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Elderly care in the home

Elderly care in the home is a simpler, more compassionate approach to care.

At Elder, we provide a live-in caregiver who offers your loved one the physical, medical and behavioural support they need – all the while staying with them, in the place they call home.

Why choose elderly care with Elder?

Whether your loved one needs a lot of support or just a little looking after, we offer flexible, cost-effective, 24-hour elderly care tailored especially to them.

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Need a carer on short notice? We can have one at your door in twenty-four hours.

Make a lifelong friend

We’ll browse our range of highly qualified candidates to find the perfect carer for your loved one.

Come to us for advice

Our specialists will help you with whatever you need, from getting started to paying for care.

Colin and Dulcie’s story

Dulcie is 100-years-old and lives with her son Colin, his wife Mary, and her Carer Sarah. She has dementia and has had full-time live-in care for six months. We talk to the family about the challenges of finding the right care solution for a fiercely independent woman – and how the positive benefits of live-in care with Sarah has transformed all of their lives.

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Discover convenience and quality

We pride ourselves on offering convenient elderly care that doesn’t compromise on quality.

Your loved one gets to stay in the home they’ve always known. You have peace of mind knowing they have personalised, quality care, as well as an affordable alternative to a residential home.

Discover a better class of care

Of all the qualified carers who come to us, we recruit just the top 10%.

This means we never accept anyone but the very best to look after those most important to you. And because we get to know your loved one before matching them up, we’ve a great track record of finding someone who becomes like family.

Discover an affordable alternative

Whether you’re looking for a few hours of care a day or non-stop support, live-in care is still one of the most cost-effective.

At Elder, our live-in carers cost £950 a week. There are no hidden fees for weekends, bank holidays or night-times, and you’ll never be caught out by the escalating cost of a few hours here and there.

Frequently asked questions

Do live-in carers provide overnight care?

Ours do. Whether it’s first thing in the morning or late at night, there’s always help on hand with a live-in carer.

Assistance at bedtime can prove key in giving your loved one a better night’s sleep, which can have a positive and lasting effect on wellbeing. And if your relative needs to get up in the middle of the night, live-in carers are perfectly placed to help them do it safely.

Learn more about elderly night-time care on our ‘Overnight care: how to help ageing parents’ page.

What is live-in care?

Live-in care is a form of elderly support in which a caregiver provides assistance in the care recipient’s own home.

This might just be during home visits scheduled throughout the week. Or it might involve a professional caregiver moving in to offer 24-hour support, as it is with Elder. Your choice will depend on the extent of your loved one’s needs.

To find out more, we’ve put together some of the myths and misconceptions about home care for you to explore.

Will live-in carers cook for my loved one?

While visiting home carers may not have time to prepare meals, this is one of the most important responsibilities of a live-in carer.

They’ll find out the sorts of things your loved one likes to eat, and get them involved in the prep if that’s something they’d like to do. But whipping up meals is just one part of a live-in carer’s role: they’ll also keep an eye on nutritional content to make sure your relative stays fit and healthy.

You can find out more about a live-in carer’s mealtime responsibilities on our ‘Nutrition: caring for elderly parents’ page.

What can I do to make my loved one’s home safer?

If your loved one is staying in their own home, you may want to make some changes to the way it’s laid out.

This may include moving furniture around or reducing what’s there altogether, and installing ramps, rails and stairlifts. You might also want to add security features, such as automatic cut-offs for cookers.

We’ve gone into all of these in more depth on our ‘Making homes safer for older people’ page.

How do live-in care and residential care homes differ?

There are some key differences between live-in care and residential care, and which you choose ultimately comes down to your personal circumstances.

The obvious one is that residential homes require your loved one to move out of their own home. This means they may not get to eat when they want to, or get out and about when it suits them. This isn’t the case with home care, which tends to be much more adaptive to their needs.

The other major difference is the cost and the provisions in place to support payment. This is a complicated subject, and we’ve broken it down for you on our ‘Home care or nursing home: what’s the difference?’ page.

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