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We recognise that selecting care can be challenging, which is why we work with you to make the process as simple as possible.
Calm Homecare can give you the information you need to make an educated decision about home care. When you contact us, you will be given an estimate before we do a homecare evaluation to determine the level and type of care you require.
Our care packages can be adjusted to match your specific needs, but we always recommend that our care calls last at least one hour to offer the greatest level of care for you or a family member. If you or a loved one over the age of 18 is in need of care, you may be eligible for additional financial assistance.You can reach out to us right now if you have any inquiries concerning the cost of homecare.
If the person in need of care has less than £23,250 in savings, Social Services Funding comes in.
If this is the case, the first step is to request a Community Care Assessment from your local Adult Social Services department.
If the person concerned is eligible for council-funded care, the local government will set a budget based on their care requirements.
The maximum hourly charge for homecare services varies depending on the jurisdiction.
It's unlikely to cover the entire hourly cost of a good homecare provider like Calm Homecare.
You can now take control of your budget by having it put into your bank account and topping-up the hourly cost of living as a consequence of a Government attempt to give individuals more choice over their care needs.
This option is known as Direct Payments, and it is intended to give people more control and choice over the care they get.Follow this link or go to www.nhs.uk/CarersDirect to learn more about Direct Payments.
A person having savings of more than £23,250 will not be eligible for financial assistance.
For an individual having savings between £14,250 and £23,250, £1 income is anticipated for every £250 difference.
Mortgage, rent, savings, and disability bills, among other things, are all taken into account, and the amount left is their "available income," which the person can be requested to contribute 65 percent of to the cost of their care.
The NHS funds personal health budgets, which can be used to implement a care and support plan that the individual and their local NHS teams agree on.
They're a non-obligatory way to achieve your health and wellness goals, providing you more freedom over your decision-making.
After a care and support plan has been agreed upon, the individual can manage their budget themselves or have it managed for them by the NHS or a third party.
If they manage their own finances, they will be given Direct Payments to spend on healthcare services that they have chosen and organised. Alternatively, the NHS team or a third party will assist them in identifying the services they require, as well as arrange and pay for them. The NHS entirely funds personal health budgets, which cannot be topped up.
Follow this link to learn more.
You may be eligible for free NHS Continuing Care if you have a complex medical problem or special needs as a result of a disability, accident, or sickness.
This is more commonly offered to persons who require nursing care rather than social assistance.
If you are being cared for at home, it may cover healthcare expenditures, personal care, lodging, and help for carers.
To see if you qualify for free NHS Continuing Care, you must first go through an initial screening, followed by a more detailed evaluation by a team of two or more health and social care specialists involved in your care.
If your health is rapidly worsening, you might request a fast-track evaluation to skip the initial screening.
If your circumstances change after the initial assessment and you don't qualify for NHS support, you can ask your GP or social worker for a review.
Some of your care needs may still be eligible for financing from the local government.
Follow this link to learn more about NHS Continuing Care.
You may be eligible for Carer's Allowance (£66.15 a week) if you are 16 or older and spend more than 35 hours a week caring for someone with disabilities.
People who are in full-time education, get certain other benefits, or earn more than £123.00 per week after certain deductions are not eligible for this taxable benefit.
Visit www.direct.gov.uk and search for Carer’s Allowance for more information.
Attendance Allowance is available to those aged 65 and over who require assistance with personal care due to a physical or mental handicap.
This is a non-means-tested, tax-free government benefit.
- Over 65s who require regular assistance or constant monitoring during the day or at night are eligible for the base rate of Attendance Allowance (£58.70 per week).
- Over 65s who require assistance and supervision at all times of the day and night, or who are suffering from a terminal disease, are eligible for a higher amount of Attendance Allowance (£87.65 per week).
Personal Independence Payments may be available to anyone under the age of 65.The weekly payments range between £23.20 to £148.85.
Follow this link to find out more or visit www.direct.gov.uk and search for Attendance Allowance.
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