How much does Live-in Care cost?

An affordable option, that gives maximum peace of mind

Round-the-clock care and companionship for you or your loved ones might seem like wishful thinking, but live-in care may be more affordable than you think.

Nationally, a third of nursing homes cost £1,000 a week or more (Source), and the cost of our live-in care comes out significantly below this. Live-in care is tailored to the individual, so you only pay for the services you need, without having to follow the routines of a larger organisation.

Our care can be particularly cost-effective for couples, who may only need one carer to stay in their own home, but would need two places in a nursing home. It’s also more flexible, making it ideal for respite care or to fulfil short-term needs as well.

Add to this all the benefits that come with live-in care over a care home, and it becomes an option well-worth considering.

The Value of Live-in Care

Whether you’re looking for companionship or specialised support, live-in carers are able to devote their time fully to one person, following a tailored care plan that we’ll work together to create.

While staff in nursing homes are often stretched to look after several residents, our live-in carers provide 24/7 support to their clients. We match our carers based on interests and personality as well as skills, so they’re likely to become a friend and companion to the people they care for, rather than be just one of a number of staff they interact with.

All this can be achieved with minimal disturbance to your daily life, making live-in care particularly valuable for people living with Dementia, where upheavals to lifestyle and routine should ideally be avoided.

Your Home, Your Routine, Your Life

Needing a little extra support doesn’t mean you’re ready to give up life as you know it, and with live-in care, you don’t have to.

Unlike nursing homes, live-in care allows you to choose when you receive support, with the freedom to head out or have friends and family pop by whenever you like. It’s also a great option for people with pets, as care homes are not always able to be accommodating.

Our carers fit around your lifestyle, letting you carry on with your usual routines with the peace of mind that help is always on hand. Staying in the family home means the only change will be the level of support you receive, making it easy to adapt to receiving a little more care.

To find out more about live-in care and book your care assessment, call us on 01733 808531.

More about Live-in Care Costs

When it comes to any form of later life care, cost is often a concern. However, if you have questions about live-in care costs, or want to know more about the financial support available, whether from the local council or by other means, we can help make a financial assessment according to your own personal circumstances.

We can discuss concerns you may have about any aspect of paying for care in your own home. Whether funding is via direct payment (Local Authority funding) or your own personal budget for care. We can also discuss ways to cover the cost of care fees if you don’t get help from your local council.

You may find that live-in care services are more cost-effective than you had initially thought. They are certainly comparable with many residential care homes and can be more cost-effective, especially for couples when both partners need care.

With Greenwood Homecare’s assistance, you’ll be able to get an accurate quotation and see whether live-in care services are, in fact, an affordable solution for your care needs.

For more information read our Live-in Care FAQs.

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Help whenever you need it

Personalised care to suit your schedule

Daytime visits

Daytime visits provide support for you from 30 minutes up to all day long. We’ll be on hand to support you in whatever way we can, whether it is helping you to get out of bed, supporting you with household chores, or simply popping over for a cup of tea for companionship.

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Overnight care

Overnight care provides relief for your family members, whether they want to get a good night’s rest or are away on holiday. Depending on your needs our carers can be awake throughout the night or on-call and able to assist when needed.

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24/7 Live-in care

Our live-in care services give you 24/7 support, providing a better alternative to a care home. Your carer will help you maintain your lifestyle and daily routine by catering to all your needs.

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Get in touch

Leave your details and we’ll contact you to answer any questions and schedule your care assessment at your convenience. Alternatively you can email or call one of our offices:

Peterborough 01733 808531
Grantham 01476 849522
Cambridge 01223 850938

Home Assessment

We will agree a time to come and visit you in your own home. We will take the time to fully understand your care needs, and provide recommendations as to what type of care is required.

Care delivery

Once agreed, we will begin to deliver the care. Whether hourly, live-in, or night care, we will endeavour to deliver the best possible care.