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What is live-in care?
Watching an elderly relative struggle to cope alone in their home leads to all sorts of worries. Will they fall in the night, with nobody to notice and help them? Might they forget to keep their windows and doors locked, making them an easy target for opportunistic thieves?
Perhaps they are starting to neglect themselves and you are concerned that they will become ill. All of these worries and fears can be allayed simply by employing a live-in carer, who moves into your relative’s home in order to assist them with any aspect of life that they find challenging.
Is live-in care in Brough a better option for my loved one than a care home?
If your loved one has lived in Brough for many years, or in one of the surrounding villages, such as Brantingham, Crabley Creek or Melton, they are certain to have built up a network of neighbours and friends in their local community. Moving into residential care would mean saying goodbye to their current way of life, as they adopt the new routines and timetables of an institution.
Whilst some older people are able to adjust quickly to the lifestyle changes that a move into care demands, the majority of them would much prefer to remain in a familiar environment, surrounded by the furniture, ornaments and treasures that they have built up over a lifetime.
By moving a caregiver into their home, you free them from the need to go through each and every item, deciding what to keep, what to part with and what to give away, which can be a painful and distressing process.
At Elder, we carefully match each caregiver to their care recipient’s personality and lifestyle, with the emphasis on shared hobbies and interests, as this fosters a good relationship from the start. So if your relative has a passion for gardening, or military history, for example, then we do our best to source a caregiver who shares their interests. This goes a long way towards helping to eliminate feelings of loneliness that can so easily affect people of this generation.
We provide live-in care in Brough and the surrounding areas
Our live-in care services in and around Brough are the perfect solution for long-term care.
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.”
How can live-in care ensure my loved one’s safety and comfort in Brough?
With today’s modern technology, more and more elderly people are falling prey to unscrupulous callers, who see them as an easy target. Having a carer on hand throughout every day and night helps to eliminate the prospect of your elderly relative being targeted by such people who may be looking to steal money, possessions, or sensitive information. The carer will also help with sending emails and texts and making Skype calls to friends and family who live far away.
Fresh air and appropriate amounts of daily exercise are important to keep ageing bones and muscles working properly, and an Elder carer will encourage your loved one to get out and about, whether just for a gentle stroll alongside the Humber, or on shopping expeditions to Welton Road Retail Park.
The caregiver will arrange any necessary medical appointments at the Ridings Medical Group, accompanying them and taking note of what medical professionals say during the consultation. They will collect prescription medication from Elloughton Pharmacy, and make sure that medicines are taken in accordance with the printed instructions in a timely manner.
A live-in caregiver also gives you and the rest of your family real peace of mind, freeing you from the need to lie awake worrying about whether your loved one may have fallen over, or have hurt themselves. All Elder carers know exactly what to do should an emergency occur, so you can relax, knowing that your much-loved relative is safe and secure at all times.
The carer will also make sure that your relative eats regular, nutritious and tasty meals, tailored to the specific needs of an older person, with an emphasis on protein and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
How much is live-in care in Brough?
Elder live-in care supplies vulnerable elderly people with a dedicated caregiver who is on hand 24/7, providing reassurance, help and a friendly face at any hour of the day or night. Residential care homes may be staffed around the clock, but there is no possibility of this intensive level of one to one care from a single individual.
So it would be reasonable to assume that the cost of live-in care would far exceed the fees of a care home. In actual fact, the cost of live-in care is around 30% less than the average care home’s fees, with even greater savings to be had where a caregiver is employed to look after a couple in their home.
Elder care starts at just £950 per week, which allows our clients to plan their care budgets well in advance. We may offer competitive rates, but we never skimp when it comes to paying the caregivers who work with us – we always pay above the industry rates to reward them for the excellent work that they do.
Where can I learn more?
Our customer care advisors are on hand to take your calls every day, including weekends, so call us between 8am and 8pm with your questions and concerns, and we will do our best to address them.
We understand that deciding on care options is a stressful and difficult process, which is why we strive to make it as easy as possible to access the relevant information, tp allow you to make the most informed choice for your loved one.
Dulcie’s care story
In this short video, Dulcie and her family explain her reasons for choosing Elder live-in care. They discuss how live-in care has allowed her to stay independent in her own home while making a new friend at the same time.
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