How much does Companionship Care cost in Bromley?

We found that people are often surprised that group care homes are more expensive than Home Instead Bromley’s individual, personalised home care.

The Cost of Companionship Care

The cost of care is often a sensitive and worrisome subject for its recipients and their families. Due to the associated costs, people might delay receiving companionship care, or avoid receiving it altogether.

Ignoring the elderly’s need for companionship care can affect their physical and mental health, leading to more issues later on so companionship care really is important for the overall well being of elderly people.

Companionship home care varies from person to person and is dependent on their requirements. This means that the price can also be adjusted depending on the needs of the individual being taken care of.

For example, the frequency of home visits and the extent of care involved can affect the price of companionship care. A person needing a day to day companion care will have different costs than a person needing specialised overnight care. 

Differences between residential care and Home Instead’s Home Care

One thing to consider is the difference in costs between a residential care home and home care. Often when people think of elderly care, the first thing that comes to their minds are residential care homes.

We found that people are often surprised that group care homes are more expensive than Home Instead Bromley’s individual, personalised care.

Depending on the type of care you need, Home Instead’s home care could be the perfect option for your loved ones.

For example, a person living with dementia might find moving to a care home very stressful. If they have lived in the same house for years, getting completely comfortable in a new environment can be very difficult.

To find out more about the differences in price between care homes and home care at Home Instead Bromley, read our article.

Why companionship home care might be the better option for you and your loved ones

An elderly person who requires care will feel a lot more dignified if they are receiving it in their own home. Staying in their home environment emphasises the fact that they are still leading an independent life.

They can stay amongst the same trinkets, photographs and furniture. Those items often contain a significant part of their life story and can bring up beautiful memories.

Looking at a painting they bought many years ago could remind them of a flea market trip with friends. Souvenirs from their travels might be a nice reminder of that beautiful holiday they spent in Paris.

A new environment, on the other hand, may seem threatening, especially when they have little control over it.

How to start calculating Companionship Care costs?

As the first step to understanding care costs, we recommend doing a care assessment check with your local council. A care assessment check will indicate the type of care that is needed for your loved ones.

If your family member requires day-to-day personal or medical care, it is likely you will receive government funding.

This will allow you to take the next steps in securing care for your family members and organising costs. You will be able to choose which care provider to use. 

What if the assessment states that there is no need for medical/personal care?

The government guidelines for funding can be quite strict. For example, a person who suffers from loneliness but has no medical requirements will likely be assessed as not needing care.

We believe that it is important to also consider the social and emotional needs, as well as the quality of life of the individual.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about what we can do for your loved ones, fill out our form. We will arrange a home visit with you to further discuss your situation and home care needs.

All our Care Professionals have their own vehicles and can travel anywhere within Bromley, Chislehurst, Orpington, and surrounding areas.