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Private Home Care Rates

Private home care rates

There comes a time when you need to start considering getting care. The types of care are very varied. But if you want to keep your independence, probably the best choice for you is private home care. Some elders choose to go into care homes, but that may not be for you. Moving into a care home may be very disruptive, if you are used to your home routine.

At this point in life, when you feel like you need a bit of extra help getting on or maybe a bit more, probably the most reasonable choice would be choosing private home care. Usually, this is also a more cost-effective option, which comes with the added benefit of staying in your own home.

Guardian Carers offer premium care services at home. You will be provided with a carer with extensive experience and trained to assist with any personal tasks required. Guardian Carers can find the right carer for you, whether it’s for simple companionship and carrying out simple tasks or for more hands-on duties. Guardian Carers understands that each home is unique and that is why we offer a broad range of private home care services. Private home care can mean:

  • Live-in care
  • Live-out care
  • Part-time care
  • Housekeeper
  • Companion housekeeper

Here is all you need to know about private home care rates and more.

What is the hourly cost of care at home?

Private home care can make a huge difference in your life, especially if you require help getting around the house or carrying out your daily routines. It can help you live life as independently as you wish. There are many ways in which to find care and there are just as many types of care available for you. You might need a carer for one hour per week or several hours per week. Or you might have to go with a permanent carer which lives in. Private home care is very flexible, depending on your circumstances.

Many recruitment companies or agencies offer private home care, at different costs. You need to do a careful vetting before choosing the right option for you. Some companies may simply recruit people without a very extensive interview process, while some carry out multiple interviews and checks.

Private home care in general costs around £20 per hour, but it will vary depending on where you live and of course, where you choose to get your care services from. Sometimes your local council might be able to cover the cost of your care. That depends on your circumstances. The council may be able to pay for the cost of your private home care or you may have to pay for it yourself. If you get a needs assessment which recommends home care, you may get help with the cost of it from your local council. The cost you will contribute will depend on your income and personal savings, if you have them. You can get a financial assessment, which will work out whether you are able to cover the costs of your care or not. If they determine that you are eligible and they will cover your home care costs, then they will also offer you a care a support plan. This will establish what your needs are, how they will be met and your personal budget. This personal budget is an approximation of the cost of your care.

Statistics for the financial year 2014/15 show that the total number of people receiving private home care was 673,000, according to the UKHCA (United Kingdom Health Care Association). It was estimated that the cost of private home care was £3.3 billion.

If you’re looking into private home care and it has been determined that your costs will be partly or fully looked after by the council, you also have two options to choose from. You can either choose to receive your personal budget as a direct payment each month or not. This option offers you the control to choose the right carer for your home care needs. But you need to keep in mind that by doing this, you also receive the responsibilities of an employer. In the year of 2014/15 the UKHCA estimated that 144,000 people received direct payments to cover the costs of their private home care.

If you want the freedom to choose the right carer for you and be in control of the costs you can do one of two things:

  • Employ the services of a home care agency
  • Employ the services of a recruitment company
  • Employ your own carer

Private home care agencies typically arrange for trained carers to come to your home. But often they will not send the same carer to come attend to your home care needs. The cost of this type of care costs around £20 per hour, but this price may go up or down depending on the area you live in. The agency will provide a list of the costs, as well as a monthly bill outlining all the costs for in detail.

At Guardian Carers our hourly cost of care at home can go from £12 per hour to £15 per hour, depending on the complexity of the job. But you can be sure that at Guardian Carers we will find the most suitable carer for you. We carry out extensive face-to-face interviews, looking in-depth at a carer’s previous experience and we do thorough background checks. Our carers are very competent and come with experience in working in private homes.

What is the cost of home care packages?

At Guardian Carers, the cost of live-in home care packages starts at £100 and can go up to £140 per day. These costs depend on the complexity of the role. Guardian Carers offer many different services, tailored to your particular needs. You’ll be sure to get your money’s worth. If what you are looking for is simply companionship and help around your home, completing different tasks, then the cost will be lower. Depending on your situation your home care needs will most likely vary between £100 and £110 per day. Here are some examples of what this type of private home care means:

  • Cleaning the house
  • Changing the bedsheets
  • Doing the laundry
  • Gardening
  • Offer companionship

If the home care you need is more hands-on and you require help with mobility for instance, you can be sure that we will pair you with an excellent carer who is adequately trained to handle sensitive situations. Carers can also live-in and offer you comprehensive, 24-hour home care. This type of home care will also cost more. At Guardian Carers our carer’s costs can go up to £140 per day. In this situation a carer can help you with:

  • Getting out of bed in the morning
  • Washing and dressing you
  • Using the toilet
  • Preparing meals
  • Doing your shopping
  • Collecting your prescriptions or pension
  • Booking doctor’s appointments
  • Remembering you to take your medicine
  • Getting ready for bed in the evening

Opting for private home care can be an amazing option for you, if you’ve reached the point in your life where you feel like you need a bit of extra help. In the end the costs are cheaper than going into a nursing home or a retirement home. Nursing home costs are usually higher. By remaining in your own home will continue to enjoy your independence and it will also cost you less!

All private home care needs differ. Someone may need help in their home for a few hours per day or per week, while some require a lot more involvement and time from their carer. If you need live-in private home care during the night, the cost will adjust to this.

What is the cost of overnight carers?

As stated before, private home care has different facets. It all differs from person to person, carer to carer. Guardian Carers offer a wide range of home care services. Our carers can be there for you even overnight. The cost for an overnight carer will rise. Carer costs will range between £15 to £20 per hour during the night. Some carers can come offer care only during the night. They will be in your home to make sure there are no falls and can help you move around your home (for example help you out of bed or go to the toilet). But the majority of carers will be living in. Live-in carers must be provided with their own bedroom in your home. The carers must also be able to prepare their own meals.

Overnight home care is extremely useful. A carer will be there with you or with your loved one whenever they need help. The carer will be on-call almost in the same way that a doctor is. That is also the reason why the cost of home care rises. Carers are very invested in their work and they put a lot of passion in the care they offer. You can be certain that Guardian Carers will find the right person to offer you home care, no matter what your needs are.

It is important to remember that by choosing private home care you are able to find comprehensive care at half the cost of a retirement home. Private home care allows you to continue to live life as independently as you want, just with some additional support. By receiving home care you would be in complete control of what you want to do, whereas in a care home you would have to adhere to a certain schedule.

Overnight private home care is usually needed in the more serious cases, where the person needs help with mobility or is suffering from a serious health disease, such as Alzheimer or Dementia. Guardian Carers offers live-in carers, who provide round the clock, 24 hour care, 7 days a week, for a very good cost. All our carers have minimum 3 years experience, so they are able to provide amazing private home care. The cost you’re paying matches the level of care you receive. For this cost, we guarantee that the home carer you will receive has:

  • Undergone an enhanced DBS check
  • A FirstAid and Safeguarding certificate
  • At least 3 years of experience

If want you or your loved one need is simply overnight home care, then Guardian Carers can offer just that. The costs that we offer for overnight home carers start at £15 per hour and go up to £20 per hour. For this cost, our overnight home carers will come into your home and be available for all your needs during the night. If you need help moving around, bathing, washing or any other hygiene related needs, overnight carers are there to help.

Guardian Carers have been active in the care service for over 14 years. We offer premium home care and we know how to stand out from the rest. We only work with the best carers, to help you live life as seamlessly and independently as possible. We maintain a high standard of care and our costs are always tailored to your specific needs. Why should you have to leave your home to somewhere where the costs are higher, when you can enjoy the comfort of your own home and be around your memories, for a much lower cost?

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