Anyone who has faced the issue of finding quality long-term care for an elderly relative who does not want to leave their own home will understand the problems involved. If your loved one now needs 24/7 care, Elder’s live-in care service could provide the ideal alternative to a residential care place.
What is involved in live-in care in Whitby?
Live-in care has become increasingly popular over recent years, for people who need support in their daily lives and the safety net of having someone available to help in an emergency, 24 hours a day. A carer moves into your loved one’s home with them and provides one to one care that is specifically tailored to their needs, whatever these are.
The carer will be carefully matched to your loved one’s interests and experiences, so that you can be confident they will get on well together and be able to create a good, trusting and caring relationship.
Why is live-in care preferable to residential care in Whitby?
Live-in care prevents your elderly relative from having to face an upsetting move into a strange institution, possibly away from their friends and loved ones.
If your relative has a cat or dog, they will probably be very reluctant to part with them, and live-in care can enable them to keep much-loved pets. The companionship of pets is well known to be beneficial to the health of elderly people in a variety of ways.
Live-in carers in Whitby and many of the attractive villages nearby, including Robin Hood’s Bay, Ruswarp and Goathland, are available to move in with any elderly person who needs a high level of support, enhancing their life to a remarkable extent.
Because Elder’s carers are experienced in caring for people with a variety of conditions, including dementia, stroke and heart disease, and are also highly trained, they provide the highest standard of care.
Not only does the care recipient benefit, but you will also have the peace of mind you need, knowing that your loved one has all the care and attention they require in the comfort of their own home.
What makes Elder the best live-in care service in Whitby?
Elder will create a unique care plan for your loved one, documenting all their needs and how they prefer the support to be given. The live-in carer will use this plan as the basis for administering whatever care and support your elderly relative needs.
They will endeavour to promote independence in the elderly person by encouraging them to enjoy physical activities such as walking or gardening, if appropriate. Elder’s support team will always be on hand to address any questions you may have about the service or about your loved one’s wellbeing.
How could live-in care enhance your loved one’s life?
As they grow older and less independently mobile, many people find that they are more likely to stay at home, and many become virtually housebound. With a live-in carer around to chauffeur your loved one or to accompany them in a taxi, there are many more possibilities for getting out and about.
Whitby is a wonderful location for elderly people to live, and your loved one could visit indoor attractions such as the Captain Cook Memorial Museum or Whitby Museum, in the company of their live-in carer.
In fine weather, a trip to Pannett Park makes an enjoyable way of spending a couple of hours, out in the fresh air. Whitby Abbey may not immediately spring to mind as a suitable destination for the elderly, but in fact, with its wheelchair route, accessible toilets and the fact that disabled visitors can be dropped off just outside the visitor centre, it can be an enjoyable day out for anyone.
If your loved one enjoys shopping, the Brunswick Shopping Centre in Scarborough is less than 20 miles away.
Whatever your relative’s preferred activities outside the home, you can be confident that with a live-in carer around, they will be safe and able to enjoy trips out or simply meeting up with friends.
For those who prefer to stay at home, the loneliness that can be experienced by people living alone will not be a problem, because the carer will provide companionship and will support your loved one in the hobbies and activities they enjoy.
How does live-in care actually work?
The live-in carer will provide whatever assistance and support your loved one needs. This may be in the form of physical help with personal care such as getting up, bathing and eating, or it may be more about having someone there to ensure your relative is safe and well cared for at all times.
The carer will help with domestic tasks and, unless your loved one prefers to do this themselves, will cook them nutritious meals so you can be confident they are eating well.
If medication or other supplies need to be collected from services such as Rowlands Pharmacy, the live-in carer will make sure this is done promptly. Assistance with healthcare appointments will also be given by the carer, who will accompany the elderly person on visits to hospital or GP practices, such as the Sleights and Sandsend Medical Practice.
What is the cost of live-in care?
Elder charges a flat rate of £795 per week for live-in care, which is very affordable when compared to typical care home fees.
If you would like a no-obligation discussion about your loved one’s needs, our care advisors would be pleased to help you.