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What is live-in care?
When your elderly loved one is struggling to cope at home, a residential care home is not the only solution. Most elderly people would prefer to remain in the comfort and security of their own home, which can easily be achieved with the help and assistance of a dedicated live-in carer.
At Elder, we specialise in providing highly-trained and empathetic caregivers, who move into an elderly person’s home to provide companionship, assist with daily tasks, and facilitate outings and social events. You can talk to one of our care advisors about the services we provide between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week.
Why is live-in care the better alternative in St Ives?
Your loved one has lived a full and independent life for many years, building up a social network, so why would they want to leave all that behind to move into residential care? No matter how good the care home may be, your loved one would need to downsize their possessions dramatically, which can be particularly distressing to anyone who has filled their home with a lifetime of memories.
With the help of a live-in carer, your elderly relative can continue to enjoy their usual routine, whether that’s a walk along the seafront past the Tate Gallery, or a stroll in the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Park, before doing a little shopping in Fore Street. Whatever their interests or hobbies, Elder carefully source a caregiver with similar interests, to ensure both parties will bond quickly for a mutually beneficial relationship.
Many of our care recipients own cherished pets, which are known to significantly increase both health and wellbeing. Sadly, most nursing and care homes are unable to accommodate animals and birds, whereas a live-in carer will happily assist in pet care tasks, such as feeding and grooming.
Why is Elder the best care solution in St Ives?
Elder not only operates in Cornwall but throughout the length and breadth of the UK, providing dedicated carers to the elderly, allowing them to remain in their own homes for less than the cost of a place in either a nursing or care home. Your loved one will have built up a network of friends in their local area, so remaining at home allows them to continue with their daily life with minimal interruptions, yet you have the reassurance of knowing there’s someone looking out for them, day and night.
If your loved one lives out at Halsetown, Towednack, Cripplesease or any of the nearby villages, they’re probably struggling to get around. An Elder carer will ensure they’re able to get out and about, whether for a trip to the doctors at the Stennack Surgery, picking up medications at Blooms Chemist on Mona Vale Road, or keeping fit and healthy at the local Leisure Centre. The carer’s job is to facilitate your loved one’s life, and they’ll do everything they can to ensure your elderly relative leads a fulfilling, healthy and active lifestyle.
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 St Ives?
Elder believes that when an individual reaches the stage of life where they need care this shouldn’t mean that they’re housebound. Our carers will discuss with your loved one what they like to do nearby and, depending on your loved one’s situation, accompany them on short walks or excursions to garden centres for example.
The award-winning town of St Ives is an idyllic location for seniors to live. Your loved one may enjoy an ice cream and walk along the seafront in the summer while stopping for a cup of tea in snug cafes in the winter.
The dramatic natural beauty of St Ives provides the perfect location for your loved one to take advantage of one-to-one care. Whether its days out to the historical local sites, a trip to the garden centre or simply a visit to the shops, with an Elder live-in carer they’ll be able to continue to do the things they love.
With a live-in carer around to ensure that your loved one is safe, those we care for can continue to enjoy their community, visit friends and live their lives as fully as possible.
How does Elder live-in care work?
Elder will create a unique care plan, tailored to an individual’s unique needs. Their one-to-one carer will do as much as required to keep your relative or spouse as safe and comfortable as possible.
For example, if your loved one enjoys cooking, their carer will take a backseat in this department and help with less favoured chores, such as ironing or cleaning. Should circumstances change, or their condition deteriorates, the care plan will be adapted accordingly.
Live-in home help can also provide assistance with personal care such as bathing and dressing. Our carers in St Ives can help their care recipients with prescriptions, ensuring they’re ordered and collected from local services.
How much live-in care in St Ives cost?
Elder’s live-in care service costs a flat rate of £950 per week. This is up to 30% less than a care home, and even more if care is required for couples.
All costs are completely inclusive, with no hidden fees. Although competitively priced, Elder also pay their carers above industry rate to ensure we work with the best and most experienced carers across the UK.
Why choose Elder?
We are passionate about providing the highest standards of one-to-one elderly care.
We take the time to match the interests of the care recipient to the caregiver, ensuring plenty of common ground to foster a comfortable and friendly working relationship. In fact, many of our carers go on to form strong bonds of friendship with their care recipients and their family members.
As a fully managed service, Elder’s care support team will be with you every step of the way to provide any information or support you require.
Call us today and one of our friendly care advisors will be happy to discuss your situation with no obligation.
Colin and Dulcie’s story
Dulcie is 100-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for six months. We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.
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