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How can live-in care help my elderly loved one in Beaconsfield?
If you’re concerned that your elderly loved one is struggling to cope independently with day-to-day life in the Beaconsfield area, then you’re probably considering your care options. Nowadays, there are alternatives to the traditional residential care home model, with the option of live-in care, which is where a dedicated caregiver moves into your loved one’s home to assist with a broad range of duties and activities.
The beauty of live-in care is that your loved one does not have to part with the possessions they have built up over a lifetime. There’s no need to downsize or give up a well-tended garden, or much-loved pets either. A live-in carer moves into your relative’s home to provide help and reassurance throughout the day and night.
Whether your elderly relative lives in the town, or in one of the neighbouring villages such as Chalfont St Giles, Seer Green or Loudwater, an Elder carer can facilitate shopping trips, outings and fun and stimulating activities that help to keep mind, body and spirit active.
What can I expect from a live-in carer in Beaconsfield?
An Elder carer provides both care and companionship and enables your loved one to lead a productive and stimulating life. Levels of care vary according to your loved one’s unique circumstance.
Some of our customers choose a private live-in carer for an elderly parent who requires help with washing, cleaning, and general house-keeping, while others opt for 24 hour care at home for a more intense level of care, such as dementia care.
Your loved one’s Elder caregiver can facilitate social outings, such as the regular Thursday Lunch Club at the Curzon Centre on Maxwell Road, the Holtspur Senior Citizens Club meetings at Kiln Court, or perhaps the Chiltern Hundreds Supper Club.
A trip to Bekonscot model village is always a popular outing on pleasant days, and in more inclement weather the carer can join in with quizzes, board games, or just a friendly chat over a cup of tea.
The carer can also arrange medical appointments and remind your loved one to take their medication. They will also ensure that they cook tasty and nutritious meals and can offer companionship by eating with them at meal times.
We provide live-in care in Beaconsfield and the surrounding areas
Elder’s live-in care services can start within as little as 24 hours in Beaconsfield. Our skilled and compassionate carers are committed to providing the very best care to your loved one.
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.”
Why is live-in care the better alternative to a care home in Beaconsfield?
Tired of searching around every care home in Beaconsfield? Live-in care is becoming increasingly popular across the United Kingdom. With live-in care, often called 24-hour care, home care or home help, your loved one gets to stay in the comfort, safety and familiarity of their own home. While also getting the care they need to live their life.
Live-in care gives your loved one the freedom to carry on. The older we all get, the more difficult it becomes to adapt to big changes in our lives. Home care means your elderly relatives are able to maintain the social networks that keep them safe and happy. Whether friends or neighbours, your loved one can keep having daily chats they’ve always had, with the people they’ve always known. They can keep doing the things they love, whether hobbies or activities, in their own community. Where they know. Where they love.
Elder’s live-in care in Beaconsfield provides the best of both worlds. The comfort of home sweet home, with care comparable to any care home in Beaconsfield. There’s no doubting it, as live-in care can provide 24-hour care and dementia care, it’s a realistic long-term alternative to a care home. More than that. It’s a better alternative.
Live-in carers and home care recipients often end up forming lasting bonds and friendships. It’s all because of the one-to-one nature of home help.
Your elderly relative is able to have the meals they want, when they want. Whether it’s a Sunday roast or Full English, they’ll have a live-in carer able to cook it up in no time. Elder live-in carers are also able to provide nutritionally-rich diet, should your loved one require it.
Great personal care is about more than just meals. Live-in care works so well because it enables your loved one to have complete freedom over the activities they do and don’t do. If they like to keep active by getting out in the garden, they can. If they want to go out for a walk around town, they can. The routine can be as flexible, or as structured as required.
You just don’t get this level of personal, bespoke care in a care home.
What if my loved one doesn’t like their carer?
Our standout feature is our unique matching process. We combine a human touch with the power of technology to match your loved one to a live-in carer – based personality, hobbies, interests, and specifications. We value human relationships over anything else. If a live-in carer is going to provide a great service, if they’re going to live with your loved one, they both need to really get along.
However, life isn’t perfect. Sometimes a carer and a care recipient just don’t gel. To re-arrange your care plan or carer, all you have to do is give us a call. We can change the carer in as little as 48 hours.
Why choose Elder?
There’s no way of getting care for your loved that’s as comprehensive. There’s no service that’s more simple. There’s no care home that can care as much about the unique relationship built between a carer and a care recipient.
Our matching service is unique. You just won’t find character-matches of the same accuracy with any other provider. It’s no wonder many of the matches we help bring about end up being lasting friends.
We don’t just help you with the personal match, however. We’re here to guide through every stage of your journey with us. From deciding on whether live-in care, home care or dementia care is right for you, to helping you figure out how you’re going to pay for it. We’re right by your side. Helping you understand. Minimising your stress, in a situation that’s ultimately extremely stressful.
What’s more, we have a flat rate of just £895 per week. That’s significantly less than you’re likely to be quoted by any local care home in Beaconsfield. Actually, live-in care can be up to 30% cheaper. We don’t charge any hidden fees and you don’t have to pay upfront. Your first week with us is a trial. If you don’t love the Elder experience, you don’t have to pay.
Give our team of expert care advisors a call. This is the faster, easier and better way to arrange great care. Welcome to Elder. Welcome to great live-in care, Beaconsfield.
Dulcie’s Care Story
In this short video, Mary and Colin explain how Dulcie’s live-in Elder carer, Sarah, has become part of the family. They discuss how live-in care has allowed Dulcie to stay independent in her own home, while making a new friend at the same time.
Care in Beaconsfield: Useful Resources
Local authority offering practical help, advice and access to services for carers, as well as more general services and information in relation to the practical demands of everyday life.
Address: Buckinghamshire County Council, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UA
Call: 01296 395000
Carer-led support group facilitated by Carers Bucks held from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on the first Thursday of each month.
Address: The Parish Centre (St Teresa’s Church), 40 Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL
Offering information and advice for a wide range of carers.
Address: Ashton House, 14 Granville Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2JR
Call: 01494 463364
An independent charity formed to support carers in Bucks, and a member of the national Carers Trust Network.
Address: Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP19 8HT
Call: 0300 7772722
A Stroke Association service which can be accessed six months after a stroke, offering emotional support and practical help and advice.
Address: Stroke Association, Involve Community Services, The Court House, Broadway, Bracknell, RG12 1AE
Call: 0300 330 0761
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