Needing long-term care and support does not mean that your loved one will have to go into a care home. The alternative is live-in care, which is increasing in popularity and can give your elderly relative a much better quality of life.
If you would like to discover more about Elder’s live-in care service, contact our care advisors who are available seven days a week from 8 am until 8 pm.
What benefits does live-in care offer compared to a care home in High Wycombe?
Unlike a care home, a live-in carer can give your loved one their undivided attention and the companionship they need on a day to day basis. Live-in care also provides you with peace of mind, as you can be confident that your elderly relative is well looked after and safe in the environment of their choice.
Change can be challenging to cope with as you grow older, and your loved one may be anxious about having to leave their home and community. With live-in care from Elder, they can be supported to continue seeing friends and neighbours and to maintain the hobbies and activities they enjoy, as far as they are able.
Elder provides live-in carers throughout Buckinghamshire, including in High Wycombe itself and nearby places such as Downley, Hazlemere and Loudwater. Staff are experienced and highly trained, so you know your loved one will benefit from the highest quality of care whatever their condition.
Whether your relative has mobility problems due to a stroke, arthritis, heart disease or diabetes, or is living with dementia, our carers are able to offer the care they need.
How can live-in care enhance your loved one’s life in High Wycombe?
Situated in the lovely Chiltern Hills, the town has plenty to offer elderly people. Just because your loved one is no longer able to live alone and manage independently, their life should not be restricted to staying in the house all the time, and a live-in carer will enable them to do the things they enjoy in the local area.
This may just be going for short walks around the neighbourhood, or it may involve trips to nearby places of interest, such as Wycombe Museum or the former residence of Benjamin Disraeli, Hughenden Manor. West Wycombe Park, now owned by the National Trust, has beautifully landscaped gardens and is another place well that is worth a visit.
If your loved one is a car owner, their carer will be able to chauffeur them around as required. Otherwise, the carer could accompany them out in a taxi.
What can you expect from a live-in carer in High Wycombe?
Your loved one will have a unique care plan created for them by Elder. This will be specifically tailored to their needs and preferences, and their live-in carer will carry out whatever tasks are necessary to ensure they enjoy the best possible quality of life.
If your relative needs help with personal care, they will be supported to wash, dress, get up and go to bed - whatever is needed. Their carer will also carry out domestic chores, such as cleaning or ironing.
They will cook for your loved one unless they prefer to do this themselves, and will also look after pets if needed. The live-in carer will shop for your elderly relative, or if they would prefer to shop for themselves, will accompany them to the market or the Eden Shopping Centre.
If your loved one has health care needs, you can be confident that their live-in carer will arrange appointments with their GP, possibly at the Priory Surgery, and collect prescriptions from services such as Lansdales Pharmacy, as needed.
What makes Elder High Wycombe’s preferred care solution?
Elder’s live-in carers are well aware of the importance of keeping active in later life. They will encourage your elderly relative to participate in activities they enjoy that will be good for them.
Hobbies such as gardening or dancing can have many therapeutic benefits, and you will know that your loved one is safe both at home and outside the house, because there will be someone around 24 hours a day.
Not only will a live-in carer from Elder meet all your loved one’s physical needs and ensure they are safe, but they also provide companionship and support to enjoy their leisure time.
This may mean playing board games such as Scrabble with them, or it may involve supporting them to invite a friend round for tea. Whatever help your relative needs to make their life more fulfilled will be given by their carer.
How much will I pay for live-in care?
You may be agreeably surprised at the cost of live-in care from Elder. It is a flat rate of £849 per week, which includes everything and works out at up to a third less than a care home.
If you are arranging care for a couple living together, the savings are even more significant. Elder’s live-in carers are paid above the industry rate so that we are able to recruit the most experienced and best carers throughout the UK.
Why choose Elder to provide live-in care?
You can be sure that your loved one will benefit from the highest standard of home care from a one to one carer who has been carefully selected for them.
Their interests will be taken into account when a carer is chosen and, in addition to a purely working relationship, many friendships are built up between our care recipients, their family members and Elder’s live-in carers.