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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.
We provide live-in care in Godalming and the surrounding areas
The perfect solution for long-term live-in care is Elder, we provide the highest standard of live-in care in Godalming, Surrey and the surrounding areas.
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.”
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.
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 Godalming: Useful Resources
The local county council is a first port of call for information and advice on social services. They can arrange social services assessments.
Address: Surrey County Council, Contact Centre, Room 296-298, County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2DN
Call: 0300 200 1005
Exercise classes aimed at those over 60, with the aim of promoting fitness and well-being. Both seated and standing exercises are included.
Address: Godalming Borough Hall,3 Bridge St, Godalming, GU7 1HY
Call: 07803 453438
A GP practice providing advice and treatment for a range of health issues as well as regular clinics.
Address: Catteshall Mill, Catteshall Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1JW
Call: 01483 239903
The local branch of a national charity which provides plenty of support services for older people and those who care from them. Counselling and get-togethers can be organised.
Address: Rex House, William Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4QZ
Call: 01483 503414
Local centre providing freshly cooked healthy meals in your own home as well as an optional afternoon tea.
Address: Waverley Borough Council, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HR
Call: 07771 805414
Local café providing tasty food and beverages as well as yoga classes for all ages and abilities.
Address: 1 Angel Court, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1DT
Call: 01483 808569
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