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When your loved one needs long-term 24-hour care, it can be a worrying time. You may feel that you have no option but to find them a care home or a nursing home. However, there is another solution available that can provide you with peace of mind – and your loved one with the high-quality 24/7 care.
Live-in care in Wokingham
There’s no need for your elderly family member to move into a care home. With Elder, your loved one receives care, around-the-clock, in their own home.
A live-in carer moves into their home, and will be able to look after them and provide companionship 24 hours a day.
An Elder carer will enable your relative to stay in their familiar surroundings, ensuring that they can continue to live the life they’ve always known. That means keeping up with their hobbies and interests, but also more practical continuity, such as being able to see their local, trusted GP.
It also means not disrupting the social networks they’ve come to depend on – so they’re able to maintain friendships and local links.
With Elder, care is tailored to the individual care recipient, so they receive the highly individual, one-to-one attention that isn’t possible within the care home setting.
Benefits of live-in care in Wokingham
A live-in carer will have the time to really get to know your elderly parents, and due to the nature of the work, they often form strong bonds of friendship, not only with the care recipient, but also with you – their family.
Your loved one will feel better in a familiar environment and should retain a feeling of autonomy. This should have beneficial effects on your loved one’s mental health and will encourage them to retain their independence for as long as possible.
People have been shown to recover faster from illnesses or surgery, for example, if they are suitably cared for within their own homes, and this principle also applies to those who are in need of a little extra help in this next stage of their life.
Pets can bring much love and joy to your loved one’s life. Were your elderly relative to move into a care home, they’d more than likely be unable to take their beloved furry companions with them, which can cause distress.
With live-in care, however, your loved one can continue to enjoy all the benefits of pet ownership. If they’re no longer able to manage all the day-to-day tasks required to look after pets, their live-in carer will happily ensure they’re regularly fed and well looked after.
Live-in care in Wokingham and the surrounding area
We provide dementia care, home care and live-in care across the South East of England. Here are some of the other places near you we support.
What our customers say
“It is reassuring to know that my father is being cared for by someone who understands his needs and his dementia symptoms.”
How live-in care helps elderly people maintain independence
If your family member has been a happy, independent Wokingham resident for a long time, it’s highly likely they’ll have friends in the area, or may be a member of some nearby clubs. Having a live-in carer will help them with getting out and about, keeping up with club meetings or lunch dates with friends.
Depending on the level and type of care required, if your loved one is a keen bowls player, for example, and wishes to keep their links with the Wokingham Bowling Club, social activities then their live-in carer will be happy to accompany them there.
Or perhaps your elderly relative would prefer the live-in carer to chauffeur them to the larger shops of Reading, or maybe they’d enjoy a visit a little further afield to watch the horse racing at Ascot, in which case every effort will be taken to keep these interests alive.
A bespoke care package for live-in care in Wokingham
At Elder, we ensure that an extensive care plan is created for your loved one that’s specifically tailored to their individual needs.
All care packages are drawn up after consultation with the point of contact, whether that’s the care recipients family, power of attorney, or the recipient themselves.
Beyond the important practical skills required from the carer, our care planning experts will try and paint a picture of the character of your loved one. This means getting to grips with their personality, hobbies and interests. It’s all about ensuring they’re paired with a carer we really believe they’re going to get along with.
Elder live-in carers can help with all aspects of care, including assistance with more personal care, such as washing and dressing. Cooking and cleaning can be included in the care plan, as well as the collecting and re-ordering of repeat prescriptions.
You can rest assured that your loved one will receive care that is specifically designed to help them remain happy and safe in their own home. Furthermore, frequent reviews of the care plan mean that it can be adapted as soon as required, should your elderly relative’s needs change over time.
Elder live-in care professionals
All the carers who work with Elder are self-employed industry experts. Our policy is we’ll only work with people who have at least one year’s experience. Prior to us finding them a placement, we’ll ask them to complete a care exam and face-to-face interview, before undertaking a DBS (PVG in Scotland) check.
How much does live-in care in Wokingham cost?
The cost of live-in care can be considerably less than the equivalent care home fees and can, in fact, be up to 30% more affordable.
Elder charge a flat weekly rate from £950. This means that if care is required for an elderly couple, for example, then the cost of live-in care from Elder is comparatively even less expensive than two care home places.
Whether you’re looking for live-in care in London, Birmingham or Manchester, we provide live-in care across all of the UK. If you would like to discuss your loved one’s long-term care needs, please do not hesitate to contact one of our care advisors. Lines are open every day between 8am-8pm, so please give us a call for a no-obligation discussion of your and your elderly relative’s requirements.
Dulcie’s care story
Dulcie is one of our longest serving customers. In this video, both her and her family talk through their reasons for asking Elder to help them with their care decision. It was a truly life-changing decision.
Local resources for carers in Wokingham
Local council that is a first port of call to access social care and support in your on home via a needs assessment.
– Contact form: https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/contact-us/contact-us-online/
– Address: Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN
– Call: 0300 365 1234
A local service providing support and advice to those living with dementia as well as to their carers and family.
– Email: [email protected]
– Address: 23 Rose Street Wokingham Berkshire RG40 1XS
– Call: 0118 949 5101
Exercise classes in and out of the pool that are designed specifically for those aged over 60 to promote well-being.
– Email: [email protected]
– Address: Rushey Way, Earley, Reading RG6 4GD
– Call: 0118 974 3728
A charitable source of information and support for older people to help them maintain their well-being. A network of lunch clubs and get-togethers.
– Email: [email protected]
– Address: Age UK Berkshire, Huntley House, 119 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4QA
– Call: 0118 959 4242
General Practice offering the full complement of GP services, healthcare, vaccinations and well-being advice.
– Address: Fernlea Drive, Woosehill, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 3DR
– Call: 0118 978 8689
A relaxing coffee shop in the centre of Wokingham offering a broad range of coffees and snacks.
– Contact form: http://www.oslarcoffee.co.uk/contact.php
– Address: 2 & 2a Denmark Street, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 2BB
– Call: 07830 320051