The town of Windsor in southeast England, on the River Thames, is home to Windsor Castle and is a historic market town and unparished area, making it an ideal location for your elderly loved one.
An empowering way to live
Live-in care enables your loved one to remain independent in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, close to their friends and family. This security and familiarity are extremely important for those in their later years.
At Elder, we provide a tailored care plan for your loved one. Whether they require a few hours per week, for a few months to give a family carer a rest or ongoing around-the-clock care, we are very flexible. We can get a carer to your loved one’s home in Windsor within 24 hours.
We do our best to match our carers to your loved one to increase the chance of a friendship forming. This is especially important for those with Dementia as it promotes healthy and active brain stimulation.
Live-in care is often more affordable than a care home, especially for a couple, as care homes charge per person. With Elder, you can save up to an average of £1,200 a month compared to traditional agencies, and support and care can be up to 30% cheaper than a care home.
Choosing a carer
At Elder, our recruitment process is very strict and we pride ourselves on the levels that we go to to ensure that your loved one shares as many common interests with their carer as possible.
Elder thoroughly checks the background and qualifications of all potential carers. All carers must complete a written scenario-based exam as part of the application process and attend a face-to-face interview. All of our carers are English speaking, and DBS and CRB checked. Live-in carers will work on a rota basis with just one other carer, so your loved one feels at ease being looked after by familiar people.
In addition to receiving a professional and dedicated carer 24/7, we provide a support service, so you can contact us at any time with any questions or queries. We provide generous salaries and an excellent support system, so we can help our carers every step of the way.
Our carers are trained to tend to complex and progressive illnesses and conditions, such as dementia. Your carer will cater to your loved one’s needs 24\7, to you can rest assured that your loved one will be safe and well looked after.
What you can expect from your carer?
Carers will assist with all types of tasks, such as housework, cooking and laundry. They will also check all medication, arrange medical appointments and help with mobility and personal hygiene. A carer will perform the day-to-day chores that your loved one may find a struggle to enable them to engage in activities and pastimes that they enjoy.
Your carer’s job is not just to perform daily tasks, but to be a friend to your loved one. We only hire compassionate professionals and our Elder carers go above and beyond what is expected of a traditional care provider. Our one-to-one carers make sure your loved one can continue with community activities and provide assistance with family visits, so you can rest assured that your loved one won’t be lonely.
What are the costs?
Before you hire live-in care you should make sure you are aware of any local funding options available. Elder has a flexible budget system, allowing you to set your payment amount per week or month. While funding and resources differ across the UK, Windsor has some brilliant resources and funding options. You should apply for a needs assessment check through the local Council to see what services you’re entitled to regarding funding.
Your loved one’s independence is invaluable and this should be taken into account when considering care costs. An older person is generally happier in familiar surroundings with dedicated one-on-one care, making live-in care the perfect at-home care.