Who do you turn to when your elderly loved one lives in Ashford and needs help and assistance with daily tasks and chores? Does your loved one value their independence and want to remain in their own home? If so, Elder live-in care is likely to be the best option for you.
At Elder, we are proud to offer our Ashford customers the best home care services available in the UK. We provide the highest standards of live-in care which allows your elderly relative to remain in his or her own home, rather than face the uncertainty of moving into the unfamiliar surroundings of a care home.
Ashford is the perfect place your loved one to receive the assistance of a live-in carer. With centuries-old landscape that’s also home to world-class vineyards such as Chapel Down Winery, the Ashford Borough Museum and many secret gardens on their doorstep, they’re unlikely to run out of things to do if getting out and about is still possible.
Elder provides live-in carers across Kent and the rest of the UK.
Why choose a live-in carer?
Most older people are worried about the prospect of leaving their home to move into residential care. This isn’t surprising as such a move represents a loss of independence and a wrench from familiar surroundings, friends and neighbours.
When moving into a care home, an elderly person leaves everything they know and love behind – trading a familiar home full of memories for a room in an unknown institution, surrounded by unfamiliar people and strange routines and noises. At such a late stage of life when many people already feel vulnerable, such a move can cause stress, anxiety and even fright, made worse for those experiencing failing health and/or memory problems.
Private live-in care allows your loved one to remain in their own familiar surroundings, which can be a great source of comfort. Your elderly relative can continue living independently, with the security of knowing that there is someone there to help them 247. In addition, many people are surprised to learn that the cost of private care packages such as this can be up to 30% cheaper to funding a place in a residential care home.
How does it work?
At Elder, we offer our clients experienced and compassionate carers, resulting in complete peace of mind. We take the time to discover your loved one’s likes and dislikes and any special hobbies or interests that they may have. We then carefully match their profile with one of our dedicated caregivers, to ensure the perfect match to encourage the formation of a friendhsip. Such bond is beneficial to both parties.
We establish the level of care required and make sure that we create a tailored live-in care package to suit your loved one’s needs and requirements. In many cases, this means ensuring that the carer has specialised dementia or Alzheimer’s care training. All of our Elder carers are thoroughly checked to make sure that they have the appropriate knowledge, skills and training to ensure your loved one’s safety, security and happiness.
We want you and your loved one to be happy with the service that we provide, which is why we will always go the extra mile. If you or your relative decide that the carer we select is not suitable, then we will be more than happy to arrange a replacement. We even have a dedicated hotline open seven days a week so that you can discuss any worries or concerns with us.
The purpose of Elder is to make life easier for you and your loved one. We offer our clients in Ashford solutions from full-time live-in care through to respite care in your loved one’s own home and tailor our services to meet yours and your loved one’s needs.
We provide live-in care in Ashford and the surrounding areas
At Elder, we provide compassionate and professional live-in care in and around Ashford. Our meticulously selected carers can be with you in as little as 24 hours.
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.”
The benefits of in-home care
Your one-to-one caregiver is on hand to provide 24/7 care for your loved one, from assistance with bathing, dressing and toileting to shopping trips, social outings, mobility and independence and help with preparing meals. We find that the majority of our care workers forge strong friendships with their clients, and that having someone on hand to talk to can help to dispel feelings of loneliness.
Many older adults people spend a lot of time of their own, and this can lead to them neglecting their health and wellbeing, by forgetting to eat regularly, for example. Personal hygiene can also sometimes be compromised, and trying to maintain a social life can often be too much effort for them. Having company in the home can make a huge difference to your loved one’s morale. It’ll also provide you with the reassurance that someone is always on hand in case of emergencies, or simply to offer a listening ear.
Arranging care at home
If you are interested in learning more about our live-in elderly care services, then please get in touch with us. We are always happy to have a chat to talk about the service we provide and how it can benefit you and your loved one.
As a leading private care company, Elder believes in providing the best service possible. Contact us to find out more about how a live-in carer could be the solution you’ve been looking for, to bring help and security to your loved one.
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.
Useful Care Resources in Ashford
The website provides links to a range of social services aimed at senior citizens and their carers.
Address: Kent County Council, Kroner House, Eurogate Business Park, Ashford, TN24 8XU
Call: 03000 41 41 41
Ashford Lifeline is a 24-hour emergency response initiative from Ashford Borough Council.
Address: Ashford Lifeline, Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL
Call: 01233 642095
An excellent resource for anyone in the area in an unpaid caring role, Carers’ Support offers advice, support and activities for anyone who feels overwhelmed by their caring role or is in need of a break from it.
Address: Carers’ Support, Norman House, Beaver Business Park, Beaver Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 7SH
Call: 01233 664393
Age UK provides a wealth of information relating to older people living in and around Ashford.
Address: Age UK Ashford, The Joe Fagg Community Centre, Farrow Court, Stanhope Road, Ashford, TN23 5R
Call: 01233 668765
The Ashford branch of Dementia Action Alliance provides advice and support to those with dementia in the local area.
See the website or call for details of the next meeting of the Lunch Club, which usually takes place on a Friday.
Address: Ashford Baptist Church, Saint John’s Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PS
Call: 01233 625542
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