In the United Kingdom, it can cost approximately £800 for you or your loved one to stay in a nursing home. This is usually around £200 more than the cost of a residential home, but this is due to the extra care that you or your loved one will receive from fully trained nurses. There are plenty of options to assist you with the finances, and you can get help from social services via your local council.
Whilst there is a slight increase in cost for home care services, it isn’t significant. A live-in carer can cost around £900, but this fee would rise by £200 or £300 if there is another person who lives in the same house who also requires home care. During a survey a few years ago, it was discovered that nearly half of all participants expected that home care would cost more than it actually does. And in a survey of home care satisfaction, the majority of participants stated that they felt their home care was good value for money.