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Respite care this Christmas

Looking for short-term care over the Christmas period? We can help.

Home care this Christmas

The festive period is a family time. It’s a moment to get together and celebrate. It’s not a time for being alone. With respite care from Elder, you can be sure your loved one is happy and supported in their own home, with the one-to-one support of an experienced, trusted professional.

Time is running out to arrange care in time for Christmas and New Year. And, as it’s our busiest time of year, we strongly advise booking in advance.

Follow the link below to get everything arranged with one of care planning experts:


How to arrange respite care

There’s enough to stress about on the run up to the Christmas period, which is why we make arranging care simple:


Complete our short online form and book a time


Talk us through your family’s care needs


Your experienced, live-in care professional arrives

Everyone’s respite care needs are different

Maybe you’re loved one is spending Christmas alone, and you want a professional carer to keep them company. Maybe your loved one is coming out of a care home, and extra support is needed to help them out. Or maybe you just want to get someone in to help with their personal needs, so you have the time and peace of mind to really enjoy Christmas.

Whatever your thinking, short-term care and respite care plans from Elder make the whole family’s Christmas a happier one. Here’s some of the ways we can help:

Live-in care

With our standard respite assistance plan, a vetted professional moves into a spare room and remains on hand to do all that is required to ensure your relative is safe and happy in their own home. From household duties, to assistance with medication, they’re all the home help you could need.

Dementia care

If your loved one is living with a form of dementia, we guarantee they’ll only be looked after by someone who has experience in dementia or Alzheimer’s care. Someone who has the true understanding and empathy required to make sure your loved one is safe and happy.

Companionship care

If the situation is more about ensuring your loved one isn’t alone this Christmas, we offer a companionship care package. A live-in companion will come in to have a natter, undertake light housework and do everything required to make sure the person you love feels looked after.

How can a live-in carer help?

A live care professional from Elder is there to make your loved one’s life easier. Here’s are some examples of ways they can help:

  • Rise and shine: The live-in assistant can help make sure your loved gets up, washed, dressed and ready to really make the most of Christmas.
  • Special meals: Everyone has their Christmas traditions. Whether a fan of brussel sprouts or Christmas pudding, the carer will make the festive feast your loved one wants.
  • Keeping it tidy: The carer can act as a housekeeper, undertaking light housework such as washing up, laundry and keeping surfaces clean.
  • Festive cheer: It’s no fun spending Christmas alone. The home carer is there to unwrap presents, play a few games and spend the day together.

Want to get everything sorted?

Get started by following the link below, enter a few details and pick a time to talk with one of our care planning team.