If one of your elderly parents or another family member has reached the stage of needing long-term care twenty-four hours a day, but won’t consider moving into a care home, live-in care from Elder can provide the solution you need.
If you would like to find out more about how Elder could meet your relative’s care needs in the comfort of their own home, our care advisors will be pleased to discuss their situation with you with no obligation. Our phone lines are open from 8am until 8pm daily.
Why is one-to-one care in Sidcup a better alternative to a care home?
Private live-in care provides your elderly family member with care that is specifically tailored to their needs and the companionship that the majority of care homes would find impossible to offer. This type of care has become increasingly popular in recent years as it can give you peace of mind knowing that your elderly parent is safe and being well cared for in their own familiar environment.
Change can upset people in later life, particularly those who are living with dementia and who may be especially anxious and confused. If your family member wants to stay in their own home and community, close to friends and neighbours, live-in care will make this possible.
Our carers are experienced and highly trained. This means that they are able to meet the needs of people with a range of complex conditions such as dementia or Parkinson’s disease as well as providing companion care to help prevent loneliness. The quality and level of care received by Elder’s care recipients will not be compromised because they are enabled to remain in their own home.
Our carers can move into your elderly relative’s home in Sidcup, Welling, Chislehurst or other nearby areas.
How does live-in care from Elder work in Sidcup?
Elder will create an individual care plan for your older family member, tailored to their unique needs. Their caregiver will do whatever is needed to ensure that they stay as comfortable and as safe as possible.
Chores that your relative can no longer manage such as cleaning or ironing will be carried out, and unless your family member prefers to cook for themselves, then their caregiver will ensure that nutritious meals are regularly provided for them.
As far as personal care is involved, the help and support your family member receives will depend entirely on their needs. For example, if they need support to bathe and get dressed in the morning, then their caregiver will help with any aspects of the process that they may find difficult. Each care recipient is different, so the care that they need will vary.
If your relative’s condition changes or something alters in their general circumstances, then the care plan will be updated to take this into account.
Your relative’s private carer will also provide assistance with healthcare, perhaps accompanying them to an appointment at Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup if necessary.
How can live-in care enhance your elderly relative’s quality of life in Sidcup?
At Elder we realise that needing care doesn’t mean an individual should become housebound. Our caregivers will find out what your family member enjoys doing in their community and will support them to get out and about in their local area if they would like to.
Your relative may enjoy an occasional shopping trip to the Broadway Shopping Centre in Bexleyheath where the access for less mobile visitors is excellent. Bexley Garden Centre is another popular place for older people to visit nearby.
If your elderly relative enjoys getting out in the open air, Hall Place and Gardens is an excellent choice for a visit with their caregiver, or they may like to visit Foots Cray Meadows where there is usually plenty of wildlife to be seen.
Why is Elder the best care choice?
Our trusted nationwide service will support your elderly relative to remain as independent as they can in the familiar and comfortable surroundings of their own home. Their caregiver will support your family member to retain links with friends and neighbours, accompanying them on visits and to social activities such as tea dances that they enjoy.
Encouraging older people to continue with physical activities such as dancing, walking or gardening is very important for their ongoing mobility and health, and Elder’s carers will ensure that they support your relative in any way they can.
Another benefit of twenty-four-hour care in the home that is frequently overlooked is that if the older person is a pet owner, then they will be able to keep their much loved cats or dogs, rather than having to give them up as they would if they moved into residential care. Elder’s carers will feed and look after pets too if your elderly relative is no longer able to manage this alone.
How much does live-in care in Sidcup cost?
Elder charges a flat rate of £895 per week for our live-in care service. This can be as much as thirty percent less than care home fees and even greater savings can be made if care is needed for a couple in the same home. This is an all-inclusive rate and there are no hidden fees.
Despite the fact that the rate is so competitive, Elder’s carers are paid over standard industry rates to ensure that we are able to work with only the most experienced and best caregivers available.
Why choose live-in care from Elder?
You can have confidence that your relative will enjoy the highest quality of live-in care from a carer who has been carefully selected to match with them in terms of interests.
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.