The Cost of Elderly Care
Since 1989, Helping Hands have been delivering transformative home care to people with a variety of needs, giving them the opportunity to continue enjoying an independent, comfortable lifestyle in the familiar surroundings of their own homes. One of the areas of care in which we specialise is elderly care. Old age eventually catches up with even the best of us, so it’s inevitable that at some point you’ll find yourself needing a bit of extra help around the house. Certain tasks and routines will start to take a bit longer than they used to, and your body may struggle to copy physically with the demands of your lifestyle.
With elderly care from Helping Hands, you’ll get expert, discreet home care from our brilliant carers who will make you’re supported to continue living your best life. From helping with the housework and preparing your meals, to providing personal care and helping you get out and about, your carer will be able to assist in whatever ways you need – meaning you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy with your family and friends.
How Much Does Elderly Care Cost?
Your local care team will come to visit you in your home and perform an assessment of your needs so that they can offer you a fully personalised quote. In the meantime, here’s a guide to our visiting care fees:
£22.29 per hour for one-to-one personal elderly care, with flexible prices available for 30 and 45 minute visits
Every visit carries a £3.50 travel fee for our carers.
Prices may be affected by any specific care needs you may have, as well as your location. Rates will also vary if you require care overnight, on weekends or on bank holidays.
For care lasting more than one month, our care experts will perform a free care assessment so that your needs are properly evaluated and a dedicated care plan can be recommended. You’ll also receive continuing support from your local care team, so that you’re never left feeling isolated or unsupported.
Paying For Elderly Care
Because we’re a private care provider, rather than a care agency, we directly employ all our carers. This is beneficial for you because, unlike many agencies, there are no hidden costs or unexpected fees with Helping Hands.
Most of our customers pay for their care privately, but we do also accept direct payments if you’re eligible for funding. You can find out more about your funding options by getting in touch with our care advisers or through our website.
Possible Funding Options
In some instances, your local authority may contribute financially towards needs that fall into the bracket of social care, such as assistance with dressing or washing. Your eligibility for this funding is determined by both your financial situation and the severity of your condition. You can apply for this funding yourself by contacting your local authority, or your GP can refer you for a needs assessment.
Depending on your or your loved one’s situation, you may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding to help you receive a suitable level of end of life home care. CHC funding is designated funding that is provided over a period of time to assist people with various conditions. CHC funding is not means tested, but the NHS says that to be eligible you must have ‘a complex medical condition with substantial, ongoing care needs’.
Arrange Elderly Care Today
If you’d like to arrange elderly care for yourself or a loved one today, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly customer support team. They’ll always be happy to assist with any queries you may have about our elderly care services, and are available to talk to seven days a week. Alternatively, you can contact us through the form on our website to request a call back at your convenience.