How much does respite care cost?

Respite care is a short-term solution for those who care for a loved one. It offers you an opportunity to take time for yourself so you can rest, take a trip or work, and not have to worry about the quality of care your loved one will receive.

While respite care is a much-needed break for many carers, it does come with several questions. These include who pays for respite care? and how much is respite care?

In this article, we are going to explore the cost of professional respite care, whether you will have to pay these costs yourself, and how you can apply for financial support.

In this article:

  • Who pays for respite care: an overview
  • How much will you have to pay for respite care?
  • Funding and support for respite care
  • To help summarise…
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Who pays for respite care: an overview

Respite care is typically paid for either by your local council or yourself. Whether or not you qualify for council-funded respite care depends on your personal circumstances, including your own finances and the level of care your loved one requires.

If you do have the necessary funds and can afford respite care, it is likely that you will be expected to pay for this care using your own finances.

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How much will you have to pay for respite care?

How much you have to pay for respite care depends entirely on your own finances and the level of care your loved one requires.

If you can afford to pay for care, it is likely that you will have to pay for this from your own savings. If you do not have the necessary funds to pay for respite care, then there is a good chance that you will qualify to receive financial support.

Elderly respspite costs varies depending on several factors, including the level of care required, where the care will be given and the length of time respite care is needed. Typically, respite care can cost between £500 and £1,500 per week, but it may also be higher or lower than this. The greater the level of care that is needed, the higher the cost is likely to be.

Respite care can sometimes also be in the form of elderly day care, which will cost approximately £80 per day.Here at Ashberry Care Homes, we offer experienced and personalised respite care with respite costs starting from just £995 per week.

Funding and support for respite care

If you cannot afford to pay for respite care, you may qualify for financial support. To do this, speak to your local authority to arrange for a carer’s assessment and financial assessment. At the same time, you should also request that a needs assessment be undertaken to determine the level of care your loved one requires.

Following each of the assessments, you will be provided with a support plan that will include respite care. You will then be in a position to arrange care or ask the council to do this for you.

You may also qualify for a Carers Trust grant, which you can apply for through your local service.

To help summarise…

If you can afford to pay for respite care then this is something you will need to pay for from your own funds.

If you do not have the available funds, then you can arrange for a carer’s assessment and financial assessment, as well as a needs assessment of your loved one, through your local council. They will then determine how much financial support you qualify for which will help you pay for respite care.

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At Ashberry Care Homes, we can provide you with invaluable respite by caring for your loved one in one of our care homes across the UK. To discover more about our respite care services, contact us today.

 

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