Moving into a care home or a nursing home can be very distressing for many older people. Leaving their own home, simply because they need a little help or need someone there to support their independence, can be very disheartening.

If your parent or loved one needs long-term, 24/7 care and support, but they would rather not leave their own home, live-in care is an affordable alternative. Many customers find the costs are surprisingly low, and all see an improvement in the quality of care and independent living.

Why choose live in care in Ferndown?

Private live-in care enables your loved one to live their life to the full. Elder’s live-in care service trains and selects carers who are suited to your loved one, so that living at home can remain a viable option.

Whether your loved one is living with reduced mobility, Alzheimer’s care needs or dementia, live-in care can provide the same standard, or a higher level, of care as a care home, only in their home environment. If your parent already owns a home in Ferndown and wishes to remain at home and in the area, Elder care can enable them to do so.

As the years move on, knowing our parents are safe and looked after becomes a serious concern for many of us. Sometimes a nursing home or residential setting seems like the safest option. However, the changes in lifestyle needed to move into residential care can be disruptive.

From changes to mealtimes and food options to anxiety around new faces and surroundings, or having to rehome a pet, which is most likely not allowed in a care home – are all factors that can make a move very distressing.

Choosing Elder to provide a trained live-in carer takes away all of this worry. Knowing your parent is enjoying one-to-one tailored attention and companionship provides peace of mind. It is also very satisfying to know that you are doing the very best for the people you love.

Why is Elder the best choice in Ferndown?

Elder live-in care is a well-known name with nationwide coverage. We attract the best carers with our fully supported training, proper management and excellent rates of pay. Because we are experienced in what we do, our administration costs are low, making sure our customers get the best service for their money and that our carers receive generous remuneration.

Finding live in care in Ferndown is now a very straightforward process. There’s no need to search online or post a job listing – by contacting Elder; anyone can engage the best carers that the UK has to offer.

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

Elder is committed to providing long-term live-in carers that are compassionate and highly skilled workers, carers are available at short notice in Ferndown and the surrounding areas.

How does live-in care keep your loved one active longer?

We believe that when an individual reaches the stage of life where they need a little care, they shouldn’t automatically become housebound. Getting out and about keeps us sharper and fitter than staying indoors, and our carers are well aware of this.

By remaining in their own home, your parents and loved ones have a better chance of staying active. Being in their usual environment where they know there are places of interest and things they’d like to do or people they’d like to meet, means your loved ones are more motivated to stay active, if possible. This is something that we take very seriously at Elder.

Ferndown is a wonderful place to live, and our care recipients are happy here. The fresh Dorset air and greenery is famous worldwide, so it’s no surprise that older people here enjoy getting out and about.

The town is modern with good facilities, great shopping centres and leisure choices suitable for people of all ages. Ferndown has plenty for visitors to do, and the beach and walks at Bournemouth are a short drive away. The town’s zoo is also famous and features bears, leopards, monkeys and a lion.

One of the most popular sights for older residents and visitors alike is the Wimborne Model Village. This 1950s miniature village is nestled in a colourful garden, and it features a tearoom and cafe too.

People of all ages find the tiny town fascinating, and for those with reduced mobility, the ability to just sit and watch or use their wheelchair around the wide, flat paths is very enjoyable.

The town is also conveniently located near Poole. So for those who like to spend some time looking in the shops or watching the windsurfers, there’s plenty to do.

The Poole shopping centre is also a covered area, ideal for a little window shopping on rainy days. But for amenities such as the doctor’s or the post office, residents never need to leave the area. The Penny’s Hill Practice is on St Mary’s Road and Orchard House is on the same street.

How does live-in care work?

As the name suggests, live-in care works where the carer lives in your loved one’s home with them. While our carers do need time off, they normally work on a continuous two-week rota, keeping disruption to a minimum. By having a carer living in your loved one’s home, you can slash private care costs and have care anywhere in the UK.

How much does live-in care cost?

Standard live-in care with Elder is [live-in-price] per week. There are no hidden costs, and you’re free to add additional extras only if you want them, so you can plan your budget with confidence.

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 Ferndown: Useful Resources

Ferndown Council

Council website featuring all council-run services for older people and their carers, including housing, financial advice and grants.


Address: Ferndown Town Council, The Barrington Centre, Penny’s Walk, Ferndown, BH22 9TH

Call: 01202 892 249

Bournemouth Age UK Day Centre

A social centre for older people to socialise, play games, get active and meet new friends over tea and refreshments. Hot lunch provided and transport available.


Address: Sutton Road, Charminster

Call: 01202 530530

Bournemouth Carers Centre

Council run centre for carers in conjunction with local carers support charities. Helps provide respite, friendship, support, training, guidance and more for unpaid carers.

Address: St Ambrose Cottage, Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, BH4 8ER

Call: 01202 458204

Age UK Bournemouth, Poole and East Dorset

This independent local charity provide a number of vital services for the over 55s, including Help at Home, Footcare, Community Connections, Befriending and Information and Advice.


Address: 700 Wimborne Rd, Moordown, Bournemouth BH9 2EG

Call: 01202 530530

Ferndown Carers Support Group

A friendly volunteer group that supports local carers with socialising, training, signposting and guidance.


Address: The Barrington Centre, Penny’s Walk, Ferndown, BH22 9TH

Call: 01202 207310

Carers Resource and Support Programme

Drop in sessions, signposting to services and advice, befriending and respite, discount cards and other support services and benefits for carers across Dorset.


Address: Carers Support Service, St. Ambrose Cottage, Alumhurst Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, BH4 8ER.

Call: 01202 458204

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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