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What is live-in care?
If your loved one is no longer able to live independently, but they don’t want to move into a care home, Elder can provide 24/7 long-term support from a live-in carer. Their personal, social and emotional needs can all be met in the comfort of their own home. Want to know more about how Elder can provide the high standard of care your loved one deserves in Launceston itself or in nearby places such as Camelford, Holsworthy or Tavistock? Our care advisors are available seven days a week from 8am to 8pm.
What makes live-in care the better alternative to a care home in Launceston?
Private live-in care gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your loved one is being well cared for and is safe, in addition to receiving the one-to-one attention that would only otherwise be possible in a care home.
In later life, change can be very unsettling. If your loved one is happy in their community and is reluctant to leave their friends and neighbours, a live-in carer will help them to remain as active as possible. They may enjoy short walks around the neighbourhood or perhaps a trip to the thirteenth century Launceston castle or the beautiful Magdalene church in the town.
The Lawrence House Museum is another idea for spending an interesting hour or two with their carer. Knowing they’re able to continue with interests and hobbies, with the support of a highly trained and experienced live-in carer, means you don’t have to worry that they may be unhappy in a care home.
Whether your loved one is living with dementia and needs complex care, or simply needs a companion and help with domestic tasks, a live-in carer can provide the support they need. The carer will accompany them to health care appointments such as those at the Medical Centre in Landlake Road or the adjacent General Hospitals. If prescriptions need to be collected from Day Lewis pharmacy or other services, this will also be arranged.
Why is Elder the best care solution in Launceston?
Elder’s nationwide service enables your loved one to remain in the familiar environment they know and love. They’ll be fully supported, allowing them to remain as independent as possible and an individual care plan will be devised so all their needs are met.
Older people are often more likely to remain active and engage in physical activities in familiar surroundings. They may enjoy gardening which is known to have health benefits, and a live-in carer is there to ensure nothing goes wrong. Their carer will help and support them to continue with this or other activities such as attending local tea dances or exercise classes.
If your loved one has pets, the thought of separation from them can be upsetting. Our carers will be able to ensure pets are fed and cared for so the older person will enjoy all the health benefits such as stress reduction and lower blood pressure associated with owning pets, even if they are no longer able to care for them.
Don’t send your loved one to a care home. With Elder, your loved gets the care they need, in the home they love.
We provide live-in care in Launceston and the surrounding areas
Elder provides a large number of highly skilled carers in Launceston and throughout the South West. We are the UK’s leading specialists in live-in care, meaning your loved one will always receive the best possible care.
What our customers say
“I have been able to return to my normal life totally relaxed that my mother is in capable hands with all her needs being more than catered for.”
How can live-in care keep your loved one as safe and comfortable as possible in Launceston?
Just because we deal in at-home care, that doesn’t mean we think your loved one should remain housebound. In fact, we’re passionate about ensuring Elder carers take care recipients out and about, doing the things they love. There’s nothing more important in retaining a positive frame of mind.
With plenty of beautiful countryside, characterful bookshops and relaxing cafes, Launceston is the ideal place for an elderly person to enjoy their time. Elder carers will be able to help your loved one really make the most of living in such a beautiful part of the world.
The two rivers, the Tamar and Kensey, create an idyllic environment that adds to Launceston’s quintessential Cornish charm. This provides a great destination for your loved one to take advantage of one-to-one personal care, taking time out of the day to enjoy the usual walks they know and love.
A live-in carer really empowers your loved one to continue to do the things they’ve always done. They get the comfort and support they need to ensure if anything goes wrong, there’s someone there to look out for them.
How does Elder live-in care work?
Here at Elder, we provide the simplest and most personal possible way to arrange live-in care in Launceston. It’s all about ensuring your loved one’s care plan its bespokely matched to their needs and wants. Give us a call and we’ll get the details of your case. We’ll then scour our huge pool of expertly-trained live-in carers to find a personality match.
It’s like matching friends. For both home carer and home care recipient, we look at what they’re interested in, what they like to talk about and what shared values they have in common. They’re living together after all. It’s live-in care. It’s a close relationship. If their personalities don’t match, it’s just not going to work.
We’ll only get in touch once we’ve found the perfect carer. Our software means we can do this quickly and efficiently. Obviously, if there is an issue with the home care your loved one is receiving, it’s in everyone’s interests to rearrange. And our team are always on-hand to change any of the details of your Elder care plan.
How much live-in care in Launceston cost?
It’s natural to worry about the cost of live-in care. We’re here to make it as simple as possible to pay for home care in Launceston. Our 24/7 care rate is £895 per week. With no hidden fees. What’s more, you pay absolutely nothing upfront, as the first week is a trial.
Our price is around 30% less than you’d be paying at care homes in Launceston. If your loved ones are living as a couple, it’d be even less.
Our financial experts are also there to guide you through the process of how you’re going to pay for your loved one’s home care. Many people aren’t aware they’re able to unlock money from their own homes, without selling it. Or, that local authorities are able to provide support to help you pay. We’re here for you. All you have to do is call.
Even though we’re all about providing you with a fair deal, we’re also about looking after the Elder carers. We pay them more than any care home in Launceston, or anywhere else for that matter.
Why choose Elder?
Searching for a care home or live-in care is stressful. We make home care simple. We take the stress out of a stressful situation, meaning you can focus on loving your loved one.
We can bring you live-in care, dementia care and 24/7 care that feels like family. Personally matched and expertly guided.
With us, your loved stays doing what they love, in their own home. You pay less. Your loved one’s carer gets paid more. Having a carer come into the family home means your elderly relative can eat the meals they’re used to, watch the TV shows they love and carry on with the life they’ve always known.
It’s absolute expert care, with absolute minimal disruption. Call us now for your free care consultation and get the quality 24/7 live-in care your loved one deserves.
In this short video, Dulcie and her family explain her reasons for choosing Elder live-in care. They discuss how live-in care has allowed her to stay independent in her own home while making a new friend at the same time.
Care in Launceston: Useful Resources
The council website provides information and support for carers, including a directory of local services and events, in addition to advice on transportation and financial management.
Address: Adult care and support, Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Turo, TR1 3AY
Call: 0300 1234 131
This local leisure centre has disabled parking spaces, wheelchair access and a poolside hoist among its accessibility features. Free entry for carers accompanying someone.
Address: Launceston Leisure Centre, Coronation Park, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9DQ
Call: 01566 772 551
Carers First is an organisation created by carers who wanted to help other carers in difficult situations. They help with financial issues and offer advice on carers’ rights amongst other things.
Call: 0300 303 1555
These are held regularly and present carers with an opportunity to discuss any issues they are experiencing as well as providing support to other carers.
Call: 01872 323 535
Both those living with memory problems and their carers can meet and socialise with others going through similar experiences.
Address: Launceston Methodist Church, Castle Street, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BA.
Call: 01566 774425 OR 07970 045310
Dementia @ Gorfenna offers an opportunity for those living with dementia, or elderly people who are lonely and isolated, to socialise and participate in a range of crafts and activities.
Address: Gorfenna, St Ive, Near Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3LX
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