Cost of Home Care in Herefordshire

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Cost of Home Care in Herefordshire

If you're considering professional care for yourself or a loved one, the cost of services is likely a primary concern. Based on averages, the cost of basic live-in care in Herefordshire is around £148.80 per day, while hourly care comes in at £18.54 per hour.

Home Care in Herefordshire
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Live-in Care vs Hourly Home Care

Live-in care and hourly home care are two of the most common types of care individuals seek. The choice between these two will largely depend on the specific needs of the individual requiring care.

Live-in Care

Live-in care involves a professional carer living with the person in need, providing round-the-clock support. They may assist with a variety of tasks, from personal care to helping with daily activities such as cooking or laundry.

Cost of Basic Live-in Care

The cost of live-in care can vary quite a bit, however, the advertised rates for carers available on the PrimeCarers platform average around £148.80 per day. It's important to note, as with any service, you often get what you pay for. Carers who hold specific skills or experience may charge higher fees for their specialised services.

What Goes into the Cost

The cost of live-in care is dependent on a variety of factors. Things such as having a driving license or their own car, having experience with specific medical procedures like stomas or catheters, willingness to care for couples, and specific cooking skills can all play a role in the overall cost of live-in care. A carer who provides care for a couple may expect to work additional 2-4 hours per day.

Hourly Home Care

Hourly home care is a popular choice for those who require assistance but still value maintaining some level of independence. This type of care involves a carer visiting the individual in their home for a set number of hours per day to assist with personal care, daily activities, or even companionship.

Cost of Basic Hourly Care

The cost of basic hourly care, according to advertised rates on PrimeCarers, is around £18.54 per hour. Similar to live-in care, the hourly rate might increase if the carer possesses special skills or experience or when they are expected to perform services outside of the basic care.

Quality Home Care in Herefordshire

All carers on the PrimeCarers platform are not only self-employed, but also fully vetted by us. This includes enhanced DBS certificates, ID checks and Right to Work verification. Furthermore, a professional carer interview is conducted by our team. This ensures that, regardless of the price you pay, you are in safe hands.

Additional Home Care Resources

To understand more about the specifics of home care, including what it entails, who could benefit from it, and additional considerations when choosing a carer, please visit our complete Guide to Home Care.

For those who require specialized live-in care, our blog post Can Live-in Carers Look After Couples? can provide more detailed information.

In sum, the cost of home care in Herefordshire does vary depending on the type of care, the level of experience and skills of the carer, and the specific needs of the individual seeking care. Even though these costs may seem significant, the value of high-quality, professional home care is immeasurable. It offers peace of mind, enhanced quality of life, and valuable support for both the individual in need and their loved ones. When considering the cost, it might be helpful to balance it with the comfort, safety, and independence that a professional carer provides.

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James Bowdler


I founded and manage PrimeCarers, a Platform that connects Private Clients with Private Carers near them.

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