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Live-in Care in Whitstable

At Elder, we provide high-quality private live-in care for the elderly and those in need throughout Whitstable.

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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.

We provide exceptional care across Kent

You don’t need to move to a care home when you need an extra helping hand. At Elder, we provide dementia care, Alzheimer’s care and all other forms of specialist elderly care across the garden of England.

What our customers say

“The carer you sent me is fantastic. My mum loves her. She’s kind, caring and works as a team with me.”

Angela, UK

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 £1225 per week. This is considerably less than a care home, and even better value if care is needed for a couple.

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.

Dulcie’s story

In this short video, Dulcie and her family explain her reasons for choosing Elder live-in care. They discuss how live-in care has allowed her to stay independent in her own home while making a new friend at the same time.

Living with Live in Care: Dulcie's Story

Kent County Council

Providing information, advice and support for carers in Whitstable and across the county plus a carers assessment.

– Contact form:

– Address: County Hall, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ

– Call: 0300 041 4141

Age UK Herne Bay and Whitstable

Providing social activities, support and advice plus the A la Carted meals service to older people and their carers in Whitstable and Herne Bay.

– Email: [email protected]

– Address: 16 Reculver Road, Herne Bay, CT6 6LE

– Call: 01227 749570

The Macular Society Support Group – Herne Bay & Whitstable

A bi-monthly opportunity for people with macular degeneration, their families and carers to socialise and take part in a range of activities.

– Email: [email protected]

– Address: The North Room, Christ Church, William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5NR

– Call: 01227 452180

Carers Support CDT

Providing advice, support and social activities such as coffee mornings for carers in the Canterbury, Dover and Thanet areas.

– Email: [email protected]

– Address: 80 Middle Street, Deal, CT14 6HL

– Call: 01304 364 637

Parkinson’s Afternoon Tea at Riverside Cafe

A monthly opportunity for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their carers to chat and enjoy social activities.

– Email: [email protected]

– Address: The Riverside Church Cafe, Riverside Campus, Thanet Way, Whitstable, CT5 3JQ

– Call: 01227 273275

Time for Tea Dementia Cafe afternoons

This friendly and supportive group for people living with dementia and their carers meets twice monthly for activities or a chat over a cup of tea.

– Email: [email protected]

– Address: Whitstable Health Centre, Whitstable, CT5 1BZ

– Call: 01227 594636

Get live-in care of the highest standard

Give us a call, drop us an email or simply fill out the form and one of our specialist care team will get in touch as soon as possible.

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