How does live-in care compare to a care home in Colchester?
If your loved one has always been independent, but now requires care and someone around 24-hours a day, why not consider Elder live-in care in Colchester? Private home care is an increasingly popular type of care that provides your loved one with more one-to-one support than they would receive in a care home, while allowing them to retain their independence and stay in their own home and communities.
Being admitted into a residential care home invariably means that your loved one would have to sacrifice most of their independence. Although many care homes try hard to treat all their residents as individuals, it is impossible for someone to have the same level of one-to-one as they would in their own home with a private carer dedicated to meeting their needs.
If your loved one lives alone in Colchester and you are worried about their safety, putting them in a care home where there will be 24-hour supervision is no longer the only option. One of Elder’s live-in carers in Essex can move into your loved one’s home and keep them safe in their own environment, even if their care needs are quite complex, such as for those living with dementia.
Elder provide live-in care throughout Essex.
Is live-in care suitable for those living with dementia?
Elder’s carers are highly trained professionals who have experience in providing care for all sorts of conditions. Elder will match a live-in carer to your loved one based on the specific requirements of the care required for their condition, whether simply cooking and cleaning, or dealing with the many issues that may arise for someone living with dementia.
We provide live-in care in Colchester and the surrounding areas of Essex
Our live-in care services in Colchester and throughout Essex are the perfect solution for long-term 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 tasks will a live-in carer perform?
Your live-in carer will do as much, or as little, as required. Their private carer will draw up a tailored plan guided by your specific requests. For example, if your loved one enjoys gardening, their carer will ensure that they have everything they need to be able to continue with the activity and only offer help where asked. For example, if they find the lawnmowing difficult, yet enjoy tending to their flowers beds, their carer will only assist with the strenuous duties.
With the help of their live-in carer, there’s a lot that your loved one can do in Colchester town. For example, the Lion Walk Activity Centre for over 50s, conveniently situated in the town centre, offers a wide range of group activities and services in a comfortable and welcoming environment. The centre offers anything from computer classes to providing services such as chiropodists and hairdressers.
If your loved one enjoys socialising with other people their age, there’s also the Wivenhoe Lunch Club, Old Heath Friendship Club and Knit ‘n’ Natter. Your live-in carer will happily participate at any clubs your loved one wishes, or if they prefer the company of their live-in carer, then they’ll be equally happy to partake in a game of chess from their living room.
At Elder, we provide experienced staff who can cope with the extra demands that dementia and Alzheimer’s can bring. They understand the need to keep a watchful eye on your loved one, i.e. making sure that the cooker or the iron isn’t left on, or making sure that your relative does not wander off and become lost.
Knowing that your loved one is as happy as possible, comfortable, eating well and in safe hands provides peace of mind for the whole family. It means that when you visit you can relax and enjoy their company, without worrying about things such as whether they are eating properly. Should your relative’s needs increase over time, the caregiver will provide more help as required.
Elder is always happy to discuss your individual requirements for care in the home and will provide a care plan tailored to your situation, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care can make for your family.
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 Colchester: Useful Resources
Practical support on topics such as training and benefits, peer support and social occasions, campaigning for carer recognition, training courses, products and more.
Address: Carers UK, 20 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4LX
Call: 020 7378 4999
Advice, signposting and local support services for older people and their carers. Links to social and learning activities, personal care services and more.
Address: Age UK Colchester, Globe House, 6 George Street, Colchester, CO1 1TP
Call: 01245 346106
Support for carers, advice on grants, training, peer support and social occasions for carers. Practical advice alongside emotional support and befriending.
Address: Imperial House, Rosemary Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex, CO15 1NZ
Call: 01255 474410
Council-run information-packed resource for carers, with everything from local services through to social clubs and centres, resources for older people and more.
Address: County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1QH
Call: 0345 743 0430
Wellbeing clubs across Essex for older people and their carers, with education and leisure opportunities, friendship, food and more.
Address: Ravensbourne Drive, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2SL
Call: 01245 257155
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