Making the decision to source care in your home isn’t always easy; you may be nervous about having a stranger in your home and worry that your independence could be reduced. That’s never the case if you choose care at home from Helping Hands though, and our dedicated Aintree care team will work tirelessly to ensure that your independence is always promoted and that your carer quickly becomes a welcome friend. We offer care on both a visiting care and live in care basis, and the charges are relevant to your specific care needs.
Rates for one-to-one personal care at home start from £22.29 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.
Costs for live in care start from:
£1,460 per week for a single person
£1,700 per week for a couple
The cost of care is usually one of the things that people worry the most about before deciding to go ahead, but at Helping Hands we always work hard to make sure that our care costs are easy to understand and always transparent. For instance, we have a sliding scale of charges for both our visiting and live-in care services that will be fully explained to you when you enquire with us, and our support structure begins from housekeeping services right up to complex and end-of-life care.
Worrying about funding the care you need can only have a detrimental effect on your physical and emotional wellbeing, which is counter-productive to the reason you needed care in the first place. Therefore, by talking to our helpful Aintree team or chatting to our customer care team you’ll get the advice you need or know who you should approach for the answers you seek.
Your family may have already agreed to fund your care, or you may be funding it yourself, but if that’s not an option, where do you turn? Your first port of call should be to ask for a financial assessment from your local council to see if you’re entitled to any benefits or continuing healthcare funding, as only when you have all the information you need can you or your loved ones begin to plan effectively.
You may qualify for local authority funding of course, but you need to know whether that’s a possibility as early as possible so that you can put your preferred plans into place. Although the majority of our customers do pay for their care privately, we also accept local authority ‘top-ups’ and we can advise you about your options and how to pay for your care via our website, where you’ll find a helpful FAQ section on funding. It may also be sensible to talk to an independent expert in care funding so that you know all of your options. Care funding is usually subject to certain savings thresholds or there may be other restrictions, but by talking to someone independent you can make informed decisions about your care planning preferences.