The cost of long-term care has received a lot of media attention and debate. The financial implications and ongoing cost of care can be a major concern for people and their families considering care options. Looking after a loved one properly should focus on meeting their individual needs and, most importantly, improving their quality of life.

Government legislation governing the payment for senior care is set at the country level rather than at the UK level. Unfortunately, government provisions for elderly care vary depending on where you live, but very few provide the kind of care that loved ones want for their relatives and friends. Most people believe that they must pay for at least some additional care support in order to provide the quality of life that their loved ones deserve. Making comparisons to the type of care you or your loved one will receive is critical when looking at care costs. Beyond simply providing tasks, you should consider the person’s safety, their need for companionship, assistance with hobbies, and shared interests when weighing the outcomes of care. Care is not something that should be ‘done to you,’ but rather something that is put in place to improve a person’s quality of life.

Care at home vs. care at home costs

Many people must decide whether their loved one can stay at home or must enter a residential care home. It is critical to understand that it is possible to provide the level of care that a person require while allowing them to remain in their own home at this time. Moving into a care home can be stressful and confusing for some people, so this is often less upsetting and better for their mental health. While choosing care for a loved one should not be based solely on financial considerations, there is often a financial advantage to choosing home care over moving into a care home full time.

Comparing home care costs between providers

You value the care of your loved one and want to ensure that they receive high-quality care at a reasonable cost. Wijota care services operates in a different manner than the vast majority of home care providers.

Home care tailored to your specific needs

We begin with the needs of the person who requires assistance or care packages or prices on our website. It is not that we are not proud of the value we provide to the thousands of people we care for; it’s just that we always design a care package around the needs of the individual. Home care may be nearly a third less expensive than a nursing home.

What other care providers may not tell you about the cost of their services?

We take pride in providing a personal touch and paying attention to each individual. Unfortunately, not all care providers are created equal. When comparing the costs of care, you should consider whether the other company is:

  • Making certain that your loved one receives care from the same person every day.
  • That the caregivers they hire are properly trained for the care they provide.
  • That the caregivers can communicate with your loved one easily and clearly.
  • If they pay their caregivers for the entire time they are at work, including travel time.
  • Are they incentivizing caregivers to be quick rather than good?
  • That they prioritize wellbeing over functional checkboxes.

We believe that as people age, the care they receive should improve their lives and their quality of life. Our highly trained Care Professionals understand that the person comes first, not the timesheet or the checklist. This means that our methods of providing care may be slightly more expensive at times. For example, ensure that your loved one is cared for by the same person every time. This is especially important when caring for people who have dementia.