What is live-in care?
At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for the elderly, in and around Bromley, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the comfort of their own homes.
Elder provides experienced caregivers who provide 24/7 live-in care for the elderly in their own homes, or in your home if your relative has moved in with you. Live-in care provides a happier alternative to residential care and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move can cause in later life.
Live-in care means that your loved one won’t have to part with their possessions, change their dinner time or the time they go to bed. Thanks to our elderly care-at-home packages, your loved one can retain their much-loved treasures and continue with life the way they always have done, with the support that they now require.
Who can benefit from a live-in carer?
We only supply compassionate and capable caregivers and ensure that we vet all carers carefully. Some of our care recipients require a short period of assistance, perhaps after surgery, for example, and need help with cleaning, shopping, cooking and medication.
A live-in carer provides companionship throughout the day to ensure that they don’t get lonely, which can be determental to to their mental health. Some families use our services when they go on holiday, to provide a short period of respite care without interrupting their familiar daily routine.
In most cases, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home on a permanent basis, offering help and support 24/7, as required.
What are the benefits of care in the home?
Your loved one is likely to 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 Bromley and may be reluctant to move into residential care, full of people they do not know.
Many of our care recipients have gardens that they have tended for many years, and stopping such activities can be very upsetting for them. In some cases, we find that elderly people have much-loved pets that they are very attached to and don’t want to part from. Or perhaps, one of your parents requires personal care that their partner is unable to provide due to their own advancing years/conditon.
By employing a caregiver to move into their home, you will find that your loved one can continue with their lifestyle, which has a large 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 peace of mind that someone is on hand whenever help is needed.
What does a live-in carer do?
At Elder, we carefully match the caregiver to the care recipient, to ensure a successful pairing. 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 around.
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 many beautiful parks for your loved one to visit in Bromley. There’s even an outdoor amphitheatre coming soon which will show comedy and music tribute acts and present two doses of Shakespeare: Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It also boasts some amazing restaurants, such as the award-winning Indian restaurant, Tamasha.
If your loved one enjoys history, they can visit Down House, the famous naturalist’s Charles Darwin’s restored home, with the study where he wrote On the Origin of Species. All visits will be accompanied by your live-in carer, providing you with the peace of mind that they are keeping themselves busy while receiving the best one-to-one care possible.
Elder has specialist carers that are in experienced in dealing with dementia care. We pride ourselves providing highly trained staff who can cope with the extra demands that dementia and Alzheimer’s 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 care in the home, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care could make for all the family.