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With an increasing number of people opting for private care in the home, this also comes with an inevitable need to respond to emergency homecare. The current health system faces struggles to meet the urgent care requirements of people in the community. At Guardian Carers, we understand that life can be unpredictable and circumstances can suddenly change, which means you may need a private home care at very short notice. We pride ourselves in providing fast response emergency care in the home to ensure you are given a highly qualified and experienced carer who is knowledgeable in dealing with emergency care, if the need arises. Different events can happen so quickly that families are left questioning how they will be able to cope and care for their loved one. Whether there has been an accident, or a sudden illness, or your current carer has had to go away for a period of time and in need of emergency respite care, no matter the situation Guardian Carers can help you.

Guardian Carers has a large support network across the UK, which means we are always able to provide the relevant carer who best suits your needs and requirements. All of our private emergency carers are fully trained and qualified in their field, and will always show a great level of commitment to their care recipient.

After going through a difficult time, it is very important for you to be settled back in your own environment as quickly as possible with a minimum amount of disruption or delay. Remaining in the familiar surroundings of the home and the memories that come along with it, can provide reassurance that may not be provided from a hospital or residential care home. You may need to arrange live-in, respite, or palliative care in an emergency situation,therefore we can provide you with the necessary support and assistance to ensure you find the perfect private emergency carer.


We understand that emergency situations can arise at any point and your circumstances may change quickly, At Guardian Carers, we offer ongoing and tailored support that is specifically built around your needs and requirements. In order to help you, we provide an array of emergency homecare services to ensure you are getting the relevant care needed.

Firstly, Guardian Carers can provide you with emergency respite care, which can come to your home for any situation. If your have a current carer who has suddenly become unavailable for a period of time, and unable to assist with your care needs, emergency respite care can be the best option for you. Your loved one may also develop complex care needs, such as a sudden illness, then having that emergency respite carer come to your home can be very essential for your loved ones health and wellbeing. Emergency respite care for the elderly can also allow the carer to step in seamlessly to their regular care schedule. By having emergency respite care, this allows the individual, whether they are an elderly person or an adult, it will ensure they can live as independently as possible and getting the exact care they need and when they need it.

Having an emergency live-in carer is considered the most comprehensive type of care that we can offer, it can be particularly beneficial for someone who may suddenly need constant care. At Guardian Carers, we pride ourselves in making sure you feel very comfortable with your emergency carer, and then hopefully a care residence will not be an option for you. Your personal emergency live-in home care service will be able to care for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whilst you remain in your own home.

Guardian Careers is also able to provide emergency palliative care to provide support for an individual and their loved ones who are in the last months or years of their life. Palliative care could be for someone who may have an incurable illness, so your emergency homecare can help to live your life comfortably and help with any pain management or other distressing symptoms. Every individual is different, some may expect to pass away either within the next few weeks, months or years, so emergency palliative care may be the best option for you. Our emergency palliative carers will have the necessary medical training and they will work together with your doctor as specialists such as physiological or occupational therapists or chapins to provide the best care possible.


Guardian Carers has been in the care industry for over a decade, we understand what it takes to ensure a happy, long lasting placement. Over time, we have perfected our vetting procedure. We have found that an in depth face to face interview to discuss each carers qualifications and experience is the best course of action as we are able to fully understand every task they have had to do and get a feel for their personality. We will obtain a minimum of two verbal references and personally check them.

Guardian Carers ensures each of our private emergency carers have a minimum of 3 years experience and will undergo an enhanced DBS check, to assure you or your loved one that you are in the most capable hands and should you have a fall or an emergency your carer will know exactly how to handle the situation.

Guardian carers look for the specific attributes that make up an excellent emergency home carer such as patience, observance, reliability and compassion. With emergency homecare it is an absolute must that a carer is compassionate. Showing concern for people around them and being sympathetic towards their needs helps them to provide the best care, making you comfortable in your own home. In addition, being empathetic helps a carer to better understand your needs in being able to understand and interpret your feelings and requests.


Emergency homecare for senior people gives your loved ones the added peace of mind that you are in safe, capable and experienced hands. Having an extra able-bodied adult within the home adds another level of security. Emergency care at home assures that there is someone on hand if you should have a fall at any point of the day or night and it also deters any uninvited visitors. Ensuring you feel safe and secure within your own home is a core aspect of emergency care at home.


Private emergency carers for the elderly is an excellent option for you if you are dealing with more serious health issues that have just suddenly developed. Emergency carers are specially trained and have hands on experience in these areas and have a deeper understanding of ways in which you can manage them. They will also be more experienced that your loved ones may be in dealing with more challenging situations that might arise. They are also able to guide you through the changes that happen within yourself, provide you with reassurance and an understanding shoulder to lean on.


Having private emergency homecare ensures you or your loved one is receiving one to one care, the carer’s only focus is on you and making sure you are as relaxed as possible. Emergency home care allows your loved one to remain in their own home, surrounded by the people they love. Your emergency carer would be there to assist you with whatever your circumstances are.

1. Physical support

  • Pain management
  • Helping with day to day chores
  • Liaising with your doctors
  • Encourage a healthy lifestyle
  • Helping with mobility
  • Medication dispensing
  • Personal care and hygiene
  • Home admin

2. Emotional well being

  • Providing support to their loved ones
  • Accompanying them to psychological therapy
  • Visiting family members and friends
  • Being compassionate
  • Providing a shoulder to lean on during their bad days

Our private emergency carers are entirely flexible to your needs, there are they to provide you with one to one bespoke care. Your carer would never be annoyed or angry if you decide to change your daily activities and tasks, if you are having a bad day and don’t feel like doing anything your private emergency at home carer can take care of everything. Your carer can be a point of motivation should you wish, they can encourage you to take regular exercise or eat healthily.


Making that decision to find a private carer for your loved one with Parkinson’s disease can be an overwhelming situation, and starting your search can be even more time consuming. With over 14 years experience in the care industry, Guardian Carers understand that you want to search for a private carer that best matches your needs and requirements. They should also be able to work the hours you need and are specially qualified to help you with an emergency situation.

Our years of experience within the emergency homecare industry means we know what it takes to be a phenomenal carer, which is why all the emergency carers we work with are the best in the industry. We pride ourselves on providing a premium level of service and care for our clients. We maintain the highest standards and expect the best from our carers.

So much so that 90% of the families we work with result in a happy, lasting placement. Using a visiting care agency like Guardian Carers means you can be sure you will receive support from every angle, we will take the stress of finding a carer from you and present you with a visiting carer that perfectly aligns with your care needs and your schedule.

We work with your family to find solutions, whatever your needs. To make perfect and seamless placements is Guardian Carers ethos. With Guardian Carers it is your care, your home, your way. Even when your carer takes a break.

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