A private live in carer to support our elderly mum dad or both. When we see our ageing parents beginning to show signs of struggling to cope with daily routine tasks, at home, we then have to ask questions as to what can be done to support them?
Of course in the early days, when it appears they are just mildly finding things a little more difficult- it’s easy to ignore, putting it down to some kind of hiccup and they will simply be alright in the long term.
It’s natural for siblings to feel this way, as mum and dad in the siblings eyes, are indestructible, and always able to get by. We put them on a kind of pedestal especially as they were always the ones ‘we came to’ in times of trouble and perceived invincible.
A private live in carer– is it the answer?
In most cases yes! Unfortunately as far as these traits of old age are concerned, they are not going to get better or correct themselves. The ageing process is irreversbile and the spiral is inextricably downwards.
Moreover the inability to handle daily task become more markedly evident as time goes by.
Many people také a narrow perspective based on traditional solutions. The word Care Home springs to mind and merely dropping in now and again will suffice.
The idea of a care home for a beloved parent/so fills this author with horror moreover, we have proven in two cases it was not the only solution. Team Home Help have actually taken two individuals out of care institutions and successfully reinstated them back into their own home.
Basically a good “minder” (private live in carer) can compensate for all the mental and physical attributes being eroded by the ageing process. All daily tasks the individual is struggling, or unable to do, is taken over by the live in carer.
Here is a brief list of tasks which a private live in carer can cover.
No more forgetting to close the back door at night, or forgetting the stove is switched on. Forgetting to take medication, misplaced keys for example, or struggling with the remote TV control buttons which ones are which etc.
If the carer private live in carer has a driving license a simple task on getting to and from the supermarket is possible once again.
Being able to select the items you want, checking out prices, confidently approaching the till etc. All made possible due to your private live in carer right alongside you all the way.
Your private live in carer can give all the family reassurance, by aswering the door to welcome wanted visitors, as well as dealing with the occasional unwelcome visitor.
Easing the elderly person day
What better than to have a ‘valet’ to help you out of bed, wash or bath you, help with personal care if going to the loo unaided is becoming challenging. Followed by putting you into clean clothes all maintained, washed , and ironed by the carer. Your breakfast prepared and a cup tea/coffee to accompany it. All crockery washed and stored away.
For the rest of the day you have a chum to chat with, help with daily tasks, lunch, dinner, all- sorted! What about a visit to an old chum, a day trip to the seaside?…no worries there- either.
“Why on earth don’t every elderly person finding daily life challenging employ a Private live in carer?”
Peoples thinking often don’t stretch to this and no doubt cost factors are a consideration. Its simply written off as something just for the rich people.
However with our creative package the cost is little more than what you would pay for example: casual drop in carers. Certainly much more affordable if you employ our carer directly instead of expensive agencies. Our package reduces costs from the average £800.00 per week down to cca. 40-50% of this amount.
In many instances the bulk of the cost can be covered see NHS page covering this here- personal budgets.
Recent google keyword research (conducted by us) revealed that 90% of daily searches for elderly care- were for care homes.
We hope this information gives you food for thought.
www.teamhomehelp.co.uk August 14th 2016.