If your loved one requires long-term care and support 24/7 but does not want to leave their own home, live-in care from Elder can provide the ideal solution.
Why choose live-in care rather than a care home in Warrington?
With live-in care, you have the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that your elderly relative is safe and being well cared for in their chosen environment.
Their dedicated carer will provide one-to-one care that has been specifically tailored to their needs as well as companionship, which a care home would have difficulty in supplying.
Elderly people, in particular, can find significant changes such as moving away from their home very stressful. If your loved one has friends and neighbours in their community, they will not want to leave them and move away.
Live-in care means that they can continue, as much as possible, to live their life as they choose and benefit from all the advantages of their community.
Elder’s carers can move into your relative’s home and provide any level of care required, including complex care as may be necessary for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.
In addition to being more convenient for your loved one, live-in care also means that you will not have to worry about how your elderly relative is managing in new and unfamiliar surroundings.
Whether your relative lives in Warrington itself or any of the nearby areas such as Birchwood, Lymm or Appleton Thorn, Elder’s live-in care service can ensure that they stay in the comfort of their own home.
How does live-in care work?
Each care recipient is unique, so every case is different. Your loved one’s needs will be recorded in a care plan, and their live-in carer will use this to deliver the support and care they need, whether this is simple companionship or more complex care.
Elder’s carers will assist with any areas of personal care that have become difficult for your relative, helping with activities such as bathing, mobilising and toileting if required.
They will also help with general domestic tasks and ensure that regular nourishing meals are provided for the person they are caring for. In addition to the practical help your loved one will receive, they will also have someone to chat with and all the emotional support they need, should they feel anxious.
If your loved one needs support outside their home, the live-in carer will accompany them, for example, to a chiropody appointment at Feet First or a visit to their GP at a practice such as Bath Street Health & Wellbeing Centre.
How could my loved one’s life be improved by a live-in carer?
The dedicated live-in carer selected for your relative will support them to do the things they enjoy in their local area. For example, if your loved one likes shopping, the live-in carer could accompany them to Golden Square Shopping Centre, driving your loved one’s car if they have one, or otherwise accompanying them in a taxi.
Your relative may like to get out in the open air, visiting places such as Walton Hall and Gardens where they could also have tea in the accessible Heritage Cafe. Bluebell Cottage Gardens and Nursery is another pleasant place to visit, particularly if your loved one enjoys gardening.
Another possibility is a trip into town to the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery on Museum Street where, alongside the permanent exhibits, there are often fascinating temporary exhibitions.
There is plenty for your loved one to do in and around Warrington with their live-in carer. If they merely want to visit friends or go to the library, you can be confident that there is someone to keep your elderly relative safe both at home and when they are out and about.
Other advantages of live-in care
If your loved one has a cat or dog, they would probably need to be separated from them if they were admitted to a care home, but live-in care enables them to keep their pets. As pet ownership is well known to be good for health in various ways, this is a definite advantage, and the carer will even be able to care for pets if your loved one can no longer manage this alone.
Also, elderly people tend to be more active physically when they are in a familiar environment. Your loved one may enjoy gardening or walking, for example, and their live-in carer will do what they can to support them in remaining as mobile and active as possible.
How much does live-in care cost?
Elder’s live-in care service is surprisingly affordable, starting at £895 per week. This is a flat rate, and there are no hidden extras, so the cost compares favourably with residential care facilities.
If you need to arrange care for an elderly couple, live-in care is the most cost-effective option, as well as allowing them to stay together, which is not always possible in a care home.
Why choose Elder?
People choose Elder because they are looking for the highest standards of long-term care in the home. Elder takes the time to match your loved one’s interests with those of their carer so that there will be plenty of common ground on which to build a friendly and comfortable working relationship.
If you would like more information, feel free to call one of our friendly care advisors between 8 am and 8 pm to find out how Elder could provide the best care for your loved one, with no obligations whatsoever.