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If your elderly loved one requires long-term care and support around the clock, but they do not want to move into residential care, live-in care from Elder can provide the care home alternative you may both be looking for.
Elder has live-in carers available throughout Kirkcudbrightshire, in larger towns such as Castle Douglas and Gatehouse of Fleet and smaller villages like New Abbey, the home of the renowned Sweetheart Abbey.
They can move into your loved one’s home and provide all the care and support your relative needs to ensure that they are both comfortable and safe twenty-four hours a day.
For more information about how Elder can provide your elderly relative with the support they need, contact our friendly care advisors who are available all day from 8 am to 8 pm, Monday to Sunday.
Why is live-in care better than care in a residential home in Kirkcudbrightshire?
Private live-in care has become more popular in recent years as more and more people realise that it can give their loved ones the companionship and professional care that would be difficult for a care home to offer.
It can be challenging for elderly people, particularly those who are living with dementia, to cope with the kind of change involved in moving away from the home they love.
If your loved one is happy in their own home and would hate to leave their community, a live-in carer can enable them to remain safely in their own familiar home surrounded by their treasures.
The caregiver will also help them to continue to enjoy social occasions with friends, neighbours and family. Staying in the neighbourhood, they know well means that they will also be able to keep enjoying activities and hobbies locally.
Knowing that your loved one has a dedicated care provider around whenever they need assistance can provide you with increased peace of mind too.
Who can benefit from live-in care in Kirkcudbrightshire?
Elder’s live-in carers are highly trained and have experience in caring for people with a wide range of conditions. Whether your loved one needs companion care or more complex care, our carers will provide this.
They may need a companion who will be there to prompt them to take medication, keep them company and carry out domestic tasks for them, or they may have more multifaceted needs and require help with many different aspects of personal and emotional care.
Elder’s carers have provided live-in care for people living with dementia, heart disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and many other health issues.
We provide live-in care in Kirkcudbrightshire and the surrounding areas
At Elder we aim to provide the highest level of live-in care throughout Kirkcudbrightshire and all of Scotland. Our highly skilled and compassionate carers can be with you in as little as 24 hours.
What our customers say
“Judith is absolutely lovely and you could see the fantastic relationship she has with my mum. My mum’s smile nearly lit up the whole house when Judith arrived.”
How can live-in care give my loved one a better quality of life?
Elderly people who are living alone sometimes lose confidence and are anxious about going out and about in their locality. With a live-in carer to support them, your elderly relative will be able to do the things they enjoy with the knowledge that there is someone with them if they should need help.
If your elderly relative enjoys the outdoors, their carer will accompany them for short walks close to home or to places such as Barstobrick Visitor Centre where there are level paths, which are also wheelchair accessible, around the ponds and plenty of wildlife to be seen.
If your loved one has their own car, you could put the appropriate insurance in place so that the live-in carer can chauffeur them around, possibly to a local club such as the Carpet Bowling club at the Gatehouse of Fleet Community Centre or other activities provided for elderly people in the area.
Another popular attraction to visit is Threave Garden and Estate near Castle Douglas, but this beautiful area offers so many lovely places your loved one will be spoilt for choice once they enjoy the freedom that comes with having a 24/7 carer to accompany them.
The Loreburn Shopping Centre in nearby Dumfries is accessible for people with reduced mobility. It has disabled parking provision for those who need this, so your elderly relative could enjoy a shopping trip and perhaps lunch with their carer.
How is Elder’s live-in care organised?
Elder creates a unique care plan for each care recipient. All your loved one’s needs and preferences will be documented, and their live-in carer will give them all the support and assistance they need in different areas of their life.
The tasks that the carer performs depend entirely on what your loved one needs and wants them to do. They can help with personal hygiene needs, for example, assist with mobility and provide a range of personal care options depending on what is needed.
The live-in carer will also help with domestic duties and can take over the cooking, cleaning and laundry if required. As well as assisting with the practical side of life, our carers will also provide emotional support for your loved one and will support them to enjoy hobbies and pursue their interests both at home and outside.
If your elderly relative needs to access medical services at one of the region’s GP surgeries such as Castle Douglas Medical Group, their live-in carer will go with them to the appointment and ensure that any new information or instructions are understood and complied with.
How much does live-in care cost?
Elder live-in care service rates start at £895 per week. This is an entirely inclusive rate, and there are no hidden fees. Elder’s prices can be considerably less than the cost of a care home place, and for care for a couple, the saving is even more significant.
Contact us today for a no-obligation discussion about your loved one’s situation.
Dulcie’s Care Story
In this short video, Mary and Colin explain how Dulcie’s live-in Elder carer, Sarah, has become part of the family. They discuss how live-in care has allowed Dulcie to stay independent in her own home, while making a new friend at the same time.
Care in Kirkcudbrightshire: Useful Resources
The local council offers a wealth of information, advice and guidance for carers and elderly residents who live in the Kirkcudbrightshire area.
Address: Council Offices, 109-115 English St, Dumfries, DG1 2DD
Call: 30 33 33 3000
Monthly chat group for people living in the area who love football and who may have memory loss; the group is also open to their carers.
Address: Queen of the South Football ground, 76 – 94, Tereggles Street, Dumfries, DG2 9BA
Call: 01387 261303
Monthly support meeting for people living with macular degeneration and their carers.
Address: St Georges Hall, George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EJ
Call: 0300 3030 111
The centre provides help, information and support to all carers in the region, both paid and unpaid.
Address: 43 Cotton Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1AR
Call: 07902 002 963
A monthly opportunity for people living in the local area who have a form of memory loss and their carers to get together and sing.
Address: Parish Church, Queen Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1BG
Call: 01387 261303
Support is provided for those who care for an older person with a mental illness. Offers information and confidential support.
Address: Please see website for more details.
Call: 0131 662 4359
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