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.
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, then the cost will inevitably be more. 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 £28,500 per year for a care home, or £37,500 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. The table below demonstrates the price difference between residential care homes and residential nursing homes and the varying price based on location.
Average weekly residential care fees
|Weighted average weekly fees by region - private homes for elderly people, UK||Residential Care Homes||Residential Nursing Home|
|England - average||£569||£774|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||£513||£683|
|East of England||£659||£813|