What is live-in care?

At Elder, we provide high-quality and affordable live-in care for the elderly, in and around York, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the familiarity of their own homes.

Elder provides trained caregivers for 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 alternative to care homes in York and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move can cause.

There is no need to go through much-loved possessions, choosing what to keep and what to part with, as you might have to do if your loved one moves to a residential care home. Thanks to our elderly care-at-home packages, your loved one can retain their much-loved treasures and mementoes of a long and happy life.

Who can benefit from a live-in carer in York?

We can supply compassionate and capable caregivers to any elderly person in need of an extra pair of hands around the home. Some of our care recipients require a short period of assistance, perhaps after surgery, for example, providing help with cleaning, shopping, cooking and medication.

In some cases, where an elderly loved one resides at home with you, a live-in carer provides companion care throughout the day while you are at work. Some families use our services when they go on holiday, to provide a short period of respite care without interrupting the daily routine.

In the majority of cases, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home on a permanent basis, offering help and support day and night, as required.

What are the benefits of care in the home?

Your loved one may have spent many happy years living an independent life in their own home. They will have built up friendships with neighbours and other people in and around York and may be reluctant to move into residential care.

Many of our care recipients have gardens that they have tended for many years which they are not ready to give up. In some cases, we find that elderly people have much-loved pets with whom, of course, they do not wish to part. Or perhaps, one of your parents requires personal care that their partner is unable to provide due to their own advancing years.

By employing a caregiver to move into their home, you will find that your loved one can continue with their lifestyle, which has a profound impact on their wellbeing. Being among their own much-loved possessions and in familiar surroundings allows them to maintain a level of independent living, but with the knowledge that someone is on hand whenever help is needed.

We provide live-in care in York and the surrounding areas

By providing live-in care services in and around York, we are committed to delivering the best possible level of care for your loved ones.

What does a live-in carer do?

At Elder, we carefully match the caregiver to the care recipient, to ensure a good match. We take into account your loved one’s personality, hobbies and interests, and we endeavour to place a carer who will be compatible. We find that this allows the carer to blend seamlessly into the home without causing any disruption, and guarantees that both parties will have plenty in common to form a strong bond of friendship around.

The carer will do as much, or as little, as required, and be guided by your relative as to the help and assistance needed. This could be anything from support with housework, shopping, outings and meal preparation, through to personal care such as help with bathing and dressing.

The caregiver makes sure that prescriptions are ordered and collected, and ensures that your loved one takes their medications as directed by their medical advisers. They will arrange hospital appointments, and accompany your relative on trips away from home, helping whenever needed.

Your loved one can enjoy the many attractions that York has to offer, including York Museum Gardens, which is a great space for them to meet family and friends, with the help of their carer, to enjoy peace and tranquillity. They can also visit the many Museums and Art Galleries York has to offer, while you continue with the peace of mind that your loved one is happy and living life to the full.

If your loved one requires dementia care, this is not a problem. At Elder, we provide highly trained staff who can cope with the extra demands that dementia and Alzheimer’s can place on them. They understand the need to keep a careful watch on your loved one’s safety, making sure that the cooker or the iron isn’t left on, for example, and that your relative does not wander off and become lost.

Knowing that your loved one is safe, comfortable, well-nourished and in good hands provides peace of mind for the whole family. It means that you can relax and enjoy their company, without worrying about the future. Should your relative’s needs increase over time, the caregiver will step in and provide more help as required.

We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements for care in the home, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care could make for all the family.

Real life story: Colin and Dulcie’s story

Dulcie is 102-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for over two years.

We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.

Care in York: Useful Resources

York Neighbours

Support for those over 65 in York, offering help with practical jobs around your own home, phone support on a regular basis and weekly meetings and outings.

Address: York Neighbours, The Raylor Centre, James Street, York. YO10 3DW

Call: 01904 891627

Carer’s café

Offering a regular coffee morning for carers, with teacakes and a cuppa! Professionals also provide information on a number of topics to help with independent living.

Email: enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

Address: Carer’s café, The Spurriergate Centre, York. YO1 9QR

Call: 01904 715490

City of York Council

The local city council website, where you can apply for care and support for older people through an assessment of individual needs.

Email: adult.socialsupport@york.gov.uk

Address: West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Call: 01904 555111

Alzheimer’s Society – York

Providing professional advice, support and information for those whose lives are affected by dementia and for those who care for them.

Email: yorkservices@alzheimers.org.uk

Address: IT Centre, 22 Innovation Way, Heslington, York YO24 4AB

Call: 01904 567701

Age UK York

Charity providing expert advice and befriending for older people, including meetups and support.

Email: firstcall@ageukyork.org.uk

Address: Age UK York, Norman Collinson House, 70 Walmgate, York. YO1 9TL

Call: 01904 634061

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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.”

– Alison, Edinburgh