Short term live-in care – here to help a safe return from hospital

If your loved one needs specialist support during their recovery, we’ll connect you to a live-in carer you can trust to care the way you would.

While many older people can’t wait to get back to the comfort of their own homes after a hospital stay, ensuring the right support is in place while they recover can be a worry, especially if you can’t be there yourself. 

You need someone you can trust, who has the right skills to get them back on their feet, and who can keep them company while they rediscover their independence. 

We’ll find an experienced carer to move into their home and provide personalised support for as long as it’s needed – from a few days, to a few weeks.  They can help with things like medication prompting, washing, and preparing nutritious meals, and ensure they can get around the home safely.  

If your loved one is scheduled for an elective procedure, you can plan your short-term care a few months prior to their admission too.


Need care quickly?

Life can be unpredictable. We can connect you to an experienced carer in just 24 hours if your needs are urgent.  

If you’d like to find out more about arranging short-term live-in care, give us a call.

How does it work?

It takes a lot to put your loved one 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.

  1. 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 loved one’s recovery.
  2. Finding the right carer – We believe every family deserves the right carer, every-time. We’ll connect you to a skilled carer who’s not only a safe pair of hands, but a friendly face too.
  3. Providing peace of mind – On your carer’s first day, they’ll set aside plenty of time to get to know your loved one, and how they like things to be done. If you’d like regular updates from your carer while they recover, we’ll do this in a way that works for you.

Why choose live-in care after a hospital stay?

Those over the age of 80 can lose up to 10% of their muscle mass after 10 days in hospital. A live-in carer can encourage regular movement to regain strength.

Live-in care can support mental wellbeing – allowing a loved one to recover in a familiar environment, away from the bustle of a busy hospital ward.

Having a live-in carer in place can help reduce the likelihood of a loved one becoming housebound by 64%.

Would you like to book a better time to talk?

Click the button below to schedule a chat with an Elder care specialist. 

How much does it cost?

Short-term live-in care with Elder starts from £555 for 3 days, or £1095 per week.

Your loved one may be entitled to up to six weeks of free care from the NHS, called intermediate care. You can ask for Elder as part of this care plan by speaking to your health or social care provider.

Who are the carers? 

Every carer we work with genuinely cares about making a difference, and from background checks to the simple question ‘would I let this person look after my mum? We do everything possible to ensure your carer is someone you can trust.

Meet some of the carers we work with: