What is live-in care?
At Elder, we supply high-quality live-in carers for the elderly in and around the North West, giving you complete peace of mind that your loved ones are being well looked after.
Elder offers professional private caregivers who provide 24/7 live-in care assistance for the elderly in their own homes, or in your home if your relative has moved in with you. Such support provides a practical alternative to the traditional care home, and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move to one can cause.
Thanks to our 24 hour care service, your loved one can retain their much-loved treasures and mementoes of a long and happy life. There is no need to go through much-loved possessions, choosing what to keep and what to part with, as you might have to do if your loved one moves to a residential care home.
How can your loved one benefit from live-in care in the North West?
We supply compassionate and capable caregivers to any elderly person in need of an extra pair of hands around the home in and around the North West of England. Some of our care recipients require shorters periods of support, perhaps after coming out of hospital, for example, providing help with cleaning, shopping, cooking and medication.
In some cases, where an elderly loved one resides at home with you, a live-in carer provides companion care throughout the day while you are at work, and helps out with domestic chores such as cooking and cleaning to make caring for individuals that need constant support less life changing.
The live-in care system is simple, a private carer moves into your loved one’s home on a permanent basis, offering help and support day and night, as required.
What are the benefits of care in the home?
Your loved one may have spent many happy years living an independent life in their own home. They will have built up friendships with neighbours and other people in and around the North West and may, understandably, be reluctant to move into residential care.
It’s natural to want to stay in familiar surroundings. Many of our care recipients have gardens that they have tended for many years which they are not ready to give up. In some cases, we find that elderly people have much-loved pets with which, of course, they do not wish to part. Or perhaps, one of your parents requires personal care that their partner is unable to provide due to their own advancing years.
By employing a private caregiver to move into their home, you will find that your loved one can continue with their lifestyle, which has a profound impact on their wellbeing. Being among their own much-loved possessions and in familiar surroundings allows them to maintain a level of independent living, but with the knowledge that someone is on hand whenever help is needed.
What does a live-in carer do?
At Elder, we take pride in our ability to perfectly match the caregiver to the care recipient. We take into account your loved one’s personality, hobbies and interests, and we endeavour to place a carer who will be compatible. We find that this allows the carer to blend seamlessly into the home, causing minimum disruption, and guarantees that both parties will have plenty in common to form a strong bond of friendship around.
The carer will do as much, or as little, as required, and will be guided by your relative as to the help and assistance needed. This could be anything from support with housework, shopping, outings and meal preparation, through to personal care such as help with bathing and dressing.
Private live-in carers can help with ordering and collecting prescriptions, and will remind those that they’re looking after when it’s time to take their medicine, as directed by their medical advisors. They can arrange hospital visits and will even accompany their care recipients to hospital appointments, or trips away from home.
There are plenty of things to see and do in the North West, and the caregiver will organise stimulating outings to visit local museums, gardens and galleries if possible. Enjoyable days out can be had in Chester, Cumbria or Manchester. Your loved one’s caregiver can also help them to enjoy social activities too, such as taking them to exercise classes for the elderly, chess clubs, photography, or any other hobby or passion that they might otherwise not be able to take part in.
If your loved one is living with dementia and has specific care requirements, this is not a problem. At Elder, we provide highly trained staff who can cope with the extra demands that dementia and Alzheimer’s can place on them. They understand the need to keep a careful watch on your loved one’s safety, making sure that the cooker or the iron isn’t left on, for example, and that your relative does not wander off and become lost.
Knowing that your loved one is safe, comfortable, well-nourished and in good hands provides peace of mind for the whole family. It means that you can relax and enjoy their company, without worrying about the future. Should your relative’s needs increase over time, the caregiver will step in and provide more help as required.
We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements for care in the home, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care could make for all the family.