Live-in Care in Cumbria
At Elder, we understand your loved one’s desire to remain in the familiarity of their own home. Being able to live surrounded by adored pets, neighbours and community is an option available to everyone, no matter what their needs. Elder provides live-in care both in Cumbria and the surround, enabling your loved ones to remain safely in their own home.
There was a time when the only option for round-the-clock care was to place your loved one in a residential care home. Today, there is a host of practical, affordable and flexible dedicated care options tailored to you and your loved one’s needs. Whether the need is for short-term care following an injury or operation, quality companion care or consistent, compassionate dementia care, we work with you to identify and provide the support that your loved one needs.
There are many advantages of remaining in familiar surroundings, particularly for patients needing Alzheimer’s or dementia care. Care at home offers safe, dedicated support and peace of mind for everyone, with overnight assistance. Our dedicated carers keep you and your family up-to-date with your loved one’s progress and daily life.
What is live-in care?
Your loved one can continue living at home, cared for 24/7 by two dedicated carers, working in a rotation of two weeks on and two weeks off. Care is available for any timeframe that suits you, whether on an ad-hoc basis to give a family carer a break or on a more permanent basis.
Carers assist with as much or as little as needed and can undertake daily tasks such as light household chores (cooking, laundry, vacuuming), bathing and personal hygiene and dressing. Carers can also assist with medication, arrange prescriptions, book medical appointments and support exercise.
A carer offers quality companion care too; whether exploring new hobbies together, enjoying Cumbria’s natural beauty on outings, helping to make arrangements to see friends and family, assisting your loved one to participate in community activities or, most importantly, just being there for them to talk to.
Our focus is your loved one’s continued well-being, through dedicated care and compassionate support.
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.
Our carers are experienced professionals who are carefully matched with your loved one’s personal requirements and needs. All carers are English-speaking (27 other languages are spoken too), and are required to complete our scenario-based examination and participate in a face-to-face interview. All are DBS background checked and insured.
At Elder, a carer is more than their qualifications and professional abilities. Our approach is simple: our carer is a person you would have as your friend. During our screening process, we ask: would I allow this carer to look after my own elderly relatives? It’s that simple. We guarantee consistency, and we can provide the same carer for as long as you wish.
Our carers also receive dedicated support seven days a week from our team here at Elder. We ensure our carers have someone to talk to, generous remuneration and a working environment that suits their lifestyle, experience and ability.
Our website has helpful information and instant support, such as advice on dementia care, companion care and care at home. Enter your details to receive our free Essential Guide to Care. Our practical blog also offers useful advice, such as how to pay for care, how to get a care assessment and tips for staying safe at home.
Tailored practical advice supports all decisions regarding your loved one’s needs, and care solutions are reasonably priced and consistent.
What are the costs?
A common misconception is that 24-hour care is out of reach for most families. The concept of round the clock, dedicated care sounds expensive. Happily, this is not true. At Elder, we work with you and your loved one’s current circumstances and discuss all funding options with you, and care at home can be up to 30 per cent cheaper than funding a care home place.
Cumbria Council offers a free financial assessment to determine the funding support that is available. The value of your loved one’s residential home is not included in this as part of their savings. Funding is also available for particular health conditions.
In determining the costs of 24-hour care at home, it is worth considering the value of continued independence, the comfort of familiar surroundings and dedicated one-on-one care.
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As people age, it’s inevitable that they begin to slow down, but this shouldn’t mean they cease to be active. Keeping fit and healthy in old age is important, for both physical health and emotional wellbeing, and finding ways to keep your loved ones active is a positive step in caring for them. Staying active can help preserve a sense of independence too, as well as helping to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression or dementia - all conditions associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
Live-in Care: How Does it Work?
If you are looking for professional care for a loved one but are uncomfortable with the idea of sending them into a residential or nursing home, private live-in care could be the ideal solution. In addition to being practical and comfortable, this elderly care option can also be very cost-effective.
Live-in Care: How do I Pay for it?
If your loved one needs help to remain in their own home, live-in care could be the answer. There are various ways to pay for this type of elderly care, which can be more affordable than you might think. Here are some options you may like to consider when arranging 24/7 care in the home for your loved one.
Live-in Care: How to Choose a Provider
Arranging live-in care for your loved one will enable them to continue living independently in their own home where they feel safe and comfortable, but with the added security of all the help and companionship they need twenty-four hours a day.
Live-in Care: How to Find a Carer
If you have decided to employ a live-in carer to provide care and support for your loved one, there are various ways you can go about finding a suitable person. This form of elderly care offers the best way of helping an older person to remain safe and independent in their own home when their care needs increase.