live-in carer to support the elderly.
When faced with the dilemma of how best to help our aging parents or a relative in remaining living independently, and indeed where they belong-at home. This can become a challenging task.
A live-in carer delivers the answer -Virtually -100%.
In our humble opinion far too often elderly folks are unnecessarily packed off to some care institution.
Stripping them of virtually everything they have ever owned and held dear.
Sometimes where there is no family living nearby, they find themselves delivered by taxi to a place they know not. Armed with no more than a suitcase containing the only remnants on their whole life.
The “star” feature being;- a few faded photographs of happier times gone by.
A live-in carer to support the elderly averts this situation.
Tragically often they have lost their home with all its memories as well as a beloved pet. This to us is quite savage, and unthinkable! Fine gratitude to this wonderful generation who gave us so much in life. Discarded and dumped!
For many family members placing their loved ones in a care facility is seen as the best and safest option. Taken care of all their needs.
It certainly relieves family members of any responsibility for their welfare and enables them to visit whenever it suits them. Relieving feelings of guilt that they are leaving them neglected. But we can say they are neglected of conversation, and being surrounded by family and friends. So, ‘that’s our rant over’. We will move heaven and earth to keep them in their own home.
A live-in carer to support the elderly ticks all the boxes.
In our view keeping our loved ones safe at home mostly requires the use of a live-in carer to handle all the tasks which become more difficult in old age.
Can in some cases pose serious risks. For example forgetting to switch off a hot stove, locking the external doors at night, running baths, etc. etc.
Tripping over and breaking a limb. It seems more elderly people are hospitalised for this occurrence, than any other reason.
Many elderly people living alone have very little interaction with the outside world. They have given up on driving and never have the opportunity to visit old haunts. Just the simple task of shopping or a supermarket is beyond them. The daunting task for example of dealing with contactless credit cards is all overwhelming. So, basically, they don’t go anywhere. In many cases, the only company they have is a dog or cat. Both of which would be taken away if they are sent to a care home.
Consider all that we have described above, to avoid the care home there is but one answer- “a live-in carer” in attendance. It keeps them safe, enables them to get out-and-about, as most carers have a driving license. Ability to go out shopping, or trips to local parks, museums, libraries, soccer matches and to the seaside. Keeping them clean and tidy, personal care, washing, ironing, even gardening in some cases. Also protecting them from unwanteds door to door salespeople.
Lastly, we have learned that dogged stubbornness on the part of the elderly person/s can often seal their fate. Their refusal to share their home with a carer, as they feel it’s intrusive and restricting can mean they lose their entire independence eventually. Of course, nobody can make them do what they do not wish to do-bot give it your best show.
Produced by Team Home Help Elderly Support Services https://teamhomehelp.co.uk/ Based in Luton, we offer a nationwide service.