For anyone who needs to arrange long term care for an elderly relative, Elder can provide a better solution than residential care. If your family member needs 24/7 care, but doesn’t want to go into a care home, a one to one carer from Elder can move into their home with them and supply all the support they need.
If you have any queries about how Elder’s live-in care service works, our care advisors will be happy to provide any information you need. They are available 7 days a week, from 8am to 8pm.
Why is live-in care in Sunderland preferable to a care home?
Care homes are there to provide care for a number of vulnerable elderly people, so they can’t offer the level of one to one care and companionship that your relative would receive from a private carer in their own home.
In later life, many people find major life changes such as moving away from their home very upsetting. It can be even more traumatic for an elderly person who is living with dementia, as they may become increasingly confused and anxious.
If your family member enjoys life in their Sunderland home, live-in care can enable them to carry on with activities in their community and to continue socialising with friends and neighbours nearby. You’ll also benefit, as you won’t have to worry about how they are coping amongst strangers in the unfamiliar environment of a care home.
Who can benefit from live-in care?
Elder’s highly trained and experienced carers are able to support older people with a wide variety of care needs. Whether your relative has heart disease, Parkinson’s disease or severe mobility problems, a one to one carer will be able to provide the attention they need.
Our carers are able to offer anything from companion care for a frail older person to highly complex care such as might be needed by someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia.
The level and quality of care that your family member receives won’t be compromised by the fact they are able to remain in their own home, as our carers are carefully selected from the best professionals available.
Elder provide private one to one carers throughout Sunderland and nearby villages such as Whitburn, Seaburn and Roker.
Why is Elder Sunderland’s best care solution?
Elder’s carers are well aware of the importance of encouraging the elderly to remain as physically active and independent as they can. Your relative is likely to be more active in and around their home than they would be if they went into a care home, and their private caregiver will support them to continue activities that they enjoy, such as dancing or gardening.
For pet owners, live-in care means that they won’t have to be separated from the animals they love, as they would if they went into residential care. Pet ownership is known to be linked to health benefits such as lower stress levels and lowered blood pressure. Elder’s carers will ensure that pets are fed and cared for if your relative needs help with this.
What advantages does live-in care have for your elderly relative?
Live-in care can give an older person the confidence to enjoy their neighbourhood, even if they have previously been confined to their home due to a lack of confidence or mobility issues. Their caregiver will support them to do the things they enjoy in the local area, whether this is shopping in the Bridges Shopping Centre or visiting one of the city’s open spaces, such as Roker Park or Mowbray Park.
If your family member is a car owner, their one to one carer could chauffeur them to local places of interest. They may enjoy a trip to the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, or possibly a drive out to one of the pretty coastal villages nearby. With a one to one caregiver around to ensure they are safe, your elderly relative will be able to meet up with friends and live a fuller and more interesting life.
What does a private carer do in Sunderland?
Each care recipient is an individual with unique needs, so the care and support provided will depend on what your family member requires. A care plan will be created, detailing their unique needs and the carer will supply whatever help is needed with personal care, emotional support and domestic help. For example, your relative may need someone to assist with bathing and dressing, getting their meals and doing the shopping and ironing. There does not have to be a rigid routine as there might be in a care home, as the carer is there solely to look after your family member. They can ensure repeat prescriptions are ordered and collected from local services such as Monkwearmouth Health Centre or perhaps Pallion Health Centre, or arrange a medical appointment and accompany your relative to this.
How much does live-in care cost?
The cost of Elder’s live-in care service is £895 a week, which compares favourably with the cost of care home fees. If care is needed for an elderly couple, the saving is even greater.
Why is Elder the best choice?
At Elder, we are committed to the provision of the highest standards of long term care on a one to one basis. The interests of our care recipients are matched with the carer, so that we can ensure there is common ground on which to base a trusting and comfortable relationship.
We also have a dedicated care support team available to provide any information or help that you need throughout the process.
Call us today for a no-obligation discussion about your situation.