If an elderly relative or friend is unable to live independently due to a lack of mobility or serious health condition such as dementia, you might believe you have no other option but to move them into a care home. The idea of moving a family member out of their home and into a care home is bound to be a more than a little daunting, so you might be relieved to learn it is a decision you may not have to make with the help of Elder.

The leading live-in care provider can provide an experienced care professional within 24 hours, ensuring your loved one receives immediate care in the comfort of their own home. The English-speaking live-in carer will stay in a spare bedroom, providing 24-hour support seven days a week, two weeks at a time, before they rotate with another regular carer.  A loved one often benefits from the regular companionship provided by a carer, which can improve their quality of life.

The Live-in Carers

You can trust your family member or friend will be in safe hands, because each carer will have extensive experience and will have received a full DBS background check. They are also interviewed in person to ensure they meet Elder’s high standards of elderly care. This will therefore provide both you and your loved ones with the peace of mind that your relative will receive exceptional care when you are unable to be there.

Not only will a live-in carer manage a family member’s medication, appointments and prescriptions, but they will also help with everyday tasks, such as personal hygiene, dressing, dementia care (if required) and helping a person in and out of bed. They will also perform light housework duties and will prepare their meals, so every aspect of their home life is looked after during their time in the home.

Friendship & Function

Home care is about more than helping a person perform daily tasks, because the service provides an elderly person with some much-needed company. Many elderly people across the country are sadly living with loneliness every single day, but a live-in carer can ensure your loved one will have someone to talk to, so they do not feel alone at home. You can therefore go to work, relaxed in the knowledge a live-in carer will be by their side to provide essential support.

You can also match a carer to a loved one’s mutual needs. For example, if a relative is living with dementia, an experienced carer will provide the assistance your family member needs within the home.

Try to weigh up the pros and cons of the many care services available for your elderly relative, so you can discover the best solution for their needs, which could be around the clock care at home or the decision to move a family member into a care facility