There comes a time when many of us need to consider long-term care for our parents or loved ones. The first option is usually residential care in a care or nursing home. But unsurprisingly, many people are reluctant to leave their homes and move permanently into managed care.

Luckily, in Blackpool and surrounding areas, they don’t need to. Elder can provide live-in care to both singles and couples who want to stay in their own home.

How is live-in care better than a care home in Blackpool?

Private live-in care simply means older people can live independently at home for longer. Having a professional carer living-in offers the individual a greater sense of security and comfort, and enables them to still be able to carry on with life as before.

With the same home, friends, and family nearby, and even the same schedule as to when meals are cooked and served and when they wake up and go to sleep, your loved one’s feelings of comfort are increased dramatically.

The level of care received is also a different kind and on a different level. In a nursing home, there may be one member of staff to eight or more residents. This means care recipients get very little attention other than for their basic needs.

When they do get attention, it is often as a group. Live-in care is both care and companionship and this level of attention means you don’t have to worry. Your parent or loved one is not only safe and well, but also entertained and in good company.

Our carers are highly trained in caring for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and they understand the mechanisms behind these conditions and how to respond to typical dementia symptoms. They are there for the care recipient, one on one, and don’t need to rush their interactions to help another person.

Is Elder the best care solution in Blackpool?

While some older people might prefer to live in residential care, most would prefer to stay in their own home. After all, it’s not their home which needs assistance, and perhaps their home has already had some adjustment made to better accommodate an older person.

In our experience, the elderly are usually much happier, more active and more content in familiar surroundings. This might mean remaining in the home they shared with a spouse or partner, or where they raised a family.

These key prompts such as familiar furniture, views, smells and of course, all their favourite foods, offer immeasurable support, particularly to those living with dementia.

We provide live-in care in Blackpool and the surrounding areas

Elder’s live-in care services throughout the Blackpool area, provide the best possible level of care for your loved ones in the comfort of their own home.

In familiar surroundings, people are also more likely to venture outside, be it into town with their carer or to sit in the garden. Even a chance meeting over the fence with a neighbour can be an incredibly therapeutic event.

What’s more, many of our care recipients have cats and dogs. Pets are often considered as part of the family and being separated from a loved pet would be heartbreaking. Our live-in carers are also pet-friendly and will enjoy taking the dog out too if required.

Does live-in care in Blackpool offer the same level of care as a nursing home?

This region is a highly accessible area of the UK for elderly residents and wheelchair users. The seafront is one of the best-known places and a popular holiday destination, so it’s no surprise that many elderly people choose to retire here. Attractions such as the Tower, the Zoo and area walks are all very popular.

The iconic Blackpool Tower is well prepared for visitors of all ages, with wheelchair access from the Bank Hey Street entrance. There is also a roll on lift to all floors of the Tower. Once at the top, social events in the ballroom and coffee and tea facilities make the location an excellent choice for a day out with a carer.

Blackpool Zoo is also fully accessible and offers wheelchair and blue badge parking spaces too. Ramps and toilets make it is easy for both wheelchair users and their carers and the experience can provide much needed social interactions.

Once someone needs one to one care, being in an area with plenty to do can help keep them active and engaged, no matter what their mobility issues may be. But there is so much more to do; you can always find a day out in town.

The Houndshill Shopping Centre in the heart of the city is a covered mall with bright lighting and indoor plants. It’s good for Christmas and gift shopping, pharmacy trips or just a wander around, no matter what the weather is like.

Accessing healthcare or attending doctors appointments is not a problem in Blackpool. The main hospital, Victoria Hospital, also known as ‘The Vic’, is one of the best in the country, with state of the art facilities. So if a short hospital stay is required, the care recipient won’t be too far away.

Where will our carer stay?

Elder carers are 24/7 carers, and this means they will live in your loved one’s own home. Typically, a spare bedroom or converted office in your home will be turned into the carer’s bedroom, so they can be available overnight too if needed.

How much does live-in care cost?

Standard live-in care with Elder is [live-in-price] 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.

Real life story: Colin and Dulcie’s story

Dulcie is 102-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for over two years.

We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.

Useful Care Resources in Blackpool

Blackpool Council

The area’s council website, with plenty of helpful information for carers and older people about housing, social services, finance and more.

Email: customer.first@blackpool.gov.uk

Address: Blackpool Council, PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA

Call: 01253 477477

Blackpool Carers Centre

Support, fun, social outings and health services for carers and older people, including lunch clubs, volunteer accompanied day trips, a beauty salon and more.

Email: admin@blackpoolcarers.org

Address: Blackpool Carers Centre, Beaverbrooks House, 147 Newton Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8LZ

Call: 01253 393748

Rocco’s Pantry

Volunteer-led cafe designed for carers, open 10-2 Monday to Friday. Affordable and healthy food on offer, along with advice, guidance and signposting.

Email: admin@blackpoolcarers.org

Address: Blackpool Carers Centre, Beaverbrooks House, 147 Newton Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8LZ

Call: 01253 393748

Age UK Blackpool

Charity specialising in services for older people, including social occasions, outings, health services and more.

Contact form

Address: Suite 22, Railway House, Railway Rd, Chorley, PR6 0HW

Call: 0300 303 1234

Royal Voluntary Service

Volunteer-led charity offering local outings and social lunches, community cafes and more.

Contact form

Address: (Head Office) Royal Voluntary Service, Beck Court, Cardiff Gate Business Park, Cardiff, CF23 8RP

Call: 0845 608 0122

Newton Drive Health Centre

Local health centre in Blackpool, offering a full range of services for both carers and older people. Useful online services and links to advice and guidance.

Address: Newton Drive Health Centre, Newton Drive, Blackpool, FY3 8NX

Call: 01253 955717

 

 

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Mark Swansea

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