Live In Care Costs
Whether you're considering your own financial future regarding care at home, or concerned about the care costs for a close friend or relative, either way it is important to seek expert advice so don't hesitate to speak to us and let us help you understand all of the options.
People choosing care in the home, as they get older, as opposed to a nursing home is on the rise because everyone values their independence; however the cost of funding such care is not an issue you can afford to ignore.
As Live In 24 care is tailored to suit each individual and targeted to meet specific needs the cost of such care varies. To give an example, depending on your assessed needs, 24 hour care at home can start from as little as £650 per week. Please contact us for more information and we will explain the fee structure.
When you contact us we will discuss payment options to suit you and how to manage any additional expenses so you know what to expect from your carer and feel completely at ease.
Help with Funding
There are many funding options to help support the costs of care at home; you may need to pay for funding privately, or you may qualify for the direct payments scheme through social services where you can manage your own budget.
Direct payments aim to give people more choice and flexibility in how care services are provided. By giving qualifying individuals money in lieu of social care services, they have the independence to decide how they want to receive care, and have the choice to decide what's best for them.
What are direct payments?
Direct payments are cash payments from the local council made to individuals who have been assessed as needing services, in lieu of social service provisions.
Who can qualify for direct payments?
Disabled people over the age of 16, and carers over the age of 16 for carer services. A person must be able to give consent to receive a direct payment and have the ability to manage one, although they can have assistance to manage their payment on a day-to-day basis.
How much will I receive towards care costs?
The amount of funding you receive will depend on your income and capital. Direct payments can be used to pay for the care services and/or equipment which will meet the needs the local council has assessed you as having. For more information on direct payments, contact your local social services department.
Advice on help with fees, download a press release from the Daily Telegraph