How much does live-in care cost?

Jun 26, 2018

How much does live-in care cost?

Price is a key consideration when you are choosing at-home care. The exact cost of a live-in carer will depend on the level of care and the amount of care you need.

live-in care can often be more cost effective than residential care, but it’s important to determine your budget and the cost of live-in care before committing to this option.

With all care options available, from 24-hour live-in care and hourly care to specialist care including:

Our costs are based on your individual needs.

Costs for our live-in care service starts from:

  1. £900 per week for an individual
  2. £1200 per week for a couple

The cost of live-in care for couples

The cost of live-in care for couples is often significantly more cost effective than the fees of a residential care home, as you only pay one fee for a live-in carer, whereas you would have to cover the cost of two places in a residential care home.

For a couple in a residential care home, fees are around  £1,786 per week, based on a cost of £900 per person, per week. The cost of a live-in carer is considerably less, at around £1200 per week for a couple.

The value of live-in care compared to residential care

A live-in carer provides continuous support in your familiar home surroundings, compared to a care home where staff are often stretched to capacity. A live-in carer can also accompany you to appointments, social events and days out when you need them to – an option which may not be possible in a residential care home.

Opting for live-in care rather than moving to a residential care home means you can continue your familiar routines and minimise disruption to your lifestyle. You’ll also avoid the upheaval of moving home.

The costs of hourly care compared to live-in care

Also known as domiciliary care, the costs of hourly care can quickly exceed those of a live-in carer. If you have hourly care in place but you are finding you need more visits each day, live-in care with its many benefits may be a better option.

The costs of hourly care can quickly exceed those of a live-in carer. On average, visits from a domiciliary care provider can cost around £96 per day, rising if you also need the carer to drive you to appointments. In comparison, a live-in carer will cost around £900 per week.

To find out more about the costs of our specialist live-in care or for further information on how we can support you with live-in care, please just get in touch with our team, who will be more than happy to help you.

We guarantee that there will be no hidden costs or added extras in our fees, just specialist care from a carefully selected carer who will understand your routine, your needs and your choices in life.