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If you find yourself in the unenviable position of having to consider moving a beloved elderly family member to a care home because they now need long-term 24-hour care and it is no longer practical for them to live alone, you may worry about how they will cope with the move. Fortunately, a care home is not the only available option: Elder live-in care provides round-the-clock care for your loved one in their own home.
A different type of care
In Midlothian, your loved one will be able to receive all the care that they need, without uprooting them from their home and moving them into a care home. Live-in care is often a good choice for many people who realise that their elderly family member cannot cope alone in their own home and now needs more than the short visits available from a home care company.
A live-in carer will move into your loved one’s home and, unlike in a care home where attention may be divided among several different care recipients, is dedicated to your loved one alone, ensuring that help is on hand no matter what the time of day or night.
Live-in carers often work together with another carer on an alternating shift rota system that generally lasts about two weeks, so that your loved one has continuation of care and their carer has the time to be able to form a proper working relationship with them.
The benefits of live-in care for Midlothian residents
It’s often found that people do better when they can remain in their own home in a familiar environment and with their own things around them. Your loved one may remain happier and more active for longer and may even recover from illness more easily when they receive appropriate care at home.
An added benefit of live-in care for elderly loved ones who may be living with dementia is that the familiarity of being in their own surroundings may help to calm anxiety. A live-in carer will be able to help your loved one keep their independence for longer, enabling them to take responsibility for themselves where possible, supporting them in matters where they need more help and providing reassurance for their family that your loved one is not in danger of hurting themselves.
From a watchful eye to more hands-on care such as help with dressing and bathing, live-in carers can provide safety and comfort for your loved one and peace of mind for you.
We provide live-in care in Midlothian and the surrounding areas in Scotland
Elder can help you find the perfect solution to long-term live-in care. Our carers are highly professional and dedicated workers, we provide care in Midlothian and throughout the surrounding areas in Scotland.
What our customers say
“The security and patience of live-in care has meant my mother has relaxed and her general disposition has improved to no end.”
Care tailored to individual needs
At Elder, we pride ourselves on providing a bespoke care service and not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to care. Your loved one’s care plan will be as individual and as unique as they are, taking into account familiar routines, likes and dislikes, and the type of care required.
For example, if your loved one would hate to give up their cooking but they need help in the kitchen to ensure that they are safe at all times, then this level of detail can be included in their care plan.
However, if your loved one needs a little more support around the house and is no longer able to manage all the cooking or cleaning alone, then their live-in carer will be happy to take on more responsibility for these light household chores. The live-in carer will be able to provide nutrient-rich and delicious meals, if required, and can ensure that all laundry, ironing or cleaning is carried out, for example.
If there is a day in the week that your elderly family member always pops to bingo at the Mayfield Community Centre, then their carer will be able to support them in continuing this for as long as possible, just as members of the Gorebridge Bowling Club will benefit from having a live-in carer to accompany them to a game.
Wherever in Midlothian your loved one lives, from Dalkeith to Temple, a live-in carer from Elder will help your elderly relative to keep their community links and to stay in contact with local friends and family.
The best in live-in care
At Elder, we work with some of the industry’s best carers. Our carers are paid above the industry standard rate because the care that they provide is above industry standard. With a support service available from Elder whenever needed, our carers state that they are happy in their work, and often form lasting friendships with both the care recipients and their family members.
It is this personal touch and determination to be the best care providers in the country that give you the knowledge and security that your loved one is in good hands with a live-in carer from Elder.
You can find out more about Elder’s live-in care service by calling one of our friendly and helpful care advisors, who are on hand to assist you with any queries. Team members are available seven days a week, from 8 in the morning until 8 at night.
Often working out as up to a third less than the price of a care home, and with even greater savings if care is needed for an elderly couple, Elder’s live-in care service costs £1225, so call us today to find out how your loved one can benefit from having a live-in carer to meet all their care needs without having to leave the comfort and security of their own home.
Dulcie’s care story
In this short video, Dulcie and her family explain her reasons for choosing Elder live-in care. They discuss how live-in care has allowed her to stay independent in her own home while making a new friend at the same time.
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