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Cost of Dementia Care

Professional, cost effective Dementia Care in your home.

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About Dementia Care costs

Dementia Care provides your loved one with dedicated and compassionate support at home after being diagnosed with dementia at home. Like all our care and support services, Dementia Care is competitively priced without compromising on quality.

There are many different types of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body dementia and vascular dementia. Each causes a range of symptoms, depending on its severity. Because of this, the cost of our Dementia Care includes a fully personalised care plan that’s tailored to meet your loved one’s exact needs, preferences and budget. We’ll constantly review their care plan so it continues to support their quality of life.

The cost of Dementia Care varies depending on different factors including the type of care involved and how often it’s needed. No matter how much or little care your loved one needs to continue to live safely and independently at home, we can help. We offer many services, from short home visits to Overnight Care and Live-in Care for dementia.

Your home. Your care. Your choice.

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How much does Dementia Care cost?

It’s important to understand how much and what type of care your loved one needs when choosing Dementia Care as this will affect how much it costs. We provide a wide range of senior care services to support your loved one with the activities of daily living. This includes specialist care for dementia that’s designed to help your loved one manage the symptoms they may experience.

Here are some factors that will impact the cost:

Level of care

In home Dementia Care costs vary depending on what type of care is needed. Dementia can result in memory loss and impact mental wellbeing as well as a person’s ability to complete daily activities. Our Dementia Care can include whatever services your loved one needs to remain at home and live safely and as independently as possible.

We offer a wide range of services including Personal Care to support daily hygiene routines, Domestic Care to help with tasks around the home and Companion Care to offer a friendly face and company as often as is needed. Other services include Respite Care, Overnight Care and care for other specialist conditions.

Dementia progresses over time, so understandably the level of care your loved one needs will increase too which will impact the cost. You may find your loved one needs more than one Carer per visit which is often referred to as a double up. If Live-in Care is required to provide round the clock support, the cost will also be different.

Frequency of visits

The cost of Dementia Care is also impacted by the frequency of care visits your loved one requires to complete their daily activities.

For example, if your loved one needs assistance at meal times, they may need multiple care visits each day. On the other hand, if they only need help getting ready in the morning or would benefit from some companionship, they may only need one daily visit.

Duration of visits

The duration of care visits naturally affects the cost of Dementia Care. This factor depends on what support your loved one needs. Inevitably, the longer the duration of care visits, the higher the cost.

For example, helping your loved one get out of bed and complete their morning personal hygiene routines will take longer than doing light housekeeping tasks as more hours of care are required.

How much does Live-in Dementia Care cost?

If your loved one requires round the clock support, you may be considering Live-in Care or a care home. The cost of these options is often a key deciding factor.

Live-in Care for dementia is often considered a suitable and cost effective alternative to a care home, enabling your loved one to stay in familiar surroundings. This can sometimes be more suitable for someone with dementia as the upheaval of moving and living in an unfamiliar place can cause additional distress. Live-in Care for couples is particularly cost effective when compared with the cost of paying for two sets of care home fees.

In addition, choosing Live-in Dementia Care means that the value of the home will be disregarded in assessing your loved one’s eligibility for financial help from the local authority. This allows your loved one to keep their home as an asset.1

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Why choose Alina Homecare?

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Understanding

Our Dementia Care Teams have many years’ experience. We understand challenges, and we’re ready to help you. Our entire service is designed to be simple and less stressful.

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Excellent Training

Our Carers are carefully selected and receive training through our exclusive Alina Homecare Academy. We don’t use an agency or freelance staff to maintain our quality reputation.

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Quality Care

Our strict performance guidelines, Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings and transparency via our care monitoring app. give added peace of mind that quality is assured.

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Personalised Care

Our personalised care is unique to each person we support. Dementia Care is flexible when circumstances change and always delivered with compassion, dignity and respect.

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Our Dementia Care cost promise

We’re passionate about providing high quality Care at Home to make life easier for you and your loved ones. Our Dementia Care service is:

Personalised

Dementia affects each individual in a different way and they may experience very different symptoms. As a result, it’s likely they’ll have diverse needs and preferences. We provide fully tailored care plans to meet your loved one’s unique needs.

