If you have an elderly relative who now requires long-term care, they will probably be reluctant to leave their own home, even if they accept that they need 24/7 care.
This is where Elder can provide the ideal solution, by supplying a caregiver who can move into your elderly relative’s house or flat, and give them all the care and support they need in the comfort of their own home.
Why is live-in care from Elder better than a care home in Ilfracombe?
If you are responsible for an elderly person’s welfare, you will want to know that they are safe and being well cared for. Live-in care offers one to one attention that is specifically designed with your loved one’s individual needs in mind.
Rather than having to compete with other residents for attention, your loved one will have the undivided attention of their live-in carer, so you will no longer need to worry about their wellbeing day or night.
Many people, especially with age, can become upset or worried about change, especially if it involves an upheaval such as leaving home and the local community. A live-in carer could support your loved one to continue living in their preferred place, close to friends and neighbours and with their precious belongings around them.
Even people with complex needs, such as those living with dementia, will enjoy a much better quality of life if they can stay in the home they love and be cared for by a highly trained and experienced live-in carer.
Elder can provide live-in carers in Ilfracombe and in nearby villages such as Combe Martin, Mortehoe and Woolacombe, who can move in with your relative and give them whatever support is needed on a day to day basis.
What does a live-in carer do?
Each of Elder’s care recipients is unique, so a care plan based on their specific needs and preferences is created for each elderly person. The live-in carer will follow the guidelines in the care plan and do whatever they can to keep the care recipient healthy, comfortable and safe.
This may involve practical, hands-on assistance with all aspects of personal care, dementia care, or it may be more of a supervisory role to keep your loved one safe, both in the home and outside.
The carer will also help with domestic duties that may be difficult for your loved one. They will shop, cook, clean and ensure the laundry is kept up to date, depending on what is needed.
If your elderly relative has to attend healthcare appointments, for example at the Combe Coastal Medical Centre or another surgery, their carer will accompany them and collect any prescriptions that are needed.
They will also collect books from Ilfracombe Library or accompany your loved one to choose their own if they prefer. If your elderly relative has pets, Elder’s live-in carers will also help to look after these, so your elderly relative can continue to enjoy the company of their cat or dog.
How could live-in care benefit your loved one?
Because your loved one is no longer able to live independently, this should not mean that they cannot enjoy getting out and about in the local area. Their live-in carer will chat with your elderly relative about the things they enjoy doing and will accompany them to places they would like to visit.
Ilfracombe offers many places for elderly people to meet and socialise, such as the Periwinkle Knitting Cafe in Fore Street. If the care recipient owns a car, the carer could chauffeur them about, but otherwise, they could accompany them in a taxi to local places of interest, such as Ilfracombe Museum or Ilfracombe Aquarium in the old Lifeboat House.
Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Rooms are another popular destination for people of all ages to meet and enjoy the gardens, particularly in Spring when the daffodils make a beautiful display. Freshly prepared food is available in the tea rooms, where your loved one may enjoy meeting up with friends for a light meal prepared in the granary kitchen.
What are the main benefits of live-in care from Elder?
Older people are often more physically active when they are in surroundings that are familiar to them, and a live-in carer will encourage them to remain as active as they can, enjoying hobbies such as dancing or gardening that keep them fit and mobile.
Being able to stay at home and in their community is so much better than having to adjust to life in a care home. It also means that you will have peace of mind, knowing that you have done your best for your loved one.
What is the cost of live-in care in Ilfracombe?
can supply a full-time live-in carer for an inclusive sum of £895 per wee — considerably less than the cost of many care homes. If care is needed for an elderly couple, the savings could be even more considerable.
Although the care is so affordable, Elder’s carers are amongst the most highly experienced in the UK and are paid accordingly, at rates that are higher than industry norms.
Why should I choose live-in care from Elder?
At Elder, we take the time to match our care recipients’ interests with the live-in carer so that they have plenty in common on which to base a supportive and comfortable relationship.
We are renowned for our high standards of home care, and because our service is fully managed, you will benefit from information and help from our support team every step of the way.
Call us today to discuss your situation.