Dubbed “God’s own county”, Yorkshire is blessed with the rolling green landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. A strong community spirit coupled with breathtaking countryside makes Yorkshire a special place to live.
Strong local ties and familiar surroundings have a powerful effect on our perspective. To continue living independently at home under the watchful eye of a dedicated and qualified carer is an empowering reality for an increasing number of people. Live-in care is an affordable and flexible option tailored to your loved one’s specific needs.
Our expert team at Elder works with you to create tailored care for your loved one, no matter how complex their circumstances are. We provide care for people needing a few hours of support a week, or a temporary care period to give a family carer a break or round-the-clock dedicated care.
Live-in care offers a consistent, quality support system for your loved one, including help with household chores (laundry, cooking, vacuuming), companion care, personal health and hygiene assistance and transport. Carers assist in them continuing to live independently, while also providing expert support as necessary for more complex conditions such as dementia.
Care is provided 24-7 by two dedicated carers working in rotation; usually two weeks on, two weeks off. At Elder, we specialise in matching the right carer to your loved one and offer the same person for as long as you like. Having additional overnight support provides families with peace of mind, security and a better quality of life.
Our experienced carers show that elderly care does not have to be an isolating experience. Your loved one’s care encourages and enables them to participate in community activities, hobbies and walks. For dementia care, particularly, the familiarity of home, beloved pets, family, neighbours and community provide a significant amount of comfort and security.
Experienced, compassionate carers
Finding and placing compassionate, experienced carers with a heart and a listening ear is what we do best. All our applicants take a scenario-based exam, attend a one-on-one interview and undergo a background, qualifications and credentials check. Our carers are English speaking, have advanced DBS or CRB certificates and, most importantly, they want to be carers.
Our carers benefit from our strong support system, a living wage and work they enjoy. Dedicated Elder team members are available 24/7, offering experienced advice and support to our carers. Wherever your loved one lives in the UK, a carer can be with them within 24 hours.
Can my loved one afford this type of care?
One of the biggest misconceptions about one-on-one care is the cost. Most families assume dedicated care is beyond their reach financially, but that’s rarely the case. Care packages are often up to 30 percent cheaper than funding a place in a residential home, and there are also financial support options available.
Yorkshire’s councils offer needs assessments. These forms can be completed online 24-hours a day and will determine the care your loved one is entitled to. A financial assessment follows to find out if any funding is available. Even if your loved one’s home is included in the financial assessment, a new deferred payment system which began in April 2015 ensures their home will not need to be sold in their lifetime to pay for care.
Elder provides care to 64 towns across the United Kingdom, dedicated customer support 365 days of the year and our costs save on average £1,200 per month in comparison with traditional care providers. We pride ourselves on having no hidden costs, and dedicated 24-hour elderly care is available from £770 per week. Our flexible payment arrangements suit your circumstances and budget. For instance, you can pay a pre-arranged amount once a week on the same day to help with family budgets.
Here to help
At Elder, our role is to ensure that you, your loved one and our carers are content and moving forward. Our dedicated support team is available seven days a week to speak with you over the telephone.
You can also order our free Essential Guide to Care. We also publish a practical blog exploring themes and providing advice for challenges families experience, such as “Creating a Dementia-friendly Home, “How to Pay for Care: Everything you Need to Know” and “Seven Tips for Staying Safe at Home”. Our focus is on empowering, informing and caring for you and your family.
We are committed to transparent, practical support and advice. We believe the quality of our care at home enhances the quality of your life by providing peace of mind.
At Elder, we know the difference between employing a carer and having the right person care for your loved one is critical.