Live-in care enables your loved one to remain in the comfort of their own home, with help and assistance from a dedicated live-in carer. Elder live-in carers offer a viable alternative to residential care, without any of the upheavals that a move involves.
Why is live-in care a better alternative to a care home in Ealing?
Even the best care homes can’t offer individual care and companionship, but with a live-in carer, there’s no need to understand complex staff shift patterns, and no need for your loved one to wait for help to arrive. A live-in carer is there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing help and support in any way that is required.
The sole focus for an Elder live-in carer is your loved one and enabling them to live as full and active a life as possible. The carer can facilitate social activities too, so if your elderly relative decides they’d like to take a stroll in Richmond Park on a sunny day, the carer will ensure that they can do so. A shopping trip to Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre can be arranged in just a few minutes, with no risk assessments or form-filling required.
Elder live-in care is person-centric, so the carer will ensure that your loved one is able to enjoy all of their favourite events and pastimes, even if they have complex needs. We find that this helps to foster feelings of independence, which is so highly prized by older people.
Many of our care recipients have pets that a care home would be unable to accommodate, and in these instances, the caregiver will happily assist with pet care tasks, in addition to their other duties.
Why is Elder the best care solution in Ealing?
As a nationwide company, Elder has a wealth of experience in sourcing high quality and empathetic caregivers, who are proud of the service they provide. We understand the concerns of our care recipients and their family members, which is why we go the extra mile to ensure that a caregiver is perfectly matched to your loved one.
We do this by sourcing a carer who shares your loved one’s interests and will fit in with their personality, as we find this helps to forge strong bonds of friendship in a very short space of time, ensuring that both parties are happy with the situation.
All of our carers understand the importance of fresh air and an active social life, which is why they will ensure that your loved one has a full and interesting lifestyle. Visiting friends and neighbours, and attending any clubs and societies which they belong to, whether that’s a weekly meeting with the Northfield Camera Club or one of the regular meetings of the Brentham Bridge Club.
The Elder caregiver will help wherever assistance is needed but will take a back seat if your loved one particularly enjoys a task, such as cooking, or gardening, which they prefer to tackle alone.
How can live-in care keep your loved one safe and comfortable in Ealing?
Many of our clients express concern about the safety of their loved ones, knowing that there are unscrupulous people who prey on the elderly. Having another adult present in the household acts as a powerful deterrent to cold callers and other unwanted visitors while providing additional security throughout the day and night.
Many of our care recipients have experienced memory problems, sometimes associated with dementia, leaving family members worried that they might forget to lock doors and windows at night. Having a live-in carer provides reassurance that your loved one is safe and secure, with someone close at hand in case of emergencies.
Whether your elderly relative lives in Acton, Greenford or Northolt, their Elder carer will ensure that they receive prompt medical attention when required, and will make sure that appointments are made, and kept, at Sudbury and Alperton Medical Centre or Central Middlesex Hospital. They will pick up late-night prescriptions from Harb’s Pharmacy, or elsewhere, and ensure that medication is taken in accordance with instructions.
How does Elder live-in care work?
Every case is unique, which is why at Elder, we take the time to learn your loved one’s exact needs. We start by finding out as much as we can about their personality, likes and dislikes, and pastimes and interests, so that we can match a caregiver with similar interests, giving both parties plenty to talk about.
We work alongside you to discover your loved one’s care requirements. Some of our clients are looking for live-in companion care for their loved one, while others have elderly relatives with more complex medical requirements, for example, those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
In these instances, the carer will provide hands-on personal care, such as help with bathing and dressing. Over time, your loved one’s needs are likely to increase, and this is also taken into account.
How much does live-in care in Ealing cost?
Our clients are usually surprised to learn how competitive our fees are, particularly when compared to the costs of moving into a residential care home. We charge a fixed rate of £795 a week for our live-in care service. This is fully inclusive, and there are no hidden extras whatsoever.
Why choose Elder?
At Elder, we are passionate about enabling elderly people to live full and productive lives, maintaining their dignity and independence in the process. We are with you every step of the way, offering help and support at any time, with staff on hand to deal with any queries or problems that you, or your loved one, might have.
Call us for a no-obligation chat, to find out what makes us different.