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Is live in care more cost-effective than a care home?

Live in care is often a much more affordable option in comparison to a care home when it comes to choosing a viable care option for yourself or a loved one. 

Whether we like to admit it or not, cost does play a big part in choosing full-time care. At Burley’s Home Care, we provide you with the best tailored live in care packages for an affordable price. Contact us today to discuss your care requirements.

When is live in care more affordable than a care home?

There are many different factors that influence the cost of both residential and live in care, for example, if specialised, nursing and medical care will also be required. One area in particular where live in care is by far the most cost-effective option is in the case of couple’s care.

You can expect to pay on average £28,500 per year for a space in a UK care home, rising to £37,500 per year if nursing is required. If you are an elderly couple in need of care, then paying once for a single live in carer and the privilege of remaining in the comfort of your own home, rather than twice for two spots in a care home, is much more affordable.

The other benefits of live in care

There are also a range of other benefits to choosing live in care over a care home. Having a dedicated live in carer present full-time means that you are or your loved one are certain to receive a high level of dedicated care and attention. At Burley’s, we will create a fully tailored care package that is totally individual to you or your loved one’s needs.

Moving to a care home can be a jarring and isolating experience. Full-time live in care allows you or your loved one to remain in familiar surroundings and comfort, helping to preserve independence for longer.

Live in care is an excellent choice when looking for a cost-effective alternative to residential care, and gives clients and their loved ones total peace of mind that expert care is always at hand. We offer a range of live in care packages in the South. Contact us today to find out more, on 0345 512 0022.