How much does live-in care cost? With hometouch live-in care costs on average between £850 and £1050 per week, and a short conversation with one of our friendly team will establish your personal needs and your budget.
How much does live-in care cost?When someone is struggling to live alone, safely, in their own home, moving into residential care is not the only alternative. Live-in carers can be an affordable option, but there are lots of things to consider when calculating the costs. Home is where the heart is, and many people who are elderly or infirm would prefer to stay in their own home for as long as possible. Being close to friends, family and all that is familiar can improve function, well-being, and quality of life. Even so, sometimes it simply isn’t safe for them to manage at home on their own. If this is the case then live -in care could offer the answer, but how much does live-in care cost and what other live-in care considerations are there?
Calculating costsThere are a number of different things to consider when you’re calculating the overall cost of care. Live-in care prices can vary enormously depending on where you live, the sort of care your loved one needs and the way in which you employ and source your carer. It's important that you don’t just take the hourly or daily rate at face value; think about hidden and forgotten charges when you’re comparing prices. Transport, food, cover for breaks and agency fees can all add up, so it’s a good idea to have all the information to hand so that you can get a true picture of the overall costs involved.
What care is needed?Live-in caregivers can help provide the support your loved one needs to live safely in their own home. Anything from self-care, using the toilet and feeding, to preventing wandering, agitation and distress. The rates are usually higher for people with complex needs and demands, reflecting the increased carer training and experience required. Live-in carers usually charge a daily, rather than an hourly rate. hometouch carers are typically available between the price of £120 and £150 per day, but prices can be negotiated between you and your carer.
Carer rotationsYour primary live-in carer will typically be with you for 4 to 6 weeks followed by a 1-week break, which will be covered by another care professional.
It's extremely important to keep your loved one's primary carer consistent and to choose a care service that prioritises continuity of care.