Private care with the personal touch
At Elder, we are the UK’s most trusted private home care provider, helping your family find the perfect specialist care professional to care for your loved one in their own home.
Our network of specially vetted and approved carers provide round-the-clock support on everything from household tasks to bathing, feeding and medical care. They help your elderly relative stay as comfortable, happy and healthy as possible for the rest of their days.
We offer a UK-wide network of specialist live-in carers. Get in touch with us to organise a free care consultation to show you how they can help.
Carers can start in 24 hours
If you need an expert carer at short notice, we can help you find one quickly and easily
High quality carers
All Elder’s care professionals are all English-speaking, vetted and background checked.
24/7 advice and support
With live chat, you can access help and advice from our team any time, day or night.
Click below to book your free consultation and find out how we can help your family:
What our customers say
Colin and Dulcie’s story
Dulcie is 100-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 six months. 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.
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Sensitive, experienced carers
At Elder, we understand the emotional strain finding a private carer can put on families. We only accept carers of the highest professional and personal standing. Our rigorous background checking and certification ensures that your loved one receives the highest standard of private care.
Affordable and trusted
Our prices start at just£1225 per week. We are also completely open and transparent about our pricing, so we will never hit you with any hidden fees, or face any extra charges on bank holidays or Christmas.
Professionals who care
Caring for an elderly person who struggles to look after themselves, often with serious medical issues, requires much more than simply technical training. It calls for patience, understanding and genuine empathy with your loved one. Elder-approved carers are vetted to your exact needs based on skill and personality.
Frequently asked questions
Can my family use local authority funding to pay for elderly private care?
Yes, many of our customers use local authority funding to support their Elder private care payments.
To be eligible, you need to organise a care needs assessment with your local council. Your loved one’s liquid assets (i.e. anything other than property) will be assessed. If the value is less than £23,250 (in England) they will be eligible for government support.
Can I get Elder care on the NHS?
No, we are an independent body who offer private residential care as an alternative to state medical care or private care homes.
We specialise in creating bespoke care plans and offering the highest quality private carers to patients and families with specific needs. Our care plans are designed to look after older people who require support at home, outside of hospital treatment or hospice care.
Is private care in the home better than a residential care home?
We believe that offering experienced, specialised care in a patient’s own helps them retain as much of their independence as possible, while also offering a sense of routine and normality in what can be a really difficult time.
Our private carers live with your loved-one, providing one-to-one care support and companionship whenever they need it. They build connections with your loved-one and ensure that your family are given all of the help and support they need.
Do Elder offer elderly private care by the hour?
No, we do not offer an hourly private care service as we specialise in providing high quality live-in care for older people with long-term health needs such as Alzheimers and heart disease.
We do offer private care packages that allow family members who are also full-time carers to take a break to recharge their batteries and take a well-earned holiday.
These care plans last for a minimum of two weeks and are tailored to fit your family’s specific needs. We pre-agree the programme of care and help you select a replacement carer who will give your loved one all the help and support they need.
Who are Elder’s private carers?
Elder approved private care professionals are all trained personal care experts who understand the physical, mental and emotional support needs of elderly people living with long-term conditions which affect their ability to look after themselves.
We have English-speaking carers across the UK, all of whom have been vetted and background checked by the Elder team. Every one of them is fully accredited and we create full professional and personal profiles for each one of our carers, to ensure that you can identify the perfect person to look after your loved one, quickly and easily.
How do customers pay for private care with Elder?
Our payment process is designed to be as straightforward and stress-free as possible. Customers pay for their private care support weekly, usually via direct debit. You don’t pay up-front fees and only ever pay in arrears.
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