Live-in Care in Surrey
We all want the best for our elderly relatives, but as they age, they often require assistance with many of the day-to-day tasks in life. When you’re trying to work or raise your own family, you may simply not have the time to keep a constant watch on members of the older generation. This is where Elder can help.
Who we are
At Elder, we provide in-home care for older people in Surrey, in the comfort of their own homes. We know that you want the best for your parents or other elderly relatives, but we also understand that sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day for busy families too. That’s why we source friendly, compassionate and trustworthy caregivers who will move into your loved one’s home to provide round-the-clock care.
What we do
Elder provides private live-in care services throughout Surrey, with the emphasis on providing a tailor-made service. We carefully match one of our dedicated team members to your loved one, to ensure compatibility, and they can provide a range of services, depending on your relative’s requirements.
Our carers can provide as little or as much assistance as you and your loved one wish. From help with washing and dressing, through to household chores, meal preparation and social outings, the caregiver becomes an additional family member. Many of our clients form strong bonds of friendship with their carers, based on genuine affection.
Whether you need someone to provide ongoing care services for your loved one, or just require support for a short period, such as when you are going on holiday, for example, Elder can put together a care at home package to suit your requirements.
Why choose in-home care?
With an ageing social demographic that is rapidly growing, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the care home model simply isn’t working.
Many older people are frightened at the prospect of going into residential care. Undoubtedly, there are many well-run care homes in the UK, but even in these there often simply aren’t enough staff to give the kind of high-quality, one-to-one care needed.
Established in their own homes, many older people fear the loss of independent living. Moving to a new and strange place, filled with people that they don’t know and unfamiliar routines, sights and sounds, can be very worrying. How much nicer for them to stay in their own homes, surrounded by their familiar and much-loved possessions, with friends and family close to hand? Not only that but many people are surprised to learn that the cost of private care packages such as this can be up to 30% cheaper to funding a place in a residential care home.
With the in-home care model, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home and fits in with their routine. The one-to-one dynamic means that the carer can devote almost every waking hour to your loved one’s needs, ensuring that they live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.
Perhaps your loved one would like to spend a day out exploring the beautiful Surrey countryside or pop to Guildford for a shopping trip? Your live-in carer is not just there for trips to the GP and hospital, although these are also tasks that they will be happy to perform. At Elder, we carefully match the carer to the client, trying to align hobbies and interests to ensure the most successful partnership. So if your loved one is passionate about photography, painting or gardening, then we will do our utmost to find a carer who shares these focuses too, which provides some immediate common ground.
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.
Experienced and trained carers
We don’t just specialise in elderly care. Many of our caregivers provide dementia and Alzheimer’s care too, which requires specialist training and skills.
If your loved one suffers from dementia, then that can bring extra worry for you. Poor memory can lead to your relative forgetting to eat, for example, or them becoming disorientated or lost when away from home. Perhaps you lie awake at night worrying about whether your loved one is alright, and whether they have left the iron on or forgotten to switch off the electric fire?
When your relative has a dedicated live-in carer, you can let go of the worry. The caregiver provides 24/7 care, so you can relax in the knowledge that your relative is being well looked after, day and night. Our specialist carers are trained to cope with any of the challenging aspects of behaviour so often seen in dementia patients. The security of having a familiar face around the home is reassuring to all the family, and you may find that your loved one’s behaviour even improves, thanks to the one-to-one aspect of our care system.
Call us for a chat
Here at Elder, we provide the very highest standards of private care in the home. Call us today for a chat about how our services can help to transform your loved one’s life for the better.
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