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What is live-in care?
Live-in care is the new alternative to the care home. When it gets to the point that your mum, dad or loved one needs a bit more help, it can be difficult to know what to do. With live-in care, they’re able to get the help they need and keep the life they have.
Want to find out more about live-in care, dementia care or 24/7 care from Elder? Call our expert care advisors today. They’re on-hand 8am-8pm, seven days a week. They’ll be able to talk you through the simple, stress-free alternative to a care home in Monmouthshire. As well as providing advice on everything from paying for care to our personal matching process that pairs you or your loved one to an expert carer.
Why is live-in care the better alternative to a care home in Monmouthshire?
Private live-in care from Elder is growing in popularity. With all our solutions for home care in Monmouthshire, our customers are able to relax, safe in the knowledge their loved one is getting personal, one-to-one, 24/7 care. Our carers are not only on-hand to provide practical support but also genuine friendship – something no care home in Monmouthshire is ever going to be able to provide.
As we get older, it gets more difficult to come to terms with big changes in our lives. With live-in care from Elder, your loved one is able to stay in their corner of the rolling Welsh county, without leaving their valued community behind. A home carer is able to help your family member stay in touch with the friends and family, neighbours, and support networks that make us feel human.
With Elder 24/7 home care, you don’t need to worry about your loved one coping with the difficult disruption of moving into a care home. There’s no struggling with new surroundings. There’s none of the unfamiliarity of new faces. There’s no worry about those in a worse condition, bringing down their mood.
Live-in carers in Monmouthshire by Elder move into a spare room in your family member’s house, providing a range of support. Whether that means dealing with complex care needs, or the simple joy of companionship, we always ensure the care is trained to cope with you or loved one’s specific requirements. With us, care is a more personal experience. It’s care that feels like family.
Why is Elder the best care solution in Monmouthshire?
Elder is the UK’s leading live-in care provider. We operate across the UK, posting carers across the length and breadth of the Great Britain. Even though we’re nationwide, our service is personal. It’s all about ensuring your loved one retains the freedom they crave in the home they love.
A more personal approach to care means a personal approach to things that matter most to you and your loved one. Exercise is a crucial component of this. Our carers have found elderly people are more likely to get involved in a physical activity in an environment they feel comfortable in. Often, this can just be a spot of gardening – with all the therapeutic benefits it’s proven to bring. Whatever their passion, our carers will always be there to encourage them to stay active.
Personal live-in care doesn’t end with activities. It’s all about the familiarity of home. Elder at-home carers cook the meals your loved ones love. Whether it’s fish and chips on a Friday, a Full English on a Saturday morning, or a traditional roast on a Sunday.
Staying in their own home also means cherished pets can be loved like they always have, and don’t have the disruption of your loved one moving to a care home in Monmouthshire. What’s more, keeping a pet is known to have key health benefits such as helping your loved one cope with depression, reduce stress and minimise high blood pressure.
Live-in care in Monmouthshire
From Monmouth and beyond, we provide experienced vetted live-in carers to help with everything from
What our customers say
“I have been able to return to my normal life totally relaxed that my mother is in capable hands with all her needs being more than catered for.”
How can live-in care enhance my elderly loved one’s life in Monmouthshire?
Whether your loved one lives in Abergavenny, Monmouth, Chepstow, or any other town or village in the region, a live-in carer will help them to live a full and healthy life in their own home.
Loneliness is one of the biggest problems facing elderly people, so simply having another human being in the home to talk to can be life-changing. Your loved one’s carer will listen to anecdotes and stories about their life and encourage them to take part in activities and pastimes they enjoy, whether that’s photography, bird watching, or simply listening to music.
Getting out and about and meeting other people is important for any age group, and your elderly relative’s carer will help to facilitate enjoyable and interesting outings, whether attending local groups, such as Age Cymru Gwent MHA Usk Social Group, visiting Chepstow Castle or attending a local history talk at the Bridges Community Centre in Monmouth.
Can my loved one’s care plan in Monmouthshire be tailored to their requirements?
First of all, we ascertain your loved one’s precise needs. We then create a completely personalised care plan around them, ensuring both you and your loved one are completely happy with the process.
An Elder carer can perform a wide variety of tasks to enable your elderly relative to live more comfortably, from help with the housework through to the more rigorous demands required by care recipients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
The carer will make sure your loved one attends medical appointments, whether at Monmouth Hospital, Llanarth Court or Chepstow Community Hospital, and will dispense prescriptions as prescribed by medical practitioners.
From washing clothes and bedding, to help with bathing, dressing, and going to the toilet, your loved one’s care plan is completely bespoke and can be adapted over time according to their changing needs.
How much does live-in care in Monmouthshire cost?
Often paying for care is a difficult and complex challenge, with contracts often filled with hidden fees. Not with us. The cost of an Elder live-in carer is just £895 per week, with absolutely no hidden extras. It’s exactly the same regardless of your loved one’s condition. For example, Alzheimer’s care is exactly the same price.
This represents a saving of up to 30% on the average weekly cost of a care home, and in cases where the carer is looking after a couple, the savings are considerably more.
Our service may be competitively priced, but we never compromise on our staff salaries, ensuring they receive above-average pay for the work they do, which allows us to attract the highest quality carers.
What if my loved one doesn’t like their carer?
At Elder, your loved one’s happiness is our primary concern, day and night. We take time to understand their likes and dislikes, their hobbies and interests, and gain an overall perspective of their personality to ensure we identify the most appropriate caregiver for the role.
Very rarely, we find the caregiver and care recipient are unable to gel. If this is the case with your loved one, we’ll immediately set about sourcing a replacement carer, ensuring both parties are completely settled and happy with the arrangement.
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.
Resources for live-in carers in Monmouthshire
Provides advice and support for people aged 50+. The charity also runs local events and activities.
– Email: [email protected]
– Address: 12 Baneswell Road, Newport, NP20 4BP
– Call: 01633 763330
Offers support to carers and those in need of care. Services include drop-in advice centres and social activities.
– Email: [email protected]
– Address: County Hospital, Griffithstown, Pontypool, NP4 5YA
– Call: 01495 769996
A charity and community centre which runs regular community social events, including a tea dance, lunch club and afternoon tea. Transport is available and a small fee is payable for some events.
– Email: [email protected]
– Address: Drybridge House, Monmouth, NP25 5AS
– Call: 01600 228660
Run by the Alzheimer’s Society, this service provides practical support to those living with dementia and their carers.
Email: [email protected]
Address: Part First Floor, Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park, NP25 5AS
Call: 01495 221445
This is a service of Monmouthshire County Council that provides useful online resources for carers, including a free handbook that contains information on a range of practical and financial issues. A monthly email newsletter is available to anyone who signs up for updates.
– Email: [email protected]
– Address: County Hall, The Rhadyr, Usk, NP15 1GA
– Call: 01633 644644
A family GP practice that offers a full range of services for the community. There is additional support for carers who register as patients at the surgery.
– Address: New Dixton Road, Monmouth, NP25 3PL
– Call: 01600 712152
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