Cover for a primary carer – We’re here for you

When a primary carer takes a break, we’ll connect you to a live-in carer you can trust to care the way they would.

More choice

Choose your carer from our 4000+ community, and manage care easily with your MyElder account. 

More control

Whether you need care in 24 hours, or are planning ahead, we can help you take control.

More support

Our support specialists and clinical team are here to listen, guide, and empower 7 days a week.

More value

No surcharges, no hidden costs, and no joining fees– just truly personalised care.

At Elder, we’ll take every step to ensure any respite carer coming into your or your loved one’s home gives you the same peace of mind, and supports the same way a main carer would – whether they’re there for just a few days, or a few weeks.

Every short-term carer we work with undergoes thorough checks – from their background, right through to their character, to ensure they can provide the quality care and companionship you’d expect.

Why choose Elder for short-term care?

We can provide temporary support to a spouse during challenging times, such as illness. 

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We can arrange fast and trusted cover if your usual carer is unable to work – often within just 24 hours.

Everyone stays in the loop with your MyElder account –where you and your family can manage care and receive regular carer updates. 

How does it work?

It takes a lot to put your loved one – or yourself – in the care of someone new, we get that. It’s why we’ll always take your lead to arrange care you’re comfortable with.

Getting to know you

Give our care specialists a call – they’ll learn as much as they can about your situation, and work out an arrangement that best supports your needs.

Finding the right carer

We believe every family deserves the right carer, every-time. We’ll connect you to a skilled, fully vetted carer who’s not only a safe pair of hands, but a friendly face too.

Providing peace of mind

On your carer’s first day, they’ll set aside plenty of time to get to know you, your family, and how things are done. If you’re a family member and would like regular updates from your carer, we’ll do this in a way that works for you too.

Short Term Care

We know that receiving care from someone you’re familiar with is important. So, we’ll always try to connect you to the same carer when you make multiple live-in care bookings at once.

3 days from £625
Per week from £1450

What does it include?

Household tasks​

e.g vacuuming and laundry​

Meal times​

e.g preparing meals to taste and dietary requirements

Personal care​

e.g help with washing, toileting, and prompting medication


e.g daily company, and help getting out and about to see friends

Helping with daily pet care

e.g feeding, exercising

Up to two nightly wake-ups

Occasional help with things like getting to the toilet or providing reassurance.

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Call our friendly team to arrange your short-term care

We’re here seven days a week to answer your questions, and help you put the right support in place. 

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