At The Good Care Group, we know from our experience in helping many families plan for dementia care at home that the cost of care is a significant consideration.
Once you have decided that dementia care is the right choice for you and your family, our friendly and expert care advisors are here to help you make sense of the costs of dementia care. Do not hesitate to call our friendly advisors today – we are here to help you and your family every step of the way.
We have created this guide to help you evaluate the costs of our expert dementia care at home along with providing useful information on what social funding may be available to you.
What is the cost of dementia care at home?
There are many factors that impact the cost of dementia care. Some of these factors include the type of care provider, the health of the person receiving the care and whether our Specialist Service is required. The range of weekly fees will differ dramatically from provider to provider depending on these factors.
In order to properly assess the cost of dementia care at home, our expert care manager will meet with you and your family to undertake a comprehensive assessment of your needs. This assessment will cover not just your care needs but all your wishes and preferences about how you wish to continue living your life at home.
After this assessment, we will have the necessary information to provide a quotation for the dementia care package that will best meet your needs. Our dementia care cost is quoted as a weekly inclusive price based on a person’s assessed needs – there are no extras or hidden fees. Since we are a fully-managed service provider, you also won’t have to worry about agency fees or retainers.
What is included in our dementia care at home?
Dementia care at home provided by The Good Care Group offers everything from companionship and friendship to senstive assistance with personal care and domestic and household support. Our professional carers are there to support people’s existing lifestyles, whilst positively enhancing them.
Our inclusive weekly fee for dementia care at home includes:
A fully-managed service where we recruit, train, and manage your carers who are trained in dementia care
A personalised plan of care and support that encompasses all medical, emotional and social needs
A well-matched care team
Specialist support for the type of dementia you or a loved one is living with
Consistent monitoring and management of your health care to meet changing needs
Unrivalled support from a care management team that is local to you
24/7 access to advice and experts
Support from our in-house Admiral Nurse, with a specialism in dementia
Is there any funding available for dementia care?
To help cover some or all of the cost of your care, you may be entitled to either social care funding provided by local authorities or healthcare funding provided by the NHS.
If you have an identified healthcare need and are receiving care for this in your own home, you may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. This funding is arranged and funded by your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
To determine if you are eligible, you will need to visit your GP who will complete an initial assessment and refer your case to the CCG for consideration. There may be a charge for this service. If there are other healthcare professionals involved in your care then they may also be able to assist you with the process. You must then complete a full assessment with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals so they can understand the complexity of your needs.
You may also be entitled to social care funding from your local authority. This form of funding is only available if your assets are worth less than £23,500 in England and £26,500 in Scotland.
To learn if you are eligible, a care needs assessment will be completed by your local authority to understand your specific needs. You will also be required to do a means assessment so the local authority can better understand your financial circumstance.
In addition, you may be eligible for other forms of local authority funding including exemption of discounts on your council tax, attendance allowance and savings credit.
Our specialist in-house Admiral Nurse, Dr Jane Pritchard, is also able to assist with NHS and local authority applications for funding. Jane has lots of experience in supporting individuals to apply for funding for dementia care, and can also offer invaluable advice on the best way to complete the paperwork and liaise with health care professionals.
Read our guide on funding and financing care at home here.
Arranging for dementia care at home
The Good Care Group has been innovating live-in dementia care for over 10 years. As one of the UK’s leading dementia care providers, we offer unrivalled, specialist expertise in dementia care, led and supported by our own Consultant Admiral Nurse.
If you get in touch with us, you can speak to a dedicated care advisor who will answer any questions you may have and provide any information you need to make the right decision. We can provide a free, no-obligation assessment to help you decide if at home dementia care is right for you.