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If you are searching for long term care for an elderly relative who has reached the stage of needing someone around 24/7 to provide care, then live-in care from Elder could be just what you’re looking for.
This alternative to residential care has various benefits, both for your family member and for you. To find out more about our service, call Elder and speak to our care advisors, who will be pleased to provide any information you need.
Why is live-in care in Bridgend better than residential care?
Our customers in Bridgend benefit from the peace of mind of knowing that their elderly family member is kept safe and well looked after 24 hours a day by a carer who is only focussed on their needs. This level of one to one attention is not normally available in any care home.
The majority of older people say they would prefer to remain in their own home, rather than going into a care home, whatever their health status. Change like this can be very upsetting, so if you want to provide the care that your relative needs, without causing them the distress associated with leaving their own home, live-in care is the obvious solution.
Elder has carers who are available to move into your relative’s home and supply the care they need, in Bridgend or in nearby villages such as Coity, Merthyr Mawr and Llangan.
Because our carers are highly trained and have a wealth of experience in caring for people with intricate needs, you can be confident that your elderly family member will enjoy the highest quality of care in the home they love, close to friends and neighbours.
You’ll also benefit because you won’t have the worry about how well your relative is coping in the strange environment of a care home.
How does live-in care work in Bridgend?
Your family member’s unique needs will be recorded in an individual care plan that also documents how these needs should be met. Their caregiver will carry out the tasks needed to keep them safe and comfortable.
If your elderly relative needs help with the basic activities of daily living, the assistance they need with things like personal hygiene, continence management and mobility will be given by their carer in the way that the care recipient prefers.
Domestic help may also be required, so the carer would assist with laundry, cleaning or shopping, depending on your relative’s individual requirements. Unless your family member wants to do their own cooking, their carer will also ensure that they prepare and cook nutritious meals for them.
They will also help with prescriptions, ensuring they’re ordered, for example from Riversdale Surgery and the medication is collected from a chemist’s outlet, such as Cefn Glas Pharmacy.
If your relative’s needs change, the care plan will be amended to reflect the changes required in their care.
Live-in care in Bridgend and across Wales
Elder offer professional live-in care services for those looking for elderly care, dementia care and home care throughout Wales
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 live-in care enhance your elderly relative’s quality of life?
Although your older relative may need long term care, they should not become housebound. A live-in carer will support them to enjoy the amenities of the local area, getting out to interesting places or perhaps visiting friends in the neighbourhood.
Your relative may like to enjoy a little retail therapy in the town, perhaps in the Rhiw Shopping Centre, or they might prefer to visit one of the region’s many places of historic interest. There are regular open days at St John’s House and the Porthcawl Museum has many interesting artefacts to see.
If your family member likes to get out in the open air, they will enjoy a trip to the Bryngarw Country Park with their one to one carer.
If your relative is a car owner, their carer would be able to chauffeur them around in this, but otherwise, they could accompany them in a taxi. Knowing there is someone with them to ensure they stay safe can give your relative the confidence to enjoy their community more extensively.
Why is Elder the best care solution?
Your family member will be supported to remain as independent as they can in their own home. Elder’s carers will encourage them to be physically active where they can, engaging in activities that they enjoy, such as gardening or walking.
If your family member has pets, their carer will help with their care too, so that the older person can continue to enjoy the benefits of pet ownership.
How much would I have to pay for live-in care?
Elder’s live-in care service is very competitively priced, starting at £1095 per week. If you compare this with care home fees, it can work out at up to 30 percent less, and even greater savings are available if you are arranging care for a couple. There are no hidden fees and the costs are completely inclusive.
Although Elder’s changes are so competitive, you do not have to worry about the quality of the care provided. We pay the carers who work with us higher than average industry rates, so we are able to attract the best and most experienced carers available.
Why choose Elder’s live-in care service?
We are committed to providing the best live-in elderly care that you can get. This is why we match the interests of our care recipients with the carer who will be looking after them, ensuring there is plenty of common ground to build a solid working relationship.
Strong friendships frequently develop between our carers, their care recipients and family members.
Our fully managed service means that you can always access support or information from our care support.
Call us today to find out more about our live-in care service.
In this short video, Dulcie and her family explain her reasons for choosing Elder live-in care. They discuss how live-in care has allowed her to stay independent in her own home while making a new friend at the same time.
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