If you have a loved one whose care needs have increased to the extent that they are no longer able to manage alone, Elder can provide live-in care to ensure that their physical, emotional and social needs are met 24-hours a day.
Elder’s trained and compassionate live-in carers are available throughout Wandsworth and the neighbouring boroughs of Lambeth, Merton, and Kingston Upon Thames.
Why is live-in care preferable to residential care in Wandsworth?
Most elderly people are happier in their own home where the surroundings are familiar, and they can keep all their possessions around them. They may even have pets that they could not bear to leave if they had to go into one of the care homes in Wandsworth.
With live-in care, your loved one will receive one to one support from a carer they get to know very well. In a care home, they would not receive the same level of care and would have to forfeit some of their independence which can be hard to come to terms with.
It is a challenge for some people to accept the fact that they now need more help than they ever have done before. A degree of normalcy is retained when in a familiar environment and this contribute to a smoother transition into a new stage of life.
How much does live-in care in Wandsworth cost?
Elder charges a standard rate of £895 per week for live-in care. This works out at up to 30 percent less than a care home, and there are no hidden extras to worry about. Although these rates are extremely competitive, Elder’s expert carers are paid over the industry rate, which is reflected in the quality of care they provide.
How can my loved one’s quality of life be improved with live-in care?
Many elderly people gradually grow more isolated when daily life becomes a struggle. By providing a carer who will support your loved one in all their daily activities and help with tasks such as housework and cooking, they will have more time to enjoy activities and hobbies.
A live-in carer will be able to escort your parent out, perhaps for a gentle stroll along the riverside promenade in Battersea Park or shopping or for coffee in the Southside Shopping Centre.
They may like to attend the Balham Autumn Rose Club which meets every Tuesday. Here, older people gather to enjoy many activities and games with others in the area. If your loved one’s mobility is has decreased, they may benefit from the weekly chair-based exercise sessions at the Penfold Centre, and their carer could also attend to support them with the exercises at home.
At Elder, we prefer to work out a bespoke care plan before care commences so that it is clear for everyone involved what help is necessary and wanted. There will be tasks that your loved one still takes pleasure in and will not want assistance with. At these times, our caregivers will step back and can take over in other areas that may require more effort for your relative. This approach can be adapted at any time to accommodate deteriorating conditions.
Live-in care can also assist with personal care such as bathing and dressing. Our carers in Wandsworth can help their care recipients with prescriptions, ensuring they’re ordered and collected and ensure that any medication is taken correctly, and on time.
Who can benefit from live-in care in Wandsworth?
Any elderly person who needs someone around 24-hours a day and would previously have needed to go into residential care, can benefit from Elder’s live-in care. This can enable couples to stay together when previously they would have been separated if one person had to go into a home.
Elder’s carers are trained and experienced in caring for people with a wide range of conditions including dementia, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease and diabetes. As well as making life easier for your loved one, live-in care can give you the peace of mind of knowing that there is always someone there when they need help or support.
Contact us from 8 am to 8 pm. Our fantastic care support team is on hand seven days a week to help you with all your care enquiries.