At Elder, we provide a favourable alternative to residential care for older people throughout Devon. If your elderly loved one needs help to stay in their own home, whether they live in Torquay, Exeter, Plymouth, Barnstaple, Bideford or any of the other towns or villages throughout the county, then we can supply high-quality in-home care to meet their exact needs.
Who can benefit from Elder live-in care?
We offer care at home solutions to any older adult who is finding it difficult to manage in their own home. Whether your loved one lives alone, with a partner, or perhaps is living in your home with you, we can provide a tailored package of 24/7 care designed around their particular needs.
Some of our care recipients just require assistance in the home for a couple of weeks, after medical treatment, for example. We can also provide short-term care packages if you are the main carer but need time to yourself, to go on holiday, for example.
Many of our clients use our live-in care services as a long-term alternative to residential care, allowing them to remain in the comfort and security of their own home, while receiving assistance with the tasks of daily life.
The benefits of care at home
The majority of elderly people do not relish the thought of entering residential care. Even when a care home is impeccably run, many older people dislike the idea of being grouped together with other people of a similar age. They worry about the loss of their freedom and having to conform to institutional rules. Leaving their home is distressing, as is parting with treasured possessions accumulated over a lifetime.
Remaining in their own homes allows elderly people to continue with a high degree of independent living. Some of our clients have gardens that they have tended for many years, while others have much-loved pets that they don’t wish to be parted from. Thanks to the private live-in care solutions which Elder provides, your loved one can stay in their familiar surroundings, remaining part of their local community with friends and neighbours close at hand.
How does it work?
At Elder, we take the worry and stress out of employing a live-in carer. We carefully screen all of our carers to make sure that they have the necessary skills, experience and training, and we perform thorough background checks to ensure that they are suitable.
When you approach us regarding care for your loved one, we take the time to find out as much as we can about them. Then we carefully match a caregiver to make sure that they have common ground, such as shared interests, hobbies and pastimes. We find that this helps to create a strong bond between the care recipient and the caregiver, encouraging strong ties of friendship.
All of our caregivers are experienced in elderly care, but many of them are also trained in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, which can present unique challenges. We ensure that our carers maintain their training and update their skills as necessary, to ensure the absolute highest quality in private live-in care.
We work closely with you to ascertain the type of care that your loved one requires. For some of our clients, this could be help with shopping and preparing meals and a friendly face who is always around to help with household tasks. Trips out to Devon’s many beaches, or Exeter Cathedral, for example, provide a pleasant distraction, and our carers encourage clients to maintain a good social life.
Other care recipients have more complex needs, such as help with bathing, getting dressed and personal care. The caregiver can assume responsibility for collecting and administering medication and ensure that your loved one attends clinics and medical appointments.
Many older people suffer from loneliness, which has a knock-on effect on their general health and wellbeing. Thanks to the presence of a live-in carer, they are never alone, and there is always someone on hand for a chat or a game of cards. Meanwhile, you have the reassurance of knowing that your loved one is being cared for day and night, with someone constantly on hand in case of emergencies.
How do I arrange in-home care?
Here at Elder, we believe in being the approachable face of private care. We are always delighted to talk about our services, either online or by phone, and we will always go that extra mile to ensure that both you and your loved one are happy with our service. That’s why we are available seven days a week to discuss any worries or concerns that you might have.
Contact us today for a friendly no-obligation chat to discuss your loved one’s needs, and find out what makes us one of the country’s leading in-home care providers.