What is live-in care in Torquay?

At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for the elderly, in and around Torquay, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the familiarity of their own homes.

We provide trained caregivers who give 24/7 live-in care assistance for the elderly in their own homes, or in your home if your relative has moved in with you. Such support provides a practical alternative to residential care and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move can cause.

There is no need to go through much-loved possessions, choosing what to keep and what to part with, as you might have to do if your loved one moves to a residential care home. Thanks to our elderly care-at-home packages, your loved one can retain their much-loved treasures and mementoes of a long and happy life.

Who can benefit from a live-in carer?

We can supply compassionate and capable caregivers to any elderly person in need of an extra pair of hands around the home. Some of our care recipients require a short period of assistance, perhaps after surgery, for example, providing help with cleaning, shopping, cooking and medication.

In some cases, where an elderly loved one resides at home with you, a live-in carer provides companion care throughout the day while you are at work. Some families use our services when they go on holiday, to provide a short period of respite care without interrupting the daily routine.

In the majority of cases, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home on a permanent basis, offering help and support day and night, as required.

What are the benefits of care in the home?

Your loved one may have spent many happy years living an independent life in their own home. They will have built up friendships with neighbours and other people in and around Torquay and may be reluctant to move into residential care.

Many of our care recipients have gardens that they have tended for many years which they are not ready to give up. In some cases, we find that elderly people have much-loved pets with whom, of course, they do not wish to part. Or perhaps, one of your parents requires personal care that their partner is unable to provide due to their own advancing years.

By employing a caregiver to move into their home, you will find that your loved one can continue with their lifestyle, which has a profound impact on their wellbeing. Being among their own much-loved possessions and in familiar surroundings allows them to maintain a level of independent living, but with the knowledge that someone is on hand whenever help is needed.

We provide live-in care in Torquay 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 Torquay and the surrounding areas.

What does a live-in carer do?

At Elder, we carefully match the caregiver to the care recipient, to ensure a good match. We take into account your loved one’s personality, hobbies and interests, and we endeavour to place a carer who will be compatible. We find that this allows the carer to blend seamlessly into the home without causing any disruption, and guarantees that both parties will have plenty in common to form a strong bond of friendship around.

The carer will do as much, or as little, as required, and be guided by your relative as to the help and assistance needed. This could be anything from support with housework, shopping, outings and meal preparation, through to personal care such as help with bathing and dressing.

The caregiver makes sure that prescriptions are ordered and collected, and ensures that your loved one takes their medications as directed by their medical advisers. They will arrange hospital appointments, and accompany your relative on trips away from home, helping whenever needed.

Your loved one, with the help of their live-in carer, can enjoy visits to Torquay’s Museum, Compton Castle, Tessier Gardens and Torre Abbey gardens. They can also take delight in the stunning Torquay Harbour, offering shops, cafes and a beautiful marina. Meanwhile, you can rest assured that your loved one is enjoying life to the full while receiving the best one-to-one care available.

If your loved one requires dementia care, this is not a problem. At Elder, we provide highly trained staff who can cope with the extra demands that dementia and Alzheimer’s can place on them. They understand the need to keep a careful watch on your loved one’s safety, making sure that the cooker or the iron isn’t left on, for example, and that your relative does not wander off and become lost.

Knowing that your loved one is safe, comfortable, well-nourished and in good hands provides peace of mind for the whole family. It means that you can relax and enjoy their company, without worrying about the future. Should your relative’s needs increase over time, the caregiver will step in and provide more help as required.

We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements for care in the home, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care could make for all the family.

Real life story: Colin and Dulcie’s story

Dulcie is 102-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 over two years.

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.

Care in Torquay: Useful Resources

Age UK Torbay

A fantastic charity offering expert advice, information and support for the elderly as well as social activities and support for carers.

Email: reception@ageuktorbay.org.uk

Address: 12 Dendy Road, Paignton, TQ4 5DB

Call: 01803 555 181

Carers Aid Torbay

A local organisation offering support services to carers, working in partnership with the NHS. Also offers social activities and meetings.

Address: The Olive Carers Centre, Victoria Park Road, Torquay, TQ1 3QH

Call: 01803 323 510

Torbay Carers Service

Run by South Devon NHS, this scheme helps carers access the services they need.

Email: signposts@nhs.net

Address: Torbay and South Devon NHS, Paignton Library, Paignton, TQ4 5AG

Call: 01803 666 620

Cool Recovery

An organisation offering a support network for carers across South Devon, as well as information and support for those affected by mental health issues and a café for meeting.

Email: info@cooltherapies.org.uk

Address: 17 Morgan Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5RP

Call: 01803 431 991

Crossroads Care Torbay – Carers Trust

A great organisation offering health and wellbeing services to carers as well as advice and support for those living with dementia and mental health issues.

Email: admin@crossroadscaresw.org.uk

Address: St Edmunds, Victoria Park Road, Torquay, TQ1 3QH

Call: 01803 323 510

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“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.”

– Alison, Edinburgh