Carer stories

Read stories from Elder-approved carers, and discover who they are, and what they love most about being a carer.

People become carers for a broad range of reasons. Whether it started with supporting someone in their own family or they simply have always had a passion to help, they’re ordinary people doing an extraordinary job.

Caring is something I have wanted to do since I can remember, and I have always liked looking after elderly people, even from a young age.

Meet Adenike and Ernestina

We invited live-in carers Adenike and Ernestina to share why they chose a career in care, and what caring for others means to them.

Carer stories, in their own words

Find out what life is like as an independent live-in carer using the Elder platform. 

One of my favourite things about being a carer is the communication element. I cared for a gentleman who served in the war and I learned so much from him. He enjoyed talking about his experience and I enjoyed listening.