If your elderly relative has health issues or other problems that mean they now need care 24 hours a day, but they are reluctant to move into a residential care environment, leaving their own home and local area, Elder live-in care could be the ideal solution.
Why choose a live-in carer?
A live-in carer could move into your loved one’s home with them and provide all the support and care they need to enable them to live safely and comfortably in the environment they choose. Your relative could enjoy companionship and the one to one care and attention that they could not expect in a care home, where there are many residents all competing for help from busy members of staff.
Elder’s live-in care service avoids the need for your loved one to experience the upheaval associated with a move into residential care and could allow them to live as they want to, in their own home, surrounded by loved belongings and close to friends and neighbours.
They may be unwilling to leave well-loved pets or a garden they have looked after for years, so with help from a live-in carer, they can continue to enjoy all the benefits of home life.
Our live-in care service will also provide you with peace of mind since you can be confident that there will always be someone around to provide the assistance that your loved one needs and you will not need to worry that they may be unhappy in the strange environment of a residential care home.
What makes Elder the best care solution in Dumbarton?
Enabling your loved one to remain in the comfort of their own home means that they can maintain as high a level of independence as possible with support from their live-in carer.
If they like getting out in the area, their live-in carer will be able to accompany them on trips and when they are at home, the carer will support them to enjoy their favourite activities and hobbies, as well as to visit friends and neighbours and make the most of their life in the place they love most.
Elder has carers in the town of Dumbarton, and in nearby towns and districts such as Bonhill, Drumry and Balloch, who can move in with an elderly person and provide whatever level of care they need.
How will live-in care keep your loved one happy and secure in their Dumbarton home?
Because your loved one has reached the stage of needing 24/7 care, this should not mean they cannot enjoy life outside their home. If your relative owns a car, their carer will be able to chauffeur them to places they want to visit or take them for drives in the lovely countryside around the town. If they do not have a car, they can still get out and about, and their carer will accompany them in a taxi.
There are some beautiful outdoor attractions nearby that your loved one will enjoy visiting in the summer months, such as the beautiful 200-year-old Geilston Garden which is situated on the River Clyde, and Boden Boo, the Forestry Commission’s lovely woodland area that is perfect for enjoying a picnic on a fine day.
In less pleasant weather, the Denny Tank Museum is a very interesting place for a visit, perhaps ending in the Corner Café for tea.
Your loved one will be able to enjoy visits to friends, local attractions or possibly a shopping trip to the Artizan Shopping Centre, and you will know they are safe in the company of their live-in carer.
What can you expect from a live-in carer in Dumbarton?
A unique care plan will be created for your loved one, and the live-in carer will follow this, undertaking all the tasks that are needed to maintain the elderly person’s well-being to the highest standard possible. They will help with washing and dressing if your loved one needs help in these areas or any other personal care tasks that are needed.
You can be confident that your loved one will benefit from regular, nutritious home cooked meals and the live-in carer will also carry out domestic duties to keep the home running smoothly.
These can include cleaning, ironing, shopping or any other activities needed, for example, collecting medication from local services such as Greenhead Road pharmacy or taking your loved one to an appointment with their GP at the Levenside Medical Practice or another local surgery.
In addition to providing practical care and support, the live-in carer will offer companionship and emotional support to your loved one. They will help them to remain in contact with friends, neighbours and family members, either by facilitating visits or by helping with telephone calls, emails or instant messages to keep in touch with people further away.
Because our carers are chosen to have areas in common with their care recipients, they will also support your elderly relative to carry on with the hobbies and leisure activities they enjoy, both in the home and outside.
What is the cost of live-in care?
Elder’s live-in care service costs £895 per week, which is up to 30% lower than care home fees. For couples, this is even more advantageous. There are no extra hidden fees to worry about, as this cost is completely inclusive.
Why is Elder the best choice?
We provide the highest standard of elderly care, and our fully managed service means that there is always support and advice on hand when it is needed. If you would like an informal discussion with no obligation, call us today and speak to our care advisors about how you could benefit from Elder’s service.