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What is live-in care?
Is your elderly relative feeling lonely and vulnerable in their own home? Are they becoming forgetful, causing you to lie awake at night worrying that they might have left their doors or windows unlocked, or forgotten to switch off the hob or the iron? Perhaps they are becoming increasingly frail and unsteady on their feet, leaving you worrying about their ability to cope alone in their own home.
An alternative to residential care, you might consider engaging a dedicated live-in caregiver, who moves into your loved one’s home, assisting them wherever they need help, ensuring that they enjoy a good quality of life, without the need to move elsewhere.
Would live-in care in West Bromwich be more suitable for my loved one than a care home?
Every elderly person is different, but the vast majority of people would prefer not to move into residential care if it could be avoided. Nobody would willingly choose to move away from their familiar surroundings, where they have built up a network of neighbours and friends, and moving into a care home means adapting to a new daily routine governed by the needs of the majority. Some older people find it difficult to adjust to institutional timetables, having been accustomed to doing what they want to do, at a time when they choose to do it.
A live-in carer will support your loved one, no matter how they wish to spend their days. If your elderly relative decides on the spur of the moment that they would like to take a gentle stroll in Sandwell Valley Country Park, then the carer will take them there, without having to stop and spend time filling in risk assessments and calculating staff ratios. Equally, a shopping trip to New Square can be accommodated easily, if that is where your loved one would like to go.
Whether your elderly relative lives in West Bromwich itself, or in one of the surrounding villages, such as Tividale, Oldbury or Wednesbury, a live-in carer will enable them to enjoy all of their favourite hobbies, pastimes and social events. Your loved one will be empowered by the assistance and support that they receive, and you may find that they have a whole new lease of life, once they are able to get out and about whenever they choose to do so.
If your loved one has pets, a live-in carer will help out with pet care duties, including exercising, feeding and grooming them, as well as ensuring that they receive appropriate treatment from local vets such as Vets4Pets on Hill Top. Pet ownership is something that care homes cannot allow, but with the help of a live-in carer, your loved one can continue to reap the known benefits to their health that spending time with an animal brings.
We provide live-in care in West Bromwich and the surrounding areas
Here at Elder we provide the highest level of live-in care throughout the West Midlands with our compassionate and skilled carers.
What our customers say
“The security and patience of live-in care has meant my mother has relaxed and her general disposition has improved to no end.”
What does a live-in caregiver in West Bromwich do?
Elder selects a caregiver who’ll fit seamlessly into your elderly relative’s life and home, after spending time assessing their personality, and their interests, in order to provide the best possible match. We also establish a care plan, outlining the main care duties and tasks of the carer, although this is only a guide and we fully anticipate that your loved one’s care needs are likely to change over time
For other care recipients, there may be a need for personal care duties, including assisting with using the bathroom, washing and dressing. From housework to laundry and even gardening, there is no job that the carer won’t turn their hands to, to ensure your loved one’s comfort, safety and wellbeing.
The carer will accompany your loved one to medical appointments at Linkway Medical Practice or New Street Surgery, and will ensure that prescribed medicines are taken according to instructions. All Elder carers know that good nutrition is vital to good health, and will ensure that your loved one eats regular meals and gets plenty of fresh air and moderate exercise.
How much will live-in care in West Bromwich cost?
Elder can provide your loved one with a dedicated live-in carer, who will attend to their needs around the clock, if necessary. The caregiver’s role is to provide support at any time of the day or night – giving reassurance to the rest of the family that your loved one is in safe hands. You might reasonably expect that this cost of care would be equal to, or even greater than, the cost of a place in residential care, but in fact, it comes in at around 30% less than a place in a care home. If the carer is looking after an elderly couple in their own home, the savings are even greater.
Elder charge for live-in care at a starting rate of £895 per week. Rates are fixed, with no unexpected surprises or additions to the cost, allowing you to calculate your budget well in advance. Elder care may cost less than a care home, but that doesn’t mean that the carers who work with us are not paid well. They are paid above the industry standard rates, in recognition of the work that they do.
Where can I find out more about 24-hour home care in West Bromwich?
Elder’s customer care advisors are on hand 7 days a week, to answer questions about our live-in care service, and to discuss any worries or concerns that you might have about your loved one’s care needs. Call between 8am and 8pm to find out how Elder live-in care could enhance your elderly relative’s life, whilst giving you ultimate peace of mind.
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 West Bromwich
Local council providing services to help older people maintain their independence and quality of life and to support carers.
Address: Sandwell Enquiry, PO Box 15825, Oldbury, B69 9EL
Call: 0121 569 2266
A supplier of nutritious warm meals to the homes of older people.
Address: Wolverhampton Road, West Bromwich, B69 9EL
Call: 0121 569 2266
Low impact exercise classes designed for the over 60s which combine fitness with a social element. A food work out with no strain on your bones or joints.
Address: Sandwell Leisure Trust, Carnegie Building, Victoria Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 8SR
Call: 0300 012 0121
National charity providing information, lunch clubs and telephone friendship for older people living in their own homes and for those who care for them.
Address: Age UK Sandwell c/o Age UK Birmingham, 55 Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7JG
Call: 0121 437 0033
General Practice and health centre offering the full complement of GP services to the local community.
Address: Lyng Centre for Health & Social Care, Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 7AW
Call: 0121 553 4000
A modern but homely caféin the centre of West Bromwich serving snacks and meals.
Address: Cielo Coffee Roasters, 38 Carters Green, West Bromwich, B70 9LG
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