What is live-in care?
When your elderly relative is struggling to cope alone in their own home, opting for a live-in carer offers an excellent alternative to moving them into residential care.
A live-in carer moves into your loved one’s home, living as part of the family while enabling your elderly relative to make the most of every day. The carer will help them in a variety of ways, ensuring that they are safe and comfortable, while enjoying their favourite activities in familiar surroundings.
What makes live-in care in Peeblesshire the better option to a care home?
There are some excellent care homes available, but no matter how good they are, some elderly people are acutely distressed at the thought of leaving behind their much-loved home to move into a room in a residential care home. It means going through a lifetime’s worth of possessions, deciding what to keep and what to part with.
With live-in care, there’s no need to part with treasures and mementoes, and no downsizing to worry about. Your loved one’s life continues as normal, but with the help of a dedicated carer, who offers companionship, help and assistance wherever needed so that your elderly relative can continue to enjoy life to the full.
Many of our care recipients have gardens that they have lovingly tended for many years. Others have pets, which care homes are usually unable to accommodate. However, pet ownership has been proved to offer significant health benefits. With an Elder carer to help with gardening duties and pet care, your loved one can continue to enjoy their favourite things.
Whether your loved one lives in Peebles, Skirling, Linton or Eddleston, a live-in carer will ensure that they get appropriate amounts of fresh air and exercise, whether that’s a gentle stroll around Dawyck Botanic Garden and Arboretum on a sunny afternoon or an Aquafit session at Peebles Swimming Pool.
Your loved one can enjoy their favourite meals at a time that suits them, rather than a time that suits the residential home. All Elder carers understand the importance of proper nutrition, and they will ensure that your loved one leads as healthy and active a lifestyle as is appropriate for their circumstances.
What does a live-in carer in Peeblesshire do?
An Elder live-in carer will happily perform a wide variety of tasks to ensure the safety and comfort of your loved one. One of the most important aspects of a live-in carer is the peace of mind that it provides, both to you and your loved one, that their needs are being met, and that someone is on hand to deal with any emergencies that may arise.
Simple companion care helps your loved one to avoid the loneliness that can affect so many members of the older generation. At Elder, we take the time to match your loved one’s hobbies and interests, as we find that this promotes strong bonds of trust and friendship from the outset, and ensures that both parties will be happy with the arrangement.
The carer will help with housework, including pet care and gardening, if necessary. They will also help with laundry and cooking and will facilitate fun and social events, from afternoon tea at the Ovendoor on Peebles’ High Street, to meeting up with friends and neighbours.
The carer is always on hand to arrange medical appointments, and ensure that they are kept, whether at the Hay Lodge Health Centre or Neidpath Surgery and will pick up prescriptions from Boots Pharmacy on Eastgate, ensuring that medication is taken in accordance with the instructions.
Who can benefit from live-in care in Peeblesshire?
Any older person who needs some assistance with day-to-day life in their own home can benefit from a live-in carer. Elder care recipients range from people who are lonely and vulnerable, and who welcome the opportunity to have a live-in companion, right through to those with more complex needs, who need a great deal of personal care throughout the day and night.
Whether on a short-term basis, for those recovering from illness, or for those who required respite care, through to permanent or long-term live-in care solutions, Elder can supply empathetic and supportive carers who can help your elderly relative make the most of every day.
How much does live-in care in Peeblesshire cost?
Most of our clients expect our charges to be similar to those of a care home, particularly when considering that live-in care offers 1:1 care around the clock - something that no care home, no matter how excellent, can possibly aspire to.
In fact, clients are delighted to discover that our charges are around 30% less than a care home’s fees, or even less where the carer is looking after a couple in their own home.
At Elder, we believe in complete transparency, especially when it comes to the true cost of care. That’s why we charge a standard weekly rate of £849 for our services, with a promise of no hidden costs or extras.
How can I find out more?
Our friendly and helpful customer home care advisors are on hand seven days a week to discuss our services with you, and to answer any queries or concerns that you have. Call us today between 8am and 8pm for a no-obligation chat about Elder live-in care and find out for yourself what makes us different.