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Live-in Care in Berwick-upon-Tweed

At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for the elderly and those in need throughout Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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When your parents or loved ones reach the stage in life where living alone independently at home is no longer possible, you are faced with a range of options to ensure their well-being. As much as you would like to, moving them into your home is perhaps not practical or desirable.

Careers and other family obligations also usually mean no one can offer them the round the clock care they need. In many cases, a care home seems the only viable option.

However, many people have had poor experiences in care homes and are therefore looking for something different, a more agreeable alternative. Elder live-in care provides that alternative, in the form of specialised, live in carers.

How is live-in care preferable to a care home in Berwick-upon-Tweed?

Private live-in home care means everything stays almost the same. Your parent or loved one will receive one-to-one, individual attention from their carer in their own home. Their daily routines, including meal times, food preferences and regular activities, all stay exactly the same. The carer is there to support them in their lifestyle and enable them to continue to live independently at home.

For many elderly residents living in Berwick-upon-Tweed and the surrounding areas, their long-established friendships, family connections and familiarity with the local area is incredibly important. These links to their past and present offer them mental and physical wellness that can be lost once they go into a residential care home or nursing home.

Private live-in care also ensures a greater level of companionship, and for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, this one-to-one attention is critical for a better quality of life. Without this individual care, older people living with dementia can easily be overlooked throughout the day, and this only leads to further deterioration.

Does Elder provide the best care solution in Berwick-upon-Tweed?

Elder live-in care is a trusted, nationwide service committed to providing you with the best possible solution when it comes to care options. Every one of our customers is important to us, and we work hard to make sure every carer is the best possible fit for the care recipient.

The care provided is the finest, but additionally, the delivery method of our care is the best option for the care recipient. Being cared for in their own home gives your loved ones the confidence that helps them to remain active at home, in the garden and further afield.

Knowing that there is always someone there with them gives them the courage to venture out of the home and reap the positive effects of exercise and socialising.

Being familiar with your surroundings, sleeping in the same bed and seeing the same furniture is remarkably reassuring. When a person moves out of their own home and into residential care, cats and dogs are left behind which can be understandably distressing. With live-in care, everything can stay the same, and the carer can even help with feeding and walking pets.

We provide live-in care in Berwick-upon-Tweed and the surrounding area

Whether your family is looking for dementia care, companionship care, or simply home care for a little bit of help around the house, we can help.

What our customers say

“Judith is absolutely lovely and you could see the fantastic relationship she has with my mum. My mum’s smile nearly lit up the whole house when Judith arrived.”

Alison, UK

Making the most of Berwick-upon-Tweed with live-in care

The town has always been considered a very friendly and accessible area and it is a lovely place to retire. Its seaside location and sandy beaches all provide the kind of health benefits which city and the suburban regions simply can’t match. Live-in care from Elder allows your loved one to enjoy it to the full.

Accessible walking routes in the area include the River Tweed and Berwick’s three bridges circuit. With its spectacular views towards Scotland and dramatic landscapes, it attracts visitors from all over the world.

The Granary Gallery and Watchtower Gallery are both interesting and accessible locations within the town. Both galleries offer a variety of regular exhibitions, which are usually free.

The outdoor cafe at the Granary Gallery offers a splendid, easy to use, flat surfaced terrace with wonderful views. It’s perfect for a cup of tea and a slice of cake, and with their carer alongside them, your loved one could enjoy these treats whenever they chose.

Dotted around the town, the pharmacies in Berwick-upon-Tweed include Lloyds and Boots, as well as local branches such as the Castle Gate pharmacy. The retail park, located in Tweedmouth, has a number of larger shops and stores. Large supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsburys can also be found both sides of the river. Again, a live-in carer can help your loved one visit all of these places.

How will an Elder live-in carer do?

Once you’ve decided on an Elder live-in carer, we will arrange an interview to discuss the care plan. Your Elder carer will primarily be living in your loved one’s home, to ensure companionship, driving and cleaning support, or assistance with personal care, such as toileting, bathing and dressing.

Whatever is needed, an Elder carer will be able to provide one to one care which exceeds the personal attention expected in a residential home.

How much do Elder live-in carers cost?

Standard live-in care with Elder is £1225 per week. There are no hidden costs, and you’re free to add additional extras only if you want them, so you can plan your budget with confidence.

Why should you choose Elder?

Elder provides a fully managed service, to ensure the best level of care and consistent coverage. Our rates are competitively priced and yet we still attract the best carers by paying the best salaries.

With Elder’s 24/7 live-in care, you can get on with living your own life, safe in the knowledge that your loved one is well taken care of and not struggling in the unfamiliar surroundings of a care or nursing home, which is especially important for elderly parents living with dementia.

Call us today and one of our friendly care advisors will be happy to discuss your situation with no obligation.

Dulcie’s story

In this short video, Dulcie and her family explain her reasons for choosing Elder live-in care. They discuss how live-in care has allowed her to stay independent in her own home while making a new friend at the same time.

Living with Live in Care: Dulcie's Story

Northumberland County Council

Resources for older people and their carers include Ageing Well forums at various locations, a long-term conditions forum and Carers Strategy Group meetings at County Hall.

– Email: Use the “contact us” page on the council’s website (

– Telephone: 0345 600 6400

– Address: Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF

Age UK Northumberland

Age UK has a service aimed at helping people with dementia to stay in their homes as long as possible. In addition, there are local groups and resources. Call or email for local information.

– Email: [email protected]

– Telephone: 01670 784 800

Northumberland Golden Guide

Nearly 100 pages of information and resources for older people and their carers, including activities and days out.

Carers Northumberland

Lots of information and support for people caring for someone, including a lively forum. There are also support groups that meet at various locations.

– Email: [email protected]

– Telephone: 01670 320025

Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council

Information is fairly limited – see below for resources for elder people.

– Email: [email protected]

– Telephone: 01289 302391

– Address: Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council, Berwick WorkSpace, Boarding School Yard, 90 Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 1BN

Royal Voluntary Service (RVS)

The RVS has a number of clubs and social activities in Northumberland and also offers practical advice for older people and those caring for them – contact RVS for details.

– Online contact – use the contact form on the website

– Telephone: 0845 608 0122

Northumberland Resources for Carers

Information booklets for carers who play a critical role in this journey through the care and support they offer to loved ones.

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