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How much does a private carer cost and what does the price consist of?

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Are you thinking of hiring a private carer but you’re unsure of what costs to expect? We are breaking down the prices and what they consist of in this article.

Private care at home may be one of the most cost-effective care solutions out there. Not only does this offer you more independence and flexibility with daily living but it will also save you a lot of money in the long run.

The price of hiring a private carer

No care home can ever compare with being able to stay in your comfortable and much loved home, surrounded by your belongings and the memories which mean so much to you. With the right carers, this is a reasonable option for many people and it will certainly not break the bank either.

When you hire a private carer you can remain in your own home, and your care needs are met by professional and highly trained private carers. This is a flexible service, so, for example, you can choose to have a private carer who lives in or someone who lives out, depending on your needs and circumstances.

When thinking of the question ‘How much does a private carer cost?’, it is highly important to also look at alternative options such as care homes, which can be very expensive depending on what you choose.

Hiring a private carer is less expensive than moving into a care home. However, it is important to take into consideration that the rate could differ and depends on the type of care and level of support you will need, as well as factors such as your location.

The price of hiring a private carer will depend on the type of care you need. At Guardian Carers, on average, our private carers will charge between £12 to £15 per hour. Our live-in care package can range from £100 to £140 per day. This can vary depending on the complexity of the role. We also provide a wide range of overnight private carers, which can cost between £15 to £20 per hour.

If you or a loved one are medically able to stay home, a private carer can provide you with a middle ground between care in the home and independence. Budgeting and financing for private care can be difficult, but Guardian Carers can provide you with any advice you need and search for the private carer that fits your financial requirements.

Reports show that the costs of care homes can be up to £30,000 per year and higher. In hindsight, the cost of private care at home is usually charged at an hourly or day rate, depending on whether the placement is live-in or live-out, which allows for more flexible care.

This can be more cost-effective, depending on the needs of the client. If the client requires more hands-on, 24-hour care then discounts may be available but in many cases, it is widely accepted that private care at home is the cheaper option of the two even when demands are high.

How can you be supported in hiring a private carer?

Making the decision to < ahref=''>hire a private carer for yourself or for a loved one can be an overwhelming situation, and starting your search can be quite time-consuming. Guardian Carers understand that you want to search for a private carer that best matches your needs and requirements.

With us, you will receive all the support you need - from the very first call up to when your private carer is placed in your home and even afterwards. You don’t have to stress about vetting or anything else, as your consultant will take care of all of this for you.

Our private carers are required to go through an in-depth vetting procedure and background check. This involves an enhanced DBS check, face-to-face or video interviews which allows us to discuss their experience and qualifications, as well as personally checking their references by phone.

We will then provide you with an extensive list of private carers that we think best suit your needs and interests, which you can then interview personally. We will always be happy to provide you with any interviewing tips and questions that you may want to ask, as well as guiding you through all the paperwork that is required to hire a private carer.

You should also know that all private carers registered with Guardian Carers have a minimum of 2 years of professional care experience.

From the very first call, your expert consultant will guide you through what your options are, what would suit your requirements the best and put your mind to rest regarding any concerns you may have about your private carer search.

Our consultants are also on hand to help and answer any questions you might have along the way. Once you decide to hire, they will provide you with sample contracts to use. You will also benefit from our 6-month replacement guarantee and also get to use our payroll service free of charge for the first 6 months on any permanent placements.

Using an agency that specialises in providing highly trained private carers at home means you have a direct line to the experts. With an experience of over 15 years in the domestic placement industry, we are one of the top care choices in the country. No matter what stage you are at with your private carer search, our consultants are on hand to assist.

95% of the families we work with are in a happy and long-lasting placement. You can be assured that you will receive support from all sides and be presented with private carers that perfectly align with your care needs and requirements. We work with families to find solutions, whatever your needs are

To learn more about personalised costs for private carers or to put any of your worries regarding care at ease, you can contact our specialist consultants on 0207 183 1395. They will be happy to support you.

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