What is live-in care?
Many older people are reluctant to leave their familiar and much-loved homes in such a beautiful region of Scotland to move into residential care. And for elderly couples where one partner needs a degree of hands-on care that the other partner is unable to provide, a move to a care home may not be the most convenient or economical option.
Thanks to Elder, it’s now possible to arrange for affordable live-in care in your loved one’s own home, with an experienced caregiver providing 24/7 care for absolute peace of mind for the whole family.
Why is live-in care the best alternative to a care home in Fife?
Although care homes do their best to provide the best care service that they can, staff are unable to offer one-to-one care for every resident. Whilst many elderly people are happy to move into residential care, a significant number feel distraught at the prospect of having to part with many of their possessions as they downsize into one room, away from friends and neighbours, their familiar surroundings.
Many elderly people have well-tended and much-loved gardens that they enjoy spending time in, whilst many of our care recipients have pets that care homes are unable to accommodate. With fresh air and exercise being so important for our health and wellbeing, these are both valuable aspects of a rich and fulfilling life, that a live-in carer can assist with.
Whether your loved one lives in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Cupar, St Andrews, or one of the smaller villages in the region, an Elder carer will provide help and assistance to ensure that they are comfortable and stimulated, able to enjoy their elderly years in the comfort of their home.
How does Elder live-in care in Fife work?
Elder will create a unique care plan, tailored to an individual’s unique needs. Their one-to-one carer will do as much as required to ensure that they maintain a degree of their cherished independence.
For example, if your loved one enjoys cooking, their carer will take a backseat in this department and help with less favoured chores, such as ironing or cleaning. Should circumstances change, or a condition deteriorates, the care plan will be adapted accordingly.
Live-in home help can also assist with personal care such as bathing and dressing. Our carers in Fife can help their care recipients with prescriptions, ensuring they’re ordered and collected from local services and can remind them when to take any medication that they’re prescribed.
Why is Elder the best care solution in Fife?
Elder is a national care company, with vast experience in providing the highest standards of live-in care across the country. Every Elder carer is carefully interviewed, screened and checked to ensure that only the most dedicated, skilled, and trusted individuals are placed.
Elder caregivers understand the importance of good nutrition, fresh air, exercise and stimulating activities to promote good health, and will ensure that your loved one lives as active and fulfilling a lifestyle as possible given their individual circumstances. Your elderly relative’s carer can arrange outings and trips according to your loved one’s preferences, such as weekly visits to the Coaltown of Burnturk Putting Club, for example, or perhaps a visit to the Happy Days Club at the Broad Street Centre in Cowdenbeath, or the Happy Sunshine Club held at Veronica Hall in Kirkcaldy.
Your loved one’s carer will ensure that your parent achieves the appropriate mix of rest and stimulation, leaving you able to relax in the knowledge that they’re both safe and living life to the best that they can.
How much does live-in care in Fife cost?
Live-in care might not be as costly as you would think.
Elder’s live-in care service costs £895 per week. There are no unexpected costs, and this amount is up to 30% less than a care home, and even more if care is needed for couples.
Why choose Elder?
Elder is all about enabling those in later life to live as comfortably and safely as they can while retaining their freedom to live full lives. It is our passion to make sure people have adequate options for support at a time when it’s needed most.
We also go above and beyond for our carers too, paying them over the industry rate to ensure we work with only the more compassionate, experienced individuals in the field.
As a fully managed service, Elder’s fantastic care support team will be with you every step of the way to provide any advice or support you require.
Call us today and one of our expert care advisors will be happy to discuss your situation with no commitment.