Top questions about cost of care
How much do live-in carers get paid per day?
Can I get help funding care?
How can I reduce the cost of care?
Many people prefer to stay in their own home for as long as possible as they grow older, as the familiar environment, close proximity to friends and family, and sense of independence can improve function and wellbeing during their later years, particularly in conditions such as dementia.
How much does 24 hour care cost in 2019?
At hometouch, hourly care can cost anywhere from £15 per hour, and live-in care can cost from £120 per day. If the level of care needed is higher, or the requirements are specialised, we can offer intermediate or complex care. Live-in home care can provide anything from a practical personal assistant who helps around the house, to an experienced, dedicated live-in carer aiding all aspects of personal healthcare.
Residential care homes in the UK
Residential care can cost an average of £29,250 per year for a care home, or £39,300 per year if nursing is required. This means that live-in care fees can be particularly cost-effective for couples; allowing them to stay at home together and pay once for a live-in carer instead of twice for two residential places.
Domiciliary care might be a better option, with a carer on £15 an hour costing around £22,000 on a 28 hours a week basis, or £30,000 - £40,000 a year for full-time 1-to-1 care.