What is live-in care?
Live-in care offers a viable alternative to residential care when your loved one seems to be struggling to cope with living on their own at home. A carefully selected and dedicated live-in carer moves into your loved one’s home, acting as a helper, companion and facilitator, and enabling them to live a rich and fulfilling life on their own terms.
Why is live-in care a better option than a care home in Shrewsbury?
Whether your loved one lives in the town itself, or in one of the neighbouring villages, such as Uffington, Bicton or Berrington, a live-in carer can enable them to carry on living in their much-loved and familiar home, surrounded by neighbours and friends.
There’s no need to go through your loved one’s possessions with them, selecting what to keep, what to give away and what to sell. Your loved one is able to remain in their own home, with their possessions close at hand.
There are some excellent care homes operating in the area, offering a high quality of care to their residents, but with the best will in the world, care home staff have to spread themselves around numerous residents during the day.
It’s possible that your loved one could have dealings with several different caregivers, which can be particularly confusing for those with memory problems. With Elder, there is one single carer, who quickly becomes a trusted friend, leading to greater continuity of care.
Many of our care recipients have pets, which most care homes are not able to accommodate due to health and safety laws and available space. With an Elder carer, your loved one can continue to reap the many health benefits that pet ownership brings, with the carer helping out with pet care duties as required.
Spontaneous outings are just not possible in a care home, due to staffing levels and the need for risk assessments. But with an Elder carer, your loved one can head out of the house on the spur of the moment, whether that’s a trip to feed the ducks at Mereside Park on a sunny afternoon or a shopping trip to the Darwin Shopping Centre.
What does a live-in carer in Shrewsbury do?
An Elder live-in carer will perform numerous tasks in and around the home, to enable your loved one to continue to live in their own home. Tasks may range from providing simple companion care, to helping with the housework, laundry and even gardening duties.
Elder carers understand the importance of fresh air, exercise and proper nutrition, and will make sure that your loved one leads as healthy a lifestyle as possible in their particular circumstances. That could be regular swimming sessions at The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre, or attending meetings of the Senior Citizens’ Bowling League.
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.”
Whatever your loved one’s hobbies and interests, the live-in carer will ensure that they have ample opportunities to spend time doing the things they love the most.
The carer will arrange medical appointments and ensure that your loved one attends on time, whether at the Riverside Medical Practice or the South Hermitage Surgery. They will pick up prescriptions from Rowlands Pharmacy or Asda, and dispense medications according to instructions.
Most importantly, the carer is on hand throughout every single day and night and is able to deal with any emergencies that may arise, giving you and your family complete peace of mind that your loved one is well looked after at all times.
Who can benefit from live-in care in Shrewsbury?
Any older person in need of help and assistance can benefit from Elder live-in care. We provide everything from simple companion care right through to more complex personal care, like helping your loved one with bathing, dressing and toileting.
Some Elder care recipients require short-term respite care following an illness or surgery. Other care recipients require permanent live-in care, due to failing health or long-term medical conditions.
Sometimes, a live-in carer is needed to support a couple, where one partner requires more assistance than their spouse is able to provide. A live-in carer avoids the possibility of the couple being separated by one person moving into residential care.
How much does live-in care in Shrewsbury cost?
With even the very best care homes unable to provide the one to one care that an Elder live-in carer offers, many of our clients anticipate that our fees will be comparable to those of residential homes. In fact, the cost of Elder live-in care is just £795 per week, which is around 30% less than you could expect to pay for residential care.
We don’t believe in unexpected charges either, which is why you won’t find any hidden fees on your Elder bill, just the single flat rate of £895 per week. This allows you to plan your budget efficiently.
Just because we are cheaper than residential care, that doesn’t mean that we skimp on paying our employees either. Our reputation rests on the excellent service that our carers provide, which is why we make sure we pay them above the industry rates for the work that they do.
How can I find out more?
We are on hand seven days a week to discuss any questions or concerns that you have about our live-in care service. Just call our friendly and helpful customer care advisors between 8 am and 8 pm, to find out more about the excellent service that we provide in your loved one’s own home. We will explain our live-in care service in greater detail, with absolutely no obligation.
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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