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If you have an elderly relative who needs long-term care, Elder can provide all the support that they need in the comfort of their own home.
What does live-in care involve?
Live-in care means that a caregiver moves in with your loved one and is there twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Although the carer will need time off, whenever the elderly person needs assistance there will be someone available to provide this.
Elder’s carers typically work on a rota basis with one other carer, each working for two weeks and then having two weeks off. This provides unrivalled continuity of care and means that the carer and your loved one get to know one another really well and can form a close and trusting working relationship.
Why is live-in care preferable to a care home in Weston-super-Mare?
Live-in care has become increasingly popular because the care recipient benefits from one-to-one care that is specially devised to meet their individual needs. Unlike in a care home where staff are responsible for looking after a number of vulnerable adults, a live-in carer can provide companionship throughout the day.
It can be very upsetting for an elderly person to leave their own home and possibly their community and move into a care home, but with live-in care, they can continue to enjoy all the aspects of life in their locality that they are able to, with extra support from their carer.
The quality of live-in care from Elder is at least as high as that in a care home as all our carers are highly experienced and trained. They are able to provide the high level of care needed by someone living with dementia and also meet the needs of people with a range of different conditions.
Knowing that your loved one is in the home that they love, being well cared for and kept safe can give you peace of mind.
What makes Elder the best solution for care in Weston-super-Mare & Bridgwater?
If your loved one is living in Bridgwater, Weston-super-Mare or any of the nearby communities, such as Highbridge, Cheddar or Wells, Elder can provide a live-in carer who will enable them to maximise their level of independence in the comfort of their own home.
The carer will take your loved one’s needs and wishes into account and provide whatever support they need, encouraging them to get out and about, remaining as active as they can.
If they enjoy doing odd jobs around the home, gardening or light exercise, you can be confident that the carer will help in any way that they can, ensuring that your relative is safe and able to enjoy their leisure time.
Live-in care in Bridgwater and surrounding area
Whether you’re looking for live-in care, home care or the specialist dementia care, we can help.
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.”
How can Elder’s live-in care service enhance your loved one’s life in Weston-super-Mare & Bridgwater?
Although your elderly relative needs someone to care for them, they should still be able to enjoy life to the full, and their live-in carer will support them to do this.
Your loved one may enjoy excursions into the town, perhaps visiting Weston Museum or having afternoon tea in the Edwardian-style tearooms on the Grand Pier and their carer will accompany them wherever they want to go.
If your loved one has a car, their carer could chauffeur them around the beautiful Somerset countryside or take them out for some retail therapy at the Sovereign Shopping Centre or meet friends at a local community centre.
How does live-in care from Elder work?
A unique care package will be created for your loved one so that all their needs and preferences are documented. Their live-in carer will do what is needed to keep the elderly person as comfortable and as safe as possible.
The care and support provided will vary depending on the individual but can include different levels of personal care and domestic help. For example, if your loved one needs help in the mornings to get up, washed and dressed, their carer will do this at the time of their choice.
Live-in care can also involve meal preparation, cleaning, laundry and other domestic tasks, depending on your loved one’s circumstances. If there are any changes to those circumstances or to your elderly relative’s health status, the care plan will be revised accordingly to reflect the care that is needed.
If your loved one needs support with GP appointments, for example, at the Locality Health Centre, or a prescription collected from a local service such as the Day Lewis Pharmacy, their live-in carer will ensure this is done.
Elder provides live-in care throughout the UK, so whether you’re looking for live-in care in London, Birmingham or Manchester, we can help you find a highly skilled carer for your loved one.
What is the cost of live-in care in Weston-super-Mare & Bridgwater?
Live-in care from Elder costs a flat rate of £950 per week. This can represent a considerable saving when compared with care home fees for a single elderly person, and if you are looking for care for a couple, it is even better value.
Although our fees are very competitive, Elder pays carers above the market rate to ensure that we can attract the highest quality caregivers.
Why should I choose Elder?
At Elder, we are committed to the provision of excellent long-term care at home. Each care recipient’s interests are matched with those of the live-in carer, ensuring that they have plenty in common on which to build a great working relationship.
We go above and beyond what is normally expected of an introductory agency, meaning our support team will always provide the support or information you need at any stage in the care process.
Call us any day between 8 am and 8 pm with no obligation to discuss your situation with our care advisors who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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.
Local Resources for Carers in Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater
Links to advice, information and support for elderly residents and their carers.
– Contact form: https://apps.n-somerset.gov.uk/forms/customersuggestions/
– Address: North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ.
– Call: 01934 888 888
Activities, events, meetings as well as help, support and advice for retired people in the region.
– Email: [email protected]
– Address: Age UK Somerset, Ash House, Cook Way, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 6BJ
– Call: 01823 345613
Held on the second Saturday of every month between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm. One-to-one private consultations are available with dementia specialists during these sessions.
– Address: St George’s Medical Practice, 135 Pastures Avenue, St Georges, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 7SB
Local services and details on how to source the relevant help and information for older people and carers in the region.
– Contact form: https://secure1.somerset.gov.uk/forms/showform.asp?fm_formalias=ascef
– Address: Somerset County Council, County Hall, Taunton. Somerset, TA1 4DY
– Call: 0300 123 2224
Meetings are held on alternate Friday mornings between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm.
– Email: [email protected]
– Address: Bridgwater Memory Café, Victoria Park Community Centre, Victoria Park Drive, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 7AS
– Call: 07889 604536
Regular lunch club meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday, running form 10.30 am through till 1 pm.
– Email: [email protected]
– Address: Alzheimer’s Society Care2gether, Ebdon Arms, Lilac Way, Wick St Lawrence, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 9WE
– Call: 01934 414 213
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