What is live-in care?
If you’ve noticed that your elderly loved one is struggling to cope alone in their home, then you’re probably considering your options. Moving your relative into a care home is one of them, but a less disruptive choice is to move a dedicated carer into your loved one’s home.
Living as part of the family, the carer will provide companionship, help and support wherever, and whenever, it is needed, enabling your loved one to continue to live an independent lifestyle, while putting the rest of the family’s minds at rest.
What makes live-in care a better option than a care home in Bromsgrove?
Whether your loved one lives in Bromsgrove itself, or one of the surrounding villages, such as Hopwood, Banks Green or Shenstone, they will have a network of friends and neighbours that they would be reluctant to move away from.
With the help of a live-in carer, your elderly relative can continue to enjoy their familiar home comforts and regular routines, meaning they don’t have to adapt to a completely new lifestyle, which can be difficult with advancing years, particularly for those with memory problems.
Moving into residential care involves downsizing a lifetime’s worth of possessions, mementoes and treasures, but with live-in care, there is no need to make painful decisions about what to keep and what to part with. Your loved one’s life continues as normal, but with a carer always on hand to offer help and support.
Many of our care recipients have gardens which they have lovingly tended for many years, and which they would be reluctant to part with. Others have much-loved pets, which most care homes are unfortunately unable to accommodate. A live-in carer will help with gardening and pet care duties if desired, enabling your loved one to continue to reap the health benefits of both.
How can live-in care in Bromsgrove keep my loved one safe and comfortable?
Many elderly people are fearful of visitors, thanks to numerous media stories about unscrupulous callers who target elderly people in their own homes. The presence of another person in the home acts as a powerful deterrent, ensuring your loved one’s safety throughout every day and night.
All Elder carers are trained to deal with emergency situations, so you don’t need to lie awake worrying that your relative may have fallen and been unable to get up unaided. The carer’s prime focus is to ensure that your loved one is safe and secure at all times.
There’s no need to juggle family affairs in order to be available to take your loved one to the doctor or hospital. The carer will make sure that your relative attends medical appointments, whether at New Road or Churchfields surgeries, or at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital, and will collect prescriptions from Knights Pharmacy on Market Street, ensuring that medicines are dispensed according to the doctor’s instructions.
Elder carers understand the importance of fresh air, moderate exercise and proper nutrition, so you can rest assured that your loved one is well cared for at all times.
The carer will help them to make the most of every day, whether taking a stroll in Sanders Park or heading into town for afternoon tea at The Edwardian Tea Room on Redditch Road. They will accompany your loved one on shopping expeditions to the High Street, or further afield, such as the Kingfisher Shopping Mall in nearby Redditch.
A live-in carer will help with household chores to ensure that your relative maintains an excellent standard of living at all times.
Who can benefit from live-in care in Bromsgrove?
Any elderly person who needs help and support in the home can reap the benefits of an Elder live-in carer.
We supply everything from simple companion care, for those who are feeling lonely and depressed in their own homes, right through to the more rigorous demands of personal care, for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, where additional support is needed with dressing, bathing and using the bathroom.
Whether your loved one is recovering from illness or surgery, and needs help to get back on their feet again, or they require a more permanent care solution, Elder can help. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of life to elderly people, supporting them in any way possible to ensure their good health and happiness.
How much does live-in care in Bromsgrove cost?
When you consider that a live-in carer is on hand for 24 hours a day, providing help and assistance wherever it is needed, you might reasonably expect the cost of live-in care to exceed the cost of a place in residential care.
In fact, many of our clients are surprised and delighted to discover the cost of Elder live-in care is as much as 30% less than typical care home fees. The savings are even more significant where a carer is looking after a couple in their own home.
Elder charge one single flat rate of just £849 per week. There are absolutely no hidden costs or extra expenses, so you can plan your budget with confidence.
How can I find out more?
Here at Elder, we are passionate about providing the highest quality of care to elderly people, and we are always delighted to discuss our services with interested parties.
Our helpful care advisors are on hand between 8 am and 8 pm, seven days a week, to discuss our live-in care service and answer your questions, with absolutely no obligation.