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For anyone who has an elderly relative needing long term care, choosing a care provider can be complicated. Although there are usually care home places available, your family member may not want to leave their home or may be distressed at the thought of having to give up beloved pets.
If you have an elderly relative who is in this position, Elder can provide the alternative to a residential care place that your loved one needs.
What are the advantages of live-in care in Lancashire compared to residential care?
If you arrange live-in care from Elder for your elderly relative, you will know they are receiving one to one care aimed specifically at meeting their needs. Their dedicated carer will always be around to support them, both inside and outside the home, delivering the care they need and providing companionship throughout the day.
This level of care would not be possible in a care home, where your relative would be just one of a number of elderly people with varying care needs.
Your family member may be upset about the prospect of giving up their home and their independence as well as having to move away from friends and neighbours. Live-in care enables them to continue living in their chosen way, in an environment that is familiar to them.
Who can benefit from live-in care in Lancashire?
Elder’s carers are highly trained and experienced. They are able to deliver anything from companion care to the care that is needed by someone living with a complex condition such as dementia.
Whether your family member has heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or another chronic condition, they can enjoy the benefits of remaining in the home they love, without compromising the level of care they receive.
Elder has carers throughout the county who can move into your family member’s home in the cities of Preston or Lancaster or any of Lancashire’s towns, such as Blackpool or Chorley.
Why is Elder the preferred care solution?
Their caregiver will support your relative to keep their independence as far as possible, perhaps encouraging them to partake in activities such as gardening, which is well known to promote good health.
If your family member is a pet owner, having a dedicated caregiver will enable them to keep the cat or dog they might otherwise have had to give up. If they aren’t able to care for their pets any longer, their carer will make sure they are fed and looked after.
How can your elderly relative’s life be enhanced by live-in care?
If your older relative likes to go out in their local area, possibly enjoying excursions to places of interest nearby, their one to one carer will help them to get out and about. If your family member has a car, their carer will chauffeur them in it, but otherwise could accompany them in a taxi.
There are many historic buildings in Lancashire, such as Astley House in Chorley, which is ideal for a day out. Here, you will find a museum and art gallery all set in the lovely Astley Park. Lancaster’s Williamson Park, with its Butterfly House, is also very popular with visitors and houses the stunning Ashton Memorial.
Wherever your relative chooses to go for a day out, you will know they have their caregiver with them to ensure they are safe.
St George’s Shopping Centre in Preston may be somewhere your older relative has not been able to visit independently, but they would be able to enjoy a shopping trip with their caregiver to support them.
We provide expert live-in care in Lancashire and throughout the UK
Whether your loved one needs dementia care, Alzheimer’s care, or elderly care, Elder provides live-in carers in Lancashire and right across all of the North West.
What our customers say
“It is reassuring to know that my father is being cared for by someone who understands his needs and his dementia symptoms.”
What does live-in care entail?
Elder will record your relative’s unique needs in a care plan that is tailored specifically for them. Their carer will do whatever is needed to keep them comfortable and safe in their daily life.
This can include assistance with personal care tasks such as washing and dressing, as well as domestic tasks such as cleaning or laundry. The carer will do whatever your relative needs, so it is different for each individual care recipient.
If your family member needs to attend a hospital appointment, for example at the Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, their carer will accompany them and ensure they are able to make the most of any healthcare advice they are given.
They will keep you informed of any changes in your relative’s condition and will ensure that prescriptions are ordered regularly and collected from local services such as Cohen’s chemist.
Is live-in care affordable?
The cost of live-in care from Elder may surprise you, as it can work out up to 30 percent less than a place in a care home. The inclusive weekly rate starts at just £1095, and there are no hidden fees. If you need care for a couple, for example your mother and father, Elder is even more cost-effective.
Why choose Elder’s live-in care service?
We are committed to the provision of the highest standard of long term care in the home. Our one to one care works so well because we spend time matching the interests of each individual care recipient to the carer who will be moving in with them.
This means they are likely to get on well together, have plenty in common and build up a friendly and comfortable professional relationship.
Our care support team is always available to offer any information you may need or to support you in any way.
If you have any questions regarding how Elder’s live-in care service could benefit your relative in Lancashire, our friendly care advisors will be happy to discuss your relative’s situation. They are available 7 days a week from 8am until 8pm, so why not give us a call?
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