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Long-term care for the elderly has traditionally meant admission to a care home, but this has changed over recent years. If your loved one needs care and support with someone always on-hand to help when needed, why not consider live-in care?
Elder can provide the highest standards of care for your elderly relative, allowing them to enjoy their home comforts with all the support they that need to live their life to the full.
Why choose live-in care rather than a care home in Leeds?
Most people do not want to go into residential care but think that this is the only option when they are no longer able to live independently. In fact, with Elder’s live-in care service your loved one can benefit from all that care homes in Leeds can offer without the disadvantage of having to move away from their home and community.
Our live-in carers will provide companionship and care that is specifically tailored to your loved one’s needs on a one-to-one basis. Our carers are highly trained and able to supply high-quality care and the support needed, whether this is complex care for someone living with dementia, for example, or companion care.
Staying in their own home means that your loved one will be able to continue seeing friends, neighbours and family as before. Their carer will also support them to carry on enjoying hobbies and activities in their local community.
Enabling your loved one to avoid the upset of moving away from their much-loved home is not only beneficial for them; you will also be able to get on with your life knowing that they are safe and well looked after in their own familiar environment.
What are the advantages of Elder’s live-in care service?
Because the care that Elder provides is specifically tailored to your loved one’s needs, you can be sure that the live-in carer will provide whatever help they need. Our carers are well aware of how important it is for elderly people to remain as active as they can and retain the highest level of mobility and independence.
They will encourage your loved one to continue physical activities such as short walks and light gardening that are well known to promote good health.
If your elderly relative is a pet owner, they will be able to continue enjoying all the health benefits associated with having pets, as the live-in carer will feed and care for cats and dogs if your relative is no longer able to cope with them alone.
Elder can provide live-in carers who can move in with your loved one in the city of Leeds and in all nearby areas, including Headingley, Otley and Chapel Allerton.
We provide live-in care in Leeds and the surrounding areas
Here at Elder, we provide the highest level of live-in care throughout the Leeds area. Our compassionate and highly skilled carers can get started in as little as 24 hours.
What our customers say
“Judith is absolutely lovely and you could see the fantastic relationship she has with my mum. My mum’s smile nearly lit up the whole house when Judith arrived.”
What are the benefits of live-in care in Leeds?
Just because your loved one needs care and support on a long-term basis, this should not mean that they are confined to their home. After discussions about what they enjoy doing, their carer will accompany them on trips or outings if this is appropriate.
Leeds has a great deal to offer elderly people, including a wealth of galleries and museums such as the Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills.
There are also many stately homes nearby that the live-in carer could chauffeur your loved one to visit. Harewood House and Gardens make an excellent day out. Or perhaps they would prefer to visit Roundhay Park where many exotic plants can be seen in Tropical World.
While the Trinity Centre may be a somewhat overwhelming shopping experience for your elderly relative, a trip to the ornate Victoria Mall is something they could also enjoy with a carer to accompany them to ensure that they are safe and well looked after.
What does a live-in carer do?
Your loved one’s live-in carer will follow the unique care plan that has been created to provide all the support and care needed to keep them safe and comfortable. This may include domestic tasks such as cooking or cleaning. If your loved one needs assistance with their personal care, the carer will be able to help with bathing, dressing or any other aspect of care.
Live-in carers may also accompany their care recipients to appointments, for example, at the Ardente Podiatry & Chiropody clinic or to see their GP at a local service such as Oakwood Surgery.
The care plan documenting your loved one’s needs will be kept up to date and adapted if any changes occur in their condition or circumstances.
What are the advantages of choosing Elder?
We are committed to providing the highest possible level of long-term elderly care at home. Because we ensure that the live-in carer that we select for your loved one is well matched with them in terms of personality, you can be sure that they have the best chance of forming a long-lasting, supportive working relationship. If you need any information or help at any time, our support team will also be available to help.
How much does live-in care in Leeds cost?
Our live-in care service costs £895 per week, as much as 30% less than care home fees. Although Elder’s prices are so competitive, we also ensure that our carers are paid above standard industry rates so that we only work with carers who are the best in the sector.
If you would like to find out about how Elder can help your loved one, contact our care advisors any day between 8 am and 8 pm for a no obligation chat.
Dulcie’s Care Story
In this short video, Mary and Colin explain how Dulcie’s live-in Elder carer, Sarah, has become part of the family. They discuss how live-in care has allowed Dulcie to stay independent in her own home, while making a new friend at the same time.
Care in Leeds: Useful Resources
When live-in care just isn’t an option, give your loved ones the support they need with a choice of the top local care homes in Leeds.
Specialist support and advice line for unpaid carers.
Address: 6-8 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PT
Call: 0113 380 4300
From social activities to other forms of support for the elderly and their families, the nationwide charity Age UK has a local branch in Leeds.
Address: Bradbury Building, Mark Lane, Leeds, LS2 8JA
Call: 0113 3893000
Information, advice and support for South Asian women caring for people with mental health issues.
Address: c/o Carers Team, South Wing, St Mary’s House, St Mary’s Road, Leeds, LS7 3JX
Call: 0113 295 4445
The city council website provides a one-stop shop for information and advice on support for carers in Leeds.
Address: Civic Hall, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 1UR
Call: 0113 222 4401
Memory cafes run across Leeds, including provision for people of Pakistani and Kashmiri origin, for those living with memory loss, and their carers.
Address: Alzheimer’s Society, Hillside Enterprise Centre, Beeston Road, Leeds, LS11 8ND
Call: 0113 231 1727
Support offered to male carers in the city, this group has social activities, information and advice.
Address: Carers Leeds, 6/8 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 6PT
Call: 0113 246 8338
Advocacy group helping to support older people in Leeds.
Address: Suite C24 Josephs Well, Hanover Walk, Westgate, Leeds, LS3 1AB
Call: 0113 244 1697
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