Elderly care options in the Barking and Dagenham area have been limited until relatively recently. If you can see that your loved one has reached a point where they can no longer live safely and comfortably in their own home, you may have begun to consider the choices available to them. For the majority of elderly people, staying in their own home and maintaining a sense of independent living is the preferred option.
Four Oaks Healthcare now offers live-in care packages in Barking and Dagenham and the surrounding area, enabling your loved one to receive 24/7 care in their own home from a dedicated private care worker. This means that they can continue to live in familiar surroundings for as long as possible, enjoying a level of one-to-one support they wouldn’t receive in a residential care home setting.
How does live-in care work?
Companion care is a relatively new form of elderly care. With a care-at-home package from Four Oaks Healthcare, a caregiver moves in with your loved one and is with them round the clock, to offer as much support as they require. Your relative’s live-in care worker will assist in tasks as requested, both personal care and household.
This might include helping your loved one get into and out of bed and providing assistance using the toilet, washing and dressing. They can also assist with light housework and gardening, laundry and grocery shopping, as well as prepare the meals they will share with your relative.
The majority of our caregivers are also happy to help look after pets if your loved one has an animal they no longer feel they can take care of on their own. With most Elder care workers holding a full UK driving licence, they will also be able to take your loved one to and from appointments, providing all the support they need to maintain an active and sociable lifestyle.
If your relative has hobbies or interests they wish to pursue, we’re often able to match your loved one with a caregiver who shares their passion. This means they are better able to continue with their hobbies and enjoy the mental stimulation that can come through sharing an interest with a companion.
What qualifications do Four Oaks Healthcare carers have?
Four Oaks Healthcare operates a rigorous recruitment policy, ensuring we employ only those carers who hold the highest level of qualification in elderly care. Many of our caregivers have also received additional training in Alzheimer’s or dementia care, so if your loved one has a particular health condition, we match your relative with a care worker who has a specialism or experience in their field of need.
We carry out all the necessary background checks, so you can be confident that the carer moving into your elderly relative’s home is suitable. We also handle the administrative tasks that come with employing a carer, meaning you don’t have to get to grips with the complexities of employment law.