Hourly cost of care at home

Understanding the hourly cost of care at home is a key concern for families seeking quality care services. At Oxford Aunts, we believe in transparent pricing to help families make informed decisions about their care options.

Our hourly rates for home care in the UK are competitive and reflective of the high-quality care our team provides. We recognise that each situation is unique, and our pricing is designed to accommodate the diverse needs of our clients while maintaining affordability.

How much does home care cost per hour in the UK?

Home care costs per hour in the UK are influenced by various factors, including the level of assistance required, the complexity of medical needs, and the frequency of care. Across the UK, the average cost of hourly home care is £28, but this varies between providers and the quality of the care provided.

The hourly cost of our care at home is subject to a full assessment of your loved one’s needs. During our initial no-obligation assessment, we work closely with you to understand your specific care needs and provide a detailed breakdown of the associated costs of your care.

This personalised approach ensures that you only pay for the services that you need without any hidden costs or fees.

What does the cost of hourly care cover?

Hourly care is for anyone who requires temporary or occasional assistance with daily living activities but does not need round-the-clock care.

An Oxford Aunts carer will visit your home to provide support with day-to-day life. This could include:

  • Personal care: Discreet support with maintaining personal hygiene and personal care routines like bathing and toileting.
  • Compassionate companionship: A trusted companion for friendly conversations, leisure activities, and helping you maintain your hobbies.
  • Medication management: Support in ensuring that prescribed medications are taken according to the prescribed schedule.
  • Meal preparation: Planning and preparing nutritious meals tailored to individual dietary needs and preferences.
  • Mobility assistance: Help with mobility and transfers to promote independence and prevent accidents.
  • Light housekeeping: Basic household tasks to help maintain a clean and organised to the standards you’re used to.
  • Communication and coordination: Regular updates and communication with family members to ensure a collaborative approach to your care.

Whatever your circumstances – we provide high-quality, hourly home care visits that evolve with changing needs, so the right care is in place, at the right time.

Is there any funding available for hourly care?

We understand that navigating the financial aspects of care can be challenging. Oxford Aunts is dedicated to assisting you in exploring available funding options, including social care funding and government initiatives.

Social care funding is provided to people who require additional support to complete daily tasks and activities. The first step is to request a care assessment from your local council to see if you are eligible. Your council will conduct a financial assessment to see if you will be responsible for paying a portion or all of your care.

It is also worth checking with your local authority to see if there is any additional support they can give you that will contribute to the cost of hourly care. There are discounts offered for council tax, disability allowance and attendance allowance that families can access to receive hourly care at home.

How is hourly care at home provided?

We can provide hourly care from an expert and dedicated carer, from a 30-minute daily visit to as many hours or visits as needed throughout the day. Many of our clients have a visiting carer come to support them at home twice or three times a week; some have support every day. Our service is flexible to ensure you have the care you need as and when you need it.

For those living with complex needs, we provide hourly care over a 24-hour period or more. If a person’s needs change and more care and support are required around-the-clock on a permanent basis, then we can provide our trusted and established live-in care service throughout Oxfordshire and its surrounding counties.

Our hourly care costs include:

  • A comprehensive assessment of your needs before care starts
  • A bespoke and tailored plan of care and support that reflects your care needs, wishes and personal preferences
  • Careful matching of an experienced and dedicated carer who will meet all your needs
  • The support of a fully-managed care service that manages and pays your carer
  • Unrivalled support from a team of care management experts local to you
  • Access to clinical expertise and medical support
  • 24/7 emergency support, should you need it

How hourly care can support your live-in care service

For our clients who are receiving our expert live-in care in Oxfordshire, we can provide extra hourly support to cover the live-in carers’ daily breaks. Hourly visiting care can also be used to support those with more complex needs, where two carers may be required at certain times of the day to provide the care you need, whatever time of the day.

Find your next hourly carer

At Oxford Aunts, we make it straightforward to organise hourly care service with us. Call or contact our friendly team today to see how we can help you and your family.


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