Live-in care is becoming an increasingly popular option for the elderly when they are struggling to cope alone in their own homes. Rather than the more traditional options of having your elderly loved one come to live in your own home, or arranging for them to move into a local residential care home, the live-in carer option allows them to remain in their own familiar surroundings.
Why is live-in care the better alternative to a care home in Exmouth?
Whether your loved one lives in the town itself, or one of the neighbouring villages, such as Lympstone, Exton or Woodbury, they will have built up a network of friends and neighbours in the area. Their home will be filled with treasures and mementoes of past times, and they may have a garden which they have lovingly tended for many years.
Moving into residential care involves downsizing a lifetime’s worth of possessions, but with a live-in carer, there is no need to part with anything. The carer can assist with any tasks, including gardening, to enable your loved one to live as independent a lifestyle as possible.
Care home staff have to cope with many residents, and varying shift patterns mean that the person who helps your loved one to get dressed in the morning, may not be the same person to help them to prepare for bedtime at the end of the day. Live-in care allows your elderly relative to get to know a single person, who acts as carer, enabler, helper and companion throughout every single day and night.
Why is Elder the best care solution in Exmouth?
Elder is a national company, with a wealth of experience and knowledge in caring for the elderly. Our carers understand that their role is to empower the care recipient, enabling them to live a full and active lifestyle, with plenty of help to ensure that they can continue to enjoy their favourite things.
Perhaps they enjoy one of the regular quizzes held at the Welcome Centre at Morgan Court, or a stroll along the Exe Estuary on a sunny afternoon, followed by a cream tea at Bumble and Bee on Alexandra Terrace. Whatever your loved one’s passions, their Elder live-in carer will facilitate them, enabling them to keep doing the things they love.
How can live-in care keep your loved one as safe and comfortable as possible in Exmouth?
Unscrupulous people often target the elderly, so having a live-in carer provides excellent peace of mind for you and your loved one. The carer will make sure that your elderly relative is safe and secure within their own home, and will make sure that windows and doors are locked, with valuables stored safely out of sight.
The carer will help with phone calls and emails, if necessary, making sure that your loved one is able to stay in touch with friends and family. All Elder carers understand the importance of exercise and proper nutrition, so you can be sure that your loved one is well looked after at all times.
The carer will ensure that your loved one attends medical appointments at Haldon House Surgery or the Claremont Medical Practice, and will collect prescriptions from Rowlands Pharmacy on Imperial Road, ensuring that medications are dispensed in a timely manner.
All Elder carers are trained to deal with a variety of emergency situations, so you can be sure that your loved one is safe and secure every hour of the day and night.
How does Elder live-in care work?
Unlike many other agencies, Elder takes the time to get to know your elderly loved one, discovering their likes and dislikes, their personality and their hobbies, pastimes and interests. Then we carefully select a live-in carer who matches as closely as possible to your loved one, to ensure that both parties have plenty of things in common.
We find that this helps to promote strong bonds of friendship and trust from the outset, making the process as easy as possible for both parties.
We establish a care plan, based on your loved one’s current situation, but with the understanding that care requirements are likely to increase over time.
Some of our clients are more concerned about providing companion care for their elderly relative, with perhaps some assistance with household tasks, such as hoovering, laundry and bed making. Other care recipients have more complex needs, like those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, for example, where the carer may need to provide more personal care, such as help with bathing, dressing and toileting.
How much live-in care in Exmouth cost?
The cost of an Elder live-in carer costs much less than you might think. We charge a flat fee of £795 per week, with no extra costs to pay and no hidden charges. This makes it around 30% cheaper than the cost of a place in a residential care home, with further savings if there is more than one person to be looked after in the home.
The Elder price may be competitive, but we make sure that we pay staff above the industry rates, to ensure that they are well-rewarded for the important work that they do.
Call us anytime between 8 am and 8 pm on any day of the week, for a no-obligation chat about our live-in care services. We are always on hand to discuss any aspect of our service to ensure your complete peace of mind.