Live-in Care in Paddington

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When your loved one reaches the point where they need long-term 24-hour care, your first thought may be a care home. Elderly family members can often feel anxious and unhappy about the prospect of leaving their own home and moving into a care home in a different area away from friends and neighbours. However, there is another solution to fulfil all your loved one’s care needs while allowing them to remain in their own home: Elder’s live-in care service.

Elder’s live-in care service

Unlike a care home in which care is divided among many different care recipients, live-in care means that your loved one will have help on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in their own home. A live-in carer will not have their attention split between several residents, but will be solely focused on helping your loved one maintain a fulfilled, comfortable and safe life in their own home. Your loved one will benefit from being able to sleep in their own bed, watch their own TV and have all their belongings surrounding them as they enter this new stage of their life.

Live-in care in Paddington

Paddington and the surrounding areas such as Bayswater and Westbourne Green can benefit from the provision of Elder’s live-in care service for those who need a bit more help. A live-in carer will move into your loved one’s home in Paddington and so will be on hand all day and night so that whenever your loved one needs assistance, their dedicated carer will be able to provide help, support and companionship.

Elder’s live-in carers often work on an alternating shift system with another carer, usually on a two-weeks on and two-weeks off basis, that provides continuation of care for your loved one without leaving your family member without support at any time.

Promoting independence

A common issue with the care provided by care homes is the loss of your loved one’s independence. Staff in care homes are unable to spend as much time as needed in order to focus on individual care recipients and the idea of residents cooking their own meals or doing their own laundry simply isn’t practical. However, taking responsibility for one’s own welfare should be encouraged for as long as is possible and appropriate, so this early loss of independence can have a detrimental effect on your loved one’s wellbeing and health.

A live-in carer from Elder will be able to support and encourage your loved one to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. You’re loved one will be able to carry on preparing all their own meals if they wish to do so with support from the live-in carer. Live-in carers from Elder have been known to be excellent sous chefs and enthusiastic ‘tasters-in-chief’ when a care recipient is a keen cook!

However, if your loved one needs a little more help with every day chores such as clothes washing and cleaning then the live-in carer will be happy to take more responsibility for these tasks so that your loved one can focus on the things that they most enjoy doing.

A live-in carer will also encourage your loved one to keep up with any social activities that they have previously enjoyed, whether this means meeting friends for a hot drink and a gentle wander in Norfolk Square Gardens or browsing the variety of shops on the Edgware Road or catching a film in Whiteleys shopping centre. They will be helped and supported to continue these activities wherever possible.

We provide live-in care in Paddington and throughout all of London


Live-in care is the perfect solution for long-term care, and here at Elder we provide the highest level of live-in care in Paddington and across London.

What our customers say

“Judith is absolutely lovely and you could see the fantastic relationship she has with my mum. My mum’s smile nearly lit up the whole house when Judith arrived.”

Benefits of live-in care

Elder only works with the very best carers in the care industry, helping to ensure that your loved one’s care is of the highest possible quality. Elder live-in carers are professionals who take pride in their work.

The background support that Elder provides to the live-in carers, alongside the above average wages that Elder pays, ensures that the carers who work with us, stay with us. An Elder live-in carer is more than just a carer: they can also provide companionship, care, help and support, as well as be a trusted confidant to their care recipients.

Your loved one can receive as little or as much care as they need, from simple supervision and help with taking medication at the correct times to more hands-on help with all aspects of personal and physical care.

Care plans are carefully tailored to suit the individual’s needs, in close consultation with those currently involve in their care arrangements. Elder’s live-in carers will ensure that you have peace of mind and that your loved one is happy and safe.

How much does care from Elder cost?

Elder charges a flat rate of £895 per week for its live-in care service and this includes all charges and fees with no hidden extras. This rate is often substantially lower than the equivalent in care home fees and has been found by customers to be up to thirty percent less in some cases.

If you have an elderly couple who both require care then Elder’s live-in care service can work out even less expensive in comparison to the cost of two places in a care home, and the elderly couple will also of course be able to stay together, which may not always be the case in a care home.

If you would like any further information about Elder’s live-in care service or how we can help to fulfil your loved one’s care needs please call one of our care advisors today for a no obligation chat. Our lines are open every day from 8am until 8pm.

Dulcie's Care Story

In this short video, Mary and Colin explain how Dulcie’s live-in Elder carer, Sarah, has become part of the family.

They discuss how live-in care has allowed Dulcie to stay independent in her own home, while making a new friend at the same time.

Useful Care Resources in Paddington

Paddington Green Health Centre

A GP surgery offering health services and help and advice for carers, including a section on the website.

Email: adalal@nhs.net Address: 4 Princess Louise Close W2 1LQ Call: 020 7887 1600

Westminster City Council

The local council is a one-stop shop for the elderly and carers, offering information on everything from adult social care to benefits.

Email: To sign up for a carer’s newsletter caringforyou@westminster.gov.uk Address: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, City Of London SW1E 6QP Call: 020 7641 6000

Age UK Westminster

An independent charity offering support for elderly people living in Westminster.

Email: enquiries@ageukwestminster.org.uk Address: Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue W10 4JL Call: 020 3004 5610

Contact the Elderly

A charity offering older people the chance to be picked up and enjoy afternoon tea with a host family.

Email: katy.szita@contact-the-elderly.org.uk Address: 2 Grosvenor Gardens SW1W 0DH Call: 0800 716543

Independent Age

A charity offering help and advice to older people on a range of issues, including healthcare, housing and care options.

Email: advice@independentage.org Address: 6 Avonmore Road W14 8RL Call: 0800 319 6789

Westminster Senior Citizens Forum

A group run by and for older people living in the Westminster area

Email: WSCF@aol.com Address: c/o One Westminster, West End House, 37 Chapel Street NW1 5DP

University of the Third Age in London

A link into learning for retired people in London.

Email: u3alondon@googlemail.com Address: Old Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill NW3 4QP Call: 020-7692 5440

Get live-in care of the highest standard

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