Live in care costs
What is the cost of Live In Care?
You may anticipate the cost of live in care being steep. However, often live in care is a cost-effective, more personalised alternative to moving into a residential care home. On this page you can view some example live in care packages, alongside general information about this important service.
Home is where the heart is and receiving live in care in the comfort of their own home is the preferred option for many elderly people. As leading providers of live in care services in the South, we meet even the most complex care requirements and try to keep our live in care costs affordable.
Naturally, every client will have different care requirements, which can have an effect on the overall cost of live in care provided. Our experienced team will undertake a free consultation with you and your loved one in order to determine the right level of care and any associated live in care costs. Contact us to book a consultation.
Which type of live in care package is right for me?
Making the decision to arrange live in care can feel like a big step, and we’re here to help explain the process and the many benefits for your family. Not only does it mean that your loved one can continue to live in their own home, with the comfort of familiar memories and surroundings, but it gives you peace of mind in knowing they are safe and comfortable, and as well looked after as if you were there yourself. Our live in carers are highly trained, dedicated to their roles, and respectful of the unique position they hold in supporting someone around the clock.
You can view some examples of our packages and live in care costs below.
Package 1 Example – Elizabeth
Elizabeth progressed to live in care as her health worsened, having had visiting carers for many years. Her family do not live close to her, and she has vascular dementia which has deteriorated to a point where she began to wander and could not look after herself. After a brief stay in a care home Elizabeth became unhappy, and her family decided to try live in care.
She loves spending time in her garden and meeting with friends, which she’s been able to continue with the support of her live in carer. Her family feel confident that Elizabeth’s safety and wellbeing is prioritised and she is able to continue living with dementia in the way she chooses.
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Is live in care cheaper than a residential care home?
There are numerous factors to take into consideration when it comes to estimating the potential cost of live in care vs residential care, though typically, live in care almost always ends up more cost effective.
The average cost of residential care rose by 9.6% between 2016 and 2017, and with the number of people over 65 requiring 24 hour-care expected to increase by a third over the next 20 years, there’s a high likelihood that residential care home prices will only continue to rise as demands for a space increase.
Live in care costs are unaffected by many of the overhead factors that determine the price of residential care, making it more affordable overall. Our live in care service enables you or your loved one to remain in the comfort of their own home and receive the best possible care.