Live-in Care in Wiltshire
At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for elderly clients throughout Wiltshire. Whether your loved one lives in Trowbridge, Salisbury, Bradford-on-Avon or Swindon, we can help to give you peace of mind that they are well looked after in the comfort of their own home.
Why choose in-home care?
Not everyone is happy about the idea of going into residential care when they reach a certain time of life. Many elderly people are quite naturally frightened by the thought of leaving their family home to move to a care facility. Of course, many care homes offer exemplary levels of service, but it’s not surprising that so many members of the older generation are reluctant to leave the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.
People who are now in their later years have no doubt lived through some dramatic moments in history. They have become accustomed to independent living, and many of them dread the thought of entering residential care. They fear the loss of independence and worry about losing contact with familiar faces and places in their local neighbourhood.
The opportunity to remain in their own homes brings a breath of fresh air to the idea of elderly care. Surrounded by familiar things, your loved one can benefit from dedicated one-to-one attention from a specialist caregiver, who is available to provide 24/7 care whenever and wherever it is needed.
What does a live-in carer do?
A live-in caregiver moves into your loved one’s home and offers assistance throughout the day and night. Unlike in a care home environment, where staff may be allocated to different duties each day, a resident carer in your loved one’s home can offer your elderly relative dedicated one-to-one assistance at all times.
This can range from help with getting out of bed in the morning and getting washed and dressed to support with making breakfast and ensuring that they take medication according to the doctor’s instructions. Shopping trips and outings together mean that your loved one is never lonely or confined to their home, due to lack of company or transport.
Wiltshire is a county packed with history, so with the help of their carer your elderly relative could enjoy visits to Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and Old Sarum if they wish. Meanwhile, you can relax knowing that your loved one is living life to the full.
Because the carer is always at hand, your loved one has someone available to talk to and share stories with. If they need help at any point, the carer is able and willing to assist in any way they can. After helping with undressing and bathing at the end of the day, the carer is just yards away throughout the night, so if your loved one needs help it is always available. Carers are also trained in medical emergencies, so you don’t have to lie awake worrying about whether your loved one is okay.
Many of our carers have specialised training in dementia and Alzheimer’s care, which gives you extra peace of mind. You won’t need to worry about your loved one wandering off and getting lost, or whether they have remembered to eat or have left the cooker on. You can rest assured that your carer will be patient and understanding and that they will be able to cope with the challenging behaviour that can sometimes arise from these conditions.
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 if my loved one doesn’t like their carer?
People will always have likes and dislikes, and at Elder, we understand the need for a good relationship between the carer and the client. That’s why we work with you and your loved one to find the best match for your particular circumstances.
We try to place carers with similar hobbies and interests to the client, so they have things in common to talk about. In most cases, we find that strong friendships quickly form, which can make it seem less intrusive to have someone in the home. The carer becomes a friend, helper and confidant, and our clients often report that their lives transform for the better. Having someone to chat to and share a joke with can foster a great sense of wellbeing, something that is important for both parties.
In the unlikely event that your loved one and their assigned carer do not seem to ‘gel’, we will do our utmost to find someone more suitable straight away. We want you and your loved one to be entirely happy with our service, and we’ll go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that this is the case.
How do I access private live-in care?
At Elder, we are always happy to have a chat, either over the phone or online if you prefer, to discuss your requirements. We understand your worries and concerns, and we will always talk through any concerns that you might have. You may also be surprised to learn that the cost of private care packages such as Elder’s can be up to 30% cheaper than alternative care options.
Call us today to discuss our private care at home packages, and you and your loved one could be benefitting from our services sooner than you might think. We usually aim to have a caregiver in place within 24 hours, so get in touch now to find out how we can help.
Common Misconceptions and Myths About Care
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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.
Dementia Live-in Care: The Questions You Need to Ask
People living with dementia can benefit greatly from remaining in their own home when their care needs increase. A familiar environment is reassuring to someone who feels that it is becoming harder to make sense of the world around them, so if your loved one is in this position, you will want to find the best dementia care provider you can. However, there are some key questions to ask before choosing a private live-in care company.
Live-in Care: What is it?
You may be wondering what exactly live-in care means and how a live-in carer can help to look after your loved one as they grow older. Here is a guide to how a 24/7 carer could meet your loved one’s daily needs and provide companionship so that they maintain the highest quality of life possible in their later years.