We know that trying to understand care fees and your funding options can be confusing and rather daunting.
Here you can learn more about funding, care fees, and what they cover, and what financing support options you have.
If you have any more questions, please contact us on 01753 251 907 or firstname.lastname@example.org, we are more than happy to support you.
The cost will depend on a variety of factors, including your income and savings, where you live, and the type and level of care needed.
Our care introduction service is free of charge to you as a client, with no finders fees. Having settled on a carer, you pay two-weeks’ deposit.
Each carer in our community sets their own rates. Here are some guidelines to help you.
Day time visits (1h minimum) from £20/h
Night time care (1h minimum) from £20/h
£175 per 24h for live in care (3 day minimum)
Factors that affect the rates above may include:
- Is care required around the clock?
- The intensity of personal care required
- Travel distance
- Whether care will be required on an ongoing or respite basis
These rates vary from carer to carer and are fully inclusive of your carer’s contribution towards care seakr’s costs for invoicing and collecting payment from you, as well as providing them with support through our community.
- For short term care up to 4 weeks, we charge a registration fee of £95 (+VAT). This is refundable if care is extended beyond 30 consecutive days.
- We apply no surcharge for those seeking long-term care over 30 days
Before you commence care
If you think you or a loved one needs help to cope day-to-day, you can get started by requesting a needs assessment from your local council, free from charge. It will help determine exactly what type of care you require, and for how many hours a day or week it’s needed.
If the time has arrived to arrange home care for yourself or a loved one, a worrying aspect of that may arise in how to finance it. Most people finance all costs of care themselves but there are options such as benefits that may help you cover them partially or fully.
You may be eligible for benefits, like Attendance Allowance and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) that you can use to pay towards financing care.
Attendance Allowance is provided by the government and is non-means tested. Other non-means tested benefits are available from the NHS, such as Continuum of Care for people in the later stages of life or those under the age of 65 with a diagnosis of illnesses, such as early onset dementia.
NHS Continuing Healthcare, a free package of care provided by the NHS to individuals with significant healthcare needs. NHS CH covers the full cost of the person’s care and is not means tested. There are no limitations to your income or savings that could prevent you from receiving this aid. it.