Live-in Care For The Elderly
As parents grow older, most will require more support - whether that is to carry on with daily tasks in their own home or have assistance with more complex care and medical needs. Live- in elderly care will take the pressure from you; help your elderly relatives live a more independent life in their own home; and most importantly provide your whole family with peace of mind.
Peace of mind for the whole family
A key benefit of arranging a Live-in Carer for your elderly parents is the peace of mind it will afford your entire family. If you are the parent, you’ll rest assured that your children are not worrying about you. If you are the child of an elderly parent, knowing they are happy and supported at home will give you one less thing to worry about.
Most people we speak to about arranging care are the children of elderly parents. Elderly parents who ardently wish to remain living in their own homes. Thankfully, by arranging qualified, professional Live-in Carers this goal can easily be achieved.
Stay living in your own home
At a certain point in our life, it is inevitable that we will all think about getting older. Many people worry about it too. Some are concerned with how they’ll manage financially, others physically. There’s one thought though that unites the majority; at the top of everyone’s list is that they don’t want to lose their freedom and independence. Many of us do not want to leave our own home and most fear the regimented daily routine of a residential home. It is no surprise then that a primary benefit of arranging ‘Live-in Care’ for the elderly is that they can remain living in their own home. Elderly relatives continue to live in their familiar surroundings with treasured memories.
Live-in Care results in Less Falls for the Elderly
Trips and falls can be horrendous, particularly for the elderly and sadly may even result in tragedy. The ‘Live-in Care Hub’ reports that people in a residential/nursing home have a 3.2% chance of falling in any one year compared with a significantly reduced 1.7% chance for those living in their own home.
Less chance of infection
By the very nature of the service, elderly parents will be less likely to catch an infectious illness in their own home than in a residential care home.
Preventing Loneliness in the Elderly
Elderly people often experience feelings of loneliness and depression at some point in their lives resulting in a severe negative impact on their health. Unfortunately, the likelihood is many of the elderly are living without a spouse, significant other or children, which is alarming when you consider the fact that this is where most of our social interaction comes from.
As we grow older, we lose a lot of our social connections, and this could happen for several reasons such as:
Death of friends & family
Lack of physical ability
Loss of driving privileges
When a person’s social interaction becomes limited, loneliness and depression can become overwhelming. Loneliness affects us emotionally but can also affect us mentally. Cognitive decline and the risk of developing dementia has been linked to perceived social isolation and loneliness which are associated with increased mortality.
Illness and conditions such as chronic lung disease, arthritis, impaired mobility, and depression can be attributed to social isolation.
Ways A Live-in Carer can reduce loneliness
By arranging Live-in Care, an elderly parent can immediately begin to feel an overall improvement in their emotional state and quality of life. By increasing social involvement this can truly be beneficial and there are several ways that can happen:
Community Activities & Clubs
Hosting family & friends
There are so many ways that the elderly can find fulfilment when they don’t have family or friends nearby. Making friends and developing different connections is a great way to decrease loneliness and depression and help improve overall quality of life and health. Live-in Care is a great way in which this can be achieved.
Our clients are always happy when they have their favourite Carer, and together they combat the feeling of loneliness, giving families peace of mind that their loved ones are being looked after.
Helping Elderly Parents at home with:
A Live-in Carer for elderly parents will help them stay comfortable in their own home – supporting with
cooking homemade meals
housekeeping & laundry
accompanying to favourite places
hosting family and friends
reminding to take their medication
helping to get dressed in the morning and ensuring they are safe in bed at night
being a companion and enjoying their favourite activities like board games or gardening
looking after beloved pets