The cost of a arranging a carer to 'live-in' is broken down into two parts; the fee to the carer (for his/her services) and the agency fee (for our service). Fees are quoted based on levels of dependency, yet we appreciate you need a starting point to consider viability. Below is a guide (inclusive of carer and agency) to give you an idea of a total weekly cost for 'live-in care':
|Level of Care Required||
Estimated Weekly Cost
|Companionship - Housekeeping & Companionship||£700|
|Basic - Housekeeping, Companionship & Basic Personal Care||£770|
|Medium - As above plus e.g. Medication Management, Continence Management||£850|
|Advanced - As abover plus e.g. Hoisting, PEG feeding, End of Life||£925|
Care for a Couple
Housekeeping & Companionship for a Couple
|Short Term/Respite Care - 28 days & less||£1,045|
Please note that Access Care also has a one-off Registration Fee that becomes payable prior to the introduction of your first carer of £140 plus VAT and a Rapid Response Fee of £150 plus VAT should you need us to arrange a carer for you within 48 working hours.
Our pledge to you, is to work with you. Balancing wishes with needs on an individual and bespoke basis to ensure you’ll pay for the exact level of care your loved one requires and desires – no more and no less. As a result, you’ll receive quality care that perfectly suits both need and budget.
There are financial advisors who specialise in helping people with care planning. They are able to provide free quotations for Annuity Plans which are medically underwritten and tax-free, so well worth considering. We do not profess to be financial experts but can give you names of a number of specialists who can offer impartial advice on this very important subject, so you can weigh up all the options presented to you. It is also worth exploring if there may be funding available for the package of care your loved one needs whether from the NHS or local authority.
Here are a few to research further:
Attendance Allowance for disabled people over 65 who need help with personal care, it is not means-tested and it's tax-free.
NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) for people not in hospital but assessed as having a primary health need. It is a non means-tested benefit.
Local Authority support is for people whose capital assets do not exceed a specified amount. We are more than happy to point you in the right direction for further advice.