Live-in care is the ideal solution for elderly people who require long-term care but do not want to leave the familiar surroundings of their own home. Elder has carers available throughout Weymouth and in nearby towns and villages such as Chickerell, Nottington and Preston, who can move into your loved one’s home and provide all the care and support they need, 24 hours a day.
Why is live-in care the better alternative to a care home in Weymouth?
Elder’s live-in care service can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your loved one is safe and all their needs are being met. Care homes might struggle to provide the companionship and one to one attention that a 24/7 care provider from Elder will give. Because care is provided by a maximum of two carers working on a rota basis, usually two weeks on and two weeks off, your loved one will benefit from much more consistent care.
Your loved one may be upset about the prospect of having to go into residential care and leave their community. A live-in carer will be able to help them to stay in touch with friends, neighbours and family members and to continue enjoying their hobbies and regular activities, as far as their circumstances allow. This will mean you can get on with your life without having to worry about how your elderly loved one is managing in an unfamiliar care home.
What conditions is care at home suitable for in Weymouth?
Elder’s live-in carers can supply all levels of care, from companionship and someone to keep your loved one safe to the more complex care that someone with a condition such as dementia might need. Our carers are able to provide care for people who have heart disease, strokes, Parkinson’s disease and many other conditions.
Because our carers are trained and well experienced in looking after people with complex needs, you can be assured that they will receive the highest level of care in their own home.
Why choose a live-in carer in Weymouth?
Elderly people are often more active when they are in familiar surroundings. They are more likely to take physical exercise and enjoy activities such as gardening. Our carers will encourage your elderly relative to remain as physically active as they can, to maintain their mobility and wellbeing.
Our carers will talk to your elderly relative about the kinds of activities they enjoy and will support them to continue with these where possible. There are many opportunities for enjoyable days out in and around the town, and a private carer will be happy to accompany your loved one on visits to places of interest such as the Tudor House Museum or Portland Museum.
If your loved one is a car owner, the carer will be able to drive them. Otherwise, they could escort them in a taxi. Bennetts Water Gardens in Chickerell is a wonderful place to visit on a sunny summer’s day.
If your loved one is living with dementia, they may attend the fortnightly Singing for the Brain and Memory Cafésessions that are held by the Alzheimer’s Society in the Salvation Army Hall on Thursday afternoons. A live-in care provider would ensure that they were able to continue with this and any other social activities they enjoy.
How does 24-hour care work?
Elder creates an individualised care plan detailing your loved one’s unique needs. The live-in carer will carry out all the tasks needed to keep them safe and as comfortable and healthy as possible.
In addition, to support with personal care needs such as washing and dressing, the carer will help with domestic tasks such as meal preparation, laundry and cleaning, depending on what your elderly relative wants. The care plan will be adapted to reflect any changes in your loved one’s needs or health status. The carer will support the care recipient to attend any appointments they have at Wyke Regis Health Centre or their local surgery.
If your loved one needs help with managing their medication, their carer will encourage them to comply with any necessary instructions and ensure that prescriptions are ordered regularly and collected from services such as Boots or Rowlands Pharmacy.
How much does live-in care in Weymouth cost?
Elder’s 24/7 care service costs a flat rate of £795 per week, as much as 30% less than a care home. This is entirely inclusive, and there are no hidden fees. If care is needed for a couple, it is an even more considerable saving. Elder’s carers are paid over the industry rate, and this ensures that we are able to recruit excellent, experienced carers throughout the UK.
Why choose Elder?
If you choose Elder, you can be sure that your loved one will receive the highest standard of live-in care. We are careful to match the interests of the elderly person with the caregiver, ensuring that they have plenty in common and will be able to build up a friendly and trusting relationship. Many of Elder’s carers become great friends with their care recipients and their wider families.
Elder’s live-in care service is fully managed, and the care support team is always available to provide you with any information you need and to support you and your loved one in any way that is needed.
If you have any questions about how Elder’s live-in care service could benefit your loved one, contact us today to speak to one of our care advisors. You will find they can offer friendly and helpful advice about your individual situation, so why not find out more, before you make your decision?