We recognise how stressful it can be organising care for your loved one, especially if you are considering specialist complex care for a health condition. We keep our costs as simple and transparent as possible to help families plan for the care they need.
The Good Care Group has provided high-quality, complex care services to families in England and Scotland for over 10 years. Our complex care is highly personalised, on a one-to-one basis which ensures our clients can live a fulfilling life in their own homes and maintain their lifestyle choices and independence.
Here you can learn more about the costs of receiving our complex care at home.
How much does complex care cost?
Live-in complex 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 complex health conditions like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s. Get in touch with our friendly team today to request a free, no-obligation home assessment.
Our complex care costs are subject to a full assessment of your loved one’s needs. However, it is worth knowing that live-in complex care and its costs are comparable to the care offered in a care home, with the added benefit of staying in the comfort, familiarity and safety of your own home whilst receiving the specialist medical support you need.
One of our local care managers will meet with you and your family to discuss your concerns and how we can create a holistic complex care package tailored to your unique needs. We can then provide a transparent quote for the weekly cost of care – without any hidden fees.
What does the cost of complex care cover?
- Full assessment before care starts.
- Access to clinical expertise and medical support.
- A 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 manager.
- Meal planning and household tasks.
- Social activities and lifestyle enhancement.
- Specialist support and expertise – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What are the benefits of complex care?
There are many compelling benefits to receiving complex care at home. From the comfort and familiarity of your own home, you can:
- Receive highly personalised support. Home care is tailored to your unique needs and preferences, ensuring you receive support that is flexible and completely tailored to your lifestyle.
- Increase your quality of life. Complex care at home allows you to maintain your independence and enjoy a higher quality of life while managing your condition.
- Maintain your autonomy. Receiving care in the comfort of your own home means you can continue to make decisions about your daily routine, preferences, and lifestyle and enjoy control over your life.
- Improve your physical and emotional health. Receiving care at home has proven to enhance overall health and well-being, including fewer falls, infections and unnecessary hospital admissions.
- Enjoy a supportive and trusting relationship with your care providers. Receiving care at home fosters a close relationship with your care team, leading to better communication and understanding of your needs.
Funding the cost of complex care
You may be eligible for funding from your local council to cover the cost of complex home care, depending on your financial circumstances and care needs. Your local authority will only fund complex care at home (referred to as social funding) if your finances are 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. If you feel you are entitled to this funding, you need to visit your GP who will complete an initial assessment and refer your case to the ICB for consideration.
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?
Delegated healthcare tasks
Our professional carers are trained to monitor and identify any changes in your health, responding appropriately and avoiding any unnecessary hospital admissions. Our carers, with specialist training, can also take on some tasks normally delivered by a trained nurse, occupational therapist, or physiotherapist, including:
- Insulin administration
- Catheter flushing
- PEG feeding
- Stoma and urostomy care
- Blood sugar monitoring
- Delivering rehabilitation programmes
- Overseeing prescribed exercise plans
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 you get the continuity and consistency of the same care team caring for your loved one with 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 homes with any necessary equipment. 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. 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 intermediate 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.