The Cost of Cancer Care | The Good Care Group

How much does cancer care cost?

Our live-in cancer care starts from £1,295 weekly. This includes full-time care throughout the day, practical assistance with daily living and personal care, companionship and emotional support.

Our visiting care is flexible and can be provided for a few hours a week up to daily visits across Greater London and Surrey

Cancer care at home costs are typically higher than other types of home care services due to the specialised nature of nursing care. However, it’s important to note that opting for live-in care could still be more cost-effective than visiting care, depending on the care you require and the frequency of the visits.

Cancer home care costs are typically equal to – if not less than – a residential care home. On top of the cost benefits, one of the many advantages of receiving cancer care at home is the tailored one-to-one support that it offers. This is something that can be difficult to achieve in a residential care setting.

What does the cost of cancer care cover?

  • Full assessment of your care needs before care starts
  • Bespoke and tailored plan of care developed in partnership with our team of clinical experts
  • A carefully matched care team that will meet all your holistic needs
  • Dedicated care team led by an expert regional care manager
  • Meal planning, household tasks and domestic support
  • Social activities and lifestyle enhancement
  • Companionship and emotional support, for all the family
  • Access to clinical expertise and medical support
  • Specialist support and expertise – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

What are the benefits of cancer care?

  • Enhances quality of life through personalised support: Cancer care addresses the physical, emotional, and practical needs of people living with cancer. It goes beyond simply practical support to provide a holistic approach that embraces each individual’s unique needs.
  • Provides relief from pain and other symptoms: A carer can help with effective pain and symptom management, providing comfort and peace of mind to individuals and their families facing the challenges of cancer.
  • Helps people maintain independence: Cancer care focuses on empowering individuals to maintain their independence and continue living life on their terms. This includes supporting hobbies, interests and activities.
  • Emotional and spiritual support for both the patient and their family: Cancer affects not just the individual but also their loved ones. Cancer care extends its support to encompass the emotional and psychological well-being of your entire support network.
  • Avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions: Having a professional carer there to monitor and identify any changes in a person’s health has been shown to reduce infections, slips and falls and hospital readmissions.
  • Support during the end-of-life process: Palliative care for cancer provides support and comfort to individuals and their families during the end-of-life process, helping them navigate the challenges and uncertainties of this difficult time.

Funding the cost of cancer care in the UK

There may be care funding available to you to receive a cancer live in care service 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. We know that, sadly for many families, their financial situation exceeds this.

If you are assessed and have an identified health care need, you may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding organised by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to support you to receive care in your own home. It is important to note that CHC funding is not means tested, so even if you exceed the threshold for social care funding, you may still be eligible for CHC funding from the NHS.

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.

Read more about care funding here.

Innovative care technology

Unlike any other live-in care provider, we have our own online care community. Families, healthcare professionals and carers can access up to date information about the care being provided. It enables more effective monitoring, which means issues can be responded to efficiently. For our families it provides a reassuring window into the care their loved one is receiving.

Improving health outcomes

Every decision we make is driven by delivering improved health outcomes for our clients. Our digital technology allows us to predict risk and shape the care we provide. We measure health outcomes.

We want to know we are improving the quality of our clients’ lives every year.

Our health and well-being aim to reduce:

  • behaviours that may challenge
  • Antipsychotic drugs in dementia care
  • Falls in the home
  • Hospital admissions
  • Readmission to hospital
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Chest infections
  • Carer stress

They aim to promote:

  • Independence
  • Well-being
  • Excellent nutrition and hydration
  • Enjoyment in life

Highest service rating from care regulators in England and Scotland

Unlike introduction agencies we are fully regulated in England and Scotland. This means the care and support we provide is regularly inspected. We are the only dedicated live-in care provider in England to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We have achieved this rating in all five measures – safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. We know this provides families with peace of mind that their loved one is receiving the best possible care.

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. 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.
Your dedicated care manager will be on hand to support you, your loved one and our carer teams. We invest in our care management team to ensure they have enough time to give the support everyone needs. With our fully managed service, families do not have the burden of managing the care arrangement themselves.

Local teams with national coverage

We operate throughout England and Scotland with a local approach to management of our teams near you. Each dedicated care manager local to you has only a small number of clients to support. This means they can provide higher levels of monitoring and support than other home care providers. It also means a highly personalised approach to care can be delivered.

Talk to us about your cancer 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.

0203 728 7577

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