There comes a time when many of us have to think about making changes to our elderly parents’ living arrangements. The most common cause for this is a change in circumstances, such as the loss of a spouse, long-term illness, reduced mobility, or Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. All these possibilities can mean that it is no longer practical for your loved ones to live at home alone.
However, many older people would prefer not to move into residential care. After building up strong community ties, possibly raising a family in their current home, moving into a care home can feel like a step-down.
More and more older people and their families are finding that the care home is not the only solution. Choosing live in care can mean your parents or loved one can stay living at home for much longer.
Choosing live in care for your loved ones.
Private live-in care entails bringing a trained professional carer into the care recipient’s home so that they can provide around the clock support and be on hand for any eventuality. Whether the care recipient requires complex personal care or merely needs someone trustworthy around the house to help with specific tasks and to be on hand in emergencies, an Elder carer can do it all.
Our care recipients tell us that having a carer in the home is a surprisingly positive experience. In no time at all, the person becomes very familiar and begins to feel like an extended member of the family. This can only be achieved with private live-in care, arranged by a provider such as Elder.
We work hard to ensure we match our carers and care recipients closely so that our customers can carry on living their own lives without worrying about whether or not their loved one is struggling at home or in the unfamiliar surroundings of a care home.
Is Shepherds Bush a good location for live-in care?
Our existing customers tell us that choosing live-in care in Shepherd’s Bush has many advantages. Firstly, there are the financial considerations.
The Elder live-in care managed service works with carers all across the UK for the same flat rate of £795 per week. However, choosing residential or nursing care within London can be a very costly undertaking. For this reason, many people in London choose to live in a care home outside of the capital. However, this creates issues too.
Removing people from their local communities, and from their weekly activities and friendship ties, can have a detrimental effect on their well-being.
What’s more, Shepherds Bush is a great place to choose to live in your own home. The Age UK organisation is based nearby in Hammersmith and Fulham, and they support older people living in the area with a range of services. Throughout the week, they offer sessions including singing, chess playing, painting in watercolours and bingo. They also offer social clubs for older people who are also visually impaired.
For anybody who has lived in the area a long time, many of the local sites will be familiar to them. The open-air market is a very popular place with the young and old because it features many interesting stalls.
For rainy days, head inside to Westfield, the largest indoor shopping centre in London. Westfield also boasts blue badge and disability parking spaces, lifts and disabled toilets.
With its easy access to the south-east, Shepherds Bush is also a great place to live for those who enjoy visiting sites just outside of central London, such as Blenheim Palace and Hampton Court. Both these attractions have taken great care to ensure that those with limited mobility or sensory impairments can enjoy these houses and their gardens. Blenheim Palace also offers scooters close to the disabled parking zones.
Why choose Elder live in care?
Elder live-in care is a nationwide service that has for many years supported people looking for live-in care for their parents or loved ones. We understand why older people wish to stay in their own homes and we work hard to make sure this can happen.
It’s not just about personal preference - we find that many older people stay healthier and more active when living in familiar surroundings, close to the people and places they know. This sense of security and familiarity gives them the confidence to continue with their daily activities or weekly social involvements.
Simple tasks like helping with the washing up or doing some light gardening help people to stay active, and supports the maintenance of fine motor skills.
What’s more, at Elder, we value our care recipient’s pets almost as much as they do. The health benefits of pet ownership for older people are well documented and stroking a cat or dog reduces stress levels, lowers blood pressure and helps people stay active. All the more reason for your elderly relative to stay in their own home with your pets around them.
How much does live-in care in Shepherds Bush cost?
No matter where you are in the UK, Elder’s wholly managed service costs the same. For just £795 per week, our customers can make sure that their parents or loved ones are taken care of in their own home, with no hidden costs attached. Elder undertakes all the costs of training and vetting our carers before we introduce them to you.
Why choose Elder?
We are passionate about delivering our best carers for the highest standards of one-to-one elderly care, and this shows in the service we provide. If you have any questions, feel free to call us for a no-obligation chat.