The benefits of palliative care at home
Having palliative care doesn’t mean you are imminently coming to the end of your life. While palliative care will usually become end of life care eventually, some people have palliative care for a long time before their condition deteriorates significantly. When living with a life-threatening health condition it is vital that the focus is on quality of life and helping you achieve that will always be at the centre of what we do. You are much more than the illness you are living with and you deserve to be recognised as such, which is why we will work tirelessly to help you and your loved ones enjoy as much quality time as possible, whilst ensuring you are as comfortable as possible and any pain is managed appropriately. Our carers are also there to support you and your loved ones with the emotional aspects of your illness, whether you need a listening ear, someone to hold your hand or even just to put the kettle on and let you have a cry.
Helping Hands have been supporting customers to remain in their own homes and receive the care they need since 1989, so you can be reassured that we really are the experts in home care provision. Whether you require visiting care from our local care teams or one of our carers to live in your home with you, they will provide you with the highest levels of care possible and be a welcome friend to you and your loved ones. Our carers will be able to undertake every aspect of your care including medication administration, meal preparation, mobility support, personal care, housework and much more. We also have our own team of highly qualified and experienced clinical nurses who can support with more complex needs and, where required, we can provide carers who have undergone more rigorous, complex care training to support this.
Home much does palliative care cost per week?
Helping Hands is not an agency, meaning there are no hidden agency fees or retainer costs to pay. This also means that we directly employee all of our carers, saving you the inconvenience of being responsible for their tax or national insurance contributions, or worrying whether they have done this correctly themselves. Once we’ve designed your bespoke quote there will be no extra costs for you to find, unless of course your needs change, and even then, we will keep you at the forefront of any updates we have to make. Also, because we’re regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales you can be confident that you’re receiving care from a company who really are industry leaders.
Our prices for live-in care start from:
- £1,125 per week for a single person
- £1,425 per week for a couple
Our prices for visiting care start from:
- £20 per hour for one-to-one personal home care
- Flexible costs for visits lasting 30, 45 or 60 minutes
- Prices depend on your location and specific care needs, with differences for overnight care and support provided during weekends and bank holidays
- Call-out fee of £3.50 per visit to cover travel costs
Paying for palliative care
While most of our customers fund their care privately or via direct payments, if you’re funding care yourself, we do recommend that you first research whether any benefits are available to you. We’ve provided lots of advice here which may help.
There are savings and asset thresholds that will dictate how much of your care you have to pay for yourself, although it’s important to remember that for care within your own home, your property’s value is not taken into account.
You can ask your local council for a Financial Assessment to see if you qualify for help towards your care costs. Call us today if you’d like some advice on your funding options. However, we do also suggest that you speak to a financial advisor who has care fee planning knowledge and experience.
Contact us to learn more about palliative care
Arranging palliative care with Helping Hands is as easy as calling our customer care specialists. They’re available seven days a week to advise you and will arrange for one of our dedicated managers to come to you and conduct an assessment. If you’d rather contact us via our website that is no problem, as we’ll be happy to call you back.