Planning for Care
As an individual looking for care for either yourself or your loved one, planning ahead can provide vast benefits. The earlier you can begin to plan for you or your loved one’s future care needs, the better. There are lots of decisions to make and of course financial considerations which can be quite complex, especially when you are organising this for someone else. Very few people understand all of the options available for care funding, planning and financing.
With so many elements for your consideration, at Care at Home, we aim to provide you with as much information and support as possible to help you make the most informed choices possible, whilst meeting the needs of your individual situation and requirements.
Live in care is becoming an increasingly popular choice amongst those in need. This is largely due to the quality and flexibility of support options, the numerous health and wellbeing benefits and more importantly, the incredible value for money.
The Cost of Live-In Care
It can be easy to assume that the cost of a live-in carer would be somewhat extortionate when compared with the cost of residential care. Afterall, with live-in care, you will receive a personalised, one to one service. Therefore, it may surprise you to hear that the cost of a live-in carer is often less than a room in a residential care home.
Of course, the cost is not the only consideration and many regard the better quality of life they enjoy through receiving full-time care in their own home as priceless.
The exact cost of live-in care is dependent on the level of support required, so after an initial complimentary assessment, one of our dedicated care specialists will be able to provide you with a price for your specific requirements.
Support for Care Costs
After the assessment, you will have a more detailed idea of how much budget you need for live-in care. At this point, it can be useful to check to see if you qualify to receive any of the financial benefits available for care, for example through your local authority and NHS schemes.
The volume of funding and the options depend greatly on your specific needs and situation. It’s definitely worth investing the time as you may well qualify for receiving either part of full funding for your live-in care.