When your loved one needs more supervision than sporadic home care visits can provide, you may start thinking about whether or not a care home is a sensible move.
Many care homes are excellent facilities that offer good quality care to the best standard that they can, but the very nature of a care home means that your loved one is left to their own devices for a lot of the time. In addition, care home residents must give up their home and many of their possessions, which can cause feelings of anxiety and depression, no matter how good the care on offer.
A better care solution in Rugby
Rugby residents now have a better option for their loved ones who need a long-term and round-the-clock help and support. Instead of relying on someone to pop in from time to time, or uprooting your beloved family member from their family home and into a care home, why not consider the idea of live-in care? An Elder live-in carer will move into your family member’s home and will be on hand to take care of them all day, every day.
Elder’s live-in carers usually stay with their care recipients on a two weeks on, two weeks off rota, shared with another carer, meaning that your loved one has unmatched continuity of care and has the opportunity to build up a strong, trusting working relationship with their carer.
There is no potentially upsetting upheaval as your loved one remains in their own home, surrounded by all their own possessions. Friends and family members can also pop by whenever they like, as there are no set visiting hours and no other visiting restrictions as there often are in a care home environment.
Another issue with care homes is the loss of independence for your loved one that often occurs. There is no opportunity in a care home for doing one’s own cooking and cleaning, for example, and while this might not be an issue for some, for others this is a huge loss of independence that has come far too early. With a live-in carer, your loved one will have as much (or as little) support in doing everyday things as they would like.
So if your loved one, for example, has always excelled in the kitchen but cannot now manage all the pots and pans alone, then the live-in carer can provide support to enable your elderly relative to carry on cooking for as long as is practicable. As the care plan developed by Elder is specifically tailored to suit the individual, in consultation with current support workers and family members, then it can detail the exact support needed.
A highly qualified carer can provide support to those living with the complex care needs that come with several different forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s. Additionally, if your loved one needs physical help due to a lack of mobility or due to increasing frailty, then their live-in carer will provide all the help and support that they need. This may mean help with getting dressed or undressed or support with bathing and washing.
All different types of personal care needs can be taken care of by the live-in carer, as well as more practical care such as cooking, ironing and household cleaning. As each care recipient’s needs are different, so the care plans differ between each individual.
If your loved one is a proud pet owner but can’t face the prospect of leaving their beloved animal behind as would often be the case if they were to move into a care home, then live-in care from Elder will enable your elderly relative to stay with their furry friends and enjoy all the benefits of pet ownership.
Some studies have shown that having a pet can not only benefit mental health but can also result in reduced stress levels, so being able to stay with their pet could also have positive effects on your loved one’s health. The live-in carer will be happy to ensure that all pets are fed and well cared for if your loved one is no longer able to manage all their animal’s needs alone.
An important concern that many people have raised when faced with the prospect of being moved from their own home is the loss of access to a trusted GP, many of whom have been caring for their patient for years. A live-in carer will mean that your loved one can stay registered at the Beech Tree Medical Practice, for example, or with Dr Kavuri on Albert Street, giving them a sense of security.
If your loved one has always enjoyed shopping at Rugby Central or would like a trip further afield to Coventry Market, then their live-in carer will do their best to keep this option open for as long as is appropriate.
Tailored care from Elder
Elder’s live-in care service costs £895 and provides one-on-one support that cannot be matched by a traditional care home. Care home fees can also be up to thirty percent more expensive than Elder’s rate. Carers who work with Elder are professionals who enjoy their work and are rewarded by market-leading rates of pay as well as by the friendships that they form with those in their care.
Why not call us today to find out how Elder’s live-in care service can benefit your loved one? Our friendly care advisors are ready to take your call between 8am and 8pm, seven days a week.