Paying for Live-in careLive-in Care Advice and Costs
Abicare are the leading providers of Live-in care across England and Wales, offering Live-in home care in a wide range of specialist care services from Alzehiemers care and Dementia care to Palliative care (end-of life) and Mental/Physical Disability care.
Firstly a free Live-in care assessment is completed at your home. Once your free Live-in care assessment has been completed, Abicare will work with you to determine the level of care needed to live independently, and to create a tailor made care plan with you and your loved ones.
Understanding Live-in care costs
There is a huge range of benefits to Live-in care. Not only is it often a more cost-effective alternative to a care home, but you or your loved one will receive high-quality one-to-one Live-in care from our carefully selected carers in the comfort of their own home. Our Live-in carers are trusted, fully vetted, highly trained and experienced, giving us and yourselves full reassurance that your loved one is safe, cared for and overall happy.
Having a Live-in carer means that you or your loved one can stay at home for as long as possible, giving you peace of mind and reassurance.
The benefits of Live-in care include:
- Staying in your own home, surrounded by your cherished memories and pets
- Providing peace of mind for you and your family
- Allowing you to continue to live in your local community
- Ongoing companionship
- One-to-one care
- Live life your way
- Keep your life as independent as possible
Your Live-in care costs are decided through your Live-in care assessment and your financial assessment with NHS funding. The price of your Live-in care is determined by the level of care you need and the level of expertise your live-in carer will need to take care of you or your loved one. This can be done before or after the financial assessment and can be connected to the team dealing with how much financial support you might need.
Types of care costs
Live-in care costs are dependent on the level of care needed, but there are two ways to pay for your Live-in care:
Self-funded care Live-in care costs
Self-funded / private care – You will fund the cost of your care.
State-funded / social services fuState-funded care Live-in care costs / Local council funded Live-in care costs
Your care will be paid for by the Government, the local council, local authorities or social services. A financial assessment will be conducted to check that you are eligible to receive state-funded care.
Partially-funded Live-in care costs / Self-funded and State-funded Live-in care costs
A financial assessment will determine what you are eligible to receive state-funded Live-in care, then the rest will be privately-funded live-in care.
Why Choose Abicare Live-in Care
As a UK Live-in care provider, Abicare is governed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW), to ensure that everything we do meets industry standards. We take our social, health and safety responsibilities seriously, along with our regulated policies and procedures.
The wellbeing of our clients is at the heart of Abicare – We will endeavour to complete your care assessment within 24 hours of your initial enquiry, and have the carer in post within 24-48 hours.
We know how important that special relationship with your carer is, which is why we will work hard to make sure you or you or your loved ones have the perfect match.
The care we deliver empowers our clients to be more independent within their own homes for as long as possible, and with Abicare you can have peace of mind that when it comes to your care needs, we are understanding, adaptable and flexible, we listen to what you want and need and find a solution that fits all.
Frequently Asked Questions about Live-in care.
What is Live-in care?
Live-in care is where you have a fully trained carer living with you in your own home. Your Live-in carer will support you with your specific care needs to keep you safe, comfortable and living independently at home. Learn more about Live-in home care.
How much does Live-in care cost? Is it expensive?
The exact cost of Live-in care will be dependent on the level of care needed; this will be confirmed once we have visited your home to conduct a full care assessment. Live-in care can be more cost-effective than you realise. Learn more about the cost of Live-in care
What do I need to be able to have a Live-in carer?
A Live-in carer will need space of their own with a bed, access to bathroom facilities and a kitchen so food can be prepared by the carer for the client and themselves, if required. Learn more about a Live-in carer’s needs and how to get a Live-in carer.
What if I don’t get on with my Live-in carer?
Abicare provides highly trained and vetted carers that have experience with care. We know how important that special relationship with the carer is, which is why we will work hard to match you or your loved ones with the perfect carer.Please do not worry if you don’t get along with a carer, we can replace the carer to find someone better suited to you. Learn more about what you can do if you don’t get along with your carer.
What is a Live-in Care Assistant?
We know that living with someone new can be daunting, especially if it’s the first time you’ve ever lived with someone or the first time you’ve welcomed someone new into your home since your partner passed. Our priority is that you feel safe and comfortable, so we will work hard to match you with a carer that has similar interests and can provide companionship and a friendly face as well as a high level of care. Find out more below on what a Live-in care assistant can do to help you.
What does a live-in carer do?
A Live-in carer is appointed to live with you or your loved one in their own home to provide one-to-one homecare, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our live-in carers provide bespoke, 24-7 home care for you or a loved one and have a wealth of experience caring for clients with specialist conditions. Whatever the level of care required, we are always on hand to help.
What are the benefits of live-in care
Live-in care provides a way for you or your loved one to feel a sense of companionship, emotional support, and access to specialised care whilst staying in the comfort of their home and the local community.
I don’t think i’d like sharing my life with a stranger
At Abicare, we strive to find the perfect match between our carers and clients as we know how personal it is. Your carer will have as much involvement in your life as you want. They are on hand to help you with day to day life, in whatever capacity you need, and if you want someone for companionship as well they are there to keep you company. However, they have their own space and living area, so if you would prefer someone to be more discreet, that’s also fine.
How to get a live-in carer?
We are always happy to help. Call us on 0330 175 5458 and speak to one of our specialist care managers, or complete the online form and one of our care managers will phone you back when it is convenient for you. The care manager for your area will visit you in your own home, at a time that suits you, and will carry out a free care assessment. We will discuss your carer requirements and match you with an experienced Live-in carer to create a bespoke care plan that is tailored to you.
Assigning your live-in carer?
A live-in care assessment is the first step in matching you with your live-in carer. The wellbeing of our clients is at the heart of Abicare – We will endeavour to complete your FREE care assessment within 24 hours of your initial enquiry, and have the carer in post within 24-48 hours.
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