Life can get hectic at times, especially if are looking after children or even grandchildren while dealing with the increasing assistance and elderly care that your parents might require.
Elder provides live-in care across Henley, offering bespoke home care packages which are tailored to suit your elderly relative’s level of need. Whatever support your loved one requires, Elder’s expertly qualified team can provide 24/7 care and companionship to help them remain in their own home.
Henley has been acknowledged by The Times as home to the best 50 museums in the world, so your loved one won’t run out of things to explore. In the award-winning building by architect Sir David Chipperfield there are also displays about the river, the town of Henley and rowing, in addition to special exhibitions and a beautiful café. You can therefore rest assured that your loved one will be having fun, while receiving the best care available in the UK.
There are different options available when it comes to elderly care. The type you choose may depend on how much and what type of care your loved one requires. They may need extra help around their home, have physical disabilities or need dementia care. Whatever their requirements, we can create a tailored care plan.
Why choose care at home?
Of course, there are nursing homes and care homes, but it can be both more cost effective and much better for your elderly relative to receive support in their own home. Care at home – whether for a few hours a day or 24-hours a day, seven days a week – can offer the best one-to-one companionship and care to your loved one, at a level that would be hard to achieve in a nursing or care home.
For those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, in particular, moving from familiar surroundings can be distressing. Staying in their own home for as long as possible reduces stress and confusion and is much better for your loved one’s overall peace of mind.
Familiar belongings and environments will minimise confusion and provide comfort to your loved one, and live-in care can be the perfect solution to enable them to stay in their home while still getting the support and help they require.
Live-in care is the fastest growing area of caregiving, providing a modern alternative to care and nursing homes. It means that you can ensure your parent or elderly relative receives the help and assistance they need alongside companionship and support while being able to stay in the place they love.
Elderly care in Henley
Elder works across Henley, with caregivers who will move into your loved one’s home. Your first step will be deciding on the level of care your elderly family member requires. You can then arrange a bespoke care package for your relative that will enable them to stay in the surroundings they know best and continue to live the life they know.
We provide live-in care in Henley and the surrounding areas
Elder live-in care is a nationwide, dependable service with many years of live-in care experience. Our skilled and compassionate carers can get started with you in as little as 24 hours.
Level of care
The level of care your loved one receives can start at just a couple of hours per week to provide a little assistance and companionship, support with some light housework, help with showering or bathing or just to check-in on the care recipient.
It may be that your family member requires a carer to come in in the morning and perhaps at night, to assist with bedtime routines. A few hours a day to help with these kinds of tasks, plus support in cooking or shopping, as well as supporting and providing companionship could be all that’s needed.
However, your elderly loved one may struggle with mobility or have other physical challenges or might have dementia which affects their ability to make decisions. If they require a full-time carer to be there to ensure their safety and everyday living needs, you can arrange 24-hour care seven days a week as a long-term solution, or for as long as required.
It may be that the care needs are short-lived, for example, after recovering from a fall or an operation, or perhaps as a respite for a family member who is the usual carer.
The other advantage of care provided in this setting is the flexibility. You can start with a few hours a week and increase or decrease when circumstances change, all within the care recipient’s own home.
Most importantly, with this type of care, there is continuity and consistency with the caregivers themselves. Being able to see the same friendly face day in, day out, can make a real difference to a care recipient’s frame of mind. The carer becomes a friend as well as a helper and a bond will grow between them.
One-to-one home care provides you with the reassurance that your loved one is receiving the best help available, and allows you to have a closer relationship with the carer.
Elder’s live-in care service for Henley provides a supportive, bespoke care package to provide whatever level of care you and your elderly relative require. We are happy to provide customer testimonials to show just how good our services are and customer satisfaction.
Real life story: Colin and Dulcie’s story
Dulcie is 102-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for over two years.
We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.
Care in Henley: Useful Resources
This fantastic service is open to all carers. As well as offering training opportunities and access to peer support networks, they also provide reliable and professional financial, wellbeing and emergency advice.
Address: Christchurch Centre, Reading Road, Henley, RG9 1AG
Call: 07557 430873
The council website provides advice on a variety of topics, including managing money, maintaining health and wellbeing and accessing support groups and training.
Address: County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND
Call: 01865 792422
Provided by the Alzheimer’s Society, this peer support group is run by an experienced facilitator and allows carers to share information and experiences in an understanding and supportive environment.
Address: Thame Library, 3 North Street, OX9 3BH
Call: 01235 531989
This group hosts free, informal meetings that take place every month. As well as providing people living with Parkinson’s and their carers with support, there are also regular guest speakers and engaging activities.
Address: 46 Reading Road, Henley on Thames, RG9 1AG
Call: 07766 666551
Providing help across Oxfordshire, Age UK delivers meaningful and empowering support, information and advice to carers and their families.
Address: 9 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon, OX14 3YT
Call: 0345 540 1276
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What our customers say
“It is reassuring to know that my father is being cared for by someone who understands his needs and his dementia symptoms.” –Patricia, Norwich