Care at home vs care home costs
When facing the decision of care, we all face the same choices of whether our loved one can stay at home or might need to go into a residential care home. At this time, it is important to recognise that it is possible to provide the same level of care a person needs while allowing them to stay in their own home, where they feel most comfortable. Home care is often better for a person’s mental health and wellbeing, as moving into a care home can be upsetting and stressful for some. When choosing care for yourself or a loved one this should not be solely focused on the financials but what care is right and often when choosing home care compared to a full-time care home there can be some financial benefits.
Comparing the costs of care
All residential care comes at a high cost. A residential care home can provide exceptional care and support but, regardless of quality the costs need to be considered.
As with anything costs vary from country to country but your local council (https:// www.gov.uk/find-local-council) can support you on an idea of how much you’ll need to pay for services. Additionally, to help with your research charities and disability groups are good sources of information, but when thinking of private home care or a care home you will need to make some enquires.
Through the Which Elderly Care 2018/19 report the average cost for residential care is £34,060 per person per year and for nursing care the average is £48,724 per person per year. (https://www.which.co.uk/later-life-care/financing-care/care-home-finance/care-home-fees-akdbv8k3kwln)
In comparison the UKHCA 2020/2021 suggests that home care can rage from £20.69 - £25.11 per hour across the UK for home care service. Furthermore, in comparison to Guardian Angel carers fully managed live-in around the clock care services the cost on average is XX
For more personalised results of care in your area, use the care costs calculator on the Paying for Care website.
Why choose home care
Home care provides a service of your choosing, allowing you to pay for the level and support you feel you are most ready for. Whether that be domestic support or a little help around the house to visiting care or around the clock care of live in. Home care provides you or a loved one with regular one-to-one care with a specific CareAngel meaning you can build on a relationship and trust rather than share care across individuals within a care home.
2. Free Assessment
A dedicated Care Assessor will visit you at home or hospital for a free no obligation initial assessment to discuss the level of care and frequency of visits you require, to provide you with a personalised care plan.
3. Care Begins
Once your care plan is in place, we will continually monitor and review your care plan with you to ensure it meets your care requirements.