What is live-in care?
Live-in care, often called home care, home help or at-home care is an increasingly popular alternative to care homes in Weybridge. Elder provides 24/7 live-in care. That means an Elder carer will move into a spare room in your loved ones home, providing round-the-clock expert care.
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Why is live-in care the better alternative to a care home in Weybridge?
Private live-in care in Weybridge provides the best of both worlds. Unlike a care home, our elderly loved one is able to stay in the familiar surroundings of the family home they know and love, with an expert live-in carer on-hand 24 hours a day to help them get on with daily life. It means you can be sure your loved one is happy and relaxed, while being safe in the knowledge they’re completely cared for.
A great advantage of home care is the lack of disruption to the life of your loved one. The older we get, the more difficult it can be to deal with big changes in our lives. Moving into a care home is a massive upheaval. With live-in care, the care recipient can keep in touch with their friends and neighbours, while staying in their family home. They can carry on pursuing their hobbies, their interests, and passions.
Put simply, Elder’s live-in care in Weybridge allows your loved one to keep going with the life they’re used to. The life they know and love. All with the reassurance and peace of mind there’s specialist support on hand in case they’re at all struggling.
How well trained at live-in carers in Weybridge?
Elder live-in carers have a variety of experience profiles. Our job is to find the perfect match for your loved one’s situation. From simple companion care to more complex dementia care, we’re able to provide the right live-in carer, with the right skills. When it comes to home care, we know there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. One thing we’re absolutely confident of is that the quality of care from a live-in carer is better. With us, you’re not risking anything by avoiding care homes in Weybridge.
Elder provides live-in carers in Weybridge, but also throughout the rest of Surrey.
Why is Elder the best care solution in Weybridge?
We’re trusted. Having helped hundreds of families, we’re the UK’s leading live-in care provider. With Elder, getting great care doesn’t mean great upheaval. It doesn’t mean worrying about moving to a care home, having to share with strangers, or having to eat canteen food. It’s personal one-to-one live-in care in Weybridge with minimal stress and minimal disruption.
Great home care starts with caring about your case. That’s why our expert live-in care advisors go to great lengths to get every detail. We’ll discuss your loved one’s needs, but also what kind of character, interests, and hobbies they have.
We encourage Elder carers to motivate your loved one to stay active. Whether that’s time out in the garden - which may help those with dementia cope, time with a recipe book in the kitchen, or keeping the mind active with books and crosswords. Whatever they’re interested in, we find it’s much more likely elderly people will keep getting on with things if they’re in an environment they know. An environment in which they feel comfortable.
Part of making the environment as comfortable as possible is cooking the meals your family member loves. That’s what you get with live-in care in Weybridge. If it’s an omelette in the morning, roast beef in the evening, or supper before bed, a great advantage of live-in care is your loved one is able to eat the food they like, when they like. If they have dementia, our home caregivers can cook the meals that may slow the progress of Alzheimers or Parkinson’s.
They’re also able to keep the pets they love. This is another factor that helps your loved one maintain normality. They can keep their furry companion that they’d have to give up if they moved into a care home. Research suggests this can help reduce stress and blood pressure and keep your elderly relative happier.
Live-in care is more personal than any care home in Weybridge. It’s better care in your loved one’s home. With Elder, you get individual 24/7 care that really feels like family.
How can live-in care keep your loved one as safe and comfortable as possible?
Unfortunately, elderly people are at risk of being targeted by thieves and con artists, so having a live-in carer as a constant presence in the home acts as a powerful deterrent to opportunists.
As we get older, we tend to become more forgetful. The caregiver will ensure that the cooker is switched off after use and that doors and windows are kept secure, to give you and your loved one complete peace of mind.
Everyone benefits from fresh air and exercise, so whether your loved one lives in Weybridge, Addlestone, Hersham, Shepperton, or one of the surrounding villages, their Elder carer can facilitate enjoyable and entertaining events and days out.
That may be a gentle stroll around Painshill Park on a sunny day, a trip to the beautiful and inspiring RHS Garden Wisley, or perhaps one of the Gentle Exercise, or Chair-based Exercise classes held at Weybridge Community Centre.
Whatever your loved one’s interests and hobbies, their live-in carer will help to ensure that they lead as full and active a life as possible.
An Elder carer will accompany your loved one to appointments at Church Street Medical Practice or Weybridge Community Hospital, collect prescriptions from The Pharmacy on Church Street, and ensure that medication is dispensed according to medical advice, saving you from worry, or the need to take time off work to arrange these details yourself.
How does Elder live-in care work?
There is no one-size-fits-all care solution, which is why at Elder we take the time to ascertain your loved one’s needs so that we can draw up an appropriate care plan. We use this as a guide, in the expectation that your elderly relative’s needs are likely to change over time.
Some of our clients are looking for companion care in the first instance, as their principal concern is that their elderly relative is feeling lonely and vulnerable at home on their own.
The carer will then assist in any household chores that your loved one would like help with, but will take a step back where they prefer to do something on their own, such as cooking, for example.
Many Elder care recipients have more complex needs, particularly if they are living with a condition such as Alzheimer’s. In these cases, their care needs are likely to encompass personal care tasks, such as help with bathing, dressing and using the bathroom.
How much does live-in care in Weybridge cost?
Most of our clients are surprised to learn that the cost of an Elder live-in carer is as much as 30 percent lower than the cost of a place in residential care. We charge a flat rate of £849 per week, which is fully inclusive, so you won’t be presented with a bill for any hidden extras.
What’s more, our team of expert financial planners can help advise you on the best ways to pay. From NHS personal health budgets to local authority direct payments, and those paying with their own savings, we can help you arrange paying for care.
Why not call us today for a no-obligation chat, to find out the difference that an Elder live-in carer could make to your loved one’s health and well-being.