When your loved one reaches the time in their life where they need care 24 hours a day, there is an excellent alternative to finding a care home for them. Live-in care has become increasingly popular in recent years and combines the best of both worlds, offering professional one to one care in the comfort of the family home.
What does live-in care involve?
Elder’s live-in carers will move into your elderly relative’s home and provide all the care they need on a day to day basis. A care plan, tailored to your loved one’s needs, will be compiled. Their live-in carer will provide support with personal care, domestic tasks, emotional support and companionship, in order to keep your loved one comfortable and safe.
Different people have different needs, which is why live-in care is so beneficial. Some people may need help with their mobility or with personal grooming tasks, while others require someone to ensure they stay safe and to encourage them to remain as fit and active as they can.
Elder’s carers will help with medication and ensure that prescriptions are ordered and collected from local practices, such as Harcourt Medical Centre.
If any changes to your relative’s condition or circumstances occur, their care plan will be updated to reflect these so that the care they receive is always the care they need.
What makes live-in care a better solution than residential care in Salisbury?
With a live-in care service such as Elder’s, you can have complete confidence that your loved one is safe and being cared for by someone they have got to know and trust well. The carers also get to know their care recipients well and will quickly be aware of any health problems that occur or any changes in their well-being.
Because we are committed to providing the highest possible quality of care, we ensure that all our carers are highly trained and have the experience they need to care for elderly people with a wide range of conditions.
Many people find that change is upsetting, especially as we grow older and particularly with a significant change such as moving into a care home, away from the local community and home they love.
A live-in carer will be able to support your loved one to continue with their social activities, such as visiting friends and neighbours and enjoying hobbies locally. You will also be able to enjoy your own life, without worrying about how your relative is coping in a new, unfamiliar environment.
Elder has carers throughout the city of Salisbury and in nearby villages such as Laverstock, Odstock and Coombe Bissett.
How can live-in care enhance your loved one’s daily life in Salisbury?
Having a live-in carer will mean that your loved one does not have to be confined to their home. If they enjoy walks around the neighbourhood, their carer will accompany them wherever they want to go and will also accompany them further afield for trips out.
Salisbury has many lovely places to go, and the Cathedral is always a popular place to visit. If your loved one has a car, the carer will be able to drive them to attractions such as Wilton House or the Salisbury Museum, where they can explore the history of Stonehenge, even if they do not feel up to visiting the historic monument itself.
Because the carer is there to ensure your loved one’s safety both at home and outside, they can live their life to the full and enjoy all that their community has to offer. This may simply be a shopping trip to the Old George Mall or a more energetic activity such as taking part in the regular Tuesday FogeyFit sessions held at the Salvation Army Hall in Salt Lane.
What makes Elder the best care solution in Salisbury?
Our trusted nationwide service will support your loved one to stay in their own home and live as independently as they possibly can. Our live-in carers understand the health benefits that exercise and physical activity has for elderly people and will encourage them to stay mobile and interested in the things around them.
For people who would otherwise have to be separated from pets, live-in care means that they can continue to enjoy the company of their furry friends, even if they need help with caring for them. Their live-in carer will ensure that pets are fed, and well looked after.
What is the cost of live-in care in Salisbury?
Our live-in care service costs £770 per week, which is far less than residential care. These costs include everything and there are no hidden extra fees to pay. If you have an elderly couple to arrange care for, live-in care works out much less expensive than a care home.
Why is choosing Elder the best care solution?
Elder’s carers are highly trained and have experience in caring for a range of conditions from strokes, heart disease and mobility problems to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Because we are so committed to providing the best possible live-in care experience, we pay our carers above standard industry rates in order to attract the best staff.
Each care recipient will have their interests matched with the caregiver we select for them, so we can be sure that they have lots in common. This will allow them to build up a trusting and friendly relationship and, in fact, firm friendships are often formed between our carers, the people they look after and other members of their family.
For an informal discussion about your individual situation, call us today and speak to a care advisor, who will be pleased to help.