What is live-in care?
Many older people struggle to cope alone in their own homes, causing worry not just for themselves, but also for family members. Now, rather than worrying that your elderly relative may have fallen and been unable to get up, you can arrange for a dedicated carer to move into your loved one’s home.
The carer is on hand throughout every single day and night, ensuring that your loved one is safe, well and comfortable at all times.
What makes live-in care a better option than a care home in Sutton Coldfield?
If your loved one lives in Sutton Coldfield itself, or in a surrounding village, like Middleton, Little Aston or Minworth, a live-in carer will help them to continue to enjoy their familiar routines, surrounded by friends and neighbours that they may have known for many years.
Moving into residential care is a big step, particularly for elderly people who are used to having their own independence. Not only must they move away from their local community, but they must trawl through a lifetime’s worth of possessions, deciding what to keep and what to part with, and this can be a painful, if not heartbreaking, experience.
Moving a carer into their home eliminates the need to part with much-loved treasures, and enables them to continue to enjoy their home comforts.
Many older people own pets, and a move into residential care would force a separation as care homes cannot cater to pets. Yet pets are known to offer profound therapeutic and health benefits, such as raised serotonin levels and a reduction in blood pressure.
With the help and support of a live-in carer, your elderly relative can continue to enjoy their relationship with their pets for many years to come.
Other care recipients have gardens that they have helped to create over many years. They may be unable to continue to undertake vigorous gardening duties, but with the support of their carer, they could continue to enjoy pottering about in their garden, with the caregiver offering additional support in the form of gardening duties if so required.
What does a live-in carer in Sutton Coldfield do?
Elder live-in care encompasses everything from simple companion care, through to the more complex demands of personal care, for those with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, for example. This means that help and support is available for a wide range of conditions and situations.
Basic companion care revolves around ensuring that your loved one feels safe and protected in their own home, with someone on hand for a chat over a cup of tea, help with the household chores and support for outings and shopping trips.
Whether your loved one fancies a gentle stroll around one of the pools at Sutton Park or afternoon tea at The Garden Room on Chester Road, the carer will help to facilitate these outings.
Many of our care recipients have complex medical needs, and a live-in carer can help to arrange medical appointments, whether at Ashfurlong Medical Centre, Manor Practice or Good Hope Hospital, and can collect prescriptions from Peak Pharmacy on Churchill Road, ensuring that medicines and tablets are taken in accordance with the GP’s instructions.
The carer will assist with household chores, including laundry and bed-making, and will make sure that your loved one manages to get plenty of fresh air and moderate exercise.
All Elder carers are trained in nutrition and understand the importance of a healthy and balanced diet. They will assist with food shopping and preparation, undertaking as many aspects of home care as necessary to ensure that your relative is safe and comfortable at all times.
Who can benefit from live-in care in Sutton Coldfield?
Some Elder care recipients once felt lonely and unsafe in their own homes and were in need of companion care to provide them with the reassurance that they required. Others need temporary help, perhaps following an operation or period of illness, where they need a degree of support to enable them to live safely in their own homes.
Many Elder care recipients are in need of permanent care, which is provided in their own home, rather than having them move into residential care. Whatever the circumstances, we can help.
How much does it cost to provide live-in care in Sutton Coldfield?
Unlike in a care home, where staff are subject to strict rotas and are unable to offer personal one to one care for each resident, an Elder carer has only one person to look after and is, therefore, able to offer unrivalled levels of care.
For this reason, many of our clients assume that the cost of live-in care will be equal to, or even exceed, the cost of a place in a residential care home.
In fact, at Elder, we charge one single flat rate of just £849 per week for live-in care, which represents a saving of around 30% on care home fees. Where a live-in carer is looking after a couple in their own home, the savings are even more considerable. Plus, you won’t pay more for more acute needs, such as Alzheimer’s care.
With absolutely no hidden costs or unexpected charges, Elder live-in care lets you plan more efficiently, for even greater peace of mind.
How can I get more information about live-in care?
We are passionate about providing elderly people with empathetic and effective live-in care solutions, in their own homes. We are always delighted to discuss our live-in care service with interested parties, with no obligation whatsoever, so call us to discuss your loved one’s requirements and to discover the difference that an Elder carer could make.
Our customer care advisors are available seven days a week to take your call, between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm.