Live-in Care in Peterborough
If you are searching for the best possible care solution for your loved one in Peterborough, Elder can provide a 24-hour live-in care service that is tailored to their needs and individual circumstances.
Benefits of live-in care
Care at home is the ideal solution for many people who are unable to continue living independently due to increasing age or health conditions. If your loved one needs care and someone around all the time, arranging for a live-in carer to move into their home with them could be the best solution.
When asked, the majority of older people say that they would prefer to stay in their own home for as long as they possibly can. Remaining in familiar surroundings provides a feeling of security and contentment that would not be possible in a care home, surrounded by many other residents and staff.
In addition to being able to stay in their own home, Elder’s live-in care solution in Peterborough can give your loved one greater control over every aspect of their life, from when to get up and go to bed to how to spend each hour of the day. Avoiding the upheaval that a move to a care home entails and being able to enjoy the companionship and support of a trained carer makes sense for everyone with care needs.
Companion care for couples
Sometimes a health condition in one partner can mean that a couple would have to be separated to be admitted to a residential care home or nursing home. This can be devastating for both, especially if they have been together for many years. If your parents are living in Peterborough and one of them needs more support than the other can now provide, even with the help of visiting carers, it is probably time to look for a live-in care solution. Elder can provide trained carers who can move into your parents’ home and provide the support they need to remain together. As well as being best for your loved ones, this is also a very affordable elderly care option, particularly when both members of a couple need care and support.
Elder’s carers can provide assistance with all aspects of elderly care and help to manage medical conditions such as stroke, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and dementia. When the care package is arranged, the couple’s needs and wants will be detailed, and a carer who is equipped to meet all these will be chosen. If one member of the couple wants to continue providing as much help to the other as they can, the carer will respect this and just be there to offer support when required.
Elder can supply this type of elderly care provision on a permanent basis or for a more limited length of time, for example, while one member of the couple is convalescing following an illness or operation.
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.
How can Elder’s carers in Peterborough support my loved one?
Everyone is an individual with different needs and wishes, so whatever your loved one needs and wants will determine the level and scope of support. Elder aims to assist its care recipients by providing the help they need to live as happily and independently as they wish. The range of tasks typically undertaken by caregivers from Elder includes personal care such as assistance with washing, dressing and mobilising, and eating and drinking. In addition to helping with essential aspects of daily living such as these, the carer will carry out domestic tasks such as light cleaning, laundry, cooking and shopping.
If your loved one has pets, Elder can supply a carer who can help to care for these if your loved one cannot manage on their own. This means that they will be able to keep a much-loved animal, which would be difficult if they had to go into a care home. The carer will also be able to support your loved one to continue to enjoy social activities both inside the home and out. If you are looking for a carer who can drive your loved one’s car and escort them around, this can also be arranged.
Because Elder tailors the care and the carer especially to your loved one’s individual circumstances, you can be confident that they will receive all the support they need. As well as practical aspects of care, this care type also addresses their emotional needs, and they will benefit from the companionship of a carer who can become almost like another family member.
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
If your loved one is living with dementia, the best solution for them is to remain in their own home where everything is familiar, and they feel safe. Elder can supply a carer who is trained in dementia care, and who will have the necessary skills and experience to give your family member the best quality of life they can achieve. They will also be able to recognise situations that might trigger problems or challenging behaviour in your loved one and know how best to handle these.
Elder can provide the care and support your loved one needs to enable them to remain comfortably, happily and safely in their own home in Peterborough.
Alzheimer's Care: What are the Costs?
Your local authority will provide a free assessment of your loved one’s needs on request and will draw up a care plan for you. This will determine how much help might be available from state funding. If your loved one receives financial assistance, you do not have to spend this sum on local authority services and are free to arrange private care if you prefer.
Alzheimer's Care: What are the Symptoms to Watch Out For?
As our parents age, a certain degree of forgetfulness is to be expected. Other issues such as advancing technology can also make doing certain everyday tasks difficult, and this can lead to frustration and anger. The big question is how to tell the difference between typical age-related changes and actual dementia-related symptoms? It’s important to know because if symptoms of Alzheimer’s are detected early enough, interventions can delay the onset or advancement of the condition. In turn, this leads to a longer and more independent lifestyle.
Caring for the Elderly: Memory Change Versus Dementia
Changes associated with ageing can include the slowing down of the brain and body. This is not necessarily anything to worry about, as the individual’s intelligence remains unchanged, but it can take longer to process information. Memory changes may also occur, and many older people have difficulty remembering things such as place names and the names of people.
Death of a Spouse: How to Care for Ageing parents
Losing a parent is hard, but harder still for your surviving parent, who must now face life alone after many years as a partnership. Your surviving parent is likely to be overwhelmed by feelings of grief and loss and will need huge amounts of understanding and sympathy over the coming weeks, months and years.
Dementia Live-in Care: How Does it Work?
People living with dementia often find change confusing and threatening. This is why arranging for care in their own home can be the best possible option if they are no longer be safe to be left alone. Live-in care is gaining in popularity, and specially trained staff are available to provide Alzheimer’s support as well as other types of care.