Live-in Care in Cardiff
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Live-in care is the new alternative to the care home. When it gets to the point that your mum, dad or loved one needs a bit more help, it can be difficult to know what to do. With live-in care, they’re able to get the help they need and keep the life they have.
Want to find out more about live-in care, dementia care or 24/7 care from Elder? Call our expert care advisors today. They’re on-hand 8am-8pm, seven days a week. They’ll be able to talk you through the simple, stress-free alternative to a care home in Monmouthshire. As well as providing advice on everything from paying for care to our personal matching process that pairs you or your loved one to an expert carer.
Private live-in care from Elder is growing in popularity. With all our solutions for home care in Monmouthshire, our customers are able to relax, safe in the knowledge their loved one is getting personal, one-to-one, 24/7 care. Our carers are not only on-hand to provide practical support but also genuine friendship - something no care home in Monmouthshire is ever going to be able to provide.
As we get older, it gets more difficult to come to terms with big changes in our lives. With live-in care from Elder, your loved one is able to stay in their corner of the rolling Welsh county, without leaving their valued community behind. A home carer is able to help your family member stay in touch with the friends and family, neighbours, and support networks that make us feel human.
With Elder 24/7 home care, you don’t need to worry about your loved one coping with the difficult disruption of moving into a care home. There’s no struggling with new surroundings. There’s none of the unfamiliarity of new faces. There’s no worry about those in a worse condition, bringing down their mood.
Live-in carers in Monmouthshire by Elder move into a spare room in your family member’s house, providing a range of support. Whether that means dealing with complex care needs, or the simple joy of companionship, we always ensure the care is trained to cope with you or loved one’s specific requirements. With us, care is a more personal experience. It’s care that feels like family.
Elder is the UK’s leading live-in care provider. We operate across the UK, posting carers across the length and breadth of the Great Britain. Even though we’re nationwide, our service is personal. It’s all about ensuring your loved one retains the freedom they crave in the home they love.
A more personal approach to care means a personal approach to things that matter most to you and your loved one. Exercise is a crucial component of this. Our carers have found elderly people are more likely to get involved in a physical activity in an environment they feel comfortable in. Often, this can just be a spot of gardening - with all the therapeutic benefits it’s proven to bring. Whatever their passion, our carers will always be there to encourage them to stay active.
Personal live-in care doesn’t end with activities. It’s all about the familiarity of home. Elder at-home carers cook the meals your loved ones love. Whether it’s fish and chips on a Friday, a Full English on a Saturday morning, or a traditional roast on a Sunday.
Staying in their own home also means cherished pets can be loved like they always have, and don’t have the disruption of your loved one moving to a care home in Monmouthshire. What’s more, keeping a pet is known to have key health benefits such as helping your loved one cope with depression, reduce stress and minimise high blood pressure.
What our customers say
“I have been able to return to my normal life totally relaxed that my mother is in capable hands with all her needs being more than catered for.”
Now that the live-in care in Wales has become a viable alternative to residential care homes, there are more opportunities than ever to spend quality time with your elderly parents. If you are visiting Ruthin with your elderly loved ones, there are plenty of options for things you can do together.
Maintaining good personal hygiene is important as your loved one ages, but it is not always easy to intervene if you feel they are not coping well. Poor hygiene can result in uncomfortable infections and skin complaints, so to avoid this, you or your loved one's caregiver may have to encourage them tactfully to accept some assistance. They may be more willing to agree to the support on offer if they realise that it will enable them to retain a level of independent living.
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Whether your loved one lives in Abergavenny, Monmouth, Chepstow, or any other town or village in the region, a live-in carer will help them to live a full and healthy life in their own home.
Loneliness is one of the biggest problems facing elderly people, so simply having another human being in the home to talk to can be life-changing. Your loved one’s carer will listen to anecdotes and stories about their life and encourage them to take part in activities and pastimes they enjoy, whether that’s photography, bird watching, or simply listening to music.
Getting out and about and meeting other people is important for any age group, and your elderly relative’s carer will help to facilitate enjoyable and interesting outings, whether attending local groups, such as Age Cymru Gwent MHA Usk Social Group, visiting Chepstow Castle or attending a local history talk at the Bridges Community Centre in Monmouth.
First of all, we ascertain your loved one’s precise needs. We then create a completely personalised care plan around them, ensuring both you and your loved one are completely happy with the process.
An Elder carer can perform a wide variety of tasks to enable your elderly relative to live more comfortably, from help with the housework through to the more rigorous demands required by care recipients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
The carer will make sure your loved one attends medical appointments, whether at Monmouth Hospital, Llanarth Court or Chepstow Community Hospital, and will dispense prescriptions as prescribed by medical practitioners.
From washing clothes and bedding, to help with bathing, dressing, and going to the toilet, your loved one’s care plan is completely bespoke and can be adapted over time according to their changing needs.
Often paying for care is a difficult and complex challenge, with contracts often filled with hidden fees. Not with us. The cost of an Elder live-in carer is just £770 per week, with absolutely no hidden extras. This represents a saving of up to 30% on the average weekly cost of a care home, and in cases where the carer is looking after a couple, the savings are considerably more.
Our service may be competitively priced, but we never compromise on our staff salaries, ensuring they receive above-average pay for the work they do, which allows us to attract the highest quality carers.
At Elder, your loved one’s happiness is our primary concern. We take time to understand their likes and dislikes, their hobbies and interests, and gain an overall perspective of their personality to ensure we identify the most appropriate caregiver for the role.
Very rarely, we find the caregiver and care recipient are unable to gel. If this is the case with your loved one, we’ll immediately set about sourcing a replacement carer, ensuring both parties are completely settled and happy with the arrangement.
In this short video, Nick and Maro explain their reasons for choosing Elder live-in care.
They discuss how live-in care has allowed Nick’s father Mikis to stay independent in his own home while making a new friend at the same time.
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