The cost of care is always a consideration but our packages compare favourably to care homes whilst ensuring our clients' needs are fully met. Home care services also provides a significant benefit by allowing clients to live in their own homes for as long as possible.
The level of care naturally affects the cost but we will be happy to discuss any potential home care packages you have in mind. Our care is completely flexible and can be adjusted as the needs of the client change.
For guidance, our Personal Care prices start at £11.50 for a half an hour visit. Overnight care starts at £141.75.
A wide range of support is available and you may be legally entitled to allowances which help meet your needs, although many of these are means-tested.
You can get in touch with your local council’s adult social services department and 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 either.
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 Prime 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 on 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.