Live-in Care in Norwich
At Elder, we supply live-in carers in and around the Norwich area to enable your elderly loved one to remain in their own home.
Who can benefit from live-in care in Norwich?
We supply caregivers for any older person in Norwich who needs help to remain in their own home. Whether your loved one lives alone, with a partner, or even in your home with you and your family, our dedicated carers blend seamlessly into the household, providing support whenever, and wherever, it is needed.
Some families who manage care on a day-to-day basis just require assistance in the home for a couple of weeks, to provide respite care. Perhaps you are planning a holiday or recovering from an illness and need extra help to cope. Or it could be that your loved one has recently undergone surgery and is unable to manage alone for a few weeks.
Many of our caregivers are engaged to supply 24/7 live-in care on a permanent basis in your loved one’s home. Whether your relative lives alone or with a partner who is unable to cope with the demands of caring for them, Elder provides a practical and viable alternative to residential care.
For those elderly care recipients with dementia or Alzheimer’s, we can supply live-in caregivers with experience of supporting those with the condition and specialised training, for additional peace of mind. These conditions can affect memory and mood, sometimes presenting challenging behaviours, but our sympathetic and patient carers will ensure your loved one’s safety and happiness at all times, giving you peace of mind.
The benefits of care at home
Residential care has become the ‘accepted solution’ for elderly people who struggle to cope alone, but employing a live-in carer is the preferred option for most of our clients and their families.
There are many advantages for your loved one in remaining in their own home. One of the most practical is the ability to stay in familiar surroundings, in the midst of the objects and mementoes of a long life. Many of our care recipients have a much-loved garden they would be sad to leave, and some of them have pets too, which are a source of great comfort to them.
Staying in their own homes allows our elderly clients to maintain their friendships and associations with friends and neighbours, and to continue to play a part in their communities, which helps to foster a sense of wellbeing.
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?
At Elder, we understand that having someone move into your home could be intrusive, which is why we go the extra mile to match every carer and care recipient carefully. By choosing a carer who shares your loved one’s hobbies or interests, we ensure that both parties have things in common, which helps to foster bonds of friendship. For many of our care recipients, simply having someone available to talk to makes a huge difference to their sense of wellbeing, so we place a high level of importance on companion care.
The carer is on hand day and night to facilitate your loved one in any way that is needed. For some of our clients, this involves ensuring that they receive good nourishment in the form of tasty meals, or help with housework and gardening. Other care recipients have more complex needs, such as assistance with bathing, dressing and toileting, for example.
Our caregivers ensure that your loved one attends medical appointments, and will keep track of medications, ensuring that prescriptions are maintained and medicines taken at the appropriate times. They are always on hand in case of any emergencies, and because they are available 24-7 they can assist with trips to the toilet in the night too.
Norwich is full of museums, stately homes and even a cathedral, and the Elder caregiver can arrange enjoyable and interesting days out to these. There are numerous clubs and events aimed at older people throughout the Norwich region, with activities that range from gentle strolls through parks to bingo, quizzes and meals, which the carer can facilitate. There is even a football club aimed at dementia patients, so whatever your loved one’s interests, they will be able to access stimulating events, with the assistance of their live-in carer.
How do I arrange live-in care?
Elder specialises in elderly care in Norwich, so contact us by phone, or go online, to find out how easy it is to access our services. We are passionate about supporting our elderly care recipients in their own homes, and we want you and your loved one to be delighted with every aspect of our service. That’s why we are available seven days a week to discuss any worries or concerns that you might have.
After an initial discussion, we can begin sourcing the appropriate carer for your loved one’s requirements, to ensure the perfect match. We can have someone available in as little as 24 hours if necessary, and we always go out of our way to ensure complete satisfaction. Give us a call and see the difference that Elder care can make for you and your loved one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Live-in Care or Home Care: What's the Difference?
Most people say they would prefer to remain in their own home when they grow older. Independent living is often possible even when a high level of care is needed because the necessary help can be provided in a person’s home. If you are considering home care or live-in care for your loved one, here is an outline of the types available.