Costs & Funding
With assistance from Apex, you can consider living independently in your own home for as long as possible, and you may be able to get some help with the costs.
There’s a wide range of support available and you may be legally entitled to allowances which help meet your needs, although many of these are means-tested.
What does home care cost?
We will be more than willing to discuss any care package you have in mind. Our care is completely flexible and can change as the needs of the client change.
If you are looking for companionship and personal care our charges start at £9.95 for half an hour’s care. Overnight care starts at £73.50.
Our care packages often cost less than a care home and ensure clients' needs are met whilst providing the continued pleasure of living in your own home.
Funding home care
Get in touch with your local council’s adult social services department. Explain you need some help and ask for a care assessment. They will complete a review of the help you need and a means-test. You are entitled to have an assessment and there’s no charge for it.
All social services departments have different budgets available and there are minimum requirements which they are obliged to offer. You may be asked to contribute to those costs.
The Government has introduced personal budgets which give service users greater choice and control over the support they receive. The plan is designed to help you decide on the right care plan for your circumstances and you will be able to arrange the care they way it suits you best. Apex Care can help you review the budget allocation and suggest ways of providing the care you need.
There are other allowances which may be available to help if you are over 65 - Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment. Depending in the level of care you need, different allowances apply.
You are entitled to seek advice on the best way to get care from your social services department. This is always the case even if you are not eligible for financial help from the council and you have to pay for your own care.