When a loved one reaches a stage in their life when they need long-term, full-time care, you may think that moving them into a local care home is the only option.
However, the prospect of leaving their own home and local community may be upsetting or even distressing to your elderly loved one and there is another care solution available for your relative in Doncaster, which means that they don’t need to leave their own home: Elder’s live-in care service.
Instead of receiving the care that they need within a care home environment, your loved one can benefit from full-time care within their own home. At Elder, we recognise that people fare far better when they are settled and happy in familiar surroundings, so we work with industry professionals to help keep your loved one in the home where they have spent many happy years.
A live-in carer stays with your family member in their own home, usually on a two week rotation basis with another carer, providing them with care, support and companionship. As they are living with your loved one during this period, the live-in carer has the chance to really get to know their care recipient and can form a great working relationship and even a true bond of friendship with them that simply cannot be replicated in a care home environment.
With Elder’s live-in care service, there is no-one else taking any attention away from your loved one, nor are there periods of time when your loved one is left without care. Many of Elder’s live-in carers have stated that one of their favourite aspects of their work is that a friendship is formed, not only with the care recipient but also with their extended family.
Keeping active in Doncaster
Care homes may be restrictive and hinder your elderly relative’s independence due to the lack of one-to-one care available in this environment, but a live-in carer from Elder will be able to help your loved one to remain active and to enjoy a great social life for as long as they are able.
If your loved one is still well enough to enjoy trips out to the town centre in Doncaster, perhaps enjoying a pot of tea at Woods Tea Rooms, or to take a stroll around Lakeside to see the ducks and take in the fresh air, then their live-in carer will help them to continue to enjoy all these things for as long as they are able.
Even trips further afield, such as to visit family members or friends based in Edenthorpe or Wadworth, can be arranged if your loved one is able to make the journey with the assistance of their live-in carer.
Staying within their own home also means that your loved one will be able to remain registered with their family GP, which is often a concern voiced by care recipients as they may have built a relationship of trust with their own doctor over several years.
It’s these touches that can make all the difference to your elderly family member, helping them to enjoy life as much as possible despite needing long-term full-time care.
Personalised care plans
Care homes often have their own set routines and will not be able to alter certain aspects to suit the individual, as they don’t have the staff available for such personalised care. So, if lunch is at 12.30, then 12.30 is when your elderly family member will have to eat, even if they would prefer to eat later.
With a live-in carer, however, it’s not just the care needs that are tailored to your loved one, but also their social and emotional needs and preferences. Care plans are always developed in conjunction with you, as well as any professionals who are currently involved in specific aspects of your elderly relative’s care.
So, if your elderly family member wants to have lunch at 2 because they’re not hungry before then, then that’s what will be detailed in the care plan. Likes and dislikes are taken into account, as well as more traditional help such as with taking medication at appropriate times or support with personal care needs such as bathing and dressing.
Elder’s live-in carers are highly trained and are also able to provide the support required by and take care of the more complex needs of people who are living with dementia, for example. Care plan reviews are also held whenever necessary to ensure that the plan remains appropriate as time goes on.
Elder’s live-in care service
At Elder, we are proud to be working with the most professional carers in the industry. Top industry professionals work with us because they are rewarded with great working relationships, as well as with some of the highest pay rates in the care industry.
Continuing professional development is encouraged and the background support available to the live-in carers is second to none. This all means that your loved one could not be in better hands.
Why not call us today to find out how your loved one could benefit from the support of a live-in carer from Elder? Elder’s rate for live-in care costs £895 per week and compares very favourably with the price of a care home.
Our care advisors are available to take your call seven days a week, from 8am until 8pm, so why not ring us to find out more about the care service that Elder can provide?.