At The Good Care Group, we know through our experience in helping many families plan home care over the last 10 years, that the cost of Parkinson’s care is a significant consideration.
We are upfront and transparent about the cost of our Parkinson’s care, to help families make an informed decision. The cost of specialist Parkinson’s care at home can vary depending on several factors, including the level of care required and the type of care provider chosen.
Here we set out the costs of Parkinson’s care in the UK including the funding options available.
We also share some of the many compelling benefits of receiving Parkinson’s care at home and why it can improve quality of life for you and your family.
How much does Parkinson’s care cost?
Parkinson’s live-in care costs in the UK are typically higher than other types of home care services due to its specialised nature. However, it’s important to note that opting for live-in care could still be more cost-effective than domiciliary care, which may require additional costs for specific Parkinson’s care needs.
In fact, the total cost of hourly care for individuals with high or complex needs can sometimes surpass that of an all-inclusive live-in care service. Additionally, Parkinson’s care at home costs as much as – if not less – than a residential care home.
One of the advantages of receiving Parkinson’s care at home is the personalised one-to-one support that it offers, which is difficult to achieve with domiciliary care or within a care home setting.
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 can 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 Parkinson’s care?
Personalised, one-to-one care: Parkinson’s care provided in the comfort of your own home is tailored to meet your individual needs and preferences. Your care plan is designed to address your specific symptoms, challenges, and goals, ensuring you always receive the best possible care.
Improved quality of life: Our Parkinson’s care at home aims to enhance your quality of life by promoting independence, dignity, and well-being. Our care team can help you with personal care, household tasks, meal preparation, and medication management, enabling you to live a fulfilling life despite the challenges of your condition.
Reduced risk of infections: As Parkinson’s disease weakens the immune system, people with the condition are at a higher risk of infections. Receiving care at home minimises your exposure to germs and viruses, reducing your risk of infections.
Improved family support: Home care for Parkinson’s disease can also benefit family members and caregivers who may need respite or support in their caregiving duties. Our care team will work closely with family members to ensure that they feel supported and informed and that they have a break from their caregiving duties when needed.
Enhanced safety: Parkinson’s care at home can also help improve your safety, as our care team can help identify and address potential hazards in your home. Our own in-house Occupational Therapist can provide guidance and advice on home modifications or equipment that will allow you to live well at home.
Greater independence and autonomy: By receiving care at home, you have greater control over your daily routine and activities. You can decide when to wake up, when to eat, and when to engage in activities that bring you joy and fulfilment. This level of control can help boost your mood, self-esteem, and sense of independence.
Funding the cost of Parkinson’s care in the UK
Parkinson’s live-in care costs in the UK can be a challenge for those living with the condition and their families. Specialist care at home services can be costly, but opting for live-in care can often be a more cost-effective solution than hourly domiciliary care.
The cost of hourly care for high or complex needs can quickly add up with additional charges for specific Parkinson’s support. Parkinson’s care at home is often comparable in cost to residential care but offers the added benefit of personalised, one-to-one support for the individual.
There are various funding options available to help you cover the costs of care, including social care funding, NHS Continuing Healthcare funding and self-funding options.