At The Good Care Group, we recognise the immense challenges that a stroke can bring to families. During these challenging times, the uncertainties surrounding the costs of stroke care can add unnecessary stress.
For over 10 years, we have supported people up and down the country to recover from strokes and get back to leading independent and fulfilling lives. By offering personalised, one-on-one stroke care in the comfort of your home, we hope to ease the burden on people recovering from a stroke and their loved ones.
Learn more about the costs of receiving high quality stroke care in your own home.
What is stroke care?
Having a stroke can be a frightening experience and the road to recovery can seem overwhelming. But with the right approach and support, it’s possible to regain some or all of the abilities that may have been lost.
Stroke care at home provides stroke survivors with the one-to-one care they need to recover, ensuring that their journey towards regaining physical and cognitive abilities is supported every step of the way. From medication management and physiotherapy to emotional support and companionship, we tailor our care to meet your unique needs and help you live a fulfilling life after a stroke.
We know how important it is for people to retain choice and control in life. For many, the desire to remain in their own homes and communities is essential to their recovery and overall health and well-being. Your own home environment is the best place to recuperate, relearn new skills and adapt to any physical limitations resulting from a stroke.
How much does stroke care cost?
The cost of care for people recovering from a stroke will be typically higher as it is a specialist care at-home service.
However, it’s important to note that opting for live-in care could still be more cost-effective than hourly or visiting care, which may require additional costs for specific complex health needs or clinical care tasks. Additionally, after a stroke home care costs are typically equal to – if not less than – a residential care home with the added benefit of staying in your own home.
Live-in care from The Good Care Group starts at £1,295 per week for full-time care from six hours a day. Other options are available for different levels of care, including for multiple sclerosis. Get in touch with our friendly team today to request a free, no-obligation home assessment.
One of our local care managers will meet with you and your family to discuss your concerns and how we can create a holistic stroke care package tailored to your unique needs. We can then provide a transparent quote for the weekly cost of care – without any hidden costs.
What does the cost of stroke care cover?
- Full assessment before care starts
- Access to clinical expertise and medical support
- Bespoke and flexible care plan developed with input from the family and other healthcare professionals
- Carefully matched care teams to meet the holistic needs of our clients
- Dedicated care team led by an expert regional care manager
- Meal planning and household tasks
- Social activities and lifestyle enhancement
- Specialist support and expertise – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Home is best for stroke care
Whilst living with the after-effects of a stroke can be life-changing, it is widely recognised by many in the medical profession that receiving stroke patient care at home can have a positive impact on a person’s rehabilitation and quality of life.
Receiving compassionate stroke recovery care in the safety and familiarity of your own home has far reaching benefits in improving wellbeing for a person who has had a stroke. The one-to-one, highly personalised support we provide from a trained and well-matched carer is proven to improve not only the quality of life but also health outcomes for an individual following a stroke.
For over 10 years, The Good Care Group has provided high quality stroke care at home to thousands of families just like yours. The one-to-one, highly personalised and flexible support from a trained and well-matched carer is proven to produce positive health outcomes and improve overall well-being.
Our flexible approach to providing high-quality home care after stroke, with a fully managed and regulated service that families can trust, is setting the standards in live-in care for those who have experienced a stroke.
What are the benefits of stroke care?
- Individualised care plans: Our bespoke support plans take into consideration not just your care needs, but your preferences and wishes with respect and sensitivity.
- Stroke care expertise: Drawing on our extensive experience in providing stroke care, we can anticipate after-stroke recovery needs and provide care that prioritises your comfort, safety and well-being.
- A fully managed service: Our service is fully managed by care experts so that you don’t have to worry about supervising and managing the carer looking after your loved one.
- Improve health outcomes: We use the latest technologies to predict risk and shape the care we provide. We measure health outcomes to ensure we are always improving the health and well-being of our clients.
- Mobility support: Carers are expertly trained in mobility training, so they are well equipped to help you move around safely both inside and outside the home. Our carers are more than happy to accompany you during hobbies or activities so that you can maintain the lifestyle you enjoy.
- Companionship and emotional support: Our dedicated and compassionate carers are always there to provide companionship and emotional support for the whole family.
Funding the cost of stroke care
You may be eligible for funding from your local council to cover the cost of after-stroke home care depending on your financial circumstances and your care needs. Your local authority will only fund care at home (referred to as social funding) if your assets are worth less than £23,500.
If you have had a care needs assessment and have an identified healthcare need, you may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. This is organised by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to support you to receive care in your own home.
Many families are faced with having to fund the care they receive themselves (referred to as self-funding care). For these families, there are options to help finance care at home, including a Care Fees Annuity or an Equity Release scheme.
Why choose The Good Care Group?
At the Good Care Group, we work with other healthcare professionals to speed up hospital discharge so that stroke rehabilitation can begin at home as soon as possible. Our specialist Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper, has expertise in supporting rehabilitation after a stroke, including providing recommendations for specialist equipment for stroke care at home.
This expertise and collaborative way of working enables us to deliver high standards of care to those who need stroke patient care in their own home environment. Our professional carers are trained to support the wide-ranging and varying symptoms of the condition working with our clients’ daily routines, needs, wishes and preferences.
Continuity of care
Unlike an introductory home care agency, we employ our carers directly. This means they are as committed to us, as we are to them. Carers enjoy the security and benefits of being employed, which means they stay with us longer. For families, this means that you get the continuity and consistency of the same care team caring for your loved one. High-quality care can be achieved with improved outcomes and no disruption to your loved one’s life.
In-house clinical experts
We have a dedicated team of in-house clinical experts. This includes a specialist consultant nurse. Our management team consists of nursing professionals. They guide our carers to provide safe and effective nurse-led care at home.
We also have our own in-house Occupational Therapist (OT) who works closely with healthcare professionals and our care teams. Our OT provides guidance and advice that enables people to live well in their own homes with any equipment they need. These experts lead, monitor and support our care teams to deliver best-practice nurse-led care at home.
A fully-managed service
Families benefit from our fully managed service delivered by care experts. This means you do not need to worry about supervising and managing the carer looking after your loved one. Families do not have the burden of managing the care arrangement themselves.
Our professional carers are supervised by an experienced Care Manager and supported by clinical experts. We provide this support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We invest in our care management team to ensure they have enough time to give the support everyone needs.
Local teams with national coverage
We believe stroke care is best delivered when it’s local to you. We operate throughout England and Scotland with dedicated Care Managers who only have a small number of local clients to support. This means they can provide higher levels of monitoring and support than other home care providers.
Talk to us about your stroke care needs
Our friendly and experienced team is here to help you and your family make sense of the options available to you. Call us today – we will help you every step of the way.