If your elderly relative is no longer able to live independently but hates the idea of moving away from their home, and the neighbourhood that they love, live-in care from Elder could be the ideal solution.
What makes live-in care a preferable alternative to residential care in Greater London?
Our customers in Barnet & Southgate, and in nearby boroughs such as Harrow, Brent and Camden, have found peace of mind from live-in care as they can be confident that their loved ones are being well cared for by a one-to-one carer who is always there to meet their exclusive needs and to keep them safe. Care homes are unlikely to be able to provide this level of dedicated care and companionship as staff time is often at a premium.
If your loved one is happy in their own home and is reluctant to give up their social life in their community, a live-in carer will help them to maintain friendships and relationships with neighbours. They will also support your loved one to participate in their usual hobbies and activities as much as possible.
Elder can supply live-in carers able to meet your loved one’s needs, whether they just need help with normal daily activities or whether they have more complex needs such as the requirements of those living with dementia.
Because our carers are experienced and highly trained, you can be sure that the care your loved one receives will be of the highest quality. Live-in care also negates the worry caused by the strange environment of a care home.
Why is Elder the best solution for your loved one in Barnet & Southgate?
Elder’s carers are aware that supporting your elderly relative to maintain as much independence as possible will give them a better quality of life. Carers will encourage the care recipient to take part in physical activities where appropriate, such as gardening, and will provide all the help they need in areas around the home.
How can live-in care enhance your loved one’s life in Barnet & Southgate?
Just because your elderly relative has reached the stage of needing long-term care doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t continue to benefit from all the amenities that their local area has to offer. Following discussions about the things they enjoy, our carers will support your loved one by accompanying them to places of interest or to meet friends.
There is a wealth of places for your loved one to visit in this area of Greater London, and your elderly relative may enjoy short walks in one of the many nearby parks, such as Grovelands Park.
Hampstead Heath is another ideal destination with plenty of accessible toilets and a mobile electric buggy scheme for those with limited mobility. Kenwood House, on the northern edge of the Heath, is well worth a visit and is a great place to enjoy a quiet cup of tea.
For a different experience, those more interested in the history of aviation may like to visit the Royal Airforce Museum at Hendon Aerodrome.
Whether your loved one enjoys visiting museums or prefers a shopping trip such as to The Spires Shopping Centre, you can be sure that a carer will be able to keep them safe.
What can you expect from live-in care from Elder?
An individual care plan will be drawn up for your loved one. This will detail their needs and preferences so that their carer will be able to help them appropriately. Your loved one may require assistance with personal care tasks such as bathing or toileting, or they may need someone to remind them to take their medication appropriately: live-in care is tailored to the individual’s needs.
The carer will help with any essential domestic tasks, such as washing and cleaning, and will provide regular nutritious meals. If your loved one has a healthcare appointment with their GP, such as at Longrove Surgery, the live-in carer will ensure that they attend and will accompany them. If there is medication to collect from a local service such as Brand Russell Pharmacy, the carer will also deal with this.
If your loved one has pets that they are no longer able to care for, the live-in carer will ensure they are fed regularly and well looked after.
Any changes in your relation’s condition or needs will be reflected in updates to the care plan.
What is the cost of live-in care in Barnet & Southgate?
Live-in care from Elder is charged at a flat rate of £849 a week. This represents a substantial saving of as much as 30% when compared with the cost of residential care, and is an even more considerable saving if you need care for a couple.
Although very competitively priced, Elder’s live-in care service provides the highest quality care from well-paid and highly experienced carers.
What makes Elder the live-in care service of choice?
At Elder, we ensure that each care recipient’s interests are matched carefully with those of the live-in carer so that the two have plenty in common on which to build a supportive, friendly relationship. This contributes to the high standard of care that we are committed to providing.
Elder’s service is fully managed, with a support team available to give you all the information you need regarding your loved one’s care throughout the process.
If you have specific questions about your loved one’s situation or would like a general discussion with no obligation about the service we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our care advisors are available seven days a week, from 8 am to 8 pm, so call us today for more information.