What is live-in care?
At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for the elderly, in and around Hampstead, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the comfort of their own homes.
Elder provides trained caregivers who provide 24/7 live-in care assistance for the elderly in their own homes, or in your home if your relative has moved in with you. Such support provides a practical alternative to residential care and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move can cause.
There is no need to go through much-loved possessions, choosing what to keep and what to part with, as you might have to do if your loved one moves to a residential care home. Thanks to our elderly care-at-home packages, your loved one can retain their much-loved treasures and mementoes of a long and happy life.
Who can benefit from live-in care in Hamstead?
We can supply compassionate and capable caregivers to any elderly person in need of an extra pair of hands around the home. Some of our care recipients require a short period of assistance, perhaps after surgery, for example, providing help with cleaning, shopping, cooking and medication.
In some cases, where an elderly loved one resides at home with you, a live-in carer provides companion care throughout the day while you are at work. Some families use our services when they go on holiday, to provide a short period of respite care without interrupting the daily routine.
In the majority of cases, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home on a permanent basis, offering help and support day and night, as required.
What are the benefits of care in the home?
Your loved one may have spent many happy years living an independent life in their own home. They will have built up friendships with neighbours and other people in and around Hampstead and may be reluctant to move into residential care.
Many of our care recipients have gardens that they have tended for many years which they are not ready to give up. In some cases, we find that elderly people have much-loved pets with whom, of course, they do not wish to part. Or perhaps, one of your parents requires personal care that their partner is unable to provide due to their own advancing years.
By employing a caregiver to move into their home, you will find that your loved one can continue with their lifestyle, which has a profound impact on their wellbeing. Being among their own much-loved possessions and in familiar surroundings allows them to maintain a level of independent living, but with the knowledge that someone is on hand whenever help is needed.
We provide live-in care in Hampstead and the surrounding areas
Elder is a nationwide, dependable service with many years of live-in care experience. Our carers are highly skilled and can get started with you in as little as 24 hours. We provide the highest level of live-in care in around London.
What our customers say
“Judith is absolutely lovely and you could see the fantastic relationship she has with my mum. My mum’s smile nearly lit up the whole house when Judith arrived.”
What does a live-in carer do?
At Elder, we carefully match the caregiver to the care recipient, to ensure a good match. We take into account your loved one’s personality, hobbies and interests, and we endeavour to place a carer who will be compatible. We find that this allows the carer to blend seamlessly into the home without causing any disruption, and guarantees that both parties will have plenty in common to form a strong bond of friendship around.
The carer will do as much, or as little, as required, and be guided by your relative as to the help and assistance needed. This could be anything from support with housework, shopping, outings and meal preparation, through to personal care such as help with bathing and dressing.
The caregiver makes sure that prescriptions are ordered and collected, and ensures that your loved one takes their medications as directed by their medical advisers. They will arrange hospital appointments, and accompany your relative on trips away from home, helping whenever needed.
There are many things to keep your loved one occupied in the historic district of Hampstead, including Hampstead Heath Hilltop park, providing woodland & city views. The village feel is the perfect location for the elderly, with quaint streets and many Grade II Listed buildings, enveloped by some of London’s finest greenery. All visits will be accompanied by your live-in carer, providing you with the peace of mind that they are keeping themselves busy while receiving the best one-to-one care possible.
If your loved one requires dementia care, this is not a problem. At Elder, we provide highly trained staff who can cope with the extra demands that dementia and Alzheimer’s can place on them. They understand the need to keep a careful watch on your loved one’s safety, making sure that the cooker or the iron isn’t left on, for example, and that your relative does not wander off and become lost.
Knowing that your loved one is safe, comfortable, well-nourished and in good hands provides peace of mind for the whole family. It means that you can relax and enjoy their company, without worrying about the future. Should your relative’s needs increase over time, the caregiver will step in and provide more help as required.
We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements for care in the home, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care could make for all the family.
Dulcie’s Care Story
In this short video, Mary and Colin explain how Dulcie’s live-in Elder carer, Sarah, has become part of the family. They discuss how live-in care has allowed Dulcie to stay independent in her own home, while making a new friend at the same time.
Useful Care Resources in Hampstead
Hosts a range of activities for the over 60s including classes, events and support groups. An over 50s club runs every Monday holding activities such as bingo, raffle, games and coach trips.
Address: 78 Hampstead High Street, NW3 1RE
Call: 020 7794 8313
Run by Camden Council, Camden Care Choices offers advice, health checks and activities such as walking groups.
Address: Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, WC1H 9JE
Call: 020 7974 4000
Camden Council runs a host of events and groups for the elderly, including tea dances and health walks.
Address: 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG
Call: 020 7974 4444
All Souls run a befriending scheme to serve the elderly members of the Hampstead community.
Address: 141 Cleveland Street, W1T 6QG
Call: 020 7387 1360
The Carers Trust provides advice and information for carers, as well as support groups and activities.
Address: Charlie Ratchford Resource Centre, Belmont Street, NW1 8HF
Call: 020 7428 8950
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