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What are the options when a once-independent elderly relative starts to need a little more help than you or a home care visitor can provide? You might reluctantly begin to look for care homes for your elderly loved one. However, residential facilities aren’t the only option.
A better choice for Ludlow
No-one likes to be taken away from their family home and moved into a facility that is unfamiliar and may have a fairly inflexible regime, so your elderly loved one may not want to move into a care home.
But what alternatives are there when constant supervision and help is needed for your elderly relative? How can the right care be balanced with the wish to remain at home in comfortable and familiar surroundings?
Elder’s live-in care service could be the ideal solution to meet all your elderly relative’s care needs while allowing them to remain in their own home.
With 24-hour care provided at home, Elder’s care service can ensure that your relative can maintain their familiar routines, have more say over their day-to-day activities and keep their independence for as long as possible.
How 24-hour home care works
The highly trained and dedicated carers that work with us at Elder usually provide 24-hour care on a rotating shift pattern, alternating with another carer, and often staying with the care recipient for around two weeks at a time.
Live-in care means exactly that: carers stay with your elderly family member in their own property, helping them with their daily routines and ensuring that they are kept safe at all times, as well as providing company and companionship.
As each care plan devised by Elder is as individual as the person for whom it is designed, your relative’s preferences, likes and dislikes will be taken into account, as well as specifics regarding personal care, medication and practical help around the home.
The caregivers that live with your elderly relative will also get to know them well and so will be able to form bonds of trust and friendship with them, helping to make this one of the best forms of care available at this stage of life. Many of our clients state that their relative’s carer has become a family friend and that they feel a real sense of relief knowing that their elderly relative is being well looked after.
Getting around and days out
Another benefit of care provided at home is that your older family member will be able to remain active in their own community for as long as is appropriate. If your elderly loved one needs practical help to get out and enjoy all that the beautiful town of Ludlow has to offer then they will greatly benefit from having a carer around who knows them well and who has grown familiar with their routine.
If your older relative is still able to and enjoys staying as physically active as possible but who may now need supervision in order to stay safe while doing so, then they will benefit from always having someone to keep a watchful eye on them while they exercise.
Staying registered with their family GP who knows them and their medical history well may be a priority for your older loved one but may not be possible with a move into a care home.
However, whether your family member is registered at the Portcullis Surgery or usually sees a GP in the surgery on Station Drive, then their live-in carer will be able to help ensure that they can keep seeing their own doctor, arranging appointments when necessary and ensuring that medication is always ordered on time.
Trips further abroad are also possible with a live-in carer to accompany them, so if your family member has friends in Worcester that they would like to visit, or if they would enjoy an afternoon’s drive through the stunning Shropshire hills, then their carer can help to facilitate this.
We provide live-in care throughout Ludlow and the surrounding areas
Elder’s professional care services are available in Ludlow and throughout the West Midlands. We are the perfect solution for your loved one’s long-term care needs.
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.”
Care homes often lead to a loss of independence, as there is no practical way of enabling residents to do their own cooking and cleaning, for example, and there isn’t always help available to support them to enjoy hobbies such as gardening.
However, a dedicated carer who lives with your older loved one will encourage and support them in their daily activities, but will also lift the burden of those tasks that can no longer be undertaken.
If your older loved one wants to do their own cooking, for example, then their caregiver will be a cheerful and helpful kitchen hand. Or if your older loved one likes to do a spot of gardening, then their carer can do some of the more arduous tasks, such as weeding, but can also help them to keep their green fingers.
Your older family member will be helped to remain as active as possible, both mentally and physically, for as long as possible.
There are so many benefits to live-in care that it is a great choice for your family member and starts at a flat rate of £1225 a week for undivided attention and expert care, Elder’s service is also a cost-effective choice compared with care home fees.
Elder has a friendly team of customer care representatives ready to take your call and answer any questions that you might have regarding the next step towards getting your elderly loved one the care that they require. Lines are open between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week, so why not call us here at Elder today.
Dulcie’s Care Story
In this short video, Mary and Colin explain how Dulcie’s live-in Elder carer, Sarah, has become part of the family. They discuss how live-in care has allowed Dulcie to stay independent in her own home, while making a new friend at the same time.
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