What costs more: Home Care or Residential Care?

People have all sorts of preconceptions about how much care costs; many of which are wrong.

Deciding how best to provide care for you or someone close to you can be a source of great anxiety. Some care options are commonly thought of as expensive, but the truth is that not all of them are. It’s an area that you should learn more about.

What Costs More Home Care or Residential Care

What is the average cost of nursing & residential home care

A well–run residential home can provide excellent care and support, but all residential care comes at a high cost regardless of quality. Care or nursing home costs need to be considered carefully, especially because moving into residential care is often an irrevocable option.

On average residential care costs £34,944 a year per person, according to the LaingBuisson Care Homes For Older People UK Market Report 2021. In comparison, Home Instead’s high quality, relationship-led services, costs on average £11,000 per person, per year.

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What Costs More Home Care or Residential Care

What is the average cost of home care?

Home care is all about being tailored to you, meaning it’s a service you pay for at your choosing. You decide the level of care and support you need, for as long as you want it. You pay for dedicated one-to-one support rather than for care shared across many individuals. For many, this makes home care a better choice. Our experience is that most people want to stay in their own homes, in the surroundings they know and love, for as long as possible. We help this happen. Since 2005, we have demonstrated in the UK that excellent Home Instead care, which truly enhances the lives of those we look after, is within reach of many who felt that their only option was residential care.

In short, while high-quality care is always going to incur some cost, the reality is that home care is much more affordable than many assume. If you’d like to know more about our services and costs, book a free consultation with us to see how we could support you with exceptional care. Sometimes care may be funded in full or in part from your local authority depending on your circumstances.

What Costs More Home Care or Residential Care