Five things that impact the cost of care

Sep 7, 2018 1 min
How do I pay for private care?

What are the factors that affect the cost of care? We’ve outlined five things that can impact the price – for more information, call a hometouch Care Advisor today.

1. Type of care

Different types of care cost different amounts – the cost of live-in care will be different from the cost of a place in a residential care home.

2. Complexity of care

The actual care routine also impacts the cost. Companionship care is the least expensive, and more specialist care such as PEG feeding costs more.

3. Provider

Different care providers have different packages and fees. The fees at hometouch (which start at £1250 / week) ensure that we can attract the best carers and pay them fairly. This means skilled, fulfilled carers – and better care for your loved one.

4. Location

In areas where the cost of living is higher, for example in London and in parts of the South East, care typically costs more.

5. Funding

If your loved one has assets totalling less than £23,250, their local authority will fully or partly fund the care or offer their own care arrangements.

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Dr Jamie WilsonFounder and Chief Medical Officer at Hometouch

Dr Jamie Wilson is hometouch’s founder and Chief Medical Officer. Jamie’s creation of hometouch was inspired by his work as a dementia psychiatrist in the NHS, and he has written about healthcare issues in The Times and the Evening Standard. Jamie has a MBBS from the University of Leeds and has spent a decade in the NHS, working as a Psychiatric Registrar and Memory Specialist at Imperial College Hospital.

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