How Homeshare Works!
Elder Home Share is a solution which allows older homeowners to continue to live at home. This service provides security at night, companionship and help with practical tasks such as light housework and shopping. For responsible caring people who are seeking accommodation. This is an affordable living solution, in exchange for sleeping in the house 6 nights a week and providing an average of 8, no more than 10 hours a week companionship and support – it’s a win-win!
We provide monthly check-in's, a trial live in month and an optional onboarding face to face meeting. We are here to ensure you find the best match for your loved one with our home share scheme! We have been successfully matching elderly homeowners and home share companions since January 2016. Find out more read our frequently asked questions for homeowners and companions.
Elder Home Share will carry out a reference check on the companion and Garda vetting. With the current pandemic companions will need to provide a Covid negative test prior to moving in.
Elder Home Share provides the family with a robust home share agreement. This outlines house rules and expectations. Both the family and the home share companion sign-off on this when a match is made, and the reference check is complete. There is a one month trial live in to ensure that it is working for all parties. Find out more about the application document required here.
For the elderly person living alone and their concerned family, the home sharing solution proves a rewarding way to provide a level of support in the home. Home share companions provide support to the elderly person. They do this by spending quality time together, keeping the house tidy, and going to the shop. It is not a solution to personal care but can reduce the need and expense of traditional care service, extending life at home.
We are proud to be Dublin's first home share scheme and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland awardees 2018 for our homeshare service.
"My family contacted Saoirse (Elder Home Share) to see if we could find someone suitable to live with my mum and we had a positive experience from the very beginning. Saoirse responded to all queries promptly, her answers were informative and honest and her friendly manner made the process easy for us. Our family felt that we were provided with all the knowledge we required to make important decisions for our mum. We were lucky to find the most wonderful lady who was a perfect match for my mum and who's support and kindness has been invaluable over this past, difficult year. We would highly recommend Elder Home Share on all levels."