There comes a time when many of us must consider what’s best for our parents or loved ones. Once our parents reach the stage where they need long-term round the clock care by a trained professional, we must consider what options are available in our area.
For many, this means moving into a nursing or residential home. However, for many older people, this is not an attractive option, and they would rather remain in their own home for as long as possible.
Choosing live-in care over a care home in Redditch
Many older people living in Worcestershire are happy and content with the location, making live-in care preferable to a care home solution. However, going about finding the right live-in carer who can provide full-time care coverage, and is affordable, can be a daunting prospect.
This is where Elder care steps in. Our managed service provides our customers with complete peace of mind. For just £895 per week with no hidden costs, our customers can ensure continuous live-in care for their parents.
Plus, you won’t pay more for more acute needs, such as Alzheimer’s care.
Elder carers are available to move into the care recipient’s home at short notice to take care of everything from personal care to domestic care and providing daily companionship. What’s more, our carers are experienced with the challenges of Alzheimer’s dementia care, as well as long-term illness and reduced mobility.
The Elder care guarantee
At Elder, we understand the importance of living a full and independent life, and providing the best live-in care is the only way this can be guaranteed. For our care recipients, remaining in their own home is a vital component of this equation.
In our experience, older people stay happier and more active when they live in their own homes. This is because knowing they are safe and secure in familiar surroundings produces a feeling of confidence, enabling them to get out and about and make arrangements to visit friends and family and to plan activities.
Our carers are well aware of the benefits of moderate exercise, fresh air and sunshine for their care recipients. Through their training, they are equipped to encourage those they are caring for to be as active as possible, both physically and socially.
Will your loved one be as safe and comfortable as possible?
Comfort and safety are closely linked to feelings of familiarity and security. Remaining in their own home, care recipients can retain their sense of being in charge of their own lives. Our carers understand that simply getting older shouldn’t mean a person is housebound or cut off socially from the wider world.
Most of our care recipients have always led full and interesting lives, with many friends, family and social activities. We support the idea that advancing years shouldn’t make a difference to a person’s social life.
For many people, the simple tasks of shopping for dinner or visiting the garden centre hold much value. Our 24/7 live-in care solution allows older people to continue doing the things they love for longer.
We provide live-in care in Redditch and the surrounding areas
By providing live-in care services in and around Redditch, we are committed to delivering the best possible level of care for your loved ones.
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.”
Live in care in Redditch
Choosing live-in care in Worcestershire is an excellent idea for many different reasons. There are plenty of interesting things to do and see, and the services and amenities here are some of the best in Britain. Elder care recipients find, by choosing to remain in their own homes, they can continue to visit many accessible attractions in the area.
One of the most popular locations for older visitors is the Redditch Market. Set around the stunning Church Green conservation area, with the famous St Stephen’s Church as a backdrop, this outdoor market hosts over 30 regular traders, selling everything from fruit and veg to gifts and clothes.
Its traditional atmosphere is a step back in time, and it’s easily accessible to older people. The market is open from 9 am – 4 pm throughout the week, except Wednesdays and Sundays.
In the town centre, there is also a popular bandstand, which hosts music and theatre events all year round. Built in 1883, the bandstand’s character has been kept alive with regular improvements and updates. It’s the perfect location for summer afternoon concerts.
Nearby, Bartleet Fountain is a Grade II listed cast-iron structure from the Victorian era. The fountain is surrounded by cafes and shops and is the perfect place to meet old friends and acquaintances.
The town is also well served by both the Medical Centre at 39 Kenilworth Close, and the Woodrow Medical Centre at 55 Doverdale Close in Woodrow.
For shopping and browsing, or simply passing a morning outdoors, the Kingfisher Shopping Centre in the heart of the town centre has 140 stores, including the usual favourites of Debenhams, Primark, M&S and The Range.
How does Elder live-in care work?
Once our customers decide live-in care is right for their loved one, Elder will begin to develop a care plan suitable for the care recipient. In this care plan, we will consider what help your parent or loved one needs on a day-to-day basis and how this is best delivered.
For example, if your loved one only needs somebody to help with the housework and the preparation of meals, and to be there in case of emergency, this will be reflected in the care plan. However, if the care recipient requires help with all aspects of personal care, such as using the bathroom, washing and dressing, and moving around their home, this will also be detailed in the care plan.
In any case, the care provided by an Elder carer is always live-in and around the clock. Our customers can rest assured that their parents and loved ones are well taken care of day and night.
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.
Useful Care Resources in Redditch
This branch of the national charity provides support for those aged 50+ and also runs activities and classes at venues across Redditch.
Address: 51 Windsor Street, Bromsgrove, B60 2BJ
Call: 01527 570490
A local charity providing help and support to carers in the Redditch area, including regular events and online resources.
Address: Room 1, Ecumenical Centre, 6 Evesham Walk, Redditch, B97 4EX
Call: 01527 66177
Offers help, support and training for carers across the county. There are regular events and social activities available to carers who register with the association. A helpline is provided for carers to discuss any concerns with a trained advisor.
Email: 0300 012 4272
The local government website contains useful information on benefits and social services, as well as links to further resources.
Address: Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch, B98 8AH
Call: 01527 64252
Run by the Alzheimer’s Society, this is a monthly group for those living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Refreshments are provided.
Address: The Bridge Church, St Luke’s Memorial Hall, Evesham Road, Redditch, B97 4JX
Call: 01905 621868
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