What is live-in care and how does it compare to a care home in Cockermouth?
If your loved one has always been independent, but now requires care and someone around 24-hours a day, why not consider Elder live-in care in Cockermouth? Private home care is an increasingly popular type of care that provides your loved one with more one-to-one support than they would receive in a care home, while allowing them to retain their independence and stay in their own home and communities.
Being admitted into a residential care home invariably means that your loved one would have to sacrifice most of their independence. Although many care homes try hard to treat all their residents as individuals, it is impossible for someone to have the same level of one-to-one as they would in their own home with a private carer dedicated to meeting their needs.
If your loved one lives alone in Cockermouth and you are worried about their safety, putting them in a care home where there will be 24-hour supervision is no longer the only option. One of Elder’s live-in carers in the North West can move into your loved one’s home and keep them safe in their own environment, even if their care needs are quite complex, such as for those living with dementia.
Is private home care suitable for those living with dementia?
Elder’s carers are highly trained professionals who have experience in providing care for all sorts of conditions. Elder will match a live-in carer to your loved one based on the specific requirements of the care required for their condition, whether simply cooking and cleaning, or dealing with the many issues that may arise for someone living with dementia.
Most of our carers have undergone advanced dementia care training, for example, and others are experienced in caring for people with conditions such as Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis.
What tasks will a live-in carer do?
Your live-in carer will do as much, or as little, as required, and be guided by your relative as to the specific 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 or even dementia care.
Your loved one’s one-to-one carer makes sure that prescriptions are ordered and collected, and ensures that your loved one takes their medications as directed by their medical advisers. They will arrange hospital visits, and accompany your relative wherever they need or want to go.
There are many things for your loved one to do and see with their private carer in Cockermouth, such as visiting Harris Gardens, the Moota Garden Centre or visiting any of more accessible natural wonders of Cumbria. All visits will be accompanied by your live-in carer, providing you with the peace of mind that they are enjoying themselves while receiving the best one-to-one care possible.
If your loved one requires dementia care, we have trained staff experienced at providing such care. At Elder, we provide highly trained staff who can cope with the extra demands that dementia and Alzheimer’s can bring. They understand the need to keep a careful watch on your loved one’s safety, i.e. making sure that the cooker or the iron isn’t left on, or making sure that your relative does not wander off and become lost.
Knowing that your loved one is as happy as possible, comfortable, eating well and in safe hands provides peace of mind for the whole family. It means that when you visit you can relax and enjoy their company, without worrying about things such as whether they are eating properly. Should your relative’s needs increase over time, the caregiver will provide more help as required.
Here at Elder, we’re always happy to discuss your individual requirements for care in the home and will provide a careplan tailored to your situation, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care can make for your family.