At Mumby’s, we understand that life can change suddenly and might mean that you require emergency home care. It could be that your loved one has had an accident, fallen ill, or has an ongoing medical issue that has unexpectedly worsened. Whatever it may be, we can help you with emergency home care.

What is emergency home care?

Emergency home care can support you through many different circumstances and a variety of conditions. This includes things like:

  • Unexpected falls or injuries,
  • A previous illness or symptom flare-ups,
  • Usual family carers have other commitments or need to attend something urgently,
  • Hospital or post-operative discharge care,
  • Support is required at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.

Emergency home care can assist with things like:

  • Pain management,
  • Helping with mobility,
  • Personal care,
  • Home admin,
  • Medication,
  • Providing support,
  • Accompanying to and supporting therapy.

And, of course, having someone there during a difficult time can offer comfort and peace of mind.

Who needs emergency home care?

Unfortunately, events can happen so quickly that families are left wondering how they will cope. Whether there’s been an accident, a sudden illness, or you’ve been let down by your current carer, emergency home care can offer you the short-term help you need.

Emergency home care is for anyone who needs it. We know through our experience of helping and supporting families with live-in care services that care needs can change dramatically within a very short space of time.

At Mumby’s, we know it’s difficult for families when they’re thrown into an emergency relating to the care of a loved one. It can be a challenge to provide what is needed with a family’s other commitments . Our high-quality emergency home care services can give you peace of mind just when you need it.

What will an emergency live-in carer do?

Mumby’s professional carers can help you with the following emergency home care:

  • Personal care: this includes things like hygiene, appearance, washing, dressing, and toileting.
  • Companionship: it might be a listening ear, a friendly chat over a cup of tea, or reassurance when you need it.
  • Emotional support: your carer will support you to feel connected to your family, friends, and social circles.
  • Specialist support: if you are living with a condition such as dementia, a carer will be able to give you the specialist care you need.
  • Medication: efficient administering of your medication to look after your health and well-being.
  • Meal planning and cooking: carers will make your meals while staying mindful of your dietary, nutritional, and preferred needs.
  • Domestic support: ensuring your cleaning regime and domestic household tasks are maintained, so you can live in your home the way you always have.

Is live-in care the best option when emergency care is required?

The Live-in Care Hub conducted a survey in 2017 and found that 97% of people given the choice, would prefer to carry on living in their own home with the support of a carer. Live-in care is becoming better understood and popular as a real alternative to moving into a residential setting.

As a provider of high-quality live-in care, we believe in the positive effect this support can have on your physical and mental well-being. However, we also understand that this is a very personal decision.

Here’s a high-level table to help show the differences between care homes versus live-in care:

Care home

Live-in care

Level of care

Different types of care depend on the type of home.

Tailored around you.


Losing independence is inevitable and can have a negative impact on mental health.

You keep your daily routines and independence as much as possible.

Friends and family

There is the company of other residents. Friends and family can visit at scheduled times.

You stay around the people you love, and, also pets if you have them. You keep control of your schedule.

Mumby’s emergency care at home

Life can be unpredictable and when emergency care is needed families can struggle to cope. Mumby’s offers outstanding live-in emergency care to take care of all your loved one’s needs in the comfort of their own home when an urgent event happens.

Contact us for a friendly chat.