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Cost Of End Of Life Care

A fully managed End-Of-Life Care service

When you or a loved one are approaching the final months or weeks of life, it’s important to know that you’re going to be properly taken care of and will have the best possible quality of life. Receiving end of life care at home allows you to pass away peacefully, with as much dignity and comfort as possible, in the familiar surroundings of your own home. A fully trained carer from Helping Hands is able to provide assistance with a number of tasks to make you feel comfortable, safe and dignified, and allowing you to spend more precious time with the people you love.

Your local care team will ensure your needs and wishes are fully understood and met, so that you can have complete confidence that you’re receiving the right level of care. We’re able to offer visiting care, where one of our carers will visit your home a certain number of times each day or week, and we also offer live-in care, which involves one of our carers moving in to your home to provide you with round-the-clock support.

Both of these options are fully flexible around your individual needs, and all of our carers are fully trained to assist you discreetly and empathetically with a wide range of tasks – from toileting support and mobility assistance to more complex care such as support with catheters and supporting pain management.

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Will I Have To Pay For End Of Life Care?

End of life care does come at a financial cost, but there are several funding options available that you or your loved one might be entitled to, including:


Local Authority Funding

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.


NHS Funding

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’.


How Much Does End Of Life Care Cost?

  • One-to-one personal care at home prices start from £20 per hour
  • We have flexible costs for visits lasting 30, 45 or 60 minutes available
  • Our pricing structure is dependent on your location and specific care needs, with differences for overnight care and support provided during weekends and bank holidays
  • There is a 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 from a dedicated contact to ensure you’re happy with our service

Live-in Care costs vary depending on the level of support needed, but costs start from:

  • £1,125 per week for a single person
  • £1,425 per week for a couple
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