Live-in Care in Norfolk
At Elder, we pride ourselves on offering the highest standards of private live-in care across Norfolk, allowing your elderly loved one to remain in the comfort of their own home.
Norfolk is a beautiful county packed with stunning beaches, quaint villages and miles of country walks. With the assistance of one of our dedicated in-home care workers, your elderly relative can continue to enjoy a high degree of independent living, with the security of knowing that someone is on hand to provide 24/7 live-in care, whenever and wherever it is needed.
The advantages of live-in care
Few elderly people would actively choose to move into residential care, as the thought of giving up their own homes is upsetting and stressful. Many older adults have lived in the same property for a long time, so the idea of leaving it to move to a residential home is distressing for them.
Even in the best-run homes, there are never enough staff to ensure one-to-one attention. Changing shift patterns make it hard for residents to form lasting relationships with members of staff, and for a generation used to running their own lives, adapting to institutional life can be difficult for older adults.
Thanks to Elder’s private live-in care packages, your loved one can remain in their own home, without the upheavals that a move causes. They can continue to go about their familiar routines, surrounded by the things and the people that they love, but with the knowledge that someone is always on hand to help whenever any assistance is needed.
Many of our care recipients have much-loved pets, which they would be unable to take with them into residential care. Having pets can be a powerful calming influence, and a carer can help with feeding and looking after them if required. This is just one example of how care at home can improve your loved one’s quality of life.
Who can benefit?
Elder provides private care solutions for any older person who needs assistance in the home, whether that is in their own home, or perhaps they have moved in with you and you are struggling to cope. From a permanent live-in arrangement through to respite care if you and your family need a break, such as a holiday, an Elder caregiver gives you peace of mind that your loved one is safe and well looked after in your absence. You can relax in the knowledge that the caregiver is trained and able to handle any eventuality, ensuring your loved one’s safety and well-being.
Many of our carers have specialist training in looking after elderly people with complex needs, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s care. They can cope with challenging behaviour and understand how to diffuse the anger that can result from these conditions, ensuring that your loved one remains happy and relaxed.
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 does a live-in carer do?
An Elder live-in carer can provide as much or as little assistance as your loved one requires. We find that many of our care recipients enjoy doing household tasks themselves, in which case the caregiver will take a step back and allow them the freedom to do as much, or as little, as they wish.
From assistance with household tasks to help with personal care, such as dressing, bathing and toileting, the caregiver is always on hand to help where it is needed. The carer will dispense medication, organise medical appointments and ensure that your loved one eats a healthy and nutritious diet.
Loneliness can be common for elderly people, but a live-in carer means that your loved one is never short of someone with whom to chat. The carer can organise shopping trips and outings, so if your elderly relative suddenly fancies a walk on the coast or a trip to Norwich Cathedral, for example, the carer can accommodate this. Social outings and events can be arranged, ensuring that your loved one can lead a fulfilling and active life.
What makes Elder special?
We are passionate about providing the highest standards of elderly care. We take the time to match the interests of the care recipient to the caregiver, ensuring plenty of common ground to foster a comfortable and friendly working relationship. In fact, many of our carers go on to form strong bonds of friendship with their care recipients and families, which makes a live-in carer seem less intrusive in daily life.
We are always happy to discuss our private care packages with absolutely no obligation, so call us today, or contact us online, to find out how quickly we can arrange a caregiver for your loved one.
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: 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.
Common Misconceptions and Myths About Care
More elderly people need care in this country than ever before. News headlines frequently focus on the crisis in care, but what do you really know about care? The following misconceptions are widely held; we explain the truth below.
Finances: how to care for ageing parents
Difficult as it might be to contemplate, there may come a time in your parents’ lives when they are no longer able to make decisions about their own finances. Choosing to step in and take over the management of your loved one’s financial arrangements can be tricky. Even if they can see it is in their best interests, many elderly people will still find it hard to accept and may view it as a loss of independence.
Keeping Seniors Active: How to Care for Ageing Parents
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.