We all want the best for our elderly relatives, but as they age, they often require assistance with many of the day-to-day tasks in life. When you’re trying to work or raise your own family, you may simply not have the time to keep a constant watch on members of the older generation. This is where Elder can help.
Elder provides live-in care across the county of Surrey, providing 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.
Who we are
At Elder, we provide in-home care for older people in Surrey, in the comfort of their own homes. We know that you want the best for your parents or other elderly relatives, but we also understand that sometimes there simply aren’t enough hours in the day for busy families too. That’s why we source friendly, compassionate and trustworthy caregivers who will move into your loved one’s home to provide round-the-clock care.
What we do
Elder provides private live-in care services throughout Surrey, with the emphasis on providing a tailor-made service. We carefully match one of our dedicated team members to your loved one, to ensure compatibility, and they can provide a range of services, depending on your relative’s requirements.
Our carers can provide as little or as much assistance as you and your loved one wish. From help with washing and dressing, through to household chores, meal preparation and social outings, the caregiver becomes an additional family member. Many of our clients form strong bonds of friendship with their carers, based on genuine affection.
Whether you need someone to provide ongoing care services for your loved one, or just require support for a short period, such as when you are going on holiday, for example, Elder can put together a care at home package to suit your requirements.
Why choose live-in care in Surrey?
With an ageing social demographic that is rapidly growing, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the care home model simply isn’t working.
Many older people are frightened at the prospect of going into residential care. Undoubtedly, there are many well-run care homes in the UK, but even in these there often simply aren’t enough staff to give the kind of high-quality, one-to-one care needed.
Established in their own homes, many older people fear the loss of independent living. Moving to a new and strange place, filled with people that they don’t know and unfamiliar routines, sights and sounds, can be very worrying.
How much nicer for them to stay in their own homes, surrounded by their familiar and much-loved possessions, with friends and family close to hand? Not only that but many people are surprised to learn that the cost of private care packages such as this can be up to 30% cheaper to funding a place in a residential care home.
With the in-home care model, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home and fits in with their routine. The one-to-one dynamic means that the carer can devote almost every waking hour to your loved one’s needs, ensuring that they live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.
Perhaps your loved one would like to spend a day out exploring the beautiful Surrey countryside or pop to Guildford for a shopping trip? Your live-in carer is not just there for trips to the GP and hospital, although these are also tasks that they will be happy to perform.
At Elder, we carefully match the carer to the client, trying to align hobbies and interests to ensure the most successful partnership. So if your loved one is passionate about photography, painting or gardening, then we will do our utmost to find a carer who shares these focuses too, which provides some immediate common ground.
We provide live-in care in Surrey and the surrounding areas
With live-in care services in and around Surrey, we can ensure that one of our highly skilled and compassionate carers can be there to help you around the clock in as little as 24 hours.
What our customers say
“The security and patience of live-in care has meant my mother has relaxed and her general disposition has improved to no end.”
Experienced and trained carers
We don’t just specialise in elderly care. Many of our caregivers provide dementia and Alzheimer’s care too, which requires specialist training and skills.
If your loved one is living with dementia, then that can bring extra worry for you. Poor memory can lead to your relative forgetting to eat, for example, or them becoming disorientated or lost when away from home. Perhaps you lie awake at night worrying about whether your loved one is alright, and whether they have left the iron on or forgotten to switch off the electric fire.
When your relative has a dedicated live-in carer, you can let go of the worry. The caregiver provides 24/7 care, so you can relax in the knowledge that your relative is being well looked after, day and night. Our specialist carers are trained to cope with any of the challenging aspects of behaviour associated with dementia. The security of having a familiar face around the home is reassuring to all the family, and you may find that your loved one’s behaviour even improves, thanks to the one-to-one aspect of our care system.
Call us for a chat
Here at Elder, we provide the very highest standards of private care in the home. Call us today for a chat about how our services can help to transform your loved one’s life for the better.
Colin and Dulcie’s story
Dulcie is 100-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 six months. 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 Surrey: Useful Resources
This registered charity provides carers with the peace of mind they need to take a deserved break from their responsibilities, participate in leisure activities and connect with fellow carers in their local area.
Address: 121 Kingston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7SU
Call: 01372 869970
Facilitating contact with fellow carers and support groups, this association empowers and provides independent advice to support the important role of carers across the county.
Address: 78a High Street, Bletchingley, Surrey, RH1 4PA
Call: 01883 745057
Committed to supporting carers across Surrey, the hospital works with a variety of partners to deliver training, tailored advice and peer support.
Address: Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XX
Call: 01483 571122
Age UK provides free and confidential advice, coordinates social activities and volunteering opportunities and delivers expert support to the elderly, their family and their carers.
Address: Rex House, William Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4QZ
Call: 01483 503414
Connecting carers directly with services, information and advice to alleviate worries and enable the completion of caring responsibilities with confidence.
Address: County Hall, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2DN
Call: 0300 2001005
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