The Costs of Visiting Care

With over 75 years of experience in providing life-changing support across England and Scotland, we know that the cost of home care is a point of concern for many people and their families. This is why we strive to provide transparent and easy-to-understand pricing so that you know exactly what’s included in your visiting care package.

Our visiting care services are one of the most cost-effective ways to receive the support your loved ones need to continue living safely and independently at home. Here you can learn more about our quality visiting care services and how we determine visiting care costs.

How can visiting care help?

Visiting care – sometimes called hourly or domiciliary 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 carers will provide a range of care and support services to you in the comfort of your home, including:

  • Sensitive and discreet personal care
  • Help with domestic tasks, such as cleaning, laundry and shopping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Rehabilitation and home from hospital
  • Safe mobility around your home
  • Overnight care
  • Medication management and administration
  • Specialist care of complex conditions, like dementia or Parkinson’s
  • Companionship and emotional support

Visiting care can be provided on an as-needed basis from a one-hour visit to as many hours/visits as you require throughout the day or week. For those with ongoing or complex needs, care can be provided over a 24-hour period.

How much does visiting care cost?

The exact cost of visiting care is dependent on the level of care and support you require. If you are receiving visiting care throughout the week, the overall cost will be 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 to receive the highest quality support at home. 

We will then create a custom care package that is completely tailored to your unique care needs and how you wish to live your life. This care assessment will include a straightforward breakdown of the costs of your care with no hidden fees. 

Carer and Elderly Patient

Can I Receive Funding to Help Cover the Costs of Visiting Care?

You may be entitled to either healthcare funding, social care funding or Government funding to contribute to the cost of visiting care.

NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in the UK is provided free at the point of delivery to those that have an identified primary healthcare need. This care can be provided in a primary or acute care setting or you may choose to receive care and support in your own home. Healthcare funding is organised and funded by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The process of finding out whether you are eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding can be lengthy and the qualification criteria is rigorous. To learn if you’re eligible, your first step should be to ask for a continuing care assessment from your social worker or GP.

You may also be eligible for social care funding through your local council. This form of funding is means-tested, meaning your eligibility depends on both your financial circumstances and care needs. If you are receiving care in your own home, the means test will not consider the value of your property.

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 have capital (savings and property) over £23,250, then you will likely be required to self-fund your own care.

To determine if you are eligible for social care funding, you must request a care needs assessment from your local authority.

You may also be entitled to some Government funding to help cover the cost of your visiting care. Some of these benefits include:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Pension Credit
  • Council Tax Reductions

While we have listed the main benefits here, you may be entitled to others depending on your circumstances.

Arranging For a Care Assessment

When choosing home care, it is important that you are well-informed so the right decisions are made for you and your family. To learn more about the benefits of home care and our visiting care costs, get in touch with us to arrange for your no-obligation care assessment.

We provide a fully managed care and support service in over 30 locations across England and Scotland. Our local experts can put care packages in place quickly and in many cases within 24 hours.