Defining Frail Care
Frailty is a complex term to define. The process of identifying frailty isn’t always straightforward, and will require the assistance of an expert clinician. There are a number of means by which frailty can be tested, with the ultimate goal being to determine how best to care for and support the person in question. This assessment generally takes place in a hospital, although can also be performed at home.
Frail care is a dedicated branch of care that helps people to manage the limitations and negate the everyday risks that are increased by frailty, such as the possibility of a fall, loneliness or physical inactivity. At Helping Hands, we have over 30 years’ experience in helping people to feel supported, independent and self-assured in their own home.
Receiving care in your own home, rather than in a residential home, enables you to enjoy your usual routines and spend more time with the people you love, and also gives you much more flexibility and control over the type of care you want. It also means you’ll be in familiar surroundings where you’re already aware of potential trip hazards and uneven surfaces.
Helping Hands are able to offer frailty care on either a visiting care basis or a live-in care basis. With visiting care, one of our brilliant, empathetic carers will come to your house at designated times of the day to assist you in whatever way you require.
Live-in care involves having a carer living in your home to provide you with round-the-clock care, ensuring you never feel unsupported or isolated. All of our carers are thoroughly trained to provide an extremely high standard of care for people with a wide range of conditions, so whether you need help with medication, housework, meal preparation or an almost endless list of other tasks, our frail care team will be able to assist you.
The Cost Of Frail Care At Home
Below is a guide to our visiting care fees. Your quote will be tailored to you once you’ve spoken to your local care team:
- Rates for one-to-one personal care at home start from £20 per hour
- We can arrange visits that last 30, 45 or 60 minutes – these will have flexible costs
- Most prices will vary depending on your specific care needs, and sometimes your location will also affect rates. Overnight care and support during weekends and bank holidays will also be priced differently.
- Every visit carries a £3.50 travel fee for our carers.
For care lasting more than one month, your local care team will provide a complimentary care assessment to determine your specific needs. You’ll also receive ongoing support from us to ensure you’re satisfied with your care.
Costs for live-in care start from:
- £1,125 per week for a single person
- £1,425 per week for a couple
Arranging Frail Care
If you’d like to arrange frail care for yourself or a loved one, or would simply like more information about what frail care involves, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call our friendly customer care team seven days a week, or get in touch via our website to arrange a callback.