Cost of Live in Care

How Much Does Live-in Care Cost?

We understand that you may have concerns about the cost of live-in care, which is why our team can talk you through the potential costs of a live-in carer, and what local authority funding options or continuing health care funding may be available to you.

Here at Helping Hands we will be transparent about the cost of live-in care. Our concern is getting you the support you require and we aim to do that by openly discussing your funding options. We aim to give you the highest standard of live-in care, in a cost-effective way that will help you manage the cost of 24 hour care at home as best you can.

Helping Hands Live-In Care

We understand that the decision to reach out for live-in care can be tough. It’s a decision that requires a lot of thought. However, we’re always on-hand to help our customers and their loved ones understand what the cost of live-in care covers.

Here at Helping Hands we will be transparent about the cost of live-in care. Our concern is getting you the support you require and we aim to do that by openly discussing your funding options. We aim to give you the highest standard of live-in care, in a cost-effective way that will help you manage the cost of 24 hour care at home as best you can.

How Much Does Live-In Care Cost?

The cost of live-in care is very much dependent on your personal needs and preferences, and we do understand that making decisions around care for a loved one is difficult and can be daunting. A quick chat with one of our experienced advisors will allow them to give you an estimation of live-in care costs over the telephone and will ensure that you understand how our service differs to many others. We are here to help guide you through the process. We know that the decision to reach out for live-in care can be tough. It’s a decision that requires a lot of thought. However, we’re always on-hand to help our customers and their loved ones understand what the cost of live-in care covers.

Included in the cost of live-in care from Helping Hands, we aim for good personality matches to a carer who holds similar interests and hobbies.

You or your loved one can rest safe in the knowledge that Helping Hands’ live-in care is provided by a home care specialist with over two decades of experience, and a recipient of the highest possible rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Live-in Care Costs at Helping Hands

Live-in Care starts from £924 per week for a single person

Live-in Care starts from £1,015 per week for a couple

Live-in Respite Care starts from £1,400 per week and a minimum of three days care, starts from £300 per day

All of our live-care costs are inclusive and entirely transparent, with no hidden extra live-in care costs and no VAT.

The Value of Live-In Care

It is impossible for a care home to have the same value as live-in care, as there is no chance that a care home can provide you or your loved one with the specific one-to-one care assistance that you require in the same way a full time carer could. It’s not all about the cost of live-in care, but how beneficial a full time carer could be to your health and your wellbeing, with the added factor that you will be able to receive support in your own home, surrounded by those that love you.

How Does the Cost of Live-In Care Compare to the Costs of Traditional Domiciliary Care?

Independent research carried out recently has highlighted the cost of live-in care. We were surprised at the costs for someone who is receiving traditional domiciliary care vs. the cost of live-in care. The research was carried out in the Cambridgeshire area for an 80 year old gentleman requiring support to remain in his own home.

How Much Does Traditional Domiciliary Care Cost?

  • Food preparation – access to one meal a day through meals on wheels – averaging £80 per week.
  • Transport to appointments – cost to local government can be up to £150 per journey.
  • Personal care three times per day – provided by local companies three times per day seven days a week – averaging £378.
  • Social inclusion – to attend local groups/day centres and personal preference activities would require a transport service along with the need to provide a carer for the day – average cost £353.
  • In-house physiotherapy – for a house call can cost the local authority up to £230 per day.
  • Domestic task i.e. household chores – private companies can charge up to £10 per hour – averaging £30 per week.

Approximate cost: £1,221 per week

Find Out More About The Cost of Home Care Services

To find out more about the cost of our in home nursing-led care, respite care and elderly care costs, contact our specialist team today on 0808 180 9455.

Scroll to top