When your loved one reaches the stage in their life when they need 24-hour care, but they don’t want to be uprooted and have to move into a care home, Elder’s live-in care service can provide an alternative. With Elder’s live-in carers your loved one can receive all the help and care that they need without having to leave their own home.
How live-in care in Fareham works
Elder works with only the very best carers in the industry; an Elder live-in carer will move into your loved one’s home and so will be able to provide them with care 24/7.
Your loved one will undoubtedly benefit from staying in their own home, surrounded by familiar possessions, and close to friends and neighbours, and will avoid the disruption and upset of moving.
The care provided in a group facility such as a care home cannot match that offered by a one-to-one carer, whose attention is not divided amongst many different care recipients.
Elder’s live-in carers often work on an alternating shift pattern with another carer, such as two weeks on and two weeks off, so that your loved one will receive continuity of care and will have time to develop a close working relationship and friendship with their carer.
Maintaining a social life in Fareham
Part of receiving the very best care is maintaining as much independence and mobility as possible. With a live-in carer, your loved one will be able to keep doing the activities that they enjoy for as long as they are able.
Perhaps your relative enjoys popping into the local library to catch up with friends, or just wander around the shops in Fareham Shopping Centre and then enjoy relaxing with a view over Fareham creek in Bath Lane Recreation Ground. All these outings are possible for your loved one with the company of their live-in carer.
Trips further afield into Portsmouth to enjoy the buzz and facilities of a city - or perhaps to tour the historic dockyard - are also a possibility. Your loved one’s live-in carer will take the time to get to know them well and will ensure that they can still do all the things that they most enjoy.
Providing the best care
Elder pays above the standard industry rate to attract only the best carers and to ensure that all the live-in carers who work with Elder are highly professional and motivated.
Elder will put in place an individual and specific care plan for your loved one that is highly tailored to their needs. For example, if your loved one can and would like to continue to do all their own cooking, then their live-in carer will be a happy, willing taste tester.
Alternatively, if your elderly relative no longer feels up to cooking three meals a day, then their Elder live-in carer will be able to provide the right level of support to enable them to do what they can, but will also be able to prepare highly nutritious and healthy meals if required.
Similarly, if your loved one is no longer able to manage light chores, such as clothes washing, cleaning or ironing, then the live-in carer will be happy to take over responsibility for these tasks.
Elder’s live-in carers can provide companionship if your loved one is still relatively mobile, but they are also highly experienced in providing all the care required for the more complex needs of an elderly relative who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, for example, or another form of dementia.
Should your loved one’s needs change over time, then this will be taken into consideration, and the care plan will be adjusted as necessary, giving you the peace of mind that whatever happens, your loved one’s needs will be met.
Additional benefits of live-in care
Staying in their own home and area also means that your loved one can remain registered at their local GP, with whom they may already have built up a long and trusting relationship. This might not be possible if your loved one moved out of the area and into a care home.
Live-in care is particularly beneficial to those with pets which they would otherwise have to be parted from to move into a care home. Your elderly relative would be able to continue to enjoy all the potential benefits of pet ownership, not only in terms of love and companionship but also the potential stress relief and lowered blood pressure that studies have shown owning a furry companion can bring.
If your loved one is no longer able to care for their pets alone, then the Elder live-in carer will be able to ensure that all animals are fed, groomed and well looked after.
How much does Elder’s live-in care cost?
Elder’s rates start at £895 per week for our live-in care service, which compares favourably with the cost of a care home. In fact, Elder’s rate could be up to thirty percent less than the equivalent care home fees. If a couple needs live-in care, then the potential savings could be even higher.
To discuss all your loved one’s care needs, please don’t hesitate to give our care advisors a call on 0333 150 2350 for a no-obligation chat any day between 8 am and 8 pm.