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The Cost of Live-in Care

We will always make sure that you are fully aware of the cost for Live-in care before we start. We will undertake an assessment of need which will determine how much we charge. There are no hidden costs, we do not charge for assessments and you will have a Care Manager looking after you who will review your care regularly to make sure that you are getting the best possible service. There are no additional charges for visits from our Directors or from our care managers.

We calculate our costs on a daily basis and our fees range between £137 per day and £151 per day. On top of this we charge up to a maximum of £60 travel costs for the return journey of the carer. On all Public Holidays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day the charge is double. There is no VAT to be added.

We will happily provide care for couples. Live-in care is a fantastic solution for couples who want to stay at home together. The cost for Live-in care for couples compares favourably to that of a residential care home, where the cost for couples would be double. We charge just a nominal extra amount for couples to cover additional housekeeping and cooking duties.

Our live-in carer will take a 2 hour break each day at a time that suits you. If you are unable to be at home alone we can arrange for an hourly carer to stay with you and this will be charged at our hourly rates.

The Cost of Hourly Care

During week days the hourly charge is £17.20. The cost of care at the weekend is £19.95 per hour. If you need care on a Bank Holiday the charge is £34.40 per hour.

The minimum charge per visit is £17.20 or the equivalent of a 1 hour care visit.

If you require a carer to stay overnight with you and sleeps in your home the cost is £102.85 on Monday to Thursday and then £119.60 on Friday to Sunday nights. On a Bank Holiday the cost is £205.70.

Bank Holiday rates will be charged for sleeper duties starting or finishing on a Bank Holiday.

There are some additional charges if the carer is disturbed during the night and these can be explained when we talk to you.

Please get in touch with one of our Directors or a Care Manager if you would like to discuss any aspect of providing care, we are happy to help.

Paying for your care

If you are looking for advice about how to pay for your care take a look at the Paying for Care website, a non profit making company who can give advice about funding your care www.payingforcare.org.

For friendly care advice call us now on 01494 678811