When your loved one reaches the point where they need long-term 24-hour care, your first thought may be a care home. Elderly family members can often feel anxious and unhappy about the prospect of leaving their own home and moving into a care home in a different area away from friends and neighbours. However, there is another solution to fulfil all your loved one’s care needs while allowing them to remain in their own home: Elder’s live-in care service.
Elder’s live-in care service
Unlike a care home in which care is divided among many different care recipients, live-in care means that your loved one will have help on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in their own home. A live-in carer will not have their attention split between several residents, but will be solely focused on helping your loved one maintain a fulfilled, comfortable and safe life in their own home. Your loved one will benefit from being able to sleep in their own bed, watch their own TV and have all their belongings surrounding them as they enter this new stage of their life.
Live-in care in Paddington
Paddington and the surrounding areas such as Bayswater and Westbourne Green can benefit from the provision of Elder’s live-in care service for those who need a bit more help. A live-in carer will move into your loved one’s home in Paddington and so will be on hand all day and night so that whenever your loved one needs assistance, their dedicated carer will be able to provide help, support and companionship.
Elder’s live-in carers often work on an alternating shift system with another carer, usually on a two-weeks on and two-weeks off basis, that provides continuation of care for your loved one without leaving your family member without support at any time.
A common issue with the care provided by care homes is the loss of your loved one’s independence. Staff in care homes are unable to spend as much time as needed in order to focus on individual care recipients and the idea of residents cooking their own meals or doing their own laundry simply isn’t practical. However, taking responsibility for one’s own welfare should be encouraged for as long as is possible and appropriate, so this early loss of independence can have a detrimental effect on your loved one’s wellbeing and health.
A live-in carer from Elder will be able to support and encourage your loved one to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. You’re loved one will be able to carry on preparing all their own meals if they wish to do so with support from the live-in carer. Live-in carers from Elder have been known to be excellent sous chefs and enthusiastic ‘tasters-in-chief’ when a care recipient is a keen cook!
However, if your loved one needs a little more help with every day chores such as clothes washing and cleaning then the live-in carer will be happy to take more responsibility for these tasks so that your loved one can focus on the things that they most enjoy doing.
A live-in carer will also encourage your loved one to keep up with any social activities that they have previously enjoyed, whether this means meeting friends for a hot drink and a gentle wander in Norfolk Square Gardens or browsing the variety of shops on the Edgware Road or catching a film in Whiteleys shopping centre. They will be helped and supported to continue these activities wherever possible.
Benefits of live-in care
Elder only works with the very best carers in the care industry, helping to ensure that your loved one’s care is of the highest possible quality. Elder live-in carers are professionals who take pride in their work.
The background support that Elder provides to the live-in carers, alongside the above average wages that Elder pays, ensures that the carers who work with us, stay with us. An Elder live-in carer is more than just a carer: they can also provide companionship, care, help and support, as well as be a trusted confidant to their care recipients.
Your loved one can receive as little or as much care as they need, from simple supervision and help with taking medication at the correct times to more hands-on help with all aspects of personal and physical care.
Care plans are carefully tailored to suit the individual’s needs, in close consultation with those currently involve in their care arrangements. Elder’s live-in carers will ensure that you have peace of mind and that your loved one is happy and safe.
How much does care from Elder cost?
Elder charges a flat rate of £895 per week for its live-in care service and this includes all charges and fees with no hidden extras. This rate is often substantially lower than the equivalent in care home fees and has been found by customers to be up to thirty percent less in some cases.
If you have an elderly couple who both require care then Elder’s live-in care service can work out even less expensive in comparison to the cost of two places in a care home, and the elderly couple will also of course be able to stay together, which may not always be the case in a care home.
If you would like any further information about Elder’s live-in care service or how we can help to fulfil your loved one’s care needs please call one of our care advisors today for a no obligation chat. Our lines are open every day from 8am until 8pm.