What’s the cost of live in care?

Live-in care enables anyone with care needs to continue living in their own home with the assistance of an around the clock care worker. Whether you just need some companionship or you have some specific health issues that mean you require extra support, live-in care provides a full-time solution and is a realistic and affordable alternative to moving into a care home. By living in your home, our care workers can help you to live independently.

Choosing care for a loved one is not an easy decision, as every family situation is different. To make an informed choice you need to know your options and the difference between the care services available – along with the costs incurred by each.

The cost of live in care is very much dependent on the care needs of the person or persons being supported and their preferences.

How much do home carers cost is a very commony asked question. If you’re wondering for example what the cost of live-in Dementia care is, take a look at our breakdown of costs below:

How much does a live-in carer cost?

  Type of Care                      Cost of live-in care

Single PersonStarts from £695 per week
CoupleStarts from £1015 per week
Respite CareStarts from £1400 per week

Typically the cost of  live-in care packages are comparable to, or less than the cost of, a residential care or nursing home. Here, we’ve explained some of the various funding options available to you.

What are the live-in care costs for couples?

We are focused on helping couples to continue to be able to live together in their own home and costs start from £1015 per week. To help ensure that the live-in care cost is affordable we would only charge an additional nominal amount for couples, unlike the costs associated to going into a residential or nursing home; many homes will charge a weekly fee for both individuals.

Fee changes and cancellation

Your fees will not change, other than as a result of an annual inflation increase, or unless your care needs materially change. For further information, please contact one of our dedicated assessors.

Find information on funding care and the costs of visiting care online