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Live-in Care Costs

Able Community Care has been providing Live-in Care services since 1980.  We have helped many clients and families by carefully explaining our 24-hour Live-In Care cost structures. We present the day-to-day options we can provide and guide them through any financial entitlements that may be available to help pay for care. 

We help by directing people to other expert financial professionals (statutory, voluntary, and independent). These professionals will work with our clients to prepare any relevant application forms or documentation required by possible funding sources. 

This will help towards Live-in Carer costs and give you peace of mind that your loved one will receive domiciliary care in their own home. We believe this is a true alternative to moving into a local authority residential care home.

Covid-19 has increased the interest in home care compared to care support in a residential home.  Many families are now investigating home care as an alternative to a care home.

Cost-Effective Live-in Care.

Looking for cost-effective professional personal home care? Live-in care could be more affordable compared to some hourly care or fees charged by some nursing homes. Quality home care support at a Sensible Cost depending on which statistic you look at. The average cost of an hour of care support in a person's home ranges between £15 and £22 per hour.

These hourly rates may be even higher when evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays are taken into consideration.

For individuals who have high dependency care needs and require support over many hours each day, the care cost can be expensive. Taking an average hourly rate of £17.50 per hour, 8 hours of care per day gives a weekly cost of £980 per week.

Additionally, night sitters may also be needed. A sensible alternative to consider is to have a Live-in Care Support Service offering domestic, personal and social care support throughout the 24-hour period. Able Community Care has been providing Live-in Care Support packages for 41 years providing a true alternative to moving into a care home. The average cost is £950 per week. 

The Cost Of Live-in Care For The Elderly.

Call us on 01603 764567 and ask our Care Managers about our Live-in Care Services. We can offer care packages throughout mainland UK and The Channel Islands. It is better to know us and not need us than need us and not know us.

What's included?

Carers weekly wage, agency fee +vat, travel, food and Bank Holiday wage allowance.

 Care funding sources include:

 We will always assist with funding information whenever possible.
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Attendance Allowance funding

Attendance Allowance is often overlooked and can be claimed by anyone needing care at home. 

This funding is not means-tested, so you are able to claim the allowance regardless of how much money you have. 

Attendance Allowance is not means-tested.

Further information and claim forms can be found at

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