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.


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.


Need care quickly?

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


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 recovery.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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How much is Elder 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 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 reablement or intermediate care. You can ask for Elder as part of this care plan by speaking to your health or social care provider.

Recent falls

3 days


Elder's rapidly deployable service

0-3 weeks

£1590 per week

Completely trusted - Elder live-in care

3-5 weeks

£1530 per week

5+ weeks

£1345 per week

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:


Catherine has been a professional carer for 20+ years, and has experience caring for a wide range of conditions, from spinal injuries to dementia.


Kashta has a huge range of care experience, from  providing mental health care in a hospital setting, to intensive 24 hour home care.


With a background in domiciliary care, Stephen has great experience and energy. He regularly receives 5 star testimonials from customers.