What Is Long Term Care?
Long term care is a branch of care that addresses the needs of people living with serious or debilitating illnesses who are unable to care for themselves. The main objective of long-term care is to ensure the patient receives consistent, regulated care that addresses any medical conditions they may have and ensures they’re able to enjoy the best possible quality of life and experience independence.
What Long Term Care Services Are Available?
When it comes to receiving long-term care, there are a number of paths you can take depending on your personal preferences and requirements. Historically, people have often opted to move to a residential nursing home For example, specific medical conditions such as types of dementia and cancer will require specialist, bespoke care from highly trained private care workers on a permanent basis. As long-term care requirements progress or change, different types of support may be required – such as live-in care, palliative care or end-of-life care.
Preparing For Long Term Care
Helping a loved one to prepare for long-term care can be a challenging process, so it’s important to be aware of the care options that are available to you. It’s also important that you choose a care provider who are well placed to help you develop a care plan that meets all of your needs and can be adapted as your loved one’s condition progresses.
At Helping Hands, our care experts will provide you or your loved one with a comprehensive review of your needs and circumstances, and take the time to understand your personal preferences to ensure we can curate a package of care that is completely to your liking. We appreciate that long term care isn’t always an easy idea to come to terms with, so we want to make it as straightforward and stress-free process as possible.
What Is The Cost Of Long Term Care?
Long term care costs will vary depending on your specific needs and wishes. Your local care team will be able to provide you with a bespoke quote once they’ve met you and determined what level of support you might require. Here is a general guide to our pricing structure:
- Prices 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
- For care lasting more than one month, you’ll receive an initial free home visit from your local care specialist to evaluate your needs as well as ongoing support to ensure you’re completely satisfied with your care
Live-in housekeeping costs also 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
Long Term Care From Helping Hands
At Helping Hands, we’ve been helping people to remain independent and confident in their own homes since 1989 through our dedicated, compassionate home care. We’re extremely proud of our team of expert carers and the commitment they show to providing exceptional care to our customers day in, day out. All of our carers are fully trained to care for people with a wide range of medical conditions and needs, and will be able to assist you around the house in whatever way you may require – from doing the laundry and preparing meals to helping you toilet and bathe.
All of our care is independently regulated by the Care Quality Commission and Care Inspectorate Wales, giving you additional peace of mind about our commitment to only the very highest standards