its carers?
Elder has a strict set of criteria that are applied when we employ our caregivers. We conduct all relevant background checks to ensure our care workers are suitable to work with elderly people, and undertake all the administration that goes into employing a live-in carer.
All our staff are highly qualified in elderly care, and many will also have benefitted from specialist dementia or Alzheimer’s care training. If your loved one is suffering from a serious medical condition, such as Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis, we also have staff with extra qualifications in caring for patients with these.
What sort of care plans can Elder provide?
Elder can provide a flexible care plan tailored to your loved one’s needs. It could be that your relative has suffered a stroke or fall, or is recovering from an illness and needs just a few weeks or months of short-term care while they convalesce. If you are the primary carer for your loved one but feel in need of a break from your caring duties, we can also arrange short-term care at home, to give you some time away.
We also offer long-term care packages, but you can be confident that any care plans you draw up with us and your loved one are flexible and take into account the fact that your relative’s needs may change as time goes on.
If your loved one is being discharged from hospital and would otherwise be unable to return to their own home, Elder can arrange live-in care at short notice, helping them avoid an emergency stay in a residential home.
Mikis’ care story
In this short video, Nick and Maro explain their reasons for choosing Elder live-in care. They discuss how live-in care has allowed Nick’s father Mikis to stay independent in his own home while making a new friend at the same time.
What are the advantages over a care home?
With the best will in the world, the staff who work in residential care homes simply do not have the time or resources to invest in the kind of one-to-one care their residents deserve. Throughout the course of a day, residents may see several different carers. This can often be a confusing and distressing experience, especially when they are carrying out tasks of an intimate nature, and particularly for those with dementia.
With private live-in care, your loved one gets the undivided attention of a single caregiver. Because they spend so much time together, you often find that carers and care recipients build up a deep bond of friendship and trust, particularly when they have been matched according to shared interests and hobbies.
Our private care staff usually work in pairs, taking turns to work a two-week period with your loved one. This provides excellent continuity of care, ensuring your relative always has a familiar face around who they can recognise and on whom they can rely.
Why choose Elder?
Elder is one of the country’s most widely respected and experienced providers of elderly care. We believe that care should be a personalised experience, which is why we always put you and your loved one at the centre of everything we do.
With a home care package from Elder, your relative can continue to live in the home they have loved, and you get the peace of mind that comes with knowing they have a carer and companion watching over and supporting them at all times.
Elder operates right across the Cheshire region. For more information on the bespoke care services we provide, or to enquire about booking an appointment with us contact our friendly Cheshire-based team today.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Live-in Care
Elder’s expert live-in care advisors answer questions for hundreds of people looking for care for themselves or their loved ones every day.
Below you’ll find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that our customers ask before making the decision to use Elder to take the stress and strain out of caring for someone in need.
Everyone’s situation is unique, and our specialists are fully trained to be able to deal with even the most challenging of care requirements. Elder’s live-in carers are able to assist in numerous ways – from day-to-day personal care, meal preparation, attending appointments, collecting medication, to assistance with taking part in social and leisure activities.
We provide a flexible service tailored to the sometimes changing needs of the care recipients and their families. Our live-in carers are carefully matched to individual needs based on primary care requirements, level of support required and sharing similar interests. This ensures both the highest quality care support as well as overall companionship and wellbeing for the care recipients.
The decision to get care support is never an easy one, but with Elder on your side it doesn’t have to be that difficult. Our care support advisors are available 24/7 on the number at the top of this page, so if there are any questions you have that you would like to discuss, please call now for a complimentary care assessment.
Dementia Live-in Care: When is it Appropriate?
People with dementia can often be negatively affected by having to move into a residential care home, and while it may seem like an obvious solution to keep your loved one safe, there is a better alternative. As many as 97 per cent of older people say that they want to stay in their own home, and remaining in familiar surroundings can help your loved one to maintain a level of independence for longer.
Dementia Live-in Care: What is it?
Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia bring challenges both to the person with the condition and to the people who are close to them. Every individual with dementia has different needs, wishes and experiences, which is why a person-centred approach to care is so important. To provide the best care for elderly people living with dementia, the caregiver has to understand the person, be aware of their history, their likes and dislikes and what is most important to them.
Dementia Live-In Care: What Does it Provide?
Dementia live-in care can provide all the care and support needed to allow your loved one to remain in the safe and familiar surroundings of home, even if they need quite complex care interventions.
Dementia Live-in Care: The Questions You Need to Ask
People living with dementia can benefit greatly from remaining in their own home when their care needs increase. A familiar environment is reassuring to someone who feels that it is becoming harder to make sense of the world around them, so if your loved one is in this position, you will want to find the best dementia care provider you can. However, there are some key questions to ask before choosing a private live-in care company.