How can live-in care keep your loved one safe and comfortable in Westmorland?
Just because your elderly loved one needs a carer, that doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy entertaining and stimulating days out in the place that they’re familiar with.
Elder live-in care is a nationwide, trusted service that enables your loved one to remain as independent as possible in the comfort of their own home and familiar environment. Elder carers will discuss your loved one’s needs with you and provide help where required.
Why is live-in care the better alternative to a care home in Westmoreland?
An Elder carer understands the importance of fresh air and exercise and will help and support them to take part in outings and activities that they enjoy. We find that the elderly are often far more active in familiar surroundings and likelier to participate in physical activities such as gardening, which has many proven health and therapeutic benefits.
One of the best parts about home care is that, should your loved one own any pets, they would not need to be parted from them which would not be the case in residential care. Our carers are happy to care for adored animals, ensuring they are loved, and their bellies are kept full.
Westmorland is a beautiful part of the country, with plenty of opportunities for walking if that is something that your loved one likes to do. For those with mobility problems, there are plenty of level, wheelchair-accessible paths that an Elder carer can help to facilitate. On pleasant days, a trip on the Ullswater steam boat is always popular, offering beautiful views across the surrounding countryside.
The region is extremely rural, making life difficult for elderly people who are unable to drive themselves. This is where a live-in carer can be particularly useful, facilitating shopping trips, days out and social activities. For example, Appleby Leisure Centre holds regular senior swimming sessions, including sessions for those with disabilities, while Shap Community Centre holds a variety of events for elderly residents throughout the year.
An Elder carer can arrange medical appointments at Appleby Medical Centre or the Upper Eden Medical Practice, for example, ensuring that prescriptions are collected and dispensed at the appropriate times.
With a live-in carer on hand throughout the day and night, you will never need to worry that your elderly loved one is lonely or in distress. All Elder carers understand how to react in the event of an emergency, and they will ensure that your loved one is kept safe at all times.
How does Elder live-in care work?
Every situation is unique, so at Elder, we spend time ascertaining what type of care your loved one requires. Some care recipients are lonely and in need of companion care, whilst others have more complex needs such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, for example, and in these instances the carer will offer help and assistance with personal care tasks, such as help with dressing, bathing and toileting.
It’s important that the carer and the care recipient form a strong mutual bond of friendship and respect, so we establish your loved one’s particular interests, pastimes and hobbies. This means we can ensure the best possible match. We find that common ground promotes a good relationship and many of our carers become firm friends with the families they work with.
In the unlikely event that you or your loved one are unhappy with your chosen carer, Elder guarantee to source a replacement. We understand that the relationship between the carer and your loved one is paramount, which is why we spend time ensuring as close a match as possible.
How much does live-in care in Westmorland cost?
Elder’s live-in care service compares very favourably with the costs of a residential care home. We charge a flat rate of £770 per week, which is completely inclusive, with no hidden extras.
Why choose Elder?
Here at Elder, we take into consideration all the things that could help us to provide the highest level of care available.
From our entirely bespoke care plan that is uniquely adapted to every individual and at every stage in their developing needs, to our matchmaking services, pairing caregiver and care recipient with the most in common and with shared interests so they have every basis for a great friendship to blossom.
With Elder, your family’s account manager will help you or your elderly parents need any help or advice at any point, they can also contact our care support team who are on hand every step of the way.
They are available today, and every day, 8am to 8pm and would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about live-in care.