It takes a lot to let a stranger into your home. We understand they have to be someone you can trust. That’s why we go to great lengths to ensure all the self-employed carers on our platform are of the highest standard.
Some of the carers working with Elder talk through why they got into the profession, and why it works for them. For many, becoming a care professional starts with a personal experience of supporting someone they love.
We take the standard of your carer seriously. From official checks and in-person assessments to the simple, most effective question ‘would I let this person look after my mum?’ With Elder, you know you can trust them.
These resources give you an idea of the key skills we expect the carers we work with to perform while in the family home.
From observation to reflection and everything in-between, this is your go-to guide for learning about and continuingly developing the key skills you need to work as a live-in carer.
From patience to creativity and everything in-between, this is your go-to guide for learning about and developing the key skills you need to work as a live-in carer.
The professionals we work with join the professional for a huge variety of reasons. But they’re all united by a common desire to do something that makes a difference. Read some of their stories below:
Jillo, 31, has been a professional carer for five years and was inspired to choose her career path through her personal experience of caring for her younger brother. She tells her story.
Virginia Keane has been a carer for over 30 years, we talked to her about her work with Elder and the importance of creativity, compassion and patience in being a good carer.
With both of his parents having worked in the sector all their lives, we talked to him about how caring was a natural career move for Kashta Moor.
Bawinile Ngubane always knew she wanted to help people to live well. We talked to her about how live-in care gives her flexibility and satisfaction.
Catherine has been a carer for over 20 years, supporting people in their own homes, first with domiciliary work and most recently with Elder as a live-in carer.