The cost of your live-in care package will be determined by a care assessment from our management team who will discuss your wishes and requirements with you.
Following the initial care assessment where our team meet the potential client and discuss the care plan, we will confirm the final price. This will be based on the level of care required and the number of hours per day the carer will be needed.
The prices for Heritage Healthcare Live-in Care start from £1,195 per week.
As our live-in care service is fully managed, we look after all the recruitment, DBS checking and training of our carers, so you don’t need to worry about further paperwork. We work alongside the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so you can be rest assured the support delivered by our live-in carers is of the highest quality.
Your options for paying for live-in care
There is a range of options for paying for your live-in care package.
Personal Health Budgets
If you have complex and long-term healthcare needs, you may be entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC). Your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will work with you to determine the right care needed, and you may also be eligible for a personal health budget. This allows you to manage and pay for your healthcare services.
Social Care Funding
Your local council may pay towards the costs of live-in care if you have less than £23,250 in savings. The amount of funding the council will put towards your care will be determined by a needs assessment and a means test, which assesses your finances. If you are eligible for this support, you can receive a personal budget which is either paid directly to you to pay for your care service or the council will arrange and pay for the care.
You may be eligible for benefits depending on your age and health needs. Attendance Allowance supports people aged over 65 who need help with personal care due to physical or mental disabilities. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has replaced Disability Living Allowance and provides extra support with the costs of care services to help you be independent at home. It is worthwhile to find out what benefits you are entitled to help with the costs of your live-in care service.
Privately Funded Care
In some circumstances, you may not be eligible for financial support or
have decided to pay for the care yourself. Private funded care can be supported
by equity release, using money tied up within your home without having to put
the house up for sale. An immediate needs annuity can help cover the cost of
care in later life. Self-funding may also be needed to top-up funding from
other financial support options.
Your GP or local authority will be able to help determine what financial support you are eligible for to support the costs of live-in care. We can also provide advice on your options during your care assessment.