Safe

Arranging Dementia Care is a big decision and we’re here to make life easier. Our whole service is designed to be straightforward to reduce stress. Our dedicated Care Teams work with you and your loved ones to create a care plan that’s suitable and financially achievable.

Transparent

We understand the importance of being fully transparent regarding the cost of Dementia Care. When you contact us, we can arrange a free no obligation home visit at a date and time that suits you. We’ll then meet with you to understand your loved one’s needs in more detail so our Team can create a personalised and fully costed care plan. This includes what you can expect from our services and is frequently reviewed to ensure it continues to meet your needs.

Value for money

Our Dementia Care is competitively priced and is delivered with our quality promise and high standards. Dementia Care at Home is a cost effective alternative to a care home, allowing your loved one to remain at home in familiar surroundings.

Reliable

We take great pride in our reputation for providing high quality Home Care. We achieve this by ensuring that all our Care Teams receive excellent training via our exclusive Alina Homecare Academy. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your loved one is in safe hands.

We’re proud winners of the Top 20 UK Home Care Group Award for three consecutive years – 2021, 2022 & 2023. It’s no wonder 99.7% of clients say they’re satisfied with our care and support!

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Independence

Your loved one can stay in control of their routines and live their life on their terms, whilst it’s safe for them too. Care is regularly assessed so it continues to meet their goals.

Respite

In home Dementia Care can offer respite and a regular break for primary caregivers, who are often family members. Enjoy a much needed break knowing your loved one is safe.

Reassurance

Dementia can significantly impact a person’s mental health and lead to feelings of confusion and anxiety. Our Carers are there to offer a listening ear and words of reassurance if needed.

Safety

Being in familiar surroundings can increase safety. As your loved one’s abilities diminish over time, they’re more likely to have a fall. Receiving Care at Home can result in fewer accidents and hospital admissions.3

Family & Community

Being around strangers in a care home can make someone with dementia feel anxious and worried. Staying at home means they can be surrounded by familiar faces and are not restricted to visiting times.

Familiarity

Home Care for dementia allows your loved one to continue their usual routines in familiar surroundings, reducing feelings of stress and disruption.

Stay Local

Disruption can be challenging, especially for someone with dementia. Paying for Dementia Care at Home allows them to remain in their local community.

Why pay for Dementia Care at Home?

Many elderly people with dementia want to stay in the comfort and familiarity of their home. Moving into a care home and leaving behind cherished belongings can be distressing for any elderly person, but this can be more so the case for those with dementia. Because of this, more people are choosing to pay for the cost of in home Dementia Care.

If your loved one’s dementia is severe and requires skilled nursing care, a care or nursing home may be a more suitable option. However, there are many advantages to choosing Dementia Home Care, if it’s safe to do so. In fact, a recent study discovered that elderly dementia patients who live at home have increased social and physical engagement and are less dependent on assistive devices and medication.2

There’s a wealth of physical and mental benefits to your loved one remaining at home. Our Team of Dementia Care Workers are fully trained and ready to support your loved one at home so they can continue to live life on their terms.

Funding Dementia Care

Dementia is a progressive condition; many people with dementia will need care at some point. The care required will be different for each individual, depending on their needs. To understand your loved one’s needs, it can be helpful to request a care needs assessment from the local authority. This will unveil whether they have eligible care needs to receive funding to help with the cost of Dementia Care.

There are various funding options your loved one may be eligible for. While we have included an overview of some of your options below, please note that Alina Homecare is unauthorised to provide financial advice. Before considering your funding options, it is advised you obtain professional advice from a registered advisor with the Financial Conduct Authority.

Comparing the cost of Dementia Care with…

Sometimes, costs can be the deciding factor when choosing between Home Care and moving into a care home. Home Care is a cost effective alternative to a care home, allowing you to receive daily help whilst living as independently as possible in a familiar environment.

Care Homes

Often, there are many monthly fees associated with a care home, including accommodation fees as well as the cost of food and specialist Dementia Care.

As dementia can be complex and symptoms require tailored support, care homes typically charge a premium rate for Dementia Care. These extra costs on average are around 15% but can go up to 40% in some cases.6

However, in home Dementia Care costs only charge for the services your loved one receives. Your loved ones stay in control of their care plan and daily routines. In a care home, staff attention is usually shared between residents whereas Home Care provides one to one care.

Private Carers

Although sometimes a private Carer may appear a cheaper option, they may not be the best choice for your situation.

Dementia Care requires specialist training to understand the condition and how to provide the correct support. Private Carers don’t always receive the extensive care provided by most Home Care providers.

You’d also have to assume the responsibility of recruiting and performing background checks on a private Carer which can be complicated. Our Recruitment Teams will take care of this for you and ensure all Carers have undertaken an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and all our services are monitored by the CQC for added security.

Live-in Care

If your loved one requires continuous 24 Hour Care at Home, Live-in Care may be a more suitable option compared to visiting care.

The cost of Live-in Dementia Care pays for a Carer to move in with your loved one to provide support at any time it’s needed. They’ll live with your loved one and be on hand whenever they’re required throughout the day or at night.

As a result, the cost will inevitably be higher than visiting Dementia Care. It’s important to fully understand your loved one’s care needs before deciding which option is most suitable. If they only require help with getting ready for the day, visiting Dementia Care may be more cost effective than paying for Live-in Care.

Quick questions

About Dementia Care costs

What’s the cost of Dementia Care?

The cost of in home Dementia Care depends on various factors. This includes the types of care needed, the frequency and the duration of care visits. Dementia Care is charged on an hourly or part hourly rate to ensure your loved one’s care remains fully flexible. With Overnight Care or Live-in Care for dementia, costs are charged at a fixed rate. To learn more about the cost of Dementia Care, contact your local Team today. Alternatively, you can complete our costs calculator and receive a personalised quote.

Does the cost of Dementia Care vary by location?

Yes, the costs of care vary depending on where your loved one lives, what type of care they need and how often. Contact your local Alina Homecare Team to learn more about Dementia Care costs at home.

How can I fund Dementia Care?

Most of our clients fund their care privately, but your loved one may be able to receive financial assistance from the Government to help contribute to the cost. Learn more today by reading our guide to funding Home Care.


Is Dementia Home Care right for me?

Is Dementia Care at Home cheaper than a care home?

A lot of the time, Dementia Care at Home is more cost effective than moving into a care home. This is especially the case for couples. However, everyone’s needs are different and we encourage you to make an informed decision about what’s best for your loved one. For instance, if they need specialist medication or equipment, a nursing home or hospice care may be a more suitable option. If in doubt, explore the differences between Home Care and care homes.

How can I arrange Dementia Home Care?

We’re passionate about making life easier for people who need us, so arranging care involves only three simple steps. Call or send us an email to get started. We’ll then arrange a free, no obligation home visit to learn more about your loved one, their needs and share our costs before starting their care. We’ll guide you through the process to keep things as simple and smooth as possible.

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How is Dementia Care monitored?

All our services are fully regulated by the CQC to ensure we provide high quality care. Additionally, we’re proud to have partnered with Birdie, an innovative care technology that enables us to digitally log, track and monitor the support we provide. Our Carers are guided by the Birdie app. to instantly make notes, record medications and flag concerns during visits so nothing is overlooked. With your loved one’s permission, the Birdie app. allows you and your family to have full visibility at any time about how care is being delivered.

How do you compare to an introductory agency?

Unlike introductory Home Care agencies or private Carers, the services offered by Alina Homecare are regulated and monitored by the CQC, who conduct assessments. Their reports and ratings of all inspected services are available online. Moreover, all our Teams are ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­DBS checked. We also provide exclusive ongoing training through our Alina Homecare Academy to ensure the professional care we deliver is excellent.

1. Age UK, “Property and paying for residential care“, Reviewed 15 April 2024
2. National Library of Medicine, “A Critical Study on the Impact of Dementia on Older People Undergoing Treatment in Care Homes“, Reviewed 15 April 2024
3. Walfinch, “Are dementia patients better at home or in a care home?“, Reviewed 15 April 2024
4. Money Helper, “Do I qualify for local council (local authority) funding for care costs?“, Reviewed 15 April 2024
5. Dementia UK, “Attendance Allowance“, Reviewed 15 April 2024
6. Alzheimer’s Society, “How much does dementia care cost?“, Reviewed 15 April 2024