What is live-in care?
Live-in care is the perfect alternative to residential care for the elderly, allowing them to remain in their comfortable and familiar surroundings. Many older people struggle with the concept of moving away from their much-loved homes, where they have friends, and neighbours close at hand, and live-in care allows them to live fulfilling and independent lives, with help and support being provided as needed from a dedicated caregiver.
Elder can provide live-in care workers throughout Staffordshire, so whether your elderly loved one lives in Tamworth, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent or one of the many villages in the region, we can provide them with a carer who will live with them in their own home, facilitating life at every turn.
Why is live-in care the best alternative to a care home in Staffordshire?
Unlike residential care, where staff often change shift patterns, and carers have to look after a number of residents, live-in care provides one-to-one care throughout the day and night. The carer is on hand to deal with any emergencies that may arise, and will provide assistance wherever and whenever it is required, from help with the housework through to personal care tasks, depending on your loved one’s particular requirements.
An Elder carer can perform a variety of tasks to make life easier for your loved one, from help with shopping and meal preparation to gardening and pet care. Elder carers can also assist with more complex tasks, such as assistance with bathing, dressing, and toileting where this is required.
Every situation is unique and Elder work with you to discover your loved one’s precise requirements, and although these are likely to change over time, the carer will adapt and take on new tasks to help their care recipient to remain as active and independent as possible.
One of the most important aspects of a live-in carer is providing companionship and facilitating outings, whether that’s a trip to Lichfield Retail Park or the Waterfront Shopping Centre in Stafford, or perhaps to Bradbury House in Stafford, which holds regular lunch clubs and activities for older residents in the county.
The caregiver will make sure that prescriptions are maintained and dispensed appropriately, and will arrange medical appointments and ensure that your loved one arrives in good time, whether at their local doctors’ surgery or Stafford County Hospital, Royal Stoke University Hospital, or one of the other medical centres in the region.
How much does live-in care in Staffordshire cost?
Often the first thought when it comes to getting care for your loved ones is, how am I going to be able to afford it? Our friendly care advisors are on hand to discuss this concern, and more, with absolutely no obligation.
To make things a little more straightforward, Elder’s live-in care service costs a flat rate of £849 a week, all in. You will not be hit with any hidden fees or caught out with any unexpected extras. You may be surprised to learn that this is up to 30% less than care homes in Staffordshire.
Our caregivers are the best in the business. We pay them over the industry rate to ensure their quality and professionalism. So while competitively priced, you get what you pay for.
Why is Elder the best care solution in Staffordshire?
Elder is a national company that specialises in providing high-quality care for the elderly in their own homes. All Elder carers are thoroughly screened, and background checked, giving you complete peace of mind that your loved one is receiving the highest standards of care at all times.
All Elder carers are understanding, supportive and empathetic, and they are highly motivated to provide elderly people with the necessary support that enables them to live full and productive lives.