What is live-in care?
Remaining in your own home can seem an unlikely option for your loved ones when they reach the point of needing 24/7 care and aid, but that isn’t the case. Elder’s live-in care services operate within the home and provide the care home alternative you’ve been searching for.
Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our expert care advisors anytime from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week for all the advice you may require regarding the high standard of home care in Hale that your loved one deserves.
Why is live-in care the preferable alternative to a care home in Hale?
Private live-in care has become a progressively in-demand form of in-home support that allows customers in Hale the tranquillity of mind, knowing that their beloved relative is safeguarded and comfortable.
Care homes in Hale may grapple between looking out for the many and providing the one-to-one attention for the individual, which is fathomable. However, Elder’s focus is on companionship and adapting our services to suit that of the individual. It is unique every time, just like our care recipients.
There is no need to leave homes, family and friends behind. We understand the importance of staying connected to the life you’re loved one is comfortable with and our live-in carers are always willing to support them maintain relationships, routines and hobbies. Your loved ones independence needn’t be compromised due to needing care.
If you’re loved one is living with dementia, Alzheimer’s or any other condition, it’s not a problem. Our carers are proficient at providing more complex care which includes bathing, assistance in the bathroom and dealing with challenging behaviour.
Elder provides live-in carers throughout Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas.
Why is Elder the best care solution in Hale?
There are many reasons why Elder is the best care solution in Hale that stretch beyond convenience and comfortability. It is our mission to keep those in their later years as independent as possible, but there are also demonstratable health benefits, both in body and mind, when it comes to remaining at home.
Firstly, people tend to be more confident in keeping to their routines and staying reasonably active in their own environment, choosing to complete the tasks around the home they still find do-able and participating in leisure activities such as going out for lunch. Keeping as active as possible is always enthusiastically encouraged by our carers.
An oversight of live-in care is how beneficial our services are to those who own pets. Rather than having to look to re-home much-loved animals in the event of requiring care, we recognise the positive effects of owning pets. They minimise stress which in turn, lowers blood pressure.
Pets are a part of the family and by no means will be exempt from the loving care and attention of our caregivers, when and if those duties become harder for your loved ones.
How can live-in care keep your loved one as safe and comfortable as possible in Hale?
You can’t be in two places at once, but you do need to know that your loved one is safe and protected, whether they live in Hale, Bowdon, Hale Barns or Timperley. Knowing that an Elder live-in carer is with your loved one throughout every day and night provides you with peace of mind.
An Elder live-in carer will make sure that your loved one is warm, comfortable and well fed. The carer acts as a personal facilitator, helping your elderly relative to enjoy all of their favourite things, whether that’s a walk around Dunham Massey Gardens, a trip to Norton Priory or a shopping trip to Brookway Retail Park. Loneliness is the scourge of the elderly, and with a constant presence in the home, your loved one will never be at a loss for someone to talk to.
The carer will make sure that your loved one attends medical appointments at their local surgery, such as Shay Lane Medical Centre or Wythenshawe Hospital; they will collect prescriptions from Hale Top Pharmacy and dispense medications as prescribed by medical staff. Whatever your loved one’s needs, their Elder carer is on hand to help and assist, ensuring that they are able to lead as independent a life as possible.
How does Elder live-in care work?
First of all, Elder spends time getting to know your requirements and determining your loved one’s personality, likes, dislikes, together with their favourite pastimes, hobbies and interests. Then we carefully source a live-in carer who matches those interests most closely, so that right from the start both caregiver and care recipient have lots of common ground.
This gives them both the best possible chance of forging a strong bond of friendship within a short space of time, which we find is most beneficial for both parties.
Elder’s care experts will work with you and your loved one to determine the care requirements for your specific situation. For some of our care recipients, the principal task is to provide companion care, helping to keep loneliness at bay, facilitating social events and outings and helping with household tasks, such as cooking, cleaning and laundry.
Other care recipients have more complex needs, such as those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Assistance may be needed with personal tasks such as bathing, dressing and using the bathroom, together with other household tasks. Having the carer on hand day and night ensures that your loved one is never left unaided, giving the whole family complete peace of mind.
How much does live-in care in Hale cost?
An Elder live-in carer costs as much as 30 percent less than a place in a residential care home, with savings increasing even more if the carer is looking after a couple. Elder’s charge for live-in care costs a flat rate of £795 per week, which is fully inclusive, with absolutely no hidden extras.
For a complimentary care assessment on live-in care or financing care for your situation, give us a call today to speak to one of our friendly care advisors they can help with everything from local authority direct payments to funding home care on a personal health budget.