How much does Mental Health Care Cost?
Living with mental illness can be challenging, but there’s no reason why you need to lose your independence or feel that you’re no longer in control of your own life. While mental illness is an individualised condition and will affect everyone differently, with the support of one of our dedicated carers you can still undertake the things you want to do and live with as much independence as is possible. Maintaining your dignity is extremely important to us and with a Helping Hands carer by your side, your emotional wellbeing will always be our focus. Being able to remain living in the home you feel comfortable and safe in can only have a positive impact on your mental health, and by working together your carer will assist you to regain your confidence and begin to live life with a renewed purpose.
The costs associated with both visiting and live-in care will vary depending on an individual’s circumstances and the severity of their condition, however as an idea of what you’ll pay, the following prices may be helpful.
Visiting care outline costs
Prices start from £22.29 per hour for one-to-one home care
Flexible costs for visits lasting 30, 45 or 60 minutes
Prices depend on your location and complexity of your care needs
Overnight care available as well as support provided during weekends and bank holidays
Call-out fee of £3.50 per visit to cover travel costs
Free home visit from your local care specialist to assess your needs (for care lasting more than a month) and ongoing support.
Live-in care costs start from
£1,325 per week for a single person
£1,625 per week for a couple
Paying for Mental Health Care
By remaining in your own home for your care there are different ways it can be paid for, depending on your circumstances and existing assets. While the majority of our customers do pay for their care privately, there may be funding options for you, and it’s important that you, your loved ones or advocate request a Financial Assessment from your local authority to gain clarity on what’s available. You can also talk to our team of helpful customer care advisors or have a look at the FAQ section of our website to learn more about possible funding options when it comes to your care.
Possible Funding Options
While there may be funding options open to you, it’s sensible for you, or someone you trust, to seek the advice of an independent financial expert who can advise on funding possibilities and whether you’re eligible for them. Planning for care may not be something you’ve ever given much thought to but none of us know what the future will bring, or whether a condition will become more severe, so finding out about how you’ll pay for any care you may need is one less worry to have on your shoulders. Regardless of whether you, your loved ones or the local authority will be funding your care, knowing that it is all in place means you can focus on living from day-to-day. Your carer will support you to gradually go out into the community again or begin to find things in life that you enjoy, and they’ll encourage you to undertake activities or hobbies that you once loved. By having a carer by your side you’ll always have a friend and supporter who is focussed on your wellbeing, whether you’re having a bad or better day.
Arrange Mental Health Care Today
Talk to our friendly customer care team about the possibilities for funding your care by calling any day of the week, including weekends. Whether you’re searching for yourself or for a loved one, we can advise you on your options, or if you prefer you can have a look at the information contained on our website. You can even request a call back for a time convenient to you.