If your elderly relative now needs twenty-four-hour care on a long-term basis but doesn’t want to leave their own home, Elder’s live-in care service can provide all the support that they need.
What are the advantages of live-in care compared with a care home?
Our customers in Dundee benefit from the knowledge that their elderly family member is safe and receiving all the care that they need in the comfort of their own home. Your older relative will enjoy the company of a dedicated caregiver and a level of one-to-one attention that would be impossible for most care homes to offer.
Many older people can be upset at the thought of having to give up the home that they love, not to mention their precious possessions, possibly pets, and the company of friends and neighbours in their community. However, with live-in care, they can continue to enjoy all these things with the support of a caregiver who will be around 24/7 to ensure that they stay safe both in the house and when they go out.
Whether your older family member is living with dementia and needs complex care or they simply need companion care, the highly trained and experienced carers that work with Elder can move into their home and ensure that their needs are met to the highest standards.
Elder can provide one-to-one live-in carers in the city of Dundee and in nearby smaller places such as Longforgan, Monifieth and Kingoodie.
Why is Elder Dundee’s best care solution?
Our customers can have confidence that their elderly family member is being supported to remain as independent as possible in the place that they love.
People are often more physically active in a familiar environment and our carers recognise the importance of encouraging and supporting their care recipients to continue enjoying physical activities – whether this involves going for short walks, gardening or going out to a carpet bowling session such as those held at the Kirkton Community Centre on Monday afternoons.
If your relative is a pet owner, then they will be able to continue enjoying the health benefits that are commonly linked to having animals, such as reduced levels of stress and lower blood pressure, as their carer will be happy to look after any pets too.
What exactly is live-in care?
A dedicated caregiver moves into your relative’s house and provides all the care that they need to keep them comfortable and safe. Elder creates an individual care plan for each care recipient that contains details of their unique needs and how these are to be met.
If your elderly family member needs help with personal care tasks such as dressing or moving around, then their carer will provide the support they need. The caregiver will also help out with other tasks necessary to ensure the smooth running of the house such as cleaning, shopping or cooking. The actual tasks carried out by the carer will depend on each individual’s specific needs.
When changes occur or your relative’s condition deteriorates, the care plan will be revised accordingly.
In addition to practical help in the home, the dedicated caregiver will also help by collecting prescriptions from a local outlet such as Colin Lowe Pharmacy, by accompanying your family member to a clinic appointment, for example, at the Ninewells Hospital.
Elder provide live-in care in Dundee and throughout Scotland
We can help arrange care for your loved one with a compassionate and highly skilled carer in as quick as 24 hours. Elder live-in care services are the perfect long-term care solution for your elderly loved ones.
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.”
How can your elderly relative’s life in Dundee be improved by live-in care?
Needing long-term care doesn’t mean that your family member should be confined to their home. Their private carer will support them to do the things they want to locally, perhaps chauffeuring them about if they are a car owner, or accompanying them in a taxi otherwise.
The area has plenty to offer older people, and your relative may enjoy visiting one of the many museums nearby, such as the Dundee Transport Museum or Broughty Castle Museum. There are also some lovely open spaces in the locality, including the Barnhill Rock Garden and Dawson Park, so whatever your elderly relative’s interests, there will be plenty for them to do in the company of their dedicated carer.
You will have the peace of mind of knowing that they have a personal caregiver with them ensuring that they are safe whilst enjoying all the local amenities.
How affordable is live-in care in Dundee?
Elder charges £895 per week for its live-in care service. These costs are totally inclusive so there aren’t any hidden charges. The cost of a live-in carer can be as much as 30% less than the cost of residential care, and is even better value when you need care for an elderly couple.
Why choose Elder?
With Elder’s live-in care service, the caregiver is carefully matched to the interests of the person they will be caring for. If they have things in common then they are more likely to build up a close working relationship and your relative will feel comfortable with their carer.
The carers we work with are paid at higher than standard industry rates, meaning that we are able to choose the most experienced and best carers available throughout the UK.
Elder’s service is fully managed so our support team will always be available to give you any information or support you need. Speak to one of our care advisors about your relative’s situation today to find out how Elder could provide the service you’ve been looking for.
Our advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have with no obligation at all. Our phone lines are open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.
Colin and Dulcie’s story
Dulcie is 102-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for over two years. We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.
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