Live-in Care in Dorset
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At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for elderly clients throughout Wiltshire. Whether your loved one lives in Trowbridge, Salisbury, Bradford-on-Avon or Swindon, we can help to give you peace of mind that they are well looked after in the comfort of their own home.
Not everyone is happy about the idea of going into residential care when they reach a certain time of life. Many elderly people are quite naturally frightened by the thought of leaving their family home to move to a care facility. Of course, many care homes offer exemplary levels of service, but it’s not surprising that so many members of the older generation are reluctant to leave the comfort and familiarity of their own homes.
People who are now in their later years have no doubt lived through some dramatic moments in history. They have become accustomed to independent living, and many of them dread the thought of entering residential care. They fear the loss of independence and worry about losing contact with familiar faces and places in their local neighbourhood.
The opportunity to remain in their own homes brings a breath of fresh air to the idea of elderly care. Surrounded by familiar things, your loved one can benefit from dedicated one-to-one attention from a specialist caregiver, who is available to provide 24/7 care whenever and wherever it is needed.
A live-in caregiver moves into your loved one’s home and offers assistance throughout the day and night. Unlike in a care home environment, where staff may be allocated to different duties each day, a resident carer in your loved one’s home can offer your elderly relative dedicated one-to-one assistance at all times.
This can range from help with getting out of bed in the morning and getting washed and dressed to support with making breakfast and ensuring that they take medication according to the doctor’s instructions. Shopping trips and outings together mean that your loved one is never lonely or confined to their home, due to lack of company or transport.
Wiltshire is a county packed with history, so with the help of their carer your elderly relative could enjoy visits to Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and Old Sarum if they wish. Meanwhile, you can relax knowing that your loved one is living life to the full.
Because the carer is always at hand, your loved one has someone available to talk to and share stories with. If they need help at any point, the carer is able and willing to assist in any way they can. After helping with undressing and bathing at the end of the day, the carer is just yards away throughout the night, so if your loved one needs help it is always available. Carers are also trained in medical emergencies, so you don’t have to lie awake worrying about whether your loved one is okay.
Many of our carers have specialised training in dementia and Alzheimer’s care, which gives you extra peace of mind. You won’t need to worry about your loved one wandering off and getting lost, or whether they have remembered to eat or have left the cooker on. You can rest assured that your carer will be patient and understanding and that they will be able to cope with the challenging behaviour that can sometimes arise from these conditions.
What our customers say
“It is reassuring to know that my father is being cared for by someone who understands his needs and his dementia symptoms.”
People will always have likes and dislikes, and at Elder, we understand the need for a good relationship between the carer and the client. That’s why we work with you and your loved one to find the best match for your particular circumstances.
We try to place carers with similar hobbies and interests to the client, so they have things in common to talk about. In most cases, we find that strong friendships quickly form, which can make it seem less intrusive to have someone in the home.
The carer becomes a friend, helper and confidant, and our clients often report that their lives transform for the better. Having someone to chat to and share a joke with can foster a great sense of wellbeing, something that is important for both parties.
In the unlikely event that your loved one and their assigned carer do not seem to ‘gel’, we will do our utmost to find someone more suitable straight away. We want you and your loved one to be entirely happy with our service, and we’ll go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that this is the case.
At Elder, we are always happy to have a chat, either over the phone or online if you prefer, to discuss your requirements. We understand your worries and concerns, and we will always talk through any concerns that you might have. You may also be surprised to learn that the cost of private care packages such as Elder’s can be up to 30% cheaper than alternative care options.
Call us today to discuss our private care at home packages, and you and your loved one could be benefitting from our services sooner than you might think. We usually aim to have a caregiver in place within 24 hours, so get in touch now to find out how we can help.
In this short video, Nick and Maro explain their reasons for choosing Elder live-in care.
They discuss how live-in care has allowed Nick’s father Mikis to stay independent in his own home while making a new friend at the same time.
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At Elder, we offer high-quality private live-in care throughout Berkshire. Whether your elderly relative lives in Ascot, Reading, Wokingham or any of the other towns and villages throughout the county, Elder provides an excellent standard of elderly care in your loved one’s own home.
Elder works across the county of Hampshire, providing bespoke care-at-home packages for elderly residents. With a tailor-made in-home care package from Elder, your loved one could stay in familiar surroundings and will not have to face the distress and upheaval that so often comes with moving into a care home.
If you are planning to visit Marlborough with older parents or relatives, there are plenty of things to see and do together in the area. Whether your loved one needs companion care or dementia care, right through to full live-in care in Wiltshire, you will find a suitable and enjoyable place to visit in this corner of Wiltshire.
Benefits of regular outings for everyone, including older people, are well documented, and this jewel of a town in Wiltshire offers some fantastic attractions. Now that the live-in care in Wiltshire has become a viable alternative to residential care homes, there are more opportunities than ever to spend quality time with your elderly parents.