Carer stories

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

We’re here to help

People become a live-in carer 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 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. 

Caroline, an Elder-approved carer

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

caring with elder Ernestina
Caring with elder adenike


Becoming a live-in carer

Caring for someone living with dementia

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.

Jillo, an Elder-approved carer