Cost of Care
Care costs vary according to location and service but can range from around £20-£35 per hour for hourly homecare services. Care home fees are usually charged monthly and can also vary depending on clients needs. It is important for you to consider what care you require as options such as day care and companionship may be considerably less per hour. You may also be eligible for funding to help cover the cost of some or all of your care.
Attendance allowance is available for people over the age of 65 who access care services. It does not mean tested and can often cover some help at home or attendance at a day centre.
Local authority funding
Your local social services team can provide a financial assessment for your loved one and may offer some help with funding if they are deemed to have insufficient assets to meet the cost of care.
NHS continuing healthcare
A healthcare professional can assess people for NHS continuing healthcare. The person must be deemed as having a primary health need and meet a number of eligibility criteria. The assessment can be a long process, considering the complexity and unpredictability of a person’s needs.