Elder supplies live-in care workers across the Manchester region, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the comfort of their own homes.
Who can benefit from in-home care?
If your elderly relative is struggling to cope with the day-to-day challenges of life, then Elder private care services could be the perfect solution. There are all sorts of reasons why people choose a care package from Elder. Perhaps one of your parents needs assistance that their partner is unable to provide, or they might live alone with nobody close at hand to help. Or your loved one may live with you in your home, but you are struggling to meet the demands of work and a young family, as well as caring for them.
Whatever the reason, employing a dedicated caregiver who can provide 24/7 care can make an enormous difference to your loved one’s quality of life and your peace of mind. Having someone living in your relative’s home with them presents a practical and viable alternative to residential care.
Some of our clients require temporary live-in help for just a couple of weeks. They may have recently undergone surgery and need someone to look after them while they recover. In some cases, we find that families require someone to provide temporary respite care, if they have booked a holiday, for example. At Elder, we are happy to discuss your individual circumstances and create a tailored package to meet your needs and those of your loved one.
What does a live-in carer do?
Your Elder caregiver provides as much, or as little, assistance as your loved one requires. Depending on the care recipient’s needs, the carer can help with housework, shopping and meal preparation, through to providing personal care, such as support with bathing, dressing and toileting.
The carer will take charge of medication, ensuring that prescriptions are kept up-to-date, collecting and dispensing medication at the correct times and taking your loved one to medical appointments. All Elder carers are trained to cope in the event of an emergency, for additional peace of mind.
One of the most important aspects of live-in care at home is that there is always someone on hand for a chat. One of the biggest problems facing many older people is loneliness, and the constant presence of a familiar face can be helpful in promoting a positive mental outlook.
A live-in carer will assist with days out in and around Manchester, and even further afield too. Manchester is packed with art galleries and museums, not to mention the world-famous Hallé Orchestra, so there is always something interesting to do. There are also plenty of groups and activities in and around the city aimed at the older generation, and your Elder carer can help to plan and organise trips to activities and events of interest.
Having someone else in your home could be viewed as intrusive, and for that reason, we carefully match the caregiver to the care recipient. We find out what hobbies your loved one enjoys, and then we provide a carer with similar interests, providing a valuable common ground. We find that this helps the carer to integrate into your loved one’s lifestyle, allowing them to quickly become a become a valued member of the extended family.
Inevitably, most people requiring elderly care find that their need for help increases over time and the duties of the carer will reflect that. Increased help becomes less of a problem when the carer is already a trusted friend and companion.
What about dementia care?
All Elder caregivers are trained and experienced in all aspects of elderly care, but many have specialist training in dementia care too. Dementia can often result in challenging behaviour, for example, and a quiet, calm and sympathetic manner is essential to prevent issues from escalating.
It can be difficult for family members to cope with some of the demands that dementia can cause, but Elder caregivers know how to respond in all sorts of situations, helping your loved one to live as active and fulfilling a life as possible.
Knowing that there is someone on hand day and night is a powerful reassurance for all concerned, removing the worry that your loved one will wander off alone and get lost or fall prey to con artists, for example.
How do I find out more?
Here at Elder, we are always delighted to discuss your requirements, along with any concerns that you might have. We place a high value on customer and client satisfaction, which is why we are available seven days a week to talk to you about any aspect of live-in care.
Call us today for a friendly, no-obligation chat to discuss how companion care could benefit your loved one or arrange a trial period to see the benefits of in-home care for yourself.