Elder Care In old age where do you assume and expect to be?

Elder Care

Simple question!!! In the case of Elder Care- Just pause for a minute and ask yourself (Finances permitting) how do you visualise where you will be, and what will you be doing -once retired ?Hmm, well.. In some sunny exotic destination on a sandy beach and sipping a Pina Colada!

But we suspect, and more realistically, for the majority of people the answer would be “I would just like to be living contentedly in my own (castle) -home“. Why not, is there a problem?

Elder Care

Elder Care

The only problem or should we say the “enemy“ is just quite- simply the aging process in itself. Of course, many people live healthily and contented in their own home- right up until their final days.

However, sadly for many other people things do not quite work out in the same way. Firstly, there is the forever lurking danger of a fall. Frailty, memory loss, all these begin to take over, cruelly eroding the person’s ability to look after themselves. Not to mention the loss of mobility when driving a car becomes more challenging; last but not least- loneliness/isolation. Adding all these things together for many people the eventual result is being placed into a residential care home.

So-what other options are there?

Elder Care

Firstly to be able to compare it should be understood average care home costs are £700-£1000 per week.

  1. A sibling, family member, or friend to move in with the elderly person.                Free of charge
  2. Contact a local charity organisation who may offer some support.                          Free of charge
  3. Employ a person to look in on a regular basis.                                                             Cost £150.00-£300.00 per week depending on hours and demands.
  4. Employ a live in carer (which we firmly advocate)                                                      Cost £800-£1000 per week
  5. Employ one of our live in carers 50% saving on costs                                                 Cost £400-£500

Does anybody out there have any affordable alternative solutions?

Yes, definitely-us. We are well aware of all the problems associated with an elderly person in retaining their independence.

We are changing the landscape in elderly care, challenging the norm’s by opening up opportunities for ordinary everyday people being able to afford it. We feel this is a good cause, as provision of live in home care shouldn’t be just the exclusive domain of wealthy people.

Indeed, for many we have already provided good, affordable and innovative solution.

We are changing the landscape in elderly care, challenging the norm’s by opening up opportunities for ordinary everyday people being able to afford it. We feel this is a good cause, as provision of live in home care shouldn’t be just the exclusive domain of wealthy people.

How do we differ you may ask?

Elder Care

Firstly and very crucial in terms of costs, unlike conventional care agencies, for a one off fee we simply pass the carrier directly on to you-you are the direct employer. Whereas agencies employ the carer and supply them on to you. Very convenient yes-but!! of the £6-£800 per week the agency actually charges the client, the carer would be lucky to receive a fraction of that sum.

Our carers are carefully selected from other European states, mainly Czech and Slovak republic. Where there is a highly skilled and educated workforce available but with lower rates of pay expectations. How much??..on average £400-£500 per week.

Want to learn more? Contact us on 07543 550 660.

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