When your loved one starts to need long-term care on a round-the-clock basis you may start to wonder about care homes. However, moving into a care home is a cause for concern for many, and the upheaval of moving can often be traumatic for elderly loved ones.
However, there is another option in which your loved one can remain in their own home and also receive all the care that they need: Elder’s live-in care service.
A better alternative for Teddington
If your elderly family member is happy and settled in their own home but needs more help than is practically available from drop-in carers and home help, and doesn’t want to move into a care home, then live-in care is now available in Teddington and surrounding areas such as Hampton Hill.
Being in one’s own home and having access to familiar routines and possessions is often of great benefit in terms of emotional wellbeing, so if appropriate care can be provided at home, then this is clearly the best place for your loved one to be.
A live-in carer can provide all the practical help that your loved one needs, whether this amounts to supervision in order to retain as much independence as possible or involves a greater amount of hands-on care. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, you can rest easy knowing that your family member is cared for at all times.
A personalised care plan
Elder specialises in creating bespoke care plans that are tailored to meet the specific needs of your loved one. In consultation with all those currently involved in their care strategy, a specific and detailed plan is drawn up that will make sure that your loved one’s every needs are met.
Elder’s live-in carers can provide for a range of needs.
For example, if your loved one is living with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia then their live-in carer will be able to provide all the physical assistance that they may require. If your loved one requires help with mobility and getting around, for example, then this will be a cornerstone of their individual care plan.
Elder’s live-in carers can also fulfil a companionship role for your loved one, so that your elderly relative can avoid any feelings of loneliness and will always have someone available to talk to. If your loved one needs help with some common household chores that they are no longer able to manage alone, such as laundry or cooking, then their live-in carer will be happy to help out whenever required and will be able to ensure that your loved one’s house is spick and span.
As you loved one’s needs continue to change, so their care plan can be updated, ensuring that it is always relevant and covers all your loved one’s physical and emotional requirements.
Maintaining local links in Teddington
If your loved one has built up friendships and relationships within their local community then their live-in carer will encourage and support them to maintain these relationships. A live-in carer will help your family member remain with their trusted GP at Thameside Medical practice, for example, or will always collect their medicine from the Boots on Broad Street.
A live-in carer can also help with trips out and about, so if your family member likes to have a wander about Bushy Park, perhaps with a coffee and a cake in the Pheasantry café, or prefers to catch all the live action at Twickenham, then if at all possible this will be facilitated. Friends over in Hampton Wick can be visited and can visit in return, as unlike the set routines in a care home, there are no set visiting hours when you have a live-in carer.
Maybe your loved one would like to soak up the history of nearby Hampton Court? Perhaps with a stroll along the accessible Thames-side path or a drink in the Orangery café? Their live-in carer will be happy to accompany them on any of these outings.
If there are any particular clubs that your loved one has been a member of and they are still able to participate in social activities relating to their membership (such as a bowls club, or maybe the WI), then their live-in carer will be able to support them in this too.
The highest standards of care
In order to ensure that your loved one receives only the best when it comes to their care, Elder works with an amazing team of dedicated and highly-qualified carers. By paying a rate that is above the industry standard, we can attract high-quality, qualified and professional carers who then remain with us for many years.
Many families say that their loved one’s carer has become a trusted and valued friend and that knowing them as well as they do helps to set their mind at rest about their loved one’s care.
Elder charges a flat rate of £895 a week for our live-in care service, which is an all-inclusive price with no hidden additional fees or extras. Our care advisors are on hand between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm every day of the week to answer any questions that you have regarding live-in care and to discuss how live-in care could be the best choice for your loved one.
Why not call today and find out how a live-in carer can help to keep your loved one in their own home while also receiving the highest standards of care?