What is live-in care in Westminster?
At Elder, we provide high-quality private live-in care for the elderly, in and around Westminster, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the serenity of their own homes.
Elder provides trained caregivers who provide 24/7 live-in care assistance for the elderly in their own homes, or in your home if your relative has moved in with you. Such support provides a practical alternative to residential care and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move can cause.
Elder provides care at home in London and across the UK for thousands of customers who are discovering that care homes aren’t the only option for those in need of 24 hour care.
There is no need to go through much-loved possessions, choosing what to keep and what to part with, as you might have to do if your loved one moves to a residential care home. Thanks to our elderly care-at-home packages, your loved one can retain their much-loved treasures and mementoes of a long and happy life.
Who can benefit from a live-in carer?
We can supply compassionate and capable caregivers to any elderly person in need of an extra pair of hands around the home. Some of our care recipients require a short period of assistance, perhaps after surgery, for example, providing help with cleaning, shopping, cooking and medication.
In some cases, where an elderly loved one resides at home with you, a live-in carer provides companion care throughout the day while you are at work. Some families use our services when they go on holiday, to provide a short period of respite care without interrupting the daily routine.
In the majority of cases, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home on a permanent basis, offering help and support day and night, as required.
What are the benefits of care in the home?
Your loved one may have spent many happy years living an independent life in their own home. They will have built up friendships with neighbours and other people in and around Westminster and may be reluctant to move into residential care.
Many of our care recipients have gardens that they have tended for many years which they are not ready to give up. In some cases, we find that elderly people have much-loved pets with whom, of course, they do not wish to part. Or perhaps, one of your parents requires personal care that their partner is unable to provide due to their own advancing years.
By employing a caregiver to move into their home, you will find that your loved one can continue with their lifestyle, which has a profound impact on their wellbeing. Being among their own much-loved possessions and in familiar surroundings allows them to maintain a level of independent living, but with the knowledge that someone is on hand whenever help is needed.
What does a live-in carer do?
At Elder, we carefully match the caregiver to the care recipient, to encourage the development of friendship. We take into account your loved one’s personality, hobbies and interests, and we endeavour to place a carer who will be compatible. We find that this allows the carer to blend seamlessly into the home without causing any disruption, and guarantees that both parties will have plenty in common to form a strong bond of friendship around.
The carer will do as much, or as little, as required, and be guided by your relative as to the help and assistance needed. This could be anything you request from support with housework, shopping, outings and meal preparation, through to personal care such as help with bathing and dressing.
Elder caregivers make sure that prescriptions are ordered and collected, and ensures that your loved one takes their medications as directed by their medical advisers. They can arrange hospital appointments and attend visits with them to ensure they capture all the information they need.
Many sites commonly associated with London are in the borough of Westminster, including St. James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, and 10 Downing Street, so your loved one won’t run out of things to do with their live-in carer.
The borough is divided into a number of localities including the ancient political district of Westminster around the Palace of Westminster; the shopping areas around Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Bond Street. You can therefore rest assured that your loved one would be living life to the full while receiving the best care possible.
If your loved one requires dementia care, we have Elder carers that are trained in advanced care. At Elder, we pride ourself on providing trained staff who can cope with the extra demands that dementia and Alzheimer’s can place on them. They understand the need to keep a careful watch on your loved one’s safety, making sure that the cooker or the iron isn’t left on, for example, and that your relative does not wander off and become lost.
Knowing that your loved one is safe, comfortable, well-nourished and in the hands of the best care provider’s in the UK, provides peace of mind for the whole family. Live-in care means that you can relax and enjoy your loved one’s company, without the stress of worrying when they last ate or showered. One of the best things about Elder’s care service, is the flexibility. Should your relative’s needs increase over time, the caregiver will step in and provide more help as required.
We understand that organising the right care for your loved one is important, which is why we are always happy to discuss your individual requirements or discuss any questions or queries. Contact us today for a free care assessment.