Elder Pricing

At Elder you only pay for the care you need, without hidden costs or fixed-term contracts.

35% cheaper on average
Get more one-to-one care for your money compared to managed providers

Pay nothing upfront
We don’t charge joining fees for using our services, or upfront care fees

Fully flexible
Change your carer, start date, and rotations at any time for no additional cost

Funding support
Use our free calculator to understand your eligibility for Local Authority support

The cost of care with Elder

The rates below are the usual costs of care for one person. 

Package add-ons

You shouldn’t be charged for services you don’t need, so we offer the following as optional add ons.

Carer with a car or driving licence
£40 – 80 weekly

Spousal support
£80 weekly

Managed carer food budget
£40 weekly

The benefits of choosing Elder

No surcharges on Bank Holidays or weekends
Up to 2x nightly wake-ups included
With both full-time and short-term live-in care
A one week trial period for full-time care
Cancel care anytime in the first 7 days, and only pay for the care you’ve received
An agreed weekly rate, with no unexpected extra costs
No lengthy contracts
We only require a two week notice period
No exit fees

Have you explored funding options?

When you choose Elder, you get access to our expert Care Advisors who will always be on hand to answer any questions you may have around the cost of care. 

Care with Elder will
always include...

Unlimited carer matching 

Using our technology and expertise, we’ll uniquely match you to carers with the right experience, skills and character.

Emergency support

We can put care in place in as little as 24 hours if your needs are urgent

On-going Family Support

You’ll have access to a diverse range of care knowledge via our specialist family support team. 

Your own MyElder account

an intuitive online account where you and your family can manage every aspect of care and access carer information.


Paying for care doesn’t need to be complicated. We’ve covered some essential information below. 

You can pay for care through Elder by Direct Debit or with a bank card, you’ll be prompted to add your payment information to your MyElder account, and all payment information will be stored securely. 

If you’re receiving council funding in the form of Direct Payments, you can pay for care by bank transfer. Our Senior Care Advisors will provide information and guidance on how to set this up.

We understand that arranging care can be a highly emotional time, and believe no family should have to face the stress and uncertainty of funding alone.

Our free funding calculator could help you identify ways to reduce the cost of your care, by identifying funds you may be eligible for, and how to apply for them. The calculator takes around 10 minutes to complete, and will ask a few questions about your finances and care needs. If you start the calculator and find you don’t have the right information to hand, you can save your progress and return to it another time, as long as you use the same device. 

We also have a series of step-by step guides on Local Authority funding, State benefits, and NHS funding, and can direct you towards local independent advocates to support you through funding decisions.

Often, care companies will quote an initial price and then add further costs like joining and exit fees or a cost each time the carer is woken up during the night. There may also be surcharges over bank holidays and weekends.

The only add-on costs for you to consider are if you’d like a carer who can drive, additional spousal support, or help with managing your carer’s weekly food budget. 

No, Elder never charges a sign up or joining fee for using our services.

The key factor is and will always be the needs of the person requiring care. Our prices are adapted to match the skills needed by the carer. Other factors that may impact your quote include the availability of carers in your area and the price of comparable care local to you – however we’re confident we can always provide exceptional value for money. 

Care is invoiced weekly. You may be offered the opportunity to pay monthly if you’re receiving council funding in the form of Direct Payments.

Yes. If you’d like to split your invoice with a family member or your local council, speak to your Senior Care Advisor who’ll be able to flag this on your account and help set this up before your care begins.