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What is live-in care?
At Elder, we supply high-quality live-in carers for your elderly loved ones in and around Arundel, giving you complete peace of mind that your parent, relative or partner is being looked after in the best way possible.
Elder gives you access to professional caregivers who provide 24/7 home care assistance for the elderly in their own homes, or in your home if your relative has moved in with you.
Live-in care is a practical alternative to a care home in Arundel and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move to the unfamiliar surroundings of a care home can cause.
There is no need to go through much-loved possessions, choosing what to keep and what to part with, as you might have to do if your loved one moves to a residential care home. Thanks to our elderly care-at-home packages, your loved one can retain their much-loved treasures and mementoes of a long and happy life.
Who can benefit from a live-in carer?
We can supply compassionate and capable caregivers to any elderly person in need of an extra pair of hands around the home. Some of our care recipients require a short period of assistance, perhaps after surgery, for example, providing help with cleaning, shopping, cooking and medication.
In some cases, where an elderly loved one resides at home with you, a live-in carer provides companionship throughout the day while you are at work. Some families use our services when they go on holiday, to provide a short period of respite care without interrupting the daily routine.
In the majority of cases, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home on a permanent basis, offering help and support day and night, as required.
What are the benefits of care in the home?
Your loved one may have spent many happy years living an independent life in their own home. They will have built up friendships with neighbours and other people in and around Arundel and may be reluctant to move into residential care.
Many of our care recipients have gardens that they have tended for many years which they are not ready to give up. In some cases, we find that elderly people have much-loved pets with whom, of course, they do not wish to part. Or perhaps, one of your parents requires personal care that their partner is unable to provide due to their own advancing years.
By employing a specialist in elderly care, you’ll find that your loved one can continue with their lifestyle, which has a profound impact on their wellbeing.
Being among their own much-loved possessions and in familiar surroundings allows them to maintain a level of independent living, but with the knowledge that someone is on hand whenever help is needed.
We provide live-in care in Arundel and the surrounding area
If you’re looking for a carer in Arundel or any of the surrounding areas, give Elder a call to speak with one of our expert care advisors to find out more about live-in care.
What our customers say
“Judith is absolutely lovely and you could see the fantastic relationship she has with my mum. My mum’s smile nearly lit up the whole house when Judith arrived.”
What does a live-in carer do?
At Elder, we carefully match the caregiver to the care recipient. We take into account your loved one’s personality, hobbies and interests, and we endeavour to place a carer who will be compatible. We find that this allows the carer to blend seamlessly into the home without causing any disruption, and guarantees that both parties will have plenty in common to form a strong bond of friendship.
The carer will do as much, or as little, as required, and be guided by your relative as to the help and assistance needed. This could be anything from support with housework, shopping, outings and meal preparation, through to personal care such as help with bathing and dressing.
The caregiver makes sure that prescriptions are ordered and collected, and ensures that your loved one takes their medications as directed by their medical advisers. They will arrange hospital appointments, and accompany your relative on trips away from home, helping whenever needed.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Arundel, and the caregiver will organise stimulating outings to visit the castle, local museums and galleries. Enjoyable days out can be had at the beach or in nearby Chichester too, and your loved one’s caregiver can also help them to enjoy social activities too, such as exercise classes for the elderly, chess clubs, photography, or any other hobby.
If your loved one requires dementia care, this is not a problem. At Elder, we provide highly trained staff who can cope with the extra demands that dementia and Alzheimer’s care needs can place on them. They understand the need to keep a careful watch on your loved one’s safety, making sure that the cooker or the iron isn’t left on, for example, and that your relative does not wander off and become lost.
Knowing that your loved one is safe, comfortable, well-nourished and in good hands provides peace of mind for the whole family. It means that you can relax and enjoy their company, without worrying about the future. Should your relative’s needs increase over time, the caregiver will step in and provide more help as required.
We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements for home care, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care could make for all the family.
Colin and Dulcie’s story
Dulcie is 102-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for over two years. We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.
Care in Arundel: Useful Resources
A carer-focused charity with a wealth of online resources to support carers all over the country. This site includes information on caring, groups and workshops, and more.
Contact form: https://www.carerssupport.org.uk/contact-us/
Address: 19 Liverpool Gardens, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1RY
Call: 0300 028 8888
Part of the national organisation, offering a wide range of services and advice on finance, healthcare, housing and other issues of concern to the elderly and their carers.
Address: Age UK West Sussex, Suite 2, Anchor Springs, Littlehampton West, West Sussex, BN17 6BP.
Call: 01903 731 800
This site is a great resource for planning wheelchair-friendly walks in nature in the Arundel area.
This charity helps the elderly to stay involved with their community and maintain their independence, as well as building relationships beyond their immediate care circle, such as befriending volunteers or those with similar interests.
Call: 01903 257019
Here you will find a list of GP surgeries in the Arundel area. You can narrow your search based upon distance, specialisms and more.
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