If your elderly loved one lives in Amersham or surrounding towns such as Little Chalfont, Chesham or Hazlemere, then they could benefit from a live-in care package from Elder. Live-in care is fast becoming the most popular form of elderly care in the UK, as it means your loved one can avoid the upheaval of leaving their family home for a place in a residential home.
With live-in care from Elder, your elderly relative is joined by a dedicated caregiver who will be with them round the clock, offering all the domestic support and companionship they need to maintain an independent, happy and healthy life for as long as possible.
What is live-in care?
With a live-in care package from Elder, a live-in care worker moves in with your relative and provides them with as much or as little help as they need, from shopping, cooking meals and light cleaning, through to driving them to and from social events.
Their carer can also facilitate trips to local amenities, such as appointments at Amersham Hospital, shopping at the nearby Wycombe Retail Park or meetings of the town’s Rotary Club.
Your loved one’s caregiver will also be able to assist with personal care tasks, such as getting out of bed, getting to the toilet and bathing. While those living in care homes might have these tasks performed by multiple different carers, with a dedicated live-in carer, such intimate tasks are much less upsetting for your loved one.
Why choose live-in care in Amersham from Elder?
We’re here to make a really stressful process as simple as possible. Finding care is a lot of hassle at a difficult time. Whether you’re looking for live-in care, home care, 24-hour care, dementia care, or even checking out every care home in Amersham, we understand you want the best solution, in the least complex possible way.
Part of reducing that stress is about ensuring you can be completely confident your loved one is getting the right live-in carer for them. That’s where our unique matching process comes in. During your home care consultation, our advisors will get as much information as possible about your case to build the most accurate picture of the needs of your loved one. That means we look to find out whether your loved one needs complex dementia care, or simply wants home help to provide a bit of support and companionship.
But unlike most companies, we look beyond practicalities. Our matching process is all about making home care more personal. So you get care that really feels like family. The live-in carer will be moving into your loved one’s house after all.
Our team want to know all about what makes your loved one tick. So we’ll ask questions about their personality. What they like to do to keep themselves entertained. What they like to talk about. What kind of people they get on with.
Only once we’ve got all this information will we match a carer. Once we’ve found your live-in carer, we’ll send you across a video so you can understand their personality.
What are the benefits over residential care?
There are countless benefits to live-in care, not least that your loved one gets to remain in familiar surroundings and enjoys a continuity of care they simply wouldn’t get in a residential home. Live-in carers usually work in pairs and take it in turns to spend two weeks at a time with your relative, meaning they become a familiar face and as much a friend as a carer.
Unlike in a care home, your loved one has full freedom to make choices about those small day-to-day decisions we often take for granted. Care home residents have little, if any, say over when they are put to bed, what they eat for their meals and even when they go to the bathroom, but with live-in care, your loved one retains full control.
Carers could also arrange interesting days out together, perhaps to local highlights including the Memorial Gardens, St Mary’s Church or the beautiful Field Centre.
Our carers are highly trained and well experienced in looking after those with intricate needs, so you can rest assured that the benefit of remaining in the comfort of their own home won’t compromise the level of care they receive.
Why live-in care in Amersham?
As well as helping your loved one maintain their independence, Elder always tries to match your loved one to a carer who shares some of their interests - that means they get mentally stimulating one-to-one interaction and get to keep up the hobbies and pursuits they have enjoyed throughout their life.
How much does live-in care in Amersham cost?
Elder’s live-in care service costs a flat rate of £849 per week. This is up to 30% less than a care home, and even more if care is required for couples.
All costs are completely inclusive, with no hidden fees. Although competitively priced, Elder also pay their carers above industry rate to ensure we work with the best and most experienced carers across the UK.
We take the time to match the interests of the care recipient to the caregiver, ensuring plenty of common ground to foster a comfortable and friendly working relationship. In fact, many of our carers go on to form strong bonds of friendship with their care recipients and their family members.
With highly-skilled and well-qualified caregivers employed across this region, live-in care from Elder is the perfect choice for those who wish to remain in their own homes but receive elderly care. For more information on the services we provide, simply get in touch with Elder today.