The cost of intermediate care

If you are rehabilitating or recovering after an acute illness, surgery or injury, intermediate care at home can provide the support you need to get back on your feet in the place you love best – your own home.

For over 10 years, The Good Care Group has supported people up and down the country to rehabilitate and get back to leading independent and fulfilling lives. Our expertly-trained carers can help with medication management, physiotherapy exercises, continence, mobility support, and much more. By offering personalised, one-on-one care in the comfort of your own home, you can enjoy peace of mind when you need it most.

Here you can learn more about the costs of receiving our high-quality intermediate care at home.

What is intermediate care?

Intermediate care services provide care and support for a short time to enable you to recover and rehabilitate following an acute illness or hospital treatment or for people living with specialist conditions that need extra support.

Our intermediate care service is focused on achieving clear goals over a specific time whilst minimising disruption to your routines and avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.

Intermediate care is beneficial in a range of different circumstances. For example;

  • After a fall
  • Following a routine operation, like a hip and knee replacement
  • After a stroke
  • After a hospital discharge
  • After a short illness

How much does intermediate care cost?

Live-in intermediate care from The Good Care Group starts at £1,395 per week for full-time care from six hours a day. Our intermediate care costs are always subject to a full assessment of your needs. Other options are available for different levels of care, including hourly care or visiting care options in certain locations. Get in touch with our friendly team today to request a free, no-obligation home assessment.

Choosing 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, live-in care costs are typically equal to – if not less than – a residential care home, with the added benefit of staying in your own home.

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 fees.

What does the cost of intermediate 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 support with hobbies.
  • Specialist support and expertise – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What are the benefits of intermediate care?

There are many compelling benefits to receiving intermediate care at home. From the comfort and familiar surroundings of your family home, you have the ideal environment to:

  • Relearn skills you may have lost due to an operation or illness.
  • Increase your mobility in the safety of your home.
  • Regaining and strengthening daily living skills that were impacted by your condition or hospital stay. Our in-house Occupational Therapist can provide invaluable advice.
  • 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.
  • Improve your confidence in a familiar environment.
  • Reduce your possibility of hospital readmission.

Funding the cost of intermediate care

You may be eligible for funding from your local council to cover the cost of intermediate home care, depending on your financial circumstances and care needs. Your local authority will only fund care at home (referred to as social funding) if your assets (excluding your home) 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.

Read more about care funding here.

Why choose The Good Care Group?

Clinical expertise

At the Good Care Group, we work with other healthcare professionals to speed up hospital discharge so that rehabilitation can begin at home as soon as possible. Our specialist Occupational Therapist, Jackie Cooper, has expertise in supporting people rehabilitating from an injury or illness and recovering at home. She can provide advice and recommendations for specialist equipment for care at home.

This expertise and collaborative way of working enables us to deliver high standards of care to those who need specialist 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 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..

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.

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