If your loved one is fortunate enough to live in the pretty town of Godalming, the chances are that they will be reluctant to move away and into a care home, even if they have reached the stage of needing a high level of support.
Elder’s live-in care service can resolve this dilemma by providing all the care and support that your elderly relative requires in the comfort of their own home.
For more information about how Elder could offer an alternative to a care home, speak to our care advisors every day from 8 am to 8 pm.
Why is live-in care preferable to a care home in Godalming?
Live-in elderly care has become increasingly popular in recent years, partly because our customers benefit from the peace of mind of knowing that their elderly loved one is safe and enjoying life to the fullest.
Live-in care means that your relative can enjoy one-to-one care that is specially planned to meet their individual needs, as well as the companionship of a carer who has been carefully chosen to match them in terms of personality, background and interests.
In a care home, however, your loved one would be one of a number of vulnerable elderly people being cared for by potentially busy staff members in an unfamiliar environment and is unlikely to benefit from the same level of attention as that provided by a live-in carer.
Older people can often find change difficult, particularly if they are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, and moving into a strange place can be upsetting. A live-in carer from Elder will support your loved one to maintain contact with friends, neighbours and family members and will encourage them to continue enjoying their favourite activities in their local community.
Whatever your loved one’s needs, Elder’s highly experienced and trained carers will be able to provide the care that they require in the comfort of their own home. We have carers in Godalming and in the neighbouring villages of Milford, Shalford and Compton who are available to move in with an elderly person needing twenty-four-hour care.
What does live-in care involve?
A unique care plan will be created for your loved one, detailing all their needs and preferences. Their live-in carer will do whatever is needed to keep your relative safe and to maximise their well-being.
The care provided will depend on the care recipient’s individual needs; some older people may need assistance with most daily activities while others will mainly benefit from having someone around 24/7 to ensure that they are safe and do not hurt themselves. Other duties of live-in carers can include domestic tasks such as cooking, cleaning and laundry.
If your loved one needs to be accompanied to a healthcare appointment at a local GP surgery, such as the Mill Medical Practice, or further afield possibly at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, their live-in carer will ensure that this is done. If required, our carers will also shop for your loved one and can help with prescriptions, ensuring that they are ordered and collected from services such as the Godalming Pharmacy.
If your loved one’s needs change due to a deterioration in their health or for other reasons, the care plan will be updated to reflect these changes.
How can live-in care improve your loved one’s daily life in Godalming?
If you have been worried about your loved one’s safety both in and outside their home, you may have felt that the less they do, the safer they will be. Having a live-in carer means that your loved one will be able to get out and about safely and continue to enjoy all the things that they want to do in their area.
For example, they may enjoy a short stroll by the riverside or a trip to the nearby Winkworth Arboretum, which is especially attractive in the springtime when the azaleas are in bloom. The Godalming Museum is another popular place to spend an hour or two discovering the fascinating history of the town and visiting the coffee shop for refreshments before heading home.
If your loved one has a car, their carer will be able to chauffeur them to nearby attractions such as Loseley Park and Gardens. Your loved one will have greater choice over how to spend their time and will be supported to enjoy all that this friendly community has to offer as much as their circumstances allow.
Is live in care expensive?
You may be surprised to learn that Elder’s live-in care service costs only £895 per week. This is a completely inclusive cost, and there are no hidden fees or extras. If your loved one moved into a care home, the cost could be up to 30% higher, and they would not benefit from the one-to-one care offered by Elder.
For couples needing care, live-in care is even more cost-effective when compared with a care home and enables the couple to stay together, which might not be possible in a residential care situation.
Why choose Elder?
At Elder, we are committed to providing the best live-in care service for your loved one. We take the time to choose a carer who will be compatible with the older person, and you can have confidence in the carer’s skills and abilities.
We only employ the best and most highly experienced live-in carers throughout the UK, paying them above industry rates to ensure that we attract the best staff. Our support team is available to you throughout the process, offering support or information as it is needed.
Call us, with no obligation, for an informal discussion with our care advisors.