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Cost of housekeeper-carer


Care solutions can include spending time in a respite facility, or a retirement residence. However, what many people fail to realise is that there’s another option too - private care in the home. Not only does this give you more independence and flexibility with daily living, but it is also more cost effective.

Regardless as to how spacious their rooms are, or how extensive their menus may be, no residential care home can ever compare with being able to stay in your comfortable and much-loved home, surrounded by both the things and the memories which mean so much to you. With the right carers, this is a reasonable option for many people and it’s not beyond the budget either.

Having a private housekeeper-carer describes a situation in which you stay in your own home, and your care needs are met by professional, trained carers. They can assist you with both personal cares, as well as household duties, such as cleaning or cooking. This is a flexible service, so, for example, you can choose to have a carer who lives in, or someone who lives out, depending on your needs and circumstances.


When thinking of the question ‘how much does a housekeeper-carer cost?’, it is highly important to also look at alternative options to an assisted living facility, which can be very expensive depending on which home. The very common query people when searching for a private housekeeper-carer for the home is regarding how much they will cost. Fortunately, in most cases, hiring a private housekeeper-carer is less expensive than going into an assisted living facility. 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 geographical location.

The price of a housekeeper-carer will depend on the type of care you need, whether it is personal care, companionship, a cook or live-in care. At Guardian Carers, on average, many of the private housekeeper-carers may cost £12-15 an hour. Our live-in care package can range from £100 - 140 per day, but this could depend on the complexity of the role. We also provide a wide range of overnight private housekeeper-carers, which can cost between £15 - £20 per hour.

If you or a loved one are medically able to stay home, a private housekeeper-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 housekeeper-carer that fits your financial requirements.

Studies indicate that residential care can cost up to £30,000 per year. The cost of in-home care for clients is usually charged at an hourly or day rate, depending on if it is live-in or live-out, which allows for more flexible care which can be a lot 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 in a private housekeeper-carer is the cheaper option of the two even when demands are high.


Making that decision to find a private carer for your loved one can be an overwhelming situation and starting your search can be even more time consuming. With over 14 years’ experience in the care industry, Guardian Carers understand that you want to search for a private carer that best matches your needs and requirements. They should also be able to work the hours you need and are specially qualified to help you with any situation.

At Guardian Carers, all of our private housekeeper-carers are required to go through an in-depth vetting procedure and background check. This involves an enhanced DBS check, face-to-face interviews with the carer which will allow us to discuss more detail about their experience and qualifications, as well as personally checking their verbal references. We will then provide you with an extensive list of private housekeeper-carers that we think best suits 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 housekeeper-carers. For example, by providing you contract samples and a payroll service. All our housekeeper-carers have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the care industry and are able to care for you however you may need.

From the very first call, your expert consultant will guide you through what your options are, what would suit your requirements most closely and put your mind to rest with any concerns you may have regarding your specialised carer at home search. Our consultants are also on hand to help and answer any questions you might have along the way, using an agency that specialises in providing highly trained carers at home like Guardian Carers means you have a direct line to the experts. No matter what stage you are at with your housekeeper-carer search, our consultants are on hand to assist.


90% of the families we work with are in a happy and lasting placement. You can be assured that you will receive support from all sides and be presented with specialised private carers that perfectly aligns with your care needs and requirements. We work with families to find solutions, whatever your needs are. With Guardian Carers our ethos is, it’s your care, your home, your way.

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