A care home in Chipping Sodbury or live-in care?
Life is incredibly busy these days, so when you have a family member who requires some extra care due to increased health needs, or just old age, this can lead to extra stress for you and other family members. The idea of moving your elderly loved one away from the familiar surroundings of their home and into a care home may not appeal, but you may not have the time to take care of them yourself.
Live-in care in Chipping Sodbury
Fortunately, with Elder’s live-in carers, you can ensure your loved one is cared for in their own home, helping them to maintain their independence for longer and allowing them to enjoy the environment they know and love. An Elder live-in carer in Chipping Sodbury (or surrounding area) will stay in your loved one’s home, providing 24-hour support and companionship every day. Live-in care offers a more affordable, more personal alternative to the care home. Elder caregivers provide one-to-one support at all times - that care homes are simply unable to deliver due to lower staff to care recipient ratios.
How does live-in care work?
An Elder representative will first discuss your loved one’s care and medical needs in detail with you, in order to draw up a comprehensive care plan. All Elder live-in carers are highly qualified, with at least one year’s experience, and will provide the highest quality care for your family member at all times.
They’ll not only look after your loved one’s medical needs but will also help them to remain active within their social groups. This means they can enjoy a full and varied social life for as long as possible, avoiding any of the dangers that come with loneliness. Maintaining familiar routines is important for both mental well-being and quality of life.
Elder care in Chipping Sodbury
Your loved one may be very attached to their home, so an Elder live-in carer will do their best to ensure they can stay in their own environment. Care is individually tailored to their specific needs. For example, if your elderly relative is a keen gardener but is no longer able to manage everything alone, their care plan will reflect this, and the live-in carer will be able to help them to keep their fingers green.
If your loved one would like to get out and about, perhaps in order to browse the shops in the market square, or a little further afield to the historic buildings of Old Sodbury, then their live-in carer will do their best to help them visit all their favourite haunts.
If your loved one has been a staunch WI member and has taken an active role in the Old Sodbury group, there is no reason why they cannot continue to attend meetings for as long as they are able to with the support of their live-in carer.
Care with a difference
Many Elder live-in carers go on to form strong bonds of friendship with both the care recipients and their families. Getting to know your loved one’s live-in carer well can help to ensure you have peace of mind with regard to care arrangements.
Local knowledge means that an Elder live-in carer is also well-placed to run errands, whether that is collecting prescriptions from local facilities such as Cotswold Medicals or popping into the Waitrose on Wicker Road for something special for tea.
Elder live-in carers can provide as much or as little care as required, which could include help with personal care tasks, such as the more complex needs of a person who is living with dementia, for example, or may simply involve more of a companionship role for the live-in carer. Care plans are reviewed on a regular basis in case your elderly relative’s needs change.
That’s one of the biggest advantages of live-in care - it’s entirely personal. That means adapting the care plan to personal preferences and changing needs. The carer an as ‘hands-on’ or ‘hands-off’ as required in different areas of care.
For example, if your loved one enjoys cooking, their live-in carer will happily play sous chef. But, if they’re less able to manage all the food preparation by themselves, the live-in carer will happily whip up delicious and nutritious meals. Always ensuring a mixture of firm favourites, and recipes that encourage a balanced diet.
That adaptability also applies when it comes to pets. Unlike a care home, with live-in care you’re able to keep your cherished pets. Meaning your loved one will still be able to enjoy all the benefits of pet ownership. Which recent studies indicate can vary from lower blood pressure, to lower anxiety and depression. Helping to stave off loneliness and promote a happy lifestyle.
Elder’s live-in carers
Elder works with only the very best live-in carers in the industry and a rigorous vetting procedure means that you can rest assured that your loved one is in good hands. Elder carers usually earn above the standard industry rate, helping to attract only the best carers and ensuring they’re happy to stay in their role. This means a more consistent, and a better standard of care.
How much does live-in care cost?
Elder’s live-in care service costs a flat rate of £895 per week, which is up to 30% less than a care home. If care is required for a couple then the rate will work out even less expensive compared with a care home.
If you would like to discuss your loved one’s future care needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a no-obligation chat with one of our care advisors.