What is live-in care?
At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for the elderly, in and around Ilkley, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the comfort of their own homes.
Elder provides trained caregivers offering 24/7 live-in care assistance for the elderly in their own homes, or in your home if your relative has moved in with you. Such support provides a practical and kinder alternative to residential care and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move can cause an elderly person.
Your loved one, with the help of their live-in carer, can enjoy the thriving town of Ilkley with plenty Victorian architecture to see from the era when it was promoted as a spa town. They can enjoy the tree-lined streets which have over 200 shops, restaurants and businesses and a local playhouse.
There are also many upmarket shops in the Fairtrade town sellling everything from fine art to speciality foods. You can, therefore, rest assured that your loved one will have plenty to keep themselves occupied while receiving the best care available, providing you with the peace of mind that you deserve.
Elder provide live-in care across Yorkshire.
There was a time when the only option for round-the-clock care was to place your loved one in a residential care home. Today, there is a host of practical, affordable and flexible dedicated care options tailored to you and your loved one’s needs. Whether the need is for short-term care following an injury or operation, quality companion care or consistent, compassionate dementia care, we work with you to identify and provide the support that your loved one needs.
There are many advantages of remaining in familiar surroundings, particularly for patients needing Alzheimer’s or dementia care. Care at home offers safe, dedicated support and peace of mind for everyone, with overnight assistance. Our dedicated carers keep you and your family up-to-date with your loved one’s progress and daily life.
Choosing a caregiver
At Elder, we believe that elderly care should be a tailored experience. Because your loved one will be living closely alongside their caregiver, we strive to match your relative with a live-in carer who shares at least some of their likes and dislikes, hobbies and interests. In most cases, a genuine, lasting bond of friendship grows between the carer and the person they are looking after, and they become as much a companion as the caregiver.
At the start of the process, we will ask you if your loved one needs any medical professionals involved in their care, decide on their level of need and ask about their preferences. We will then choose a caregiver who most closely matches what you and your loved one require and want from their care package.
Companion care for couples
Sometimes a health condition in one partner can mean that a couple would have to be separated to be admitted to a residential care home or nursing home. This can be devastating for both, especially if they have been together for many years. Luckily, live-in care avoids this situation alltogether.
If your parents are living in Ilkley and one of them needs more support than the other can now provide, even with the help of visiting carers, it is probably time to look for a live-in care solution. Elder can provide trained carers who can move into your parents’ home and provide the support they need to remain together. As well as being the kindest option for your loved ones, this is also a very affordable elderly care option, particularly when both members of a couple need care and support.
Elder’s carers can provide assistance with all aspects of elderly care and help to manage medical conditions such as stroke, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and dementia. When the care package is arranged, the couple’s needs and wants will be taken into account, and a carer who meets most if not all the requirements, is chosen. If one member of the couple wants to continue providing as much help to the other as they can, the carer will respect this and just be there to offer support when required.
Elder can supply this type of elderly care provision on a permanent basis or for a more limited length of time, for example, while one member of the couple is convalescing following an illness or operation.