The Cost of Hourly Care at Home

For over 75 years, Prestige Nursing & Care has been trusted by our clients and their families to provide competent and compassionate hourly home care. Our care is focused on improving health and overall well-being, and all in the place people love most, their own home.

Our professional carers are ready to pop in for visits as brief as one hour, offering a wide range of support services in your home—whether it’s cooking your favourite meals, light housekeeping, providing a comforting presence over a cup of tea or joining you on outings within the local community. Our goal is to provide support that enhances your confidence and independence within the familiar surroundings of your home.

Learn more about the costs of hourly home care and how Prestige Nursing & Care can provide the highly personalised and flexible care you need, on your own terms.

WHAT IS HOURLY CARE?

Hourly in home care – sometimes called visiting care – is provided to people in their own homes when additional support is needed with day-to-day life. One of our competent and compassionate carer will help you with:

  • Household tasks
  • Personal care
  • Preparing and cooking meals
  • Medication administration and management
  • Accompanying you to hobbies or activities

… or any other activity that allows you to maintain independence and quality of life.

Our flexible hourly care services encompass a wide range of support needs, allowing people to maintain their independence while receiving the practical support they need to enhance their overall quality of life.

From friendly companionship care to nurse-led complex care of conditions, the flexibility of hourly care empowers individuals to customise support according to their unique needs and preferences.

HOW MUCH DOES HOURLY HOME CARE COST?

The hourly cost of care at home is dependent on the level of care and support you require, with the overall cost determined by the number and frequency of visits to you at home. Our experts will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs at your home, or in hospital if you are awaiting discharge, to truly understand what you need and the costs of care.

We know that the cost of our professional home care is very competitive compared to other home care providers. When comparing the cost of home care with a care package in a care home, the fee you pay for home care is actually for the care and support you receive. In a care home, your weekly fee mainly covers your accommodation, food and social activities, with the care package only being a small part of what you pay.

WHAT DOES HOURLY CARE INCLUDE?

IS FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR HOURLY CARE?

You may be entitled to healthcare funding, social care funding or various government initiatives to help fund the care you need:

NHS CONTINUING HEALTHCARE

If you are living with a complex health condition that impacts your life, you may be entitled to Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC), a form of funding entirely managed and funded by the NHS. While CHC funding does not consider your financial circumstances, the qualification criteria are rather strict.

Your local Integrated Care Board (ICB) will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs to determine whether you are eligible for healthcare funding. In order to be eligible for CHC funding, the assessment must conclude that your needs are ‘primary’ and not just a social care need.

It is a relatively quick process to go through and the threshold for passing onto the next stage of your assessment is low. If you require any form of extra care or support, then you are likely to go through to the full assessment.

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SOCIAL CARE FUNDING

Social care funding is means tested and allocated by your local authority. The level of funding you might be entitled to depends on your financial circumstances, as well as your care and support needs. Social care funding is provided to people to help them with everyday activities and tasks. If you need help with feeding, continence management, washing or dressing, then you could be entitled to social care funding if you do not exceed the financial threshold level in the means test.

Your local authority will look at your income, savings, and property to determine how much you need to contribute to the cost of your care. If you are receiving care in your own home, then the means test will not consider the value of your property. However, if you move permanently into a care home, the means test may include the value of your property, which may reduce the level of funding available to you.

The personal budget you receive will show how much the council is paying towards your care. This may be enough to cover some or all of the cost of receiving care in your own home. We can provide a care package that is tailored to your unique care needs and preferences while also considering your budget and future care costs.

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GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES

You may also find that you are eligible to access the following government funding:

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE (DLA) FOR CHILDREN
If you have a child under the age of 16 who has complex care needs and requires more support from you than a child without a disability, you may be eligible to claim DLA.

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE (DLA) FOR ADULTS
A new Government social care funding scheme called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is replacing the DLA for adults over 16 with a disability or a long-term condition. This is available to adults until the state pension age.

ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE
The attendance allowance benefit is for people of state pension age or older who require care and support or have a disability and need a family member to look after them regularly.

EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE (ESA)
If you are unable to work due to long-term illness or disability, you may be entitled to ESA.

HOME ADAPTATION FUNDING
You may be entitled to funding if your home requires minor adaptations to make it more suitable for your care. Most local authorities offer up to £1,500 for small adaptations such as installing lever taps or handrails around the home. This funding is available as long as your local authorities have assessed you as qualifying for home adaptations. Disabled Facilities Grants for major adaptations are also available for up to £35,000 if you meet the eligibility criteria.

BOOK YOUR FREE ASSESSMENT

We provide private nursing care in over 30 locations in the heart of communities across England and Scotland. Our fully managed service is highly responsive, and our experts local to you can put care packages in place quickly, often within 24 hours.

Call us to arrange a free home assessment. A friendly team member will visit you at home to discuss your care needs and how we can support them.

Find out why our clients choose Prestige Nursing & Care for a high-quality, responsive private nursing care service.

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