Elderly live in home support to the elderly
Eldelry live in home support provides great peace of mind and reassurance, to both the individual being cared for as well as other family members.
No other solution comes anywhere near keeping an elderly person safe from the potential deadly risk of falls.
Not to mention priceless company and the benefits of a sharper more alert younger mind around the place.
All of which can be a major asset especially when dealing with so many different scenarios.
Such as:- unscrupulous door to door canvassers, forgetting to turn off the cooker rings, back door at night, help with shopping awareness and so forth!
We firmly believe mum and or dad deserve their independence as long as possible. A live in buddy can help them achieve this. To be able to chose their own destiny and lifestyle. Instead of their destiny being mapped out for them by other people. Live in domiciliary care delivers that.
Managed sensibly and with the support of elderly live in home support, ideally a live in carer or something similar, mum/dad or both can regain/retain/maintain their social life, hobbies, outings, etc. etc.
At the same time enjoying wholesome regular meals, kept clean and smart, as well as a companion to chat to.
Moreover as a sibling you can continue to enjoy your own lifestyle. As for sure- given a choice, mum/dad would not wish to be a burden.
Forgive us for perhaps appearing somewhat melodramatic here!
Elderly live in care support and Johns ‘take’ on it.John describes here some elements of what he experienced with his own Dad.My dad passed away earlier in 2012. Towards the end he suffered with Parkinson’s as well as a number of other conditions.For some years had an agency supplied carer ( a truly lovely lady) who popped in on him 7 days per week. Usually early morning, lunchtime, and sometimes during the evenings.It was very straight forward. No personal care, just cornflakes and tea in the morning, microwave lunch from Wiltshire farms- a bit of a chit- chat and off she went.This became a routine and it was nice he had someone who became like a family friend.However Dad being on his own most of the time and somewhat unsteady on his feet, inevitably one day tripped over on a carpet edge. The fall precipitated a slight heart attack, and he went down hill from then on. Basically in and out of hospital like a yo-yo!
Dads declining condition.
Worsening health meant he then started to have mobility issues which meant upping to 2 carers 4 times per day (1 carer could not lift him.) . We were then running at over £600.00 per week. The main reason for all these (double up) visits, was the difficult task of getting him up from his chair, unsteadiness in walking / getting to the toilet, making a cup of tea etc.
Elderly live in home support consideration.
I firmly believe in hindsight that the very first tumble signalled his eventual death warrant. Could it have been avoided? -Yes-probably with a live in carer or similar as his guardian!
From our own family experiences its absolutely crucial to act earlier- rather than later. By acting sooner reduces the actual burden of care needed as a “status quo” is maintained. Instead of an often sharp decline in the individuals well being.
Once frailty sets in the chances are (without a minder) at some stage they will sustain a heavy tumble.
This usually has a domino effect and statistics show that (more often than not) that very first fall is the beginning of the gradual route leading to eventual residential care.
“Where were we” you may ask -when all of this was going on?
My wife and I living locally were actually able to spend many many hours each week visiting dad. But ‘sods law’ the accidents only occurred when we were not there.
Falls often bring on a heart attack, further weakening, and further falls. Over to YOU!
Elderly live in home support
Useful resource of reference ‘Which magazine’ Live in Care link