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Posted on 26/06/2018

How Much Does Live in Care Cost?

Price is a key consideration when you are choosing at-home care. The exact cost of a live in carer will depend on the level of care and the amount of care you need.

Live in care can often be more cost effective than residential care, but it’s important to determine your budget and the cost of live in care before committing to this option.

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With all care options available, from 24-hour live in care and hourly care to specialist care including:

Our costs are based on your individual needs.

Costs for our live in care service starts from:

  1. £1000 per week for an individual
  2. £1600 per week for a couple

The cost of live in care for couples

The cost of live in care for couples is often significantly more cost effective than the fees of a residential care home, as you only pay one fee for a live in carer, whereas you would have to cover the cost of two places in a residential care home.

For a couple in a residential care home, fees are around  £1,786 per week, based on a cost of £1000 per person, per week. The cost of a live in carer is considerably less, at around £1600 per week for a couple.

The value of live in care compared to residential care

A live in carer provides continuous support in your familiar home surroundings, compared to a care home where staff are often stretched to capacity. A live in carer can also accompany you to appointments, social events and days out when you need them to – an option which may not be possible in a residential care home.

Opting for live in care rather than moving to a residential care home means you can continue your familiar routines and minimise disruption to your lifestyle. You’ll also avoid the upheaval of moving home.

The costs of hourly care compared to live in care

Also known as domiciliary care, the costs of hourly care can quickly exceed those of a live in carer. If you have hourly care in place but you are finding you need more visits each day, live in care with its many benefits may be a better option.

The costs of hourly care can quickly exceed those of a live in carer. On average, visits from a domiciliary care provider can cost around £96 per day, rising if you also need the carer to drive you to appointments. In comparison, a live in carer will cost around £1000 per week.

To find out more about the costs of our specialist live in care or for further information on how we can support you with live-in care, please just get in touch with our team, who will be more than happy to help you.

We guarantee that there will be no hidden costs or added extras in our fees, just specialist care from a carefully selected carer who will understand your routine, your needs and your choices in life.