When thinking of the question ‘how much does a carer cost?’, it is highly important to also look at alternative options to residential care, which can be very expensive depending on which home. The very common query people when searching for a private caregiver is regarding how they will cost. Fortunately, in most cases, hiring a private caregiver is less expensive than going into a retirement residence. 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 geographical location.
The price of care will depend on the type of care you need, whether in personal care, companionship or Live-In care. At Guardian Carers, on average, many of the private caregivers 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 caregivers, which can cost between £15 - £20 per hour.
If you or a loved one are medically able to stay home, a private caregiver 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 caregiver that fits your financial requirements.