There are few people who, when concerned about how an elderly loved one is coping on their own, don’t consider the option of a care home. However, your elderly relative may not wish to leave their own home and move into a care home even if they now need long-term, full-time care. Fortunately, Elder’s live-in care service could be the ideal solution by providing 24-hour care for your loved one in their own home.
An ideal solution
Angel residents now have a better care option available to them. With Elder’s service, a live-in carer stays with your loved one in their own home, providing them with all the support that they need on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week.
There’s also great continuity of care, with most carers working on a rota shared with another care on an alternating basis that means they have two weeks with your loved one and then two weeks off. This type of care means that your family member is able to build up a great working relationship with their carers, forming strong bonds of trust and friendship that are hugely beneficial to their mental health.
These are friendships that also extend to other family members too, with many of our clients stating that lasting relationships have been created with their loved one’s carer.
Live-in care from Elder also has some benefits that may be less immediately obvious: elderly couples are able to stay together and your loved one will be able to keep living with any beloved pets, which may not be the case should they move into a care home. Your loved one will also be able to stay registered with their own GP if they stay in their own home, ensuring continuity of care.
Keeping active in Angel
Not all those who need full-time support are housebound, and this is taken into account when your loved one’s care plan is drawn up by Elder. Favourite activities and trips out, where appropriate, are encouraged and supported by the live-in carer, meaning that your loved one does not become isolated from any social groups they may have been a part of over the years.
Being so central, Angel has lots to offer, including many parks in which to spend some pleasant relaxation time. The famous Sadler’s Wells Theatre is handy for those who still enjoy a bit of ballet, or one of the many local community centres can offer clubs suitable for those who cannot manage the crowds.
So, whether your loved one will benefit from gentle, indoor exercise at Canonbury Recreation Centre or would like to take in the fun atmosphere of at a tea dance in St Luke’s, an ability-appropriate social life is something that will benefit your loved one. Their live-in carer will encourage your loved one to get out and about as much as possible, even just for a short stroll along the Regent’s canal or for a longer evening out taking in a concert at King’s place, for example.
Even if your loved one is unable to get out and about to visit some of the many activities on offer in and around Angel and the wider Islington area, the fact that they are in their own homes means that there are no restrictions on visitors, as there can be with a care home. Friends and family can still pop in for a cup of tea and a chat, just as they have always done.
Personalised care plans
Your loved one’s care plan wil be drawn up by Elder to reflect their individuality and will be highly tailored to their specific needs. If it’s supervision that your loved one needs rather than personal care, perhaps to remind them to take their medication at specific times or to help them stay safe while cooking, then their live-in carer will do their best to encourage independence in some areas whilst ensuring that the care recipient cannot come to any harm.
It’s possible that your loved one still enjoys managing their own cooking and cleaning, in which case their live-in carer will support them in this as far as they are able. Alternatively, bathing and dressing may have become more difficult for your elderly family member to manage alone and so their live-in carer will be happy to provide any assistance required in these areas. Elder’s live-in carers are highly trained and able to provide care not only in physical aspects such as washing but also for the more complex needs of a person who is living with Alzheimer’s, for example, or another form of dementia.
Elder’s live-in carers
All the carers who work with Elder are highly experienced professionals. Strict recruitment criteria and a rate of pay that reflects the high standards expected mean that only the very best work with us, making certain that your loved one’s care is second to none. There are always opportunities for continuing development and training for our carers, so their skills are never outdated and always reflect best practice.
Your loved one deserves the best and with a highly competitive flat rate of £895 per week, why not take that first step and find out how Elder can help take care of your loved one’s care needs while enabling them to remain in their own home? Our care advisors are available to answer any questions that you may have any day of the week, so please feel free to call anytime between 8am and 8pm with any queries and to find out more.