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Planning & costs

Very few people plan for care in later life, therefore have little knowledge about care funding, planning and financing options. Whether you seek our help during a crisis or simply require information about planning for Live In Care, our care advisors at The Good Care Group are on hand to help you make informed decisions about all aspects of Live In Care.

Overview

Overview

Whether you are seeking our help during a crisis or simply require further information and clarity, The Good Care Group will help you make informed decisions about all aspects of live in care.

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Live-in care costs

Live-in care costs

The Good Care Group’s live-in care fees cover your entire service, including the arrangement, delivery and management of your care.

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How care funding works

How care funding works

There are two types of care funding for which you may be eligible; Social care funding which may be granted by your local authority, and Healthcare funding which is provided by the NHS.

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How to apply for care funding

How to apply for care funding

If you, your partner or family member has complex, ongoing healthcare needs and is not hospitalised, you may be eligible for NHS Continuing Health Care.

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Financing options for live-in care

Financing options for live-in care

We work with trusted care finance experts, to help you make the most of your savings and finance your immediate and long term care needs.

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Who qualifies for care funding

Who qualifies for care funding

In certain circumstances you or your loved one may qualify for care funding from your Local Authority. There are two main categories of discretionary subsidies: Healthcare funding and Social care funding.

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Self-funding care

Self-funding care

Here we explain how those families that are self-funding their care can finance the cost of care over the longer term.

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Funding for respite care

Funding for respite care

There are several ways to cover funding for respite care for your loved one and provide the opportunity to take a well-earned break.

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Home care and benefits entitlements

Home care and benefits entitlements

There are a number of benefits, not all of which are means-tested, to which you or your loved one may be entitled and used to cover some or all of the costs around long-term live-in care.

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Personal Health Budgets

Personal Health Budgets

If you, your partner or loved one receives NHS Continuing Healthcare as the result of a long-term illness, condition or disability, a Personal Healthcare Budget provides a sum of money to fund the provision of necessary ongoing healthcare.

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Social care funding

Social care funding

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Local authority support

Local authority support

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Cost of a care home

Cost of a care home

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Choosing a provider

Choosing a provider

In April 2019, The Good Care Group became the only provider dedicated to live-in care to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating in all five categories of the CQC inspection.

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What do live-in carers do?

What do live-in carers do?

A live in carer can provide as much or as little support and assistance as required whilst allowing you to stay in the comfort and security of your own home.

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Hiring a carer

Hiring a carer

For anyone requiring support and assistance with their personal care but who wishes to retain an independent lifestyle, hiring a live in carer provides a practical alternative to moving into a residential nursing home.

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Maintaining independence

Maintaining independence

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SOLLA Guidance

SOLLA Guidance

SOLLA was established in 2008 and is dedicated to higher standards and accessibility to regulated financial advice for older people and their families. SOLLA are completely independent from The Good Care Group and are specialists in advising older people and their families on issues such as care funding matters.

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Talk to us about your care needs

To talk about your care needs contact one of our friendly advisors. Calls from landline are free.