Live-in Care in Kingston
Elder provides care at home tailored to your loved one’s needs. If you are looking for a high-quality, reliable private care provider in the Kingston area, we can help you. We will ensure that your relative can maintain the best quality of life they can, by staying in their own home with all the support, care and companionship they need.
Elderly Care Options
If traditional home care is no longer enough to keep your loved one safe and healthy, but you do not want them to have to go into a residential care or nursing home, you will probably find that they will benefit enormously in having 24/7 care from Elder.
Elder’s carers are trained to look after people with various conditions, so whether your loved one requires dementia care or support in managing their daily life following a stroke, they will be able to offer tailored assistance.
Elder will discuss the needs and wishes of your relative with you, your loved one and other professionals involved in their care before drawing up an individual care plan. It will detail all the support needed so that no aspect of their care is overlooked. If your loved one needs a caregiver who has completed a recognised Alzheimer’s care course or who has extensive experience of supporting those with Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis, this can also be arranged.
Many people are surprised to learn that the cost of private care packages such as Elder’s can be up to 30% cheaper to funding a place in a residential care home. If you opt for this type of in-home care in the Kingston area, Elder will work to select the ideal carer for your loved one. In addition to choosing a caregiver with the appropriate skills and experience, they will also match them with the care recipient according to other factors such as personality, interests and background.
The live-in carer will move into your loved one’s home and be there to give them all the support they need. As well as providing help with personal care tasks, the carer will also offer domestic support. Meal preparation, laundry, shopping and light housework can all be encompassed in your live-in care package, making this a cost-effective way to support your loved one in remaining as independent as possible, living in their own home.
Another benefit to 24-hour care is that it can enable your loved one to continue carrying out their favourite activities and hobbies. The carer can also support the older person in social activities and help them to remain in contact with friends and other family members.
Carers usually operate on a rota basis with another carer, often working for two weeks and then having two weeks off. This arrangement ensures that your loved one benefits from a continuity that would be impossible in other care situations and that a good relationship can develop between them and the carer. Getting to know your loved one well helps the carer to provide the best care possible. They also become familiar with their likes and dislikes and how they prefer things done.
Sometimes elderly care can be as much about companionship as physical help. If your loved one feels lonely living by themselves but does not want to face the upheaval and constraints that moving into a care home would involve, the companionship provided by a 24-hour carer is invaluable. The reassurance of knowing that there is always someone in the house to provide any help that is needed can make a real difference to your loved one’s quality of life. This reassurance also extends to other family members who may previously have worried that their relative might be at risk of harm when they were alone.
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.
Having a live-in carer can enable an older person to retain much more independence than they would otherwise be able to. The majority of older people say they would like to stay in their own home for as long as they possibly can, and this is something that is particularly important for those living with dementia. Leaving a familiar environment and moving into a strange place surrounded by unknown people can be challenging to someone with dementia, and cause them to experience confusion and anxiety. If they can remain in their own home with the support they need, they can find daily life much easier. Elder can provide the highest standard of dementia care from live-in carers throughout Kingston to support your loved one and enhance their quality of life.
For couples, this type of elderly care can be particularly beneficial since it enables them to stay together rather than being separated as might happen if one or both partners were admitted into residential care. It can also be cost-effective since one carer can provide care for both parties or support one in looking after the other.
Care in an Emergency
If you need a 24/7 carer urgently, Elder can ensure that your loved one has someone with them. Sometimes older people become anxious at night and knowing there is someone in the house can help them get a restful night’s sleep.
Live-in care can be provided for an indefinite time if your loved one has ongoing needs, or for short periods such as relieving family carers while they have a holiday or for convalescence following an illness or operation.
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 or Care Homes: What's the Difference?
The difference between live-in care and a residential care home is that in the first model the person stays in their own home, whereas in the latter they move into a building with other people who also need care. If your loved one needs assistance with their day-to-day life you might think they could be better off in a care home. However, most people are happier in a familiar environment, and it is advantageous to keep them there as long as they receive the care they need. Private live-in care is the ideal answer.
Staying in Their Home: How to Care for Ageing Parents
Independent living is important to many people as they grow older, and most say they want to remain in their own home, even when they need help to manage their day-to-day tasks. There are many ways of supporting your elderly parents to stay in their familiar surroundings, from providing extra equipment to arranging 24/7 care.
Should Your Ageing Parent Move in with You?
The number of people living with their ageing parents is on the rise, and it’s not surprising considering the increasing cost of living and lower disposable incomes many families are experiencing. A quarter of all caregivers provide disabled or elderly care in their own homes, according to the National Institute of Health. There are many positives to this arrangement, but there can also be fatigue, expense and stress involved in living with your ageing parents.
Preventing Falls: How to Care for Ageing Parents
With the majority of people wanting to live at home for as long as possible, the best way to care for your ageing parents is to ensure that their home is as safe as possible, with the aim of preventing any falls from occurring. Falls can also happen outside the home, especially in winter, so it is important to consider all the areas that you can have some positive influence over.