Live-in care is the alternative to a care home for elderly people who need long-term 24/7 care, but do not want to move away from their own home. If your loved one is in this position, you can contact our care advisors to find out more about how Elder’s live-in care service can provide the care they deserve.
Why is live-in care preferable to a care home in Margate?
This type of home care is becoming increasingly popular, as it gives our customers the peace of mind of knowing that their loved one is safe and well looked after. It offers uniquely tailored one to one attention and companionship that is very unlikely to be available in a care home.
Not only will the care your loved one needs be supplied, but everything will be done in the way and at the time that your relative prefers, and there won’t be any waiting until the carer has dealt with another resident.
In later life, many people find change very upsetting. If your loved one is happy in their home and does not want to move away from their community, a live-in carer will be able to support them to remain in their own home close to neighbours, friends and family. They will also be able to carry on with the hobbies and activities they enjoy as far as they are able.
For you, the service will mean that you don’t have to worry about the possibility that your loved one is unhappy in an unfamiliar care home.
Whether your loved one needs companion care or more complex care due to dementia or another health condition, our carers can move into their home and supply the care they need. Our well experienced and highly trained caregivers will offer an excellent level of care, so you can be sure that your loved one will not suffer any disadvantage by remaining in their own home.
Elder provides carers in Margate and nearby towns, such as Westgate-on-Sea, Broadstairs and Ramsgate.
How can live-in care from Elder enhance my elderly loved one’s life in Margate?
Elder’s carers will discuss your loved one’s needs and provide the assistance they require. They will support your elderly relative to remain as independent as they can in their own home, encouraging them to remain physically active by participating in activities such as gardening or walking, depending on your loved one’s interests.
If they enjoy trips out and they own a car, the carer will be able to drive your loved one, or they will accompany them in a taxi, if not. The town has plenty of opportunities for days out for elderly people. The Margate Museum, which is situated in an old police station, has interesting local history exhibits, or your loved one may enjoy a walk in Quex Park, where they could also pay a visit to the Powell-Cotton Museum.
If your loved one has a live-in carer around ensuring that they are safe, they can continue enjoying life in their community and socialise with friends as before. They may attend social activities or regular entertainments at the Age UK Margate Day Centre, and there is no reason why they should not continue with this.
How does Elder live-in care work?
A unique care plan will be created for your loved one. This will detail their needs and preferences so that all the care they need can be provided in the way that they prefer. For example, if your loved one likes to have a shower first thing in the mornings, the live-in carer will give them the assistance they need with this, before preparing breakfast.
Any help with personal care that your elderly relative needs will be supplied and the carer will also undertake domestic duties such as ironing, cleaning or shopping.
Your loved one’s health needs will also be taken care of, and the live-in carer will ensure that they attend any outpatient appointments they have at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, or elsewhere. If they have prescriptions to collect, the carer can pick their medication up from a local pharmacy, such as Paydens Ltd.
What will live-in care in Margate cost?
Our live-in care service costs £770 per week. This is up to 30% less than a care home and offers even more significant savings if care is needed for a couple living together.
These costs are completely inclusive, with no hidden fees. Although very competitively priced, Elder’s carers are paid above the industry rate. This ensures we always work with highly experienced carers across the UK.
What makes Elder the live-in care service of choice?
At Elder, we are passionate about providing the highest standards of elderly care on a one to one basis in the comfort of our care recipients’ own homes.
We carefully match the interests of each elderly person to the caregiver. This means that they are likely to get along well together and build a comfortable and friendly relationship. In fact, our carers often go on to form strong bonds of friendship with the elderly people they care for and their family members.
With Elder, you are not left on your own. If at any time, you need any information or support, our care support team will be happy to provide this as part of our fully managed service.
For more information, call and speak to one of our care advisors about your loved one’s situation.