If your elderly loved one has come to need long-term care and support, but would hate to leave their own home, Elder’s live-in carers can move into their house with them and provide the care home alternative that they need.
Our care advisors, who are available from 8 am to 8 pm every day, will be able to answer any specific questions you may have about what Elder can offer your loved one.
Why is private live-in care from Elder a preferable alternative to a care home in Whitstable?
Live-in care has become increasingly popular because it provides you with the peace of mind you get from knowing that your loved one is safe and well cared for. Because the carer works one to one with the care recipient, they can offer their undivided attention and the companionship that would probably be lacking in a care home.
Later in life, people are often upset by change. If your loved one is happy in their own home and does not want to move away from their community, a live-in carer will support them, as far as possible, to carry on with their life as they want to live it. Your loved one will be able to see friends and neighbours and will continue to enjoy their favourite activities.
This means that you are able to live your life without worrying about how your elderly relative is managing in a care home.
We have live-in carers in Whitstable and in nearby places such as Herne Bay, Seasalter and Chestfield, who can move in with your loved one and provide whatever level of care they need. Because our carers are highly trained and have extensive experience of caring for people with complex needs, you can be sure that your loved one will benefit from the highest quality of care.
What makes Elder the best care solution in Whitstable?
Elder’s trusted live-in care service operates nationwide and will support your loved one to remain as independent as they can in the place they love best. Elder’s staff will discuss with you what your loved one needs regarding care and support so that they can provide all the help that is needed.
Elderly people are often much more active in surroundings that are familiar to them. They are more likely to participate in activities such as gardening and to take more exercise. This naturally has health benefits, and our live-in carers will encourage your loved one to remain as active as they can.
If your loved one has pets, they would have to be separated from them if they had to go into residential care. This would obviously be upsetting for the elderly person.
Owning pets is known to promote health benefits such as lower blood pressure and reduced stress levels, and our carers are able to ensure that pets are fed and cared for so that your loved one can continue to enjoy being with them in their own home.
How can live-in care enhance my elderly loved one’s life in Whitstable?
Even though your loved one needs 24/7 care, they should still be able to enjoy life to the full. Our carers will discuss your loved one’s interests with them and help them to take part in activities they enjoy.
They may like a beach walk or possibly a visit to Whitstable Castle and Gardens in fine weather. The Whitstable Museum and Gallery is an interesting place to spend a couple of hours, or they may like to meet up with friends or see an exhibition at the Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre.
If your loved one has a car, our live-in carers are able to chauffeur them around, or they will accompany them in a taxi to where they want to go.
A live-in carer will ensure that your loved one is safe while supporting them to enjoy living in their community and making the most of their time.
How does live-in care work?
Your loved one’s unique needs will be documented in a care plan so that their 24/7 carer can do everything that is needed to keep them as comfortable as possible.
For example, if your elderly relative enjoys cooking, their live-in carer will only help with this when needed and will concentrate on other chores, such as cleaning or shopping, that your loved one may not enjoy.
If their circumstances change, or their health deteriorates, the care plan will be adjusted to take their new needs into account.
Our home carers will assist with personal care tasks such as washing, continence management and dressing.
They will help with prescriptions, ensuring they are collected from local services, such as Estuary View Pharmacy. If your loved one has a health care appointment, for example at the local health centre, their carer will accompany them and provide the support they need.
Many older people in the town attend different sessions run by Age UK at the Connie Packington Day Centre, and a live-in carer will be able to escort your loved one to community activities here.
What is the cost of live-in care in Whitstable?
Elder’s 24/7 care service costs £895 per week. This is considerably less than a care home, and even better value if care is needed for a couple. The costs are inclusive, with no hidden extras.
Why is Elder the best option?
You can trust Elder to provide the highest standard of live-in care. The interests of your elderly loved one will be carefully matched to the carer, so they have interests in common and are able to develop a friendly and trusting relationship.
The cost of the service is the same for all but the most acute requirements. But this isn’t done by condition. For example, your family will pay the same for Alzheimer’s care.