What is live-in care?

At Elder, we provide high-quality private live-in care for the elderly, in and around Bath, helping members of the older generation to live a happy and comfortable life in the comfort of their own homes.

Elder provides trained caregivers for 24/7 live-in care assistance for the elderly in their own homes, or in your home if your relative has moved in with you. Such support provides a practical alternative to residential care and avoids the stress and upheaval that a move can cause.

There is no need to go through much-loved possessions, choosing what to keep and what to part with, as you might have to do if your loved one moves to a residential care home. Thanks to our elderly care-at-home services, your loved one can retain their treasures and mementoes of a long and happy life.

Who can benefit from a live-in carer?

We supply compassionate and capable caregivers to any elderly person in need of an extra pair of hands around the home. Some of our care recipients require a short period of assistance, perhaps after surgery, for example, providing help with cleaning, shopping, cooking and medication.

In some cases, where an elderly loved one resides at home with you, a live-in carer provides companionship throughout the day while you are at work. Some families use our services when they go on holiday, to provide a short period of respite care without interrupting the daily routine.

In the majority of cases, the caregiver moves into your loved one’s home on a permanent basis, offering help and support day and night, as required.

What are the benefits of care in the home?

Your loved one may have spent many happy years living an independent life in their own home. They will have built up friendships with neighbours and other people in and around Bath and may be reluctant to move into residential care.

In some cases, elderly people have much-loved pets with whom, of course, they do not wish to part with. They may have gardens that they have tended for many years which they are not ready to give up. Or perhaps, one of your parents requires personal care that their partner is unable to provide due to their own advancing years.

By employing a caregiver to move into their home, you will find that your loved one can continue with their lifestyle, which has a profound impact on their wellbeing. Being among their own possessions and in familiar surroundings allows them to maintain a level of independent living, but with the knowledge that someone is on hand whenever help is needed.

We provide live-in care in Bath and the surrounding areas


Our highly skilled and compassionate carers in the Bath area are committed to providing the best possible care to your loved ones. Get in touch with Elder today to find out more.

What does a live-in carer do?

At Elder, we carefully match the caregiver to the care recipient, to ensure a good fit. We take into account your loved one’s personality, hobbies and interests, and we endeavour to place a carer who will be compatible. We find that this allows the carer to blend seamlessly into the home without causing any disruption, and guarantees that both parties will have plenty in common to form a strong bond of friendship.

The carer will do as much, or as little, as required, and be guided by your relative as to the help and assistance needed. This could be anything from support with housework, shopping, outings and meal preparation, through to personal care such as help with bathing and dressing.

The caregiver makes sure that prescriptions are ordered and collected, and ensures that your loved one takes their medications as directed by their medical advisers. They will arrange hospital appointments, and accompany your relative on trips away from home, helping whenever needed.

If your loved one requires dementia care, this is not a problem. At Elder, we provide highly trained staff who can cope with the extra demands that dementia and Alzheimer’s can place on them.

Knowing that your loved one is safe, comfortable, well-nourished and in good hands provides peace of mind for the whole family. It means that you can relax and enjoy their company, without worrying about the future. Should your relative’s needs increase over time, the caregiver will step in and provide more help as required.

We are always happy to discuss your individual requirements for care in the home, so contact us for a no-obligation chat, and discover the difference that Elder care could make for all the family.


Real life story: Colin and Dulcie’s story

Dulcie is 102-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 over two years.

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.

Care in Bath: Useful Resources

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Bath & North East Somerset Council provides details on how to arrange a carer’s assessment and what to expect.

Email: customerservices@virgincare.co.uk

Call: 0300 303 9509

Age UK Bath & North East Somerset Befriending Service

A voluntary service providing home-based companionship and support to older people across Bath and North East Somerset who feel lonely and isolated, and who are unable to travel to any of Age UK’s drop-in services, such as lunch clubs, day centres and walking groups.

Email: email volunteering@ageukbanes.co.uk

Call: 01225 466135

The Carers Centre (Bath and North East Somerset)

An independent carers’ charity providing free support, advice, breaks away from caring, and lobbying for carers in Bath and North East Somerset. Adult carers of all ages and young carers aged 5 to 17 are eligible to use its services.

Email: info@banescarerscentre.org.uk

Addresses: NE Somerset Carers’ Centre, 1 Riverside Cottages, Radstock, BA3 3PS; Bath Carers’ Centre, The Woodlands, Bath, BA2 9ES

Call: 0800 0388 885

Bath and North East Somerset Dementia Information Prescription

A useful collated list of key services, as well as organisations and contact telephone numbers for Bath and North East Somerset where those living with dementia, or concerned relatives and friends, may be able to access dementia-related information and support. This includes health, legal and financial matters, and information on practical support when leaving hospital.

Address: Dementia Helpline, Willow Tree House, Station Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4BH

Call: 0845 120 4048

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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.”

Alison, Edinburgh