Who’s live-in care in Datchet for?
There comes a time when many people need to consider what’s best for their parent or loved one. After the death of a spouse or a long stay in hospital, living at home alone may no longer be a practical solution.
If you’re going through this experience with your loved one, Elder can help you navigate the world of private, 24-7 live-in care. We arrange the highest standard of home care available in the UK and the carers we work with are highly-trained and experienced.
Why choose Elder live in care in Datchet?
Many of our care recipients and customers choose live-in care over a care home for two reasons – comfort and peace of mind. Staying in their own homes means our care recipients maintain a sense of freedom and independence for longer – and this helps them stay happier and healthier. For our customers, you can rest safe in the knowledge that your loved ones are at home, happy in familiar surroundings with someone there to look after them and keep them company.
Who are Elder?
We’re the UK’s leading live-in care specialists. As an introductory agency, our job is all about ensuring your loved one has a carer they get on with, and you trust. It starts by only partnering with carers who have at least one year’s experience. Then, we ensure the carer has a full criminal background (DBS) check, before undertaking a full face-to-face interview and care exam in one of our offices. We work with 4% of applicants. We’re currently the UK’s leading specialists in live-in care. We’ve focused purely on live-in care because we’re determined to offer the 24/7 alternative to the care home in Datchet, and the rest of the country.
We provide live-in care in Datchet and the surrounding areas
Elder provides the highest level of live-in care in Datchet and throughout the South East. Our compassionate and highly skilled carers can get started in as little as 24 hours.
What our customers say
“The security and patience of live-in care has meant my mother has relaxed and her general disposition has improved to no end.”
What is live-in care?
A live-in carer is someone who lives with a care recipient 24 hours a day. They’re a trained carer with a wealth of experience in helping older care recipients living at home, especially those with long-term illnesses, reduced mobility, Alzheimer’s care needs and dementia.
When you hire a live-in carer, they come to stay in a spare room and help will all aspects of daily life such as light housework, cooking and cleaning, as well as personal care, such as helping your loved one with washing, dressing and using the bathroom. Live-in carers also help the care recipient with moblity – such as getting out of bed in the morning. An important part of their role is to provide companionship and a safe pair of hands should anything go wrong.
Is live-in care a better alternative to a care home in Datchet?
Datchet is a lovely part of England and it is hardly surprising that most residents here don’t want to leave the area. What’s more, the cost of live-in care is very favourable, compared to care home costs in the area, making live-in care a sound financial decision.
Throughout the UK, our customers and care recipients tell us that they prefer live-in care to the care home experience. For our customers as well as the care recipients, there is a sense of continuity with live-in care, and our customers can rest easy, knowing that their loved ones are safe and comfortable in familiar surroundings.
Enjoying live-in care in Berkshire
Although small, the village is still very well situated, with enough things to do to keep most older residents happy. In the village, the social scene revolves around the Costa Coffee shop and the Royal Stag, and the village has a small Tescos for day-to-day needs. For those looking to travel out a little for a morning out, the Old Windsor Centre has become something of a highlight in Berkshire. With a full program of arts and crafts, board games sessions and even a smile exercise class, there’s plenty here to see and do. The Old Windsor also offers a good opportunity to meet new people, get together with old acquaintances, and to just relax and enjoy a coffee.
Age UK for Slough and Berkshire East also holds regular events in the area, with group transport available from Datchet.
How much does Elder live-in care cost in Datchet?
At Elder, we offer a completely transparent pricing system. One week of live-in care costs £795, no matter where you live in the country or what the care recipient’s needs may be. This price is all-inclusive and contains all carer training, vetting and insurances, as well as the carer’s travel costs to the your loved one’s home.
Our customers in the South of England tell us that this can represent significant savings of up to 30% on the average care home place. When the carer works in the home of a couple, this saving can be more than double that.
Are Elder’s carers the best in the UK?
Elder carers really are some of the best carers in the UK, and we are proud to work with them. We source our carers from all over the country. After we’ve interviewed a potential new carer, if we think they are suitable.
Providing the best carers rests heavily on our shoulders. At Elder, we work hard to make sure our back-office operations are highly efficient, and this means we are able to provide our carers with the best working conditions. We take a lower margin than many of our competitors, which means we can offer our customers the best prices for the very best carers too.
Mikis’ care story
In this short video, Nick and Maro explain their reasons for choosing Elder live-in care. They discuss how live-in care has allowed Nick’s father Mikis to stay independent in his own home while making a new friend at the same time.
Care in Datchet: Useful Resources
Part of the Carers Trust, the hub allows carers to access personalised and timely support and information.
Address: 14 Albury Close, Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 1BD
Call: 0118 324733
An organisation offering carers signposting services, as well as advice, support and networking opportunities.
Call: 01628 947974
Crossroads provides carer support services, such as transport provision and an emergency helpline.
Address: Broadway House, 4-8 The Broadway, Newbury, RG14 1BA
Call: 01865 260280
The local authority website offers lots of advice and information, including links to voluntary organisations that it grant-funds to help carers, including the Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub and Crossroads Care.
Address: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD
Call: 01635 551111
The national charity which offers a wealth of services and support, including groups and workshops and information on everything from complementary therapies to finances.
Address: Age UK Berkshire, Huntley House, 119 London Street, Reading, RG1 4QA
Call: 0118 9594242
This is an organisation that used to offer direct services to carers, but now awards grants to local organisations which work to help and support carers. Grants of as much as £6,000 are available via the Berkshire Community Foundation.
Address: Reading Bridge House, George Street, Reading, RG1 8LS
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