What is live-in care?
Live-in care can offer a genuine alternative to a care home for elderly people who are experiencing problems managing in their own home. By moving a dedicated carer into your loved one’s home, you can be reassured that your relative is being well looked after throughout every single day and night, giving you and your loved one real peace of mind.
Why is live-in care a better choice than a care home in Lanarkshire?
If your relative lives in Wishaw, Coatbridge or Cumbernauld, they are probably very settled in their home, with friends and neighbours close by and a much-loved local community.
Many older people are extremely reluctant to give up their hard-won independence and move into a care home, fearing that they will lose touch with familiar faces. With live-in care, there is no need to move, which allows your loved one to enjoy their current lifestyle, aided at every turn by their carer.
Moving into a care home means going through every single possession, deciding what to keep and what to part with, which can be a painful process.
Downsizing from a family home into a room in a care home involves some tough decisions about property, which many older people find unsettling and distressing. Live-in care means that your elderly relative doesn’t have to go through this difficult process, and it allows them to remain surrounded by a lifetime’s possessions and memories.
Many older people have pets that they dote on, but sadly the majority of care homes just cannot accommodate furry and feathered friends.
Rather than requiring your loved one to make the painful decision to part with a much-loved pet, a live-in carer will help out with looking after those pets, so that your relative can continue to reap the positive health impact of pet ownership.
How can a live-in carer in Lanarkshire help?
A live-in carer can undertake any task necessary to ensure the safety, comfort and wellbeing of your relative. All Elder carers specialise in elderly care in the home, offering everything from basic companion care through to the more complex requirements of dementia care personal support.
Some care recipients are lonely and worried about living alone. A companion carer is always on hand for a cup of tea and a chat and will help with housework, shopping and cooking, as well as facilitating fun and stimulating outings, such as a gentle stroll around Chatelherault Country Park on a sunny day.
Shopping trips to the Regent Shopping Centre in Hamilton are much more fun with another person to chat to, and the carer will make sure that your relative has a varied and engaging social life.
We provide live-in care across Lanarkshire and Scotland
Whether you’re looking for specialist Alzheimer’s care, home help or home care, we’re able to provide your family with a carer in as little as 48 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.”
Some care recipients need help following a lengthy illness or after surgery, and in these cases, the carer will perform all household duties, only stepping back a little once your loved one is happy and able to take up the reins.
Other care recipients require a more permanent solution, and in these cases, the carer will gradually take on more duties as the need arises. This eliminates the confusion of having several different people coming and going, allowing your loved one to form a stable and trusting bond with one single dedicated caregiver.
Those with more complex needs, such as people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, are likely to require personal care as the condition progresses, and an Elder carer can assist with bathing, getting out and about, ressing and personal hygiene, in addition to household duties.
All Elder carers can cope in an emergency, and they all understand the importance of moderate and appropriate exercise and a healthy and nutritious diet. They will step in wherever help is needed, but are happy to take a back seat when your loved one wants to take charge, such as cooking a meal, for example.
The carer will help to arrange appointments for hospital or doctor’s appointments and will make sure that your relative attends, whether at Woodstock or Modyrvale Medical Centres, or another GP surgery in the region. They will collect prescriptions from the nearest pharmacy and make sure that medication is taken following medical advice.
How much does this type of live-in care cost in Lanarkshire?
The majority of our clients expect live-in care costs to be comparable to care home fees, particularly since live-in care offers one to one care throughout every day and overnight.
In fact, Elder live-in care costs a single fixed rate of just £895 per week, offering a saving of around 30% against care home fees, with even higher savings where a carer looks after a couple in their own home.
However, our competitive fees don’t mean that our employees are underpaid. We know that our excellent reputation is based on the work that we do, so we make sure that we pay well above what other care organisations offer.
At Elder, we don’t believe in inflating bills with hidden charges and extras, so there won’t ever be any surprises when you receive your Elder invoice, leaving you free to plan your budget.
How can I get more information about live-in care?
Elder customer care advisors are available to take your calls every day, between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm. We are always delighted to talk about the service we provide and to answer any questions that you might have, with no obligation whatsoever, so call us today and find out how an Elder carer could make a real difference to your relative’s life.
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.
Local resources for carers in Lanarkshire
An all-encompassing facility offering a huge range of services for carers, including one-to-one support, groups, training, short breaks and a Carer Registration Card.
– Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Address: Unit 1a Princes Gate, 60 Castle Street, Hamilton ML3 6BU
– Call: 01698 428090
An organisation offering help and support for carers in the local area.
– Email: email@example.com
– Call: 01698 285163
A one-stop shop for carers in need of information or support on everything from carers’ rights to practical, day-to-day services.
– Address: South Lanarkshire Council, Almada Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA
An organisation offering advocacy services for vulnerable people in Scotland.
– Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Address: Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB
– Call: 0131 5241975
A registered charity aiming to improve carers’ lives by linking them with professionals to form meaningful working relationships. The charity works in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and other organisations.
– Email: email@example.com
– Address: 51 Hope Street, Motherwell ML1 1BS
– Call: 01698 404055
Local authority offering a variety of support and services for carers.
– Address: Civic Centre (Council headquarters), Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB
– Call: 01698 403120
A website where members of the general public and carers can access public services.
Scottish arm of Carers UK.
– Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Address: The Cottage, 21 Pearce Street, Glasgow G51 3UT
– Call: 0808 8087777
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