What is live-in care?
Not all elderly people manage to retain their health right into old age. Ageing, fragile bones, diseases such as Parkinson’s and dementia and balance problems can all lead to an elderly person feeling trapped or isolated in their home. Or perhaps it’s the wider family members who are the ones lying awake worrying about the safety of their much-loved relative.
If this applies to you and your elderly loved one, then perhaps it’s time to consider the option of live-in care, where a single dedicated carer moves into your relative’s home, providing company, support and a helping hand whenever it’s needed.
Would live-in care in Bridlington be more suitable for my relative than a care home?
Few elderly people would actively choose to move into a care home, no matter how attractive and well-equipped it might be. Although there are plenty of excellent establishments around, it’s reasonable that any of us would much prefer to remain in familiar surroundings, close to our local community, rather than move into an institution, where we would be subject to someone else’s routines and timetables.
Your elderly relative may live in Bridlington itself, or perhaps in one of the nearby villages, such as Sewerby, Wilsthorpe or Boynton. They are sure to have good neighbours and friends close at hand, and may be actively involved in local social events, such as the Friday morning Mature Movers exercise class at Applegarth Court, or the Thursday afternoon Watercolour Painting classes held at St John’s Burlington Methodist Church.
By remaining in their own home, they can still continue to enjoy all of their favourite events and pastimes, with the caregiver lending a hand when needed.
Meals in residential care are nutritionally balanced, but won’t necessarily appeal to your elderly relative’s tastes. An Elder caregiver understands the importance of a good diet, based around the changing needs of an older person’s nutritional requirements, and can tailor a meal plan that your loved one will enjoy.
Or if your relative is a talented cook, then the carer will take a step back and encourage them to cook the meals they love, offering a helping hand if required.
Perhaps your loved one has a pet that they would be heartbroken to be parted from. Most residential homes won’t allow pets, but a live-in carer can always find time to help out with grooming, feeding and other pet-related tasks.
We provide live-in care in Bridlington and across Yorkshire
Whether you’re looking for dementia care or full-time live-in care in Bridlington, or throughout the UK, we can help.
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.”
Who can benefit from live-in care in Bridlington?
Some Elder care recipients have specific needs that require a high level of personal care, and in these instances, we provide them with a carefully matched caregiver who can undertake personal care tasks. Depending on your loved one’s mobility, the carer could assist with personal hygiene, bathing and dressing, as well as helping with mealtimes.
At the other end of the scale, some care recipients are feeling the effects of loneliness, particularly where a spouse has died, leaving them alone, often for the first time in many years. A companion carer provides a friendly face around the home, someone to share the household chores with, and someone to provide company on shopping excursions to The Promenades.
Sometimes an older person only needs a live-in carer for a short period of respite care, perhaps after an operation, or a lengthy illness. The caregiver will accompany them to medical appointments, whether at Practice One or Manor House Surgery, and will collect prescriptions as necessary from the Pharmacy on Station Avenue, for example.
An Elder carer is an enabler, a facilitator and a trusted friend, who will do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety and comfort of your much-loved relative at all hours of the day and night.
How expensive is live-in care in Bridlington?
Even the most exclusive residential homes can’t hope to match the live-in care model when it comes to providing one to one care every single day. Yet live-in care is around 30% cheaper than a place in the average care home, with our clients discovering that there are even greater savings to be had when a caregiver is employed to look after a couple in their home.
Elder care pricing is designed to be transparent, with no hidden costs or extra charges, so that you can plan for your loved one’s care needs with complete confidence. Our live-in care services start at a rate of just £895 per week, but the low cost isn’t achieved at the expense of the caregivers who work with us – we value them very highly, which is why we ensure that we pay them above the industry standard rate.
How do I find out more about Elder live-in care?
Assessing all the options for elderly care can be a stressful time, which is why at Elder, we are happy to discuss all aspects of our live-in care service with prospective clients, so that they can make the most informed decision about their loved one’s care provider.
You can call us 7 days a week to ask us any questions that you have about live-in care, and tell us about your concerns. Our customer care advisors are available every day between 8am and 8pm, with a promise of no hard sell, just friendly and helpful advice, with no obligation whatsoever.
Colin and Dulcie’s story
Dulcie is 100-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for six months. We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.
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