Live-in care is the preferred alternative to moving into a care home for elderly people who have come to need long-term care twenty-four hours a day. If your loved one is in this position but would be reticent to move, Elder’s live-in care service can provide the support they need to remain safely and comfortably in their own home.
What are the differences between live-in care and a care home in Tonbridge?
Live-in care has grown in popularity in recent years because it can provide care that is specifically tailored to your loved one’s needs and is delivered on a one to one basis.
It also provides the companionship which is patently impossible in a care home where there are many residents with different needs to be cared for. You benefit from knowing that your loved one is well cared for, safe and able to enjoy their home comforts.
The majority of elderly people, when asked, say that they would prefer to remain in their own home whenever possible. They would find the trauma of moving into a residential home challenging to cope with.
A live-in carer means that your loved one can remain in their community amongst friends and neighbours and will not have to give up any local groups they attend as they would if they went into residential care.
You can be confident that the level of care your loved one receives will not be compromised just because they have chosen to remain in their own home. Elder’s carers are highly experienced and trained to provide all levels of care, including complex care for people who are living with dementia.
Elder provides 24/7 carers in Tonbridge and nearby villages such as Hadlow, Chiddingstone and Shipbourne.
What are the advantages of live-in care from Elder?
Our live-in care service is renowned for enabling elderly people to remain as independent as they possibly can while being supported 24/7 by professional carers that they get to know very well.
They can continue to enjoy the benefits of living at home, where they are more likely to participate in activities such as light gardening which is good for their health and well-being.
Our carers will do all they can to promote activity in those they care for, supporting them as they take walks in the locality which would not be possible without a trusted companion.
Elderly people who have pets are often worried about being separated from them if they have to go into residential care, so another key advantage of live-in care is that this will not happen.
Pet ownership has many recognised health benefits, including lower blood pressure and reduced levels of stress. Your loved one can continue to enjoy these while their carer ensures that pets are well looked after and fed regularly.
How can live-in care enhance my elderly loved one’s life in Tonbridge?
With a live-in carer around to support them, your loved one can continue to enjoy many of the amenities of their local area. They may like to visit local historical sites such as the eleventh century Tonbridge castle or Aylesford Priory.
If they own a car, their carer will be able to chauffeur them in this. Otherwise, they could accompany them in a taxi to local favourites such as Downderry Nursery or on a shopping trip to the Royal Victoria Place shopping centre in nearby Tonbridge Wells.
Having a live-in carer means that your loved one can get out and about safely, pay visits to friends and make the most of their community.
How does 24-hour care from Elder work?
A unique care plan will be compiled for your loved one. This will be tailored to their specific needs; their carer will use it to ensure that they carry out all the tasks necessary to meet those requirements, while they are safe in their home and outside.
A live-in carer’s duties can include help with personal care tasks such as feeding, washing and the bathroom. In addition to this, they will also help with domestic duties such as meal preparation and laundry.
The specific tasks the live-in carer undertakes will be dictated by your loved one’s needs and preferences. The care plan will be reviewed regularly and adapted to reflect any changes that occur in your loved one’s condition or circumstances.
If your loved one has health care appointments at a GP’s surgery such as Trenchwood Medical Centre, their live-in carer will accompany them to these and will ensure that any advice they receive is understood.
If help is needed with prescriptions, the carer will ensure that prescribed medication is ordered and collected from local services such as Hobbs pharmacy.
What are the fees for Elder’s live-in care service?
The cost for Elder’s live-in care service is £795 per week, as much as 30 percent lower than the cost of a care home.
Why is Elder the best option?
Elder’s carers are matched to the interests of the person they will be caring for, ensuring that there is common ground between them and that they will be able to build a friendly working relationship based upon trust and respect.
You can be assured that your loved one will receive the highest standard of one to one care and that there will always be someone around to help when this is needed.
Elder provides a fully managed service, so you will benefit from access to the support team whenever you need any help or information. Simply contact our care advisors who will be pleased to discuss your loved one’s needs with no obligation.