What is live-in care in Truro?
At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for the elderly, in and around Truro, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the comfort of their own homes.
Elder provides 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 Truro 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 Truro and the surrounding areas
Elder’s live-in care services can start within as little as 24 hours in Truro. Our skilled and compassionate carers are committed to providing the very best care to your loved one.
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.
The city and civil parish of Truro is the ideal place for your elderly loved one to live. With the help of their live-in carer, they can visit Enys Garden – the oldest garden in Cornwall, Truro Cathedral and the stunning Atrium Gallery. Meanwhile, you can rest assured that your loved one is living 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 Truro: Useful Resources
The authority helps older people with care, support and services, including helping them to live as independently as possible at home. The local authority can provide information about any benefits available for older people and their carers too.
Address: County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY
Call: 0300 1234 131
Voluntary service helping older people stay independent and remain involved in their local community.
Call: 01209 705159
The only national charity which is solely dedicated to tackling social isolation and loneliness experienced by older people through regular face-to-face contact.
Call: 0800 716543
The leading charity for the elderly, helping to improve the wellbeing of local older people. This includes social activities and day centres to meet people.
Address: Boscawen House, Chapel Hill, Truro, TR1 3BN
Call: 01872 266 383
The U3A provides social, educational and cultural activities for retired and semi-retired people. This could include languages and art, as well as regular meetings to keep the brain active, the body exercised and to overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Call: 01872 272344
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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