If your loved one lives in Salcombe or nearby locations such as Malborough, Batson or Woolston, they could benefit from a live-in care package from Elder. Increasingly popular as an alternative to residential or nursing homes, live-in care enables your loved one to remain within their own home and maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as they are able, thanks to the support of a dedicated companion carer.
What is live-in care?
Live-in care is one of the most popular forms of elderly care, and is often much more appealing than the thought of moving into shared accommodation in a residential home. With live-in care, your relative is joined in their home by a carer who has been carefully matched to them in accordance with their level of need, their specific health requirements, and their personality and interests.
Your loved one’s carer is with them around the clock and can help out with a whole range of household tasks, from shopping and cooking, to light cleaning and gardening. They will do as little or as much as your elderly relative requests, and can also assist with personal care tasks such as getting to the toilet, bathing, getting in and out of bed and dressing.
Why choose live-in care over residential care in Salcombe?
Your loved one may have lived in their family home for very many years and may find the idea of being forced to move into a care home a deeply upsetting one. Moving into residential care can mean a great deal of upheaval and heartache, particularly if it means disposing of furniture or other possessions or being parted from a much-loved pet.
With companion care from Elder, your loved one can remain within familiar surroundings and enjoy the benefits of one-to-one care from someone who can become as much a friend as they are a carer. With live-in care, your relative retains full control over everything from what they eat for their meals through to how they pass their free time.
Carers can organise mentally stimulating days out, such as to nearby Hope Cove Beach, the Maritime Museum or around the harbour, or they could venture further afield to make use of the High Street shops in nearby Dartmouth, services in the Redfern Health Centre or local social clubs.
We provide live-in care in Salcombe and the surrounding areas
Our experience in training and vetting carers ensures that our care recipients always receive the best possible live-in care in and around Salcombe.
What our customers say
“Judith is absolutely lovely and you could see the fantastic relationship she has with my mum. My mum’s smile nearly lit up the whole house when Judith arrived.”
What sort of carers work in the Salcombe region?
When it comes to the home carers in Salcombe we hire, we leave no stone unturned. We do full background checks, as well as an exam to make sure the carers are fully competent to do the job. We take the legal stuff extremely seriously. But our exam is all about making sure the 24/7 carer knows how to respond in the most testing of situations. But also how they approach the notion of live-in care.
Beyond these initial checks. It’s all about our matching process. We do everything we can to ensure your loved one’s live-in carer is perfectly matched. That means asking about interests, hobbies and personality. What gets them out of bed in the morning. What makes them laugh. What makes them cry.
We try and get as much information as possible to build up the best picture we possibly can of your live-in care case. It’s a level of attention to detail you just wouldn’t get from the uniform service provided by a care home in Salcombe. But it matters. It really matters. The carer is going to stay in your loved ones home, so they need to be a great pair.
Our hard work usually pays off. Many Elder carers and care recipients become real companions, real friends. It’s home care made personal. It means you get a carer that really feels like family. Someone you and your loved one feel comfortable with.
How much live-in care in Salcombe cost?
We may make live-in care personal. But, we make paying for it straightforward. With us, there’s no hidden fees or fluff. Just a flat rate of £895 per week. That works out around 30% cheaper than you’d expect to pay at any care home in Salcombe. Plus, when you get care from us, there are no upfront costs. We let you try live-in care for a week before you commit. If you don’t like it, you don’t pay.
We’re also on-hand to help you out when it comes to working out how to pay for live-in care. We know it isn’t easy. We know it can be stressful. Whether it’s on our site, or on our phones, that’s why we do as much as we can to ensure you have the information you need to get what you deserve from your local authority. Or, how best to release equity from your home.
Despite providing a competitive price and expert advice, that doesn’t mean we scrimp when it comes to paying Elder live-in carers. With Elder, you pay less. Your home carer gets more. Elder carers earn at least the Living Wage, unlike many care homes in Salcombe.
Why choose Elder?
If you’re looking for home care, live-in care, 24hr care or dementia care, there’s no better option out there. We make the process as simple as possible. We provide as much advice and support as possible. We’re always here for you if there’s a problem.
We realise finding any care is stressful. Many of our customers are often looking for care after a traumatic event. We’re here to make it as stress-free as it can be. Elder experts are on hand to guide you through getting live-in care in Salcombe.
If you’re looking for personally-matched, totally-guided and fairly-price live-in care, Elder is your answer. Don’t bother with a care home in Salcombe. Give our team a call for a free care consultation.
Dulcie’s Care Story
In this short video, Mary and Colin explain how Dulcie’s live-in Elder carer, Sarah, has become part of the family. They discuss how live-in care has allowed Dulcie to stay independent in her own home, while making a new friend at the same time.
Useful Care Resources in Salcombe
Salcombe Day Centre for the Elderly is a charity which provides entertainment and activities for the over-60s, along with tea and coffee.
Address: Salcombe Day Centre for the Elderly, Buckley Cottage, Buckley Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8DD
Call: 01548 843704
Salcombe is served by Devon County Council, which provides information and support to elderly people to support them living independently within the community.
Address: Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD
Call: 0345 155 1015
A one-stop resource for help, guidance and support for elderly people within the Salcombe region and throughout Devon.
Address: Age UK Devon, 1 Manaton Court, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8P
Call: 0333 241 2340
Every Thursday, between 12 and 2pm, older people in the region are invited to enjoy a delicious lunch and a chat with fellow diners. Phone beforehand to ensure your place.
Address: Stokenham Lunch Club, Cross Care, Stokenham, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2SJ
Call: 01209 705159
Pinpoint is a useful resource for older people living in Devon, providing links to a range of services that support independent living.
Address: Pinpoint Devon, Room G59, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD
Call: 0345 155 1015
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