Live-in care is a 24/7, one to one care alternative to a nursing home or residential care. If your elderly relative is comfortable in Roxburghshire, a live-in carer will enable them to continue living in the home and community which they love, surrounded by their family and friends for longer.
Live-in care supports independent living, and studies show that older people receiving independent living care enjoy better health and a higher quality of life.
Why is live-in care better than a nursing home in Roxburghshire?
In later life, dramatic changes, such as the death of a loved one or a move into residential care, can be upsetting. For someone who loves their home and their community, seeing their friends and neighbours, and practising their activities and hobbies, as usual, is very important.
Moving into a nursing home can feel strange and uncomfortable. Where possible, remaining in your own home is the preferable option. It’s not just the care recipients who benefit from Elder’s live-in care service, as you will also be able to live your life without constantly wondering if your loved one is happy or struggling in the unfamiliar settings of a care home.
The care received by a trained carer at home is the same standard or higher as that in a retirement or care home. The only difference is that with one to one care, the care and companionship is constant and not provided by an unfamiliar face or someone with a heavy workload.
Can I get live-in care in Roxburghshire?
Elder live-in care is a nationwide service that manages care schedules for many families across the UK. Our carers come from all over the country to stay with the care recipient for a secured amount of time. So no matter where you live, a carer can come to you.
How will a carer in Roxburghshire look after my loved one or relative?
Roxburghshire and the Southern Uplands are great locations for elderly people to live. With the use of a car or public transport, there is a wide range of things to do, from castles and gardens to farmers markets and craft exhibitions.
For example, Kelso Abbey in Kelso is a wonderful option for a day out, and in fine weather, a stroll around the Abbey grounds and ruins can be inspiring and relaxing. The site is mostly flat, and wheelchair users can get around easily with the help of a carer. What’s more, there’s no entry fee.
Floors Castle, home to the Dukes of Roxburghe, was built in 1721 and is still a popular favourite. With an impressive façade and elegant interior, stately home lovers will enjoy soaking up the atmosphere here too.
An indoor lift brings you to all the floors, and for those who don’t usually need a wheelchair for their day to day life, but would need one for a long day of sightseeing, the castle can also offer you a day loan. Just be sure to book in advance.
Border Berries, located at Rutherford Farm, is just west of Kelso and well-loved for its pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries, tayberries and blackcurrants. The cafe, situated next to a charming garden, has indoor and outdoor seating and is perfect for sunny and mild days.
The act of fruit picking is considered a good therapeutic practice for keeping fine motor skills healthy, but it may not be possible for everyone.
Even for those visitors who prefer to watch and direct their carers in the picking, the enjoyment is still there. For those who are still nimble, the pleasure of berry stained hands is one which will transport them back in time in an instant.
Roxburghshire is serviced by the Borders General Hospital (BGH), a district hospital on the outskirts of Melrose in the Scottish Borders. With 328 beds, it is a large hospital with full pharmacy services, and it offers a wide range of all the most used healthcare services for elderly people. Overall, the area is well taken care of, with three main branch post offices in Stow - Galashiels, Melrose and near the hospital.
How will you choose my live-in carer?
At Elder, we are very serious about matching our care recipients and carers. We understand the importance of a good working relationship, especially with a person living in your home around the clock.
Having things in common, such as activities or TV shows, is a good way to start, but we have also become experts in knowing what types of personalities will go well together.
How much will live-in care in Roxburghshire cost?
Our end to end service costs a flat rate of £895 per week for the live-in care service. Most customers find this is around 30% less than the cost of a care home, but the value to the recipient is priceless.
We pride ourselves on being fully transparent with our costs, so this is the final price you will pay for the service. However, for any work-related expenses, such as day trips out or if the care recipient would like their carer to accompany them to dinner, the client would meet the costs.
Why choose Elder?
At Elder, we passionately provide the highest standards of live-in, one-to-one elderly care. We are a fully managed service, and this means we handle all elements of training and scheduling to ensure our customers have the best quality carers and no risk of gaps in the care schedule.
If you would like to know more, you can call us today to speak to care advisors, with no obligation.