At Elder, we pride ourselves on offering the highest standards of private live-in care across Reading, allowing your elderly loved one to remain in the comfort of their own home.
Reading is a large town on the Thames and Kennet rivers with plenty of shops and riverside restaurants to keep your loved one happy. The Reading Museum contains exhibits on the town’s history and displays a Victorian replica of the Bayeux Tapestry.
The ruins of the 12th-century Reading Abbey lie beside Forbury Gardens, a Victorian formal garden. Whatever your loved one wants to do and wherever they want to go, your live-in carer will be happy to chaperone them and provide companionship.
The advantages of live-in care in Reading
Few elderly people would actively choose to move into residential care, as the thought of leaving their familiar environment is upsetting and distressing. Moving into a care home is especially stressful for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s whose conditons often deteriorate in the strange environment of a care home.
Care homes cannot offer the same level of care that a live-in carer can due to the limited amount of time they are able to spend with each person. A one-on-one carer can devote all of their time to your loved one and tailor their care sepifically to their individual needs. Changing shift patterns in care homes mean that your loved one cannot bond with their carers. Live-in carers work on a rota with one other carer so that your loved one will become familiar with them and form a bond.
Thanks to Elder’s private live-in care packages, your loved one can remain in their own home, without the distress of moving into a care home. They can continue to go about their familiar routines, surrounded by the things and the people that they know and love.
If your loved one has pets, leaving them behind to go into a care home can be extremely upsetting. Your loved one’s live-in carer will be more than happy to help with looking after their pets, i.e. taking their dog for a walk. Having pets can be a powerful calming influence on the eldely and is proven to decrease stress and anxiety.
Who can benefit?
Elder provides private care solutions for the elderly in Reading who need assistance in the home. From a permanent live-in arrangement through to respite care if you and your family need a break, an Elder caregiver gives you peace of mind that your loved one is safe and well looked after in your absence. You can relax in the knowledge that the caregiver is trained and experienced handling any problems, ensuring your loved one is safe and happy.
Most of our home care specialists have training in looking after elderly people with complex needs, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s care. They can cope with challenging behaviour. For example, if your loved one has dementia, our carers are experiences in diffusing difficult attributes often associated with the condition.
What does a live-in carer do?
An Elder live-in carer can provide as much or as little assistance as your loved one requires. We find that many of our care recipients enjoy doing household tasks themselves, in which case the caregiver will take a step back and allow them the freedom to do as much, or as little, as they wish.
From assistance with household tasks to help with personal care, such as dressing, bathing and toileting, the caregiver is always on hand to help where it is needed. The carer will dispense medication, organise medical appointments and ensure that your loved one eats a healthy and nutritious diet.
Loneliness can be common for elderly people, but a live-in carer means that your loved one is never short of someone with whom to chat. The carer can organise shopping trips and outings, so if your elderly relative suddenly fancies a walk to the park or a trip to a coffee shop, for example, the carer can accommodate this. Social outings and events can be arranged, ensuring that your loved one can lead a fulfilling and active life.
What makes Elder special?
We are passionate about providing the highest standards of elderly care. We take the time to match the interests of the care recipient to the caregiver, ensuring plenty of common ground to foster a comfortable and friendly working relationship. In fact, many of our carers go on to form strong bonds of friendship with their care recipients and families, which makes a live-in carer seem less intrusive in daily life.
We are always happy to discuss our private care packages with absolutely no obligation, so call us today, or contact us online, to find out how quickly we can arrange a caregiver for your loved one.