Home Care Pricing
Investing in your peace of mind
At Bright Care, we appreciate that looking into care for the first time may feel complicated, and sometimes the financial implications of getting private care can be cause for concern. Our fully-managed and bespoke care services are an investment in your peace of mind, and more importantly, in the quality of life of your loved one.
Our care packages are tailored to individual needs, hence the costs vary according to the type of necessary care. Visiting daytime care has an hourly rate, whereas overnight care is charged per night, and live-in care on a 24-hour basis. As we are not an agency, rest assured that there are no agency fees involved.
We are committed to being fully transparent in terms of our costs, and we encourage you to get in touch with one of our local offices where we can talk you through how our services are costed in more detail. If you decide to choose Bright Care, you will be able to pay by direct debit, which we will set up for you. This will allow us to take the stress away from you so that you can enjoy quality time with your loved one.
Important to know
The UK doesn’t have a unique legislation regarding senior care. Instead, every country applies its own legislation, and wherever you are in the UK, it is important for you to know the kind of support your government can provide you with, so you can make the right decision both financially and in terms of getting the appropriate care services in place.
However, bear in mind that often government’ support is not enough. Indeed, most of the assistance provided by them takes the form of short pop-in visits that include light support with things such as getting washed and dressed, quick meal preparation and medication prompting. Vital factors such as companionship, safety, cultivating hobbies and sharing interests are ignored.
Instead, with visits from two hours or more, our Bright Carers place huge importance on building quality and meaningful relationships, for your loved one to keep living safely their lives to the full, in the comfort of their own homes.
Costs of introductory agencies Vs
fully-managed Bright Care service
Introductory agencies are cheaper than fully-managed care providers like Bright Care. However, they are not regulated by the national care regulatory bodies, and their only aim is to introduce self-employed carers to their clients, without providing them with any training. The carers might also be registered with multiple agencies at the same time. After the introduction of the carer, it is the family to have a legal contract with them and have full ownership of the service’s management.
We chose to be a fully-managed care service provider because we believe that receiving care has to ease people’ lives, not make them more complicated when times are already difficult. Our Bright Carers are hand-picked by us, and all of them, regardless of their experience, go through our intensive in-house Training Academy. Moreover, they are fully PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) compliant if they work in Scotland and hold DBS certificates if they work in England. What’s more, we are available 24/7, 365 days a year for any emergency situations. We are also regulated by the Care Inspectorate in Scotland, and by the Care Quality Commission in England.
Value for money:
Bright Care vs care homes
Care homes are usually more expensive than private in-home care services. But this is not all. Staying in a care home also means moving away from the neighbourhood of a lifetime, far from family and friends, and away from the comfort of a home full of memories. It means that your loved one’s belongings will need to fit in one room, and they will have to renounce their independence and privacy. Also, care homes have might have restricted visiting times, and therefore you won’t always be able to visit them as much as you want.
With Bright Care, your loved one will receive a care package that is tailored just for them and will not have to renounce their independence. They will enjoy the consistent company of our Bright Carers, that will be matched to them, according to their needs and interests. Most importantly, they will remain at home and will still be close to the people they love.