How much does it cost for elderly Live-in home care?
Looking after elderly loved ones is something we are all very likely to have to think about at some point in life, but one of the biggest questions is how much does it cost for elderly home care?
Every home care provider is going to have its own unique pricing structure for elderly home care. Similar services are going to vary in cost between each home care provider and the variety of services in each company will vary too. Every person needing care is going to require different needs and it important to identify these before looking at costs.
What to consider when looking at elderly home care
People are all different and so are our needs and support we may require. Taking this into consideration can help you think clearly about the questions you may be asked about the care needed.
What do I need to factor in when thinking about home care for the elderly?
Information that will help guide you to what home care you may require for your elderly loved one:
- Age – The more elderly the person, the more support they might need
- Conditions – Different conditions affect the person in different ways
- Stage of Condition – Caught early, or in early treatment, could mean less support if required
- Worsening of Condition – Most conditions progress, as they progress, the more chance they will need additional care needs
What are the types of elderly home care?
There are many types of care to look at and all have different costs. Many of these will depend on the nature of the care each person may need. Different situations may also need a different level of care to be provided.
Live-in Care – A carer will live in the client’s home with them and provide either day care or night care. This could be for a varying number of reasons, but could also include:
Read our Cost of Live-in Care page for more information
Visiting Care – There are many types of visiting care and for different reasons, here are the more standard types of visiting care:
Visiting care could also include the services listed for live-in care.
Read our Cost of Visiting Care page for more information
What help is there with elderly home care costs?
There are routes to get support for financial help and support for care. These routes often start with the need for a care assessment. These are carried out by your local authority and, depending on what they advise, will determine what type of support you may be able to get. To get a care assessment the elderly person or the person who can legally make these choices needs to agree to the assessment. Once you have the agreement, you can then request that any current carer, GP or district nurse can refer you on your behalf. Being discharged from hospital can also lead to an assessment as it may be identified that the elderly person needs a certain level of support before the hospital can safely allow the patient to return home.
Can I get financial support?
Getting financial support can be a minefield to navigate. It can often depend on any benefits that are being claimed or can be means tested. Looking at the full long terms costs of live-in homecare or visiting care can often work out cheaper in the long run to a care home.
Why fund home care?
There are several reasons why home care is the preferred method to many people.
Just to mention a few:
- Keeping Your Pets
- No restrictions on visiting and visiting times
- Direct One on One support
- More freedom
- Ability to keep your own routine
Why not talk to our team today
We are the UK’s longest-serving introductory live-in care agency and have been providing compassion care to those who need it in their own homes since 1959.
Call our experienced team today on 0808 164 8723 to discuss your live-in home care needs and receive a free no obligation quotation.