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

If you or a loved one needs specialist support while recovering at home, 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 can be a worry. If you’ve recently left hospital, it’s natural to feel less confident doing everyday tasks at home. And, if you’re a family member who can’t be there to support them yourself, arranging respite care can bring peace of mind that they’re safe.

You need someone you can trust, who has the right skills to get people back on their feet, and who can provide a friendly face while they regain independence. 

We’ll find an experienced carer to move into the 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 moving around the home safely.  

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

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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 – 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.

  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 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 you, your family, and how things are done. If you’re a family member and would like regular updates from the carer, we’ll do this in a way that works for you too.

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 is Elder short-term care?

short term care prices 3 days - £680, 1-2 weeks – £1590, 3-5 weeks – £1530, 6 or more weeks – £1345

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 bookings, depending on their availability – speak to our team to find out more. 

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: