What is live-in care?
There may come a point when someone you love can no longer live without round-the-clock care and support. Despite this, a lot of elderly people still want to retain their independence and live at home in the environment in which they have created cherished memories. In these circumstances, Elder can provide a perfect care home alternative in the form of 24/7 live-in care.
Our advisors can be contacted any time from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week to answer any specific enquiries you may have about how Elder can provide someone you love with the quality of live-in care they deserve.
Why is live-in care the better alternative to a care home in Marlow?
Private home care is becoming a more favoured form of elderly care as it allows our Marlow customers the benefits of professional care in the comfort of their own abode and family are reassured that their loved ones have not had to endure the stress of upheaval.
The companionship and attentiveness that our carers provide recipients at all times are what sets Elder’s services apart from that of care homes when there are many residents that attention needs to stretch to.
Alongside this, many people have established relationships or perhaps a social life within their community in Marlow that they wish to maintain, which would be upsetting to have to leave behind. A live-in carer enters the recipient’s life, and that is all that changes, nothing needs to be sacrificed just because your loved one requires care.
This is particularly useful if your loved one is living with dementia. Change can be especially confusing in these cases, and our highly trained carers are adept at dealing with more complex situations, so the desire to remain at home doesn’t mean forgoing a better level of treatment in a care home.
Elder is able to provide 24-hour care throughout Buckinghamshire.
Why is Elder the best option for care in Marlow?
Across the UK, Elder’s live-in care service is allowing individuals to live out a full and independent life in their later years, in the peace and quiet of their own homes. The level of care your loved one needs is predetermined by you, your loved one and the caregiver who is ready to support in whatever way is necessary.
There are many practical reasons as to why it would be beneficial to your loved one to remain in their own home and peace of mind is only a small aspect of why it is preferred.
At home, your elderly relative may feel more confident being active, even if it just involves planting flowers or taking a short stroll. It is essential to keep relatively productive if they can as it contributes to staying happy and healthy.
Owning pets such as cats and dogs is another way to keep stress-free and content. With private care, there is no need for your loved ones to be parted from their dearly loved pets, even if their ability to actively look after them has become compromised. Our carers are more than happy to keep furry friend’s bellies full, and their heads scratched.
Live-in care in Marlow: What are the benefits?
Any elderly person who is struggling to cope in their own home can benefit from an Elder live-in carer, whether they live in Marlow town itself, Hambledon, Mill End, Hurley, or any of the neighbouring villages.
Perhaps your loved one is feeling lonely and isolated and needs someone to talk to and help with the household chores and gardening. Or they may have more complex medical needs that make it unsafe for them to remain in their home alone. An Elder carer is an extra pair of hands, a helper and a facilitator.
From help with the housework and gardening to the more complex demands of personal care, your loved one’s carer will assist whenever, and wherever, help is needed. The focus is on allowing your elderly relative to live as independent a life as possible.
The carer will ensure that they can enjoy all the things they like to do, whether that’s feeding the swans at Higginson Park, taking a boat trip along the Thames, or attending the monthly meetings of the University of the Third Age at Liston Hall.
The carer will ensure that medical appointments are made and kept at the Marlow Medical Group, or at the Community Hospital, and will collect prescriptions from Glade Pharmacy in Victoria Road, ensuring that medicine is dispensed appropriately.
How much does live-in care in Marlow cost?
Your loved one’s Elder caregiver provides round-the-clock assistance, for seven days a week, for much less than the cost of week’s stay in a residential home.
Our live-in care service costs just £795 per week, which is fully inclusive, with absolutely no hidden extras. This represents a saving of as much as 30 percent over residential care, and even more if the carer is looking after a couple.
Whilst we provide affordable care, we don’t cut corners. We know that our reputation rests upon our carers, which is why we make sure we pay them above the industry rate, to ensure that we attract the very best and most experienced caregivers across the whole of the UK.
Why choose Elder?
At Elder we don’t just care, we are passionate about improving the lives of elderly people. Our company and our reputation are built upon the excellent service that we provide and the high standards and professionalism of our caregivers.
We want you and your loved one to be delighted with our service, which is why we will always go that extra mile to ensure that you are completely satisfied. We are always on hand to answer any questions that you have and, in the unlikely event that your loved one is not satisfied with their carer, we will quickly source a replacement to ensure that we provide a seamless service.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of our service or arrange an appointment, please contact one of our friendly and helpful care advisors, who will talk you through our process with absolutely no obligation